Removing Internet Security 2010

Internet Security 2010 is just one of many fake antivirus applications like Antivirus Live and Advanced Virus Remover that hold your computer hostage until you pay the registration fee. This is a very abusive method to make you pay to clean up viruses that are not really in your system.

Normally these infections start with a popup message coming from a rogue site or advert—and they are often served up from porn/warez/torrent sites, though these viruses are not exclusively from there.

The First Step:

The first thing we have to do is to kill this annoying software that’s currently running on the system, and there’s a really easy way to kill Internet Security 2010 without downloading any special software just to kill it.

Open up the Start menu, click the Run button (you can also use the Win+R shortcut key or insert the command in the search area in the Windows 7 start menu), and then type in the following:

taskkill /f /im is2010.exe

Hit the Enter key, and the main virus window should go away. After you’ve done that, you’ll want to quickly execute the following commands:

taskkill /f /im winlogon86.exe
taskkill /f /im winupdate86.exe

At this point the virus isn’t currently running on your system—but it’s still lurking in the shadows, but you can actually run any malware removal tools that you’d like. You should note that at this point, if you restart your computer, the virus will re-activate, and you would need to go back and re-apply the steps above to kill the software again.

Permanent Removal:

Once you apply the temporary fix above, you need to remove the actual malware from the system by downloading SUPERAntiSpyware and installing it. Once the software is installed, then click the Scan Your Computer button… make sure to perform a Complete Scan, and select all of your drives. Once the scan is finished, you can delete all the spyware found and finally getting rid of Internet Security 2010!

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