Antivirus 2010 removal guide. How to get rid of Antivirus 2010

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We, the team of GridinSoft Software Developers, would like to seriously warn all our customers and PC users surfing the Web – one more rogue application has recently appeared, now bearing the name of Antivirus 2010. In fact, some other rogue programs may bear the mask of it, since they come from similar or same rogue family. At the same time, please be aware that Antivirus 2010 is one that is the largest and probably one of the most severe ones – being very similar to Antivirus 2010 Security Centre


Antivirus 2010
Antivirus 2010

We also emphasize your attention on the fact that Antivirus 2010 is generally spread through certain malware that installs it to your system without your authorization and desire to do so. Once it is active on your PC you will see its malicious plans coming true – it will initiate fake scan and would boldly mention the availability of tons of viruses revealed. However, it will not be of help in removing them – if you do not buy its licensed version. At the same time this is just another malicious trick, because in fact the infections it says to reveal are reputable and mandatory Windows tools that cannot damage your system. Therefore you should not remove any of the files it mentions as viruses. Otherwise this can make your computer not function as it should.

By the way, Antivirus 2010 can also create serious obstacles for running many programs you might really need. When it terminates them it will modify very important security settings– all done in order to prevent you from running it again. It will be very clear when Antivirus 2010 changes the permission for certain program. You will see similar message to the one given below:

Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item

To summarize the aforesaid, you should not buy this rogue application. If you have done this already you need to make sure it is removed from your PC as soon as possible, otherwise the subsequences of its malicious activity may be unpredictable. In order to get the instructions on automatic and manual removal of Antivirus 2010 please see the advices stipulated below.

As you see, Antivirus 2010 is not a lonely walker in the empty space. Similar to other trojans and rogue software, it has multiple links to other rogues. That’s why complex malware removal is the best way to get rid of rogue Antivirus 2010. In addition, if you remove Antivirus 2010 automatically by using Gridinsoft Trojan Killer you get life-time protection from malware aggression.

Please be advised that GridinSoft LLC and www.trojan-Killer.net IS NOT associated, affiliated, consorted, or connected with the publishers or creators of Antivirus 2010. In the same manner this article should not be wrongly treated or understood in being associated in any way with the promotion or endorsement of malware. Our only intention is to provide information that would give instructions to PC users on how to detect and completely remove malware from their computers with the help of Gridinsoft Trojan Killer and/or manual removal instructions stipulated below. Thus, this article should be used for educational and informational purposes only.


Antivirus 2010 automatic remover:

    No doubt, Antivirus 2010 was initially designed to scare users and convince them to purchase it by making it seem as if your PC is indeed infected. Needless to mention, you should not purchase this program, and if you have already done so, you should immediately take the measures to remove it from your PC to prevent from further spreading of its hazardous activity. To remove this infection and any other similar malware, please be so kind to attentively read and follow the advises stipulated below.

    1. Download the latest version of GridinSoft Trojan Killer to clear (not infected) computer and install it.

    2. Update the virus database.
    3. Copy the entire folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” to your jump drive (memory stick). Normally it is located at the following path: (C:\Program Files\GridinSoft Trojan Killer). “C” stands for the system disk of your computer. The name of the system disk, however, can be marked with another letter.
    4. Open your jump drive (memory stick). Find the folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” there. Open it , find the file under the name “trojankiller.exe” and rename it to “iexplore.exe”.
    5. Move memory stick to infected PC, open “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” folder and run iexplore.exe. Optional: copy the folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” from your jump drive to some other folder created on your PC and run “iexplore.exe”.


Antivirus 2010 manual removal guide:

Delete Antivirus 2010 files:

c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\.wtav
c:\WINDOWS\system32\mswmqnei.dll
c:\WINDOWS\system32\us?rinit.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\vbma22b4.sys
c:\Program Files\AV2010
c:\Program Files\AV2010\AV2010.exe
c:\Program Files\AV2010\svchost.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\IEDefender.dll
c:\WINDOWS\system32\wingamma.exe
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\AV2010.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AV2010
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AV2010\AV2010.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AV2010\Uninstall.lnk

Remove Antivirus 2010 registry entries:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{35c95ec8-f789-9a3a-375c-bdb89a3684fd}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{9CB00F85-D96F-1C82-F5A4-A31D57D6528D}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\DFBCFDBA
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\userinit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AV2010
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{3C40236D-990B-443C-90E8-B1C07BCD4A68}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\IEDefender.DLL
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{FC8A493F-D236-4653-9A03-2BF4FD94F643}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IEDefender.IEDefenderBHO
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IEDefender.IEDefenderBHO.1
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{7BC7565C-5062-43CE-8797-DC2C271140A9}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{705FD64B-2B7B-4856-9337-44CA1DA86849}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{FC8A493F-D236-4653-9A03-2BF4FD94F643}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\0012
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\0013
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\0014
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Windows Gamma Display”

However, please be aware that manual removal of Antivirus 2010 is a time-consuming undertaking. Moreover, it does not always ensure full deletion of the rogue due to the fact that certain files might be hidden or even may be restored automatically afterwards. In addition, such a manual interference might damage the PC. That’s why we strongly recommend automatic removal of Antivirus 2010. By choosing GridinSoft Trojan Killer for this purpose you will be able to save your time and get the required result.

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