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AntiVirus 2010


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AntiVirus 2010

Just as security programs update and release new versions periodically, rogue antivirus programs often come out with "new and improved" editions.  Programs like Antivirus 2010 use pop-ups and hijacked browser settings, but they also employ new tactics designed to persuade computer users to purchase their expensive and useless software. 

What is AntiVirus 2010? 

AntiVirus 2010 is an update of AntiVirus 2008 and AntiVirus 2009.  Like these, it launches itself whenever you open Windows.  It simulates a security scan and produces a list of threats it claims are residing in your computer.  These threats are actually harmless, random files that AntiVirus 2010 has created.  It then points to them as proof of infection.  The purpose of all of this is to persuade you that you need the protection offered by AntiVirus 2010.  It is important to remember that the "threats" you believe you have are created by the very program that claims to be able to protect your computer.  There is no protection because the software does not work. 

Is AntiVirus 2010 Installed In Your Computer?

Knowing the signs that a rogue antivirus program is installed in your system will help you protect your computer and remove the program as soon as possible.  AntiVirus 2010 employs several typical tools, including pop-ups, changed browser settings, and slowed performance. 

Pop-ups appear as warning messages and false scan results.  AntiVirus 2010 simulates a scan each time you start your computer, and it pulls up the created files and identifies them as threats.  You will be urged to download and install the software immediately.  If you click on these ads (they are not really warnings or scan results), you will be directed to a rogue website and urged to purchase the program.  Simply being on this site is sometimes enough to cause it download itself without your permission. 

AntiVirus 2010 can also hijack your homepage and replace it with one of its rogue sites.  You may also notice that you are diverted to these sites when you enter in an address or try to load a site.  Again, the goal of all this is to urge you to buy and enter your payment information.

This rogue antivirus program starts each time you start your machine and continues to run in the background. It diverts your system resources for its own uses, which leaves far less for your real programs.  Slow performance, when seen in conjunction with pop-ups and hijacked browser settings, is indicative of a rogue program.

AntiVirus 2010 adds one more element that is designed to persuade computer users that they have severe security issues.  It can simulate a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD), or a crash screen.  You will see the following message:

***STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x0000000, 0xF73120AE, 0xC0000008, 0xC000000)

A spyware application has been detected and Windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer


If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart you computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Click to make sure your antivirus software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask you software manufacturer for any antivirus updates you might need.

Windows detected unregistered version of Antivirus 2010 protection on your computer. If problem continue, please activate your antivirus software to prevent computer damage and data loss.

*** SRV.sys - Address F73120AE base at C0000000, DateStamp 36b072a3

The Blue Screen can induce panic because no one wants to lose data or risk their personal information in anyway.  Really, this is a fake screen.  The only security issue you have is AntiVirus 2010.  Never pay for this program.

How Did AntiVirus 2010 Access My Computer?

AntiVirus 2010 can gain access two ways: through direct installation or indirect installation.  Direct installation occurs when a computer user opts to purchase the program.  Why would someone do that?  Rogue antivirus programs like this can be tremendously effective in convincing people there are serious threats to their systems.  People often act quickly, hoping to prevent further damage.  As it turns out, they are paying for protection that does not exist. 

Indirect access occurs when a Trojan is picked up and enters your system.  This can happen in any number of ways, but several types of websites are vulnerable to Trojans, including those with adult, gaming, warez, or gambling content.  Trojans also commonly affect sites that offer free videos, instant messaging, or social networking.  Even being on such sites may be enough to cause a Trojan to enter your system.  Other Trojans come in when you are downloading videos or updates.  For instance, a recent Trojan has been masquerading as an update to Adobe Flash.  When you choose to update (which many people do because it is a reputable program), the Trojan enters.  This is a common way for rogue antivirus programs to enter.

Removing AntiVirus 2010

If left in your system, AntiVirus 2010 may eventually cause further instability by allowing other forms of malware into your computer.  It is best to remove AntiVirus 2010 as soon as possible to keep your computer functioning optimally.  You have two options, but first, a word about what does not work.  Rogue antivirus programs are designed to evade standard security programs and they are not classified as viruses, so running your current antivirus program will not work.  Further, they cannot be reliably removed using the delete option.

You can, however, remove AntiVirus 2010 with a program that has been designed to handle rogue antivirus programs.  Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes has free malware removal) is one of these that will remove all traces quickly and effectively. It is the fastest and most cost-effective way to restore your computer's optimal functioning. 

You can also remove it manually, but this is recommended only for those with extensive computer knowledge because it requires you to work with your system registry.  There is the risk that you will miss files or accidently delete one you need.  If you have the time and expertise, the following will help you remove AntiVirus 2010:

Locate and Delete Directory Paths:

%AllUsersProfile%Application DataAV2010


%AllUsersProfile%Start MenuProgramsAV2010

Remove Processes:

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Application DataQW2010QW2010i.exe



%ALLUSERSPROFILE%application dataav2010av2010.exe




c:Program FilesAV2010svchost.exe

c:Program FilesAV2010AV2010.exe

Delete Registry Entries:

MicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerMenuOrderStart Menu2ProgramsAV2010











HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Windows Gamma Display"

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects{FC8A493F-D236-4653-9A03-2BF4FD94F643}






Unregister DLL Files:

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Application DataAV2010IEDefender.dll


Remove Associated Files:






Windows Gamma Display


c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsAV2010AV2010.lnk

c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsAV2010Uninstall.lnk

c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsAV2010

c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersDesktopAV2010.lnk

c:Program FilesAV2010svchost.exe

c:Program FilesAV2010AV2010.exe

c:Program FilesAV2010

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Application DataQW2010QW2010i.exe

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%Application DataAV2010IEDefender.dll


%ALLUSERSPROFILE%application dataav2010av2010.exe

Removing AntiVirus 2010 Automatically/Safely

For free automatic removal we recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program is widely recommended by reputable third-party sites, so you can be reasonably confident of its ability to safely get rid of AntiVirus 2010 and any hidden Trojans. As a precaution we recommend double checking your system with SpyHunter. This program requires paid registration to enable deletions, however it has a money back guaranteed and is the top of the line in malware removal. It should catch malware that evades Malwarebytes and block anything that tries to reinstal itself.

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Remove AntiVirus 2010 Now:

  1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SpyHunter Download  
  2. Run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  3. Remove all the detected infections (free).
  4. Run a scan with SpyHunter
  5. Remove any remaining infections
  6. Reboot and rescan with SpyHunter. Your computer should now be clean.

Important note: If Malwarebytes is blocked by malware then run Chameleon (Start Menu → All Programs → MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware → Tools → Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Chameleon). If you need further help removing AntiVirus 2010 please email us at info@removeadware.com.au or call for personal assistance on toll-free number 888-655-3453, within the USA and Canada.

Disclaimer: This webpage was created to provide information on AntiVirus 2010 and how to uninstall it. Manual removal instructions are intended for use by technical experts and should be used at your own risk. We do not own or endorse AntiVirus 2010.

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