Thursday, May 27, 2010

How to remove Internet Security 2010

Internet Security 2010 is a rogue anti-spyware program that is installed through the use of malware. Once installed, Internet Security will be configured to start automatically when you login to Windows. It will then scan your computer and display numerous infections, but will not remove anything until you purchase the program. These infections, though, are all fake and are only being shown to trick you into thinking you are infected so that you then purchase the program. It goes without saying that you should definitely not purchase this program.

Automatic removal guide

Step 1. In the process of eliminating Internet Security 2010 from your machine you will need to shut down the browser.

Step 2. You will have to install Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware. In this regard you need to download the software’s setup executable.

Step 3. Double click the Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware setup executable. It should be on the desktop under the name mbam-setup. This will launch the installation process. If you already know how to install a piece of software, proceed to step 4. If you do not know how to do this, we’ll walk you through it all:

Step 4. The Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware application will launch automatically. The Perform quick scan option should be checked by default – if it isn’t then check it and then click Scan. You are well advised to close all running apps before clicking scan. This will ensure the scan for Internet Security 2010 will complete swiftly.

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will start scanning your files for signs of Internet Security 2010. This may take a while, so be patient. It all depends on how powerful your computer is and how many files Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has to scan.

When the scan for Internet Security 2010 is complete you will be presented with a notification box. Click OK to close the notification box and go to the main Scanner screen. Click Show Results and you will be presented with a list of all the infected files Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware has detected.

Step 5. Click Remove Selected and Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will remove all the infected files it has detected. It may be necessary to restart your computer in order to remove some of these files. After Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware is done removing all the infected files, it will open Notepad and present the scan log to you.

Step 6. Close Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and you’re done. No traces of Internet Security 2010 should be left on your computer.

Manual removal guide:

Stop and remove the processes:

Access the Windows Registry Editor and delete the following registry keys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run "Internet Security 2010"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run "winupdate86.exe"

Locate and delete the following files:
c:/Program Files/InternetSecurity2010
c:/Program Files/InternetSecurity2010/IS2010.exe
%UserProfile%/Application Data/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Quick Launch/Internet Security 2010.lnk
%UserProfile%/Desktop/Internet Security 2010.lnk
%UserProfile%/Start Menu/Internet Security 2010.lnk

Disable the following DLL libraries:

Delete the following folders:
c:/Program Files/InternetSecurity2010


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