How to Uninstall Antivirus 2010

Antivirus 2010 is a rogue antimalware program that tricks users into buying its full version by displaying fake security alerts on their computers.

Technical Details of Antivirus 2010

  1. Full Name: Antivirus 2010
  2. Type: Rogue spyware program
  3. Origin:

How Antivirus 2010 Enters Your System

The modus operandi of Antivirus 2010 is similar to that of its predecessors, namely, Antivirus 2008 and Antivirus 2009. Antivirus 2010—just like its previous versions—enters your computer through malware that gets downloaded from websites with fake scanners and via spam e-mail attachments.

How Antivirus 2010 Operates

Just like other fake antimalware programs, Antivirus 2010 configures itself to load automatically when you log in. Antivirus 2010 will run fake system scans and show different types of infections on your system. Antivirus 2010 will not delete the infections that it claims to have found; instead, it will ask you to purchase the full version of the program to eliminate the reported threats.

In addition to showing fake security alerts and messages, Antivirus 2010, from time to time, displays fake Blue Screen of Death. Randomly, Antivirus 2010 creates what looks like a Windows crash, but in reality, it is just a bogus screen. The purpose of the fake Blue Screen of Death is to convince users to buy the full version. In case Antivirus 2010 has stealthily installed itself on your computer and you encounter a fake Blue Screen of Death, simply reboot your computer or try pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del or Alt+Tab to get rid of it.  

What You Should Do if Antivirus 2010 is Found on Your Computer

If Antivirus 2010 is present on your computer then immediately get rid of this bogus program. Do not ever buy the full version of this program, which is fake, just like the so-called trial version, and will only cause more trouble.

How to Uninstall Antivirus 2010

Perform the following tasks to completely uninstall Antivirus 2010:

Task 1 – Stop the Infected Processes

  1. Click Ctrl+Alt+Del, click Start Task Manager, and then click the Processes tab.
  2. Locate and select wingamma.exe, and then click End Process.
  3. Locate and select AV2010.exe, and then click End Process.

Task 2 – Delete Antivirus 2010 Registry Entries

Important: The following steps require you to edit the registry. It is recommended that you perform the following steps as they are mentioned. Modifying the registry incorrectly may have dire consequences. As a precaution, always create a registry backup before editing. You may create registry backups manually or use an advanced registry maintenance tool, such as RegGenie.

  1. In the Start Search box, type regedit and press Enter.
  2. In the left-pane of the Registry Editor window, locate and delete the following registry entries:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AV2010
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppID\{3C40236D-990B-443C-90E8-B1C07BCD4A68}
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{FC8A493F-D236-4653-9A03-2BF4FD94F643}
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IEDefender.IEDefenderBHO
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\IEDefender.IEDefenderBHO.1
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Interface\{7BC7565C-5062-43CE-8797-DC2C271140A9}
    • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\TypeLib\{705FD64B-2B7B-4856-9337-44CA1DA86849}
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{FC8A493F-D236-4653-9A03-2BF4FD94F643}
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\0012
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\0013
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Class\{4D36E972-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002bE10318}\0014
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Windows Gamma Display"

Task 3 – Delete Antivirus 2010 Files

Open Windows Explorer, then locate and delete the following files:

  • c:\Program Files\AV2010\svchost.exe
  • c:\Program Files\AV2010\AV2010.exe
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\wingamma.exe
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\IEDefender.dll
  • c:\Program Files\AV2010
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\AV2010.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AV2010
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AV2010\Uninstall.lnk
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\AV2010\AV2010.lnk

Task 4 – Unregister Antivirus 2010 DLL Libraries

  1. In the Start Search box, type Command Prompt, right-click Command Prompt, select Run as administrator, and press Enter.
  2. Type regsvr32 /u IEDefender.dll and press Enter.
  3. Close the Command Prompt.