Antivirus 2010

Antivirus 2010 is rogue computer security program that promotes itself as a reuired software that will remove detected threats and keep computers protected from the latest viruses and hackers attack. Antivirus 2010 implies fake scanning and detection method to mislead users into buying this unnecessary program that can do nothing but to advertise itself on continuous pop-up alerts and warning messages. Fake online AV web sites are also being utilized to promote this unwanted application. Developers of Antivirus 2010 are using several web sites that will automatically scan visitors computer but then again, a fabricated virus scan will be presented. This scan will show how computer is badly infected even though it was free of threats – a scare tactics commonly used to force users into obtaining the licensed version of Antivirus 2010.

Ignore Antivirus 2010 and all of warnings, pop-up alerts, web site and links it will demonstrate. Clicking on any of these will point an Internet browser to open a malicious web page. This can harm a computer when it begins to download a copy of Antivirus 2010 and install without users permission. Remove Antivirus 2010 virus with only efficient anti-malware program.  It is also advised to install security programs with real-time scanning to avoid future attacks.

Aliases: Antivirus 2010 Software, Antivirus2010

Risk Level: Medium

File Size: Varies

Affected System: Windows

Antivirus 2010 also performs the following:
1. Internet browser will be redirected to coutnerfeit antivirus web sites and fake Internet browser error web page.

2. Pop-up the Antivirus 2010 scanning and displaying threats such as Win32.Monster.fx
3. Presence of Windows Registry Entries:

O2 – BHO: IEDefenderBHO – {FC8A493F-D236-4653-9A03-2BF4FD94F643} – C:WindowsSystem32IEDefender.dll
O4 – HKLM..Run: [Windows Gamma Display] C:WindowsSystem32wingamma.exe /adjustment

3. Antivirus 2010 virus scanner interface:

This rogue program was first surfaced in October of 2008 having the Graphical User Interface as shown below


By October 2010, Antivirus 2010 was reactivated again with a new user interface as displayed below:

Signs and Symptoms of Antivirus 2010 Infection:

Browser is redirected to Antivirus 2010 web sites
Rogue program is coupled with web site that promotes the full version of it. Also, the same web sites are used for online payment if user has fallen into the trap of this malware.

Exhibits fake pop-ups and security alert
In order to deceive computer users, Antivirus 2010 will exhibit a bunch of fake security alerts and warning messages. It also intends to promote the malware as the sole remover for identified threats.

Antivirus 2010 will detect errors and threats that do not exists
Every rogue programs are made to mislead computer users. Thus, expect that Antivirus 2010 will show scan result that is full of errors and threats. This result is fictitious and you should not follow its recommendation.

Other Functions of Antivirus 2010:

  • Antivirus 2010 may come with another Trojan or virus
  • It can contact a remote server in order to download more malware
  • This threat will drop malicious files and make changes to the system registry
  • Antivirus 2010 can steal credit card information when you pay for it online
  • The threat can redirect search result link to a malicious web page

How to Remove Antivirus 2010

1. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware from this link and save it on your Desktop.
2. After downloading, double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
3. Follow the prompts and install as default only.

4. Before the installation completes, check on the following prompts:
- Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware
- Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

5. Click Finish. Program will run automatically and you will be prompt to update the program before doing a scan. Please update.
6. Scan your computer thoroughly.
7. When scanning is finished click on the Show Results button.
8. Make sure that all detected threats are marked, click on Remove Selected.
9. Restart your computer.

Note: Some malware may prevent mbam-setup.exe from downloading and running. You can download and rename this program from a different computer before running it on infected system.


  1. David

    That didnt work i tried spydocther and malwares and antivirus 2010 is still there

  2. Patrick

    you can delete the AV2020 file but first you have to stop it from running. Do control alt delete to open your windows task manager. Then go to processes. That is where you will find all applications that are running on your computer.Find the file AV210.exe and click on End process. You will get a warning that it is dangerous to stop this from running but go ahead it’s not.Now that the process is not running you can do a search on the file AV2010.exe. Once youve found the file you can now delete it. Remember you have to stop the program from running before you can delete it

  3. gary

    do a search for microsoft windows malware removal the tool and it will detect and remove it for you for worked on mine..and it got rid of another virus i didnt even know i it works awesome..its completely free and is from microsofts official website so you know its not a scam..

  4. Tina

    Hi there! I purchased Antivirus 2010 spyware and cannot get it to work. Is this for real or a scam and can I get my money back? Please help me desperate in Idaho. I cannot get this crap to cooperate or get it off my computer.

  5. radwan

    Hi there, I purchased av2010 but I lost it I need you to direct my how to file it or get
    thank you

  6. Jay

    You were dumb enough to purchase it? moron…. it is due to morons like you that companies release software like this

  7. Reasoned Mind

    hey radwan, if you purchased av2010, i hate to think how much brainpower you have. The writer of the article said:
    “Antivirus 2010 implies fake scanning and detection method to mislead users into buying this unecessary program that can do nothing good on users who purchased it.” Have you learned how to read yet?

  8. sally

    Hi I had this virus recently and have managed to remove it, but now my p.c wont connect to the internet, hubby seems to thiink it has something to with the firewall settings, he said there are 3 ports that are conncted to the firewall settings that appear to have been changed and we cant work out how to change them back , almost like the virus has changed something!! Can anyone help !!

  9. George

    For Sally:

    It has a habit of adding or changing the default gateway for the network adapter. Go to the tcp/ip properties if the adapter and click on advanced. remove the gateway entry if there is one.

  10. David

    try the super anti spyware thats how i got mine out with

  11. MWRadio

    As of 2/19/2010 this malware was killing IE and .exe files in XP.

    Problems with IE: Go START > RUN (type in regedit and hit enter) look for:
    Right click on Default, click Modify. Remove:
    “C:\Documents and Settings\\Local Settings\Application Data\av.exe” /START
    “C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE”

    If you can’t start any programs from desk top links or start menu the .exe shell open command may be broken. Download and run FixExe.reg: hxxp://

  12. JASON

    did a restore and then got rid of the restore file

  13. Louis Cedeno

    I had a virus (Anti-virus 2010) that was in completely different locations and aliases. Be careful, i think this virus has been updated. It took me 4 hours to get rid of it as i combed the registry.

  14. Louis Cedeno

    Not everyone gets the same type infection. Remember that viruses now come in packets(blender viruses) releasing bad code depending on the network and o/s weakness.

  15. Louis Cedeno

    Sally, I hope your connectivity issue has been resolved. If not, make sure you go into your network adaptor and under tcp/ip ensure that dhcp is selected. if you have an ip there,it’s wrong. Try this.

  16. victim


    Got infected with the new version of it. It blocked my task manager, no control panel access, it installed 3 softwares shortcuts on my desktop. After the first restart attempting to remove it I could not log into any of my users, could not use safe mode, safe mode with networking would restart the virus. Had to backup the HD on a diferent machine and then format.

    Add to the sysptoms all the above:
    Risk Level: Medium

    File Size: Varies

    Affected System: Windows

    Common Symptoms:
    1. Internet browser will be redirected to the following websites:

  17. hiseen

    thank you and very much

  18. Sarah

    This virus infected my computer for the THIRD time. Every time, I was using McAffee. Every time I got the virus, it prevented mbam from running. If you don’t want this virus, USE NORTON…DON’T USE MCAFFEE.

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