Desktop Defender 2010 - How To Remove?

Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware

Desktop Defender 2010 is a fake and malicious anti-spyware program, which requires the help of reputable security software to remove. This rogue performs fake system scans and “informs” the user of a great number of infections on the system. This misleading information comes in other forms as well, such as popups and fake system notifications, which Desktop Defender 2010 floods the user with. Desktop Defender 2010 urges the user to purchase it’s “full version” in order to dispose of the threats, but this thing costs money and doesn’t really work. If nothing is done in order to dispose of this parasite, it might endanger the privacy of the user, the consequences of which can be dire indeed.

Desktop Defender 2010 rogue anti-spyware was created by the scammers responsible for releasing many other famous parasites, such as Contraviro and Unvirex. These two programs use a similar GUI and offer the same lack of services to the user. Desktop Defender 2010 is promoted on and other fraudulent websites, where this malware can be downloaded manually. This is not the main route of infection however – Desktop Defender 2010 typically uses downloader trojans to infect systems. Once the system is infected, Desktop Defender 2010 changes some of the system parameters in order to be able to load at startup.  Do not fall for these intimidating tactics. Use a reputable anti-spyware to fix your machine by removing all the files connected to Desktop Defender 2010.

Automatic Desktop Defender 2010 removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Desktop Defender 2010, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Reimage or other tools found on


Desktop Defender 2010 screenshots


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October 28, 2009 17:06, January 11, 2010 08:43

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  1. Go Back in Time before your system was infected by this Trojan by using SYSTEM RESTORE!
    Here is how for XP users, but VISTA users have similar instructions.
    1. Click Start.
    2. Point to All Programs.
    3. Point to Accessories.
    4. Point to System Tools.
    5. Click System Restore.
    6. Follow the instructions on the wizard.

    This will not erase any photos or files you have created, it just takes your system back to a time when the virus was not there.

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