Spyware Protection 2010

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Spyware Protection 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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Spyware Protection 2010 is rogue anti-spyware malware. It is essentially a virus-based scam which uses scare tactics to manipulate people into buying nonexistent or bogus software. As such, it goes to great lengths to make itself appear to be legitimate, but it should not be trusted. Spyware Protection 2010 is considered extremely dangerous.

Where Does It Comes From

Spyware Protection 2010 is the latest version of the Spyware Protection malware, and first started causing infections in October 2010. It was preceded by Spyware Protection 2009, and may sometimes just be called Spyware Protection (without a year). Like many rogue antispyware scams, Spyware Protection 2010 is known to have originated in Russia.

Like almost all rogue anti-spyware programs, Spyware Protection 2010 is spread largely by a Trojan Horse. The Trojan can be concealed in a wide variety of ways, including instant messaging spam, a fake codec, fake updates for Java or Flash, and bundling in other free software downloads. Infections by worms and malicious agents are also common with Spyware Protection 2010. It is worth noting that, in all cases, a Spyware Protection 2010 infection is the result of deliberate, malicious action on the part of someone who intentionally hides the virus in something that other people will download. This clear intention fits with the fact that the whole thing is a scam.

What It Does

Once Spyware Protection 2010 is on a computer, it will run fake antivirus scans and cause fake error-messages to pop up. Initially, it may only show error messages that look like an extension of Windows Security utilities, in an effort to get the user to believe that nothing unusual is happening. Then, it will gradually increase error messages and scans, and try to make it appear that Spyware Protection 2010 is actually a trial version of some antivirus software endorsed by, or required by, Windows itself.

When Spyware Protection 2010 returns its "scan" results, these are completely fake, and you must not act on them. Spyware Protection 2010 will list a mixture of nonexistent and completely benign files in its results. The ones that it invents should be ignored, and the benign files it lists should not be altered or deleted, as Spyware Protection 2010 often picks out Windows components for inclusion in its list of "threats." Therefore, simply deleting the files listed is a very bad idea, and it can lead to severe system instability. Furthermore, because Spyware Protection 2010 is capable of editing registry values and changing system settings, it will start itself back up and run its bogus scan every time you reboot. Inevitably, the prompt it gives at the end of each "scan" is that in order to remove the threats that it found, you must purchase the "commercial" version of the program. At this point, it is critical to remember that Spyware Protection 2010 is part of a scam, and paying money to try to get it to leave you alone will not get you anywhere. Once purchased, it also doesn't do anything useful at all.

Spyware Protection 2010 may prevent you from starting programs and accessing the Internet. It can also cause the system to be extremely slow, in an effort to convince the user of its veracity by making it seem like one of its detected "threats" is really present. Spyware Protection 2010 is very manipulative malware, and the goal of everything it does is to get you to think you need to pay money for it, one way or another. Paying money for Spyware Protection 2010, for any reason, is unnecessary. This is malware and should be treated like malware. Don't fall for it!

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Detection of Spyware Protection 2010 (Recommended)

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

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

Method of Infection

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

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


Spyware Protection 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 Spyware Protection 2010 from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

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

Remove Spyware Protection 2010 manually

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

Other Files

  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Desktop\Spyware Protection 2010.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Spyware Protection 2010\
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Spyware Protection 2010\Spyware Protection 2010.lnk

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Spyware Protection 2010"

External links

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