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What is PC AntiSpyware 2010

Posted on 15 August 2009 under Rogue Programs

1. What is PC AntiSpyware 2010?

This program is definable as unreliable software and falls into rogue anti-spyware programs category. A fake security alert in the taskbar area represents the initiation of PC AntiSpyware 2010 infection. The alert warns user about his computer system insecurity, leading towards unreliable problem solution - rogue anti-spyware software (in this case PC AntiSpyware 2010) download.

Changes that affect Windows after the installation of PC AntiSpyware 2010:
· Windows Security Center corruption. Normally under Virus Protection section there is a note, that Windows does not detect antivirus program, of course if there isn't one. In PC AntiSpyware 2010 case, there's a caption Click here to get PC AntiSpyware 2010 License linking to the payment window.
· Forbidden website access, warning window displayed instead. The warning alerts user about threat of virus attack, offering to register PC AntiSpyware 2010 (image below):

PC Antivirus 2010 website redirect

PC AntiSpyware 2010 is configured to launch and scan PC every time Windows are started. To scare the victim, PC AntiSpyware 2010 will display exaggerated computer scan reports, containing non-existent threats or the ones that are present but cannot harm the computer. After each PC scan virus removal will be offered, but licensed program version should be purchased in advance. Whatever you do, do not buy PC AntiSpyware 2010, because it is a scam and will not remove any real threats or protect your computer from future infections.

Affected OS: Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows XP, Windows Vista.

PC AntiSpyware 2010 symptoms:
· Fake System Alert activity;
· Frequent computer scans;
· Repeated "buy licensed program version" requests;
· Slow computer performance.

PC AntiSpyware 2010 website (not recommended for visiting):

2. PC AntiSpyware 2010 screen shot:

PC AntiSpyware 2010

3. How to remove PC AntiSpyware 2010:

  1. Internet connection might be disabled or Internet browser might be blocked by PC AntiSpyware 2010, so it won't be possible to download any files to infected computer. In this case please download all files required for PC AntiSpyware 2010 removal to another computer and then transfer them on the infected one using CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
  2. To remove PC AntiSpyware 2010 download Spyware Doctor and install the program (for the installation guide click here). Before installation, make sure all other programs and windows are closed.
  3. After the installation, computer scan should be started automatically. If so, please move to the next step. If not, click "Status" on the left side menu and press "Scan Now" button to run computer scanner as shown in the picture below:

  4. After the scan has been completed and scan results have been generated, press "Fix Checked" button to remove PC AntiSpyware 2010.

  5. Restart the computer to complete PC AntiSpyware 2010 removal procedure.

4. PC AntiSpyware 2010 files:


5. Hijackthis entries:

O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [PC Antispyware 2010] "C:\Program Files\PC_Antispyware2010\PC_Antispyware2010.exe" /hide