Internet Security 2010

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Internet Security 2010 Information
Type: Spyware
Analysis: Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection: By downloading freeware & shareware.
Symptoms: Changes PC settings, excessive popups & slow PC performance.
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Internet Security 2010 is a rogue anti-virus suite that began causing infections in December 2009 and January 2010. Internet Security 2010 is closely related to an older rogue anti-virus program called Advanced Virus Remover. Furthermore, several other rogue anti-malware applications have been created based on Internet Security 2010 since its release, including Security Essentials 2010, Vista Antivirus 2010, Vista Security 2011, and Security Essentials 2011. Most importantly of all, what all of these phony programs have in common is that they are all scams, created to scare you into giving your money to con-artists.

How to Know If You Are Infected with Internet Security 2010

The symptoms of Internet Security 2010 are too obvious to ignore, if your computer is infected. What may be less obvious is that this program, which pretends to be a helpful security software, is an infection. Your first encounter with Internet Security 2010 will very likely be when you start Windows, and suddenly, there it is, showing a home screen and saying that it is running a scan of the system. There will be a scan progress bar animation, along with some radial buttons and controls that make it look like you have the option of doing different kinds of scans. The home screen will also have icons for other options and utilities, all of which are fake.

Following the "scan", Internet Security 2010 will warn you that threats were found on your computer, and it will show a results page with a long list of viruses. This list of viruses is completely made-up, and its length and content are meant to scare you into thinking you really need the Internet Security 2010 software. In fact, Internet Security 2010 creates most or all of the (empty) files for these so-called threats when it initially infects the computer, so that it can "find" them later. Then Internet Security 2010 will tell you that you are only using the trial version of the software, and in order to remove the threats, you need to unlock the full version. If you follow the prompts, Internet Security 2010 will take you to a site to pay for the “full” version, but paying the money only results in a slightly different fake home screen animation. There is no “full” version to be had.

Internet Security 2010 can also generate a few different kinds of error messages. It can cause security alerts to pop-up from the system tray, which will warn that a serious threat has been detected, and you need to activate your anti-virus software. Internet Security 2010 can also prevent you from running most other programs, and will give you an error message when you try to start another program that it cannot be opened because it is infected. Internet Security 2010 handles music and video applications differently, however, it displays a message that says that all the major audio and video file formats cannot be played because your codecs need to be updated. If you follow the prompts on these error messages, you get taken to a website that wants money for another piece of rogue software called VSCodec Pro. So there is a second scam built into this scam!

The Ways Internet Security 2010 Enters a Computer

Although it is possible to download Internet Security 2010 directly from a malicious website that claims that it is an actual security software, most infections are the result of Trojans. In the case of Internet Security 2010, the Trojans involved are typically Vundo and Zlob. The way it works is that the Trojan is hidden in something online, a codec or update that you download without thinking, and then the Trojan secretly downloads Internet Security 2010. Internet Security 2010 changes some settings so that it runs when Windows starts. Then, the next time you start Windows, it is there.

Internet Security 2010 must not be trusted, no matter how good it may look, and no matter how scary its warnings may sound. Remember that Internet Security 2010 is not capable of doing anything beneficial for your computer, and can only create problems. 

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SpyHunter spyware detection tool is only a scanner meant to assist you in detecting Internet Security 2010 and other threats. If you detect the presence of Internet Security 2010 on your PC, you have the opportunity to purchase the SpyHunter removal tool to remove any traces of Internet Security 2010.


Detection of Internet Security 2010 (Recommended)

Internet Security 2010 is difficult to detect and remove. Internet Security 2010 is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Internet Security 2010, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove Internet Security 2010 and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a Internet Security 2010 scan/check to successfully detect all Internet Security 2010 files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Internet Security 2010, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Internet Security 2010 or follow the Internet Security 2010 manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Internet Security 2010. Internet Security 2010 can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing Internet Security 2010 involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing Internet Security 2010 on your system. Internet Security 2010 installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with Internet Security 2010, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Internet Security 2010 and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Internet Security 2010, the next advised step is to remove Internet Security 2010 with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.


Internet Security 2010 may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of Internet Security 2010 from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Internet Security 2010, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Internet Security 2010 along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example Internet Security 2010, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect Internet Security 2010 and other types of spyware.

Remove Internet Security 2010 manually

Another method to remove Internet Security 2010 is to manually delete Internet Security 2010 files in your system. Detect and remove the following Internet Security 2010 files:


  • %Documents and Settings%\[USER]\Desktop\SetupIS2010.exe
  • %Program Files%\InternetSecurity2010\IS2010.exe
  • IS2010.exe

Other Files

  • %Documents and Settings%\[USER]\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Internet Security 2010.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\[USER]\Cookies\user@buy[1].txt
  • %Documents and Settings%\[USER]\Desktop\Internet Security 2010.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\[USER]\Start Menu\Internet Security 2010.lnk
  • Internet Security 2010
  • Internet Security 2010.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\InternetSecurity2010

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Internet Security 2010
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Internet Security 2010
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "IS2010.exe"

External links

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