Security Essentials 2010

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Security Essentials 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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Security Essentials 2010 is a rogue anti-virus program, which originated in Russia, and comes from the same con-artists who created Internet Security 2010. Security Essentials 2010 is a scam, and it began infecting computers in February 2010 in order to frighten people into paying money for its nonexistent protection. If you find that your computer seems to have turned into a full-time advertisement for Security Essentials 2010, remember that it is the disease, not the cure, and it will not benefit your PC in any way.

How Security Essentials 2010 Finds its Way Onto a Computer

Security Essentials 2010 finds its way onto a computer in one of two ways. One of these two modes of infection is very direct, when you download Security Essentials 2010 mistakenly believing that it is actual anti-virus software. Usually what happens here is that you are online, and you get a pop-up window advertising Security Essentials 2010 as an anti-virus software program, offering a free trial or a paid download of the "full" program. So, some people download Security Essentials 2010 voluntarily, believing that they are getting a trial of real software. The other mode of infection is a bit sneakier, and it uses Trojans. What happens is that you navigate to a website that is either malicious or has been hacked, and the site prompts you to download a Flash update in order to view its content. However, if you agree to download the update, what actually is downloaded is a Trojan. Once the Trojan is on the computer, it initiates the download and installation of Security Essentials 2010.

Which are the Tricks Used by Security Essential 2010?

Security Essentials 2010 is extremely disruptive when it swings into action. First of all, it will alter the registry and set itself up to run in the background whenever Windows runs. Security Essentials 2010 will also change your settings for Internet Explorer and add a list of its own malicious sites to Internet Explorer's trusted websites, so that you get redirected to those when you try to go online. Security Essentials 2010 will change your desktop wallpaper to a black background with a bunch of scary text about how badly-infected your computer is. It will prevent you from running any other programs, and give you an error message claiming that whatever program you're trying to start is infected.

Security Essentials 2010 will also create pop-up warnings that get increasingly frequent, and which will sometimes give very lengthy and detailed descriptions about imminent threats in order to wind you up. For example, one of the warnings that pops up claims that someone has hacked into your email by using a Trojan that does something with SMTP, and that your private information is being sent all over the Internet. This is rubbish, written to sound as scary and urgent as possible, so that you will rush to the Security Essentials 2010 website and pay money for nothing.

In an attempt to look realistic, Security Essentials 2010 has a "home" screen similar to what you might find with actual security software. This screen will periodically pop up and show a little animation to make it look as if it is running a system scan, and then it will show you a long list of made-up results. The Security Essentials 2010 bogus home screen is set up to look like real software, and even uses Windows logos and color schemes to try to establish legitimacy. On the lower left, there will always be a button that says "Unlock full version", which, if you decide to click on it, will take you to one of the payment pages. The only problem is there is no full version to unlock.

The people who made Security Essentials 2010 have made it as realistic-looking and as scary and panic-inducing as possible, so that you will pay for the "full" version without giving it a second thought. Do not panic, and do not let these con-men manipulate you. You can remove Security Essentials 2010, without paying them any money.

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Detection of Security Essentials 2010 (Recommended)

Security Essentials 2010 is difficult to detect and remove. Security Essentials 2010 is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Security Essentials 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 Security Essentials 2010 and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

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

Method of Infection

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

Another method of distributing Security Essentials 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 Security Essentials 2010 on your system. Security Essentials 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 Security Essentials 2010, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Security Essentials 2010 and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Security Essentials 2010, the next advised step is to remove Security Essentials 2010 with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.


Security Essentials 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 Security Essentials 2010 from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Security Essentials 2010, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Security Essentials 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 Security Essentials 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 Security Essentials 2010 and other types of spyware.

Remove Security Essentials 2010 manually

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


  • c:\Program Files\Securityessentials2010\SE2010.exe
  • c:\System\smss32.exe
  • c:\System\winlogon32.exe
  • c:\System\41.exe
  • c:\Temp\250904.exe
  • C:\WINDOWS\system32\smss32.exe


  • c:\System\helpers32.dll

Other Files

  • c:\Program Files\Securityessentials2010
  • c:\System\warnings.html
  • c:\Desktop\Security essentials 2010.lnk
  • c:\StartMenu\Security essentials 2010.lnk

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SE2010
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Security essentials 2010"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "smss32.exe"

External links

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