How to Uninstall PC Anti-Spyware 2010

PC Anti-Spyware 2010 is registered as a rogue antispyware program. The primary aim of this bogus program is to swindle money from unsuspecting users.

In this article, we will discuss the following topics:

  • How PC Anti-Spyware 2010 is promoted
  • What happens after the trial version of PC Anti-Spyware is installed on a computer
  • How to uninstall PC Anti-Spyware 2010

Common Ways Through Which PC Anti-Spyware 2010 is Promoted

PC Anti-Spyware 2010 is promoted through the use of a trojan, called Braviax. Typically, this rogue program is promoted via misleading websites that provide bogus online antivirus scanners. When you click a pop-up or advertisements on a misleading website, a trojan is installed on your PC, which, in turn, installs this bogus program. This fake antispyware program is sent as Spam e-mail attachments.

The Impact of PC Anti-Spyware 2010

The trial version of PC Anti-Spyware 2010 configures itself to run automatically on your computer every time you log on and displays fake alerts and system scan messages about non-existent infected files. The program also displays pre-designed fake error reports and alert messages every time you log on. PC Anti-Spyware 2010—like its predecessors—uses these tactics to trick people into buying the full version of this bogus program.

Besides displaying fake alert messages, other characteristics of this rogue antispyware are:

  • It blocks any installed antivirus program to prevent its detection and removal.
  • It prevents installation of any new protective software or update of currently installed protective software.
  • It disables Windows Defender, which is a genuine security product from Microsoft.
  • It hijacks Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers and redirects users to various misleading websites.

In case you find the unregistered version of PC Anti-Spyware 2010 running on your computer, then immediately uninstall this malicious software.

Steps to uninstall PC Anti-Spyware 2010

Perform the following tasks to uninstall PC Anti-Spyware 2010:

Task 1 – Terminate the infected processes

Open the Windows Task Manager window and terminate the following processes:

  • PC_Antispyware2010.exe
  • jugifyryve.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Task 2 – Delete the files associated with PC Anti-Spyware 2010

Locate and delete the following files:

  • c:\WINDOWS\akudyta.lib
  • c:\WINDOWS\hoxigawax.inf
  • c:\WINDOWS\kyci.dl
  • c:\WINDOWS\nuxojih.scr
  • c:\WINDOWS\qynomikov.bin
  • c:\WINDOWS\seni.reg
  • c:\WINDOWS\yfoneby.db
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\_scui.cpl
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\cocefezyj.dl
  • c:\WINDOWS\system32\qebykiti.dl
  • c:\Program Files\Common Files\aqamodero.dat
  • c:\Program Files\Common Files\hubeweqa.lib
  • c:\Program Files\Common Files\jatikysup._dl
  • c:\Program Files\Common Files\ofyxodaqa.dat
  • c:\Program Files\Common Files\sahaso.bat
  • c:\Program Files\Common Files\zotys.bin
  • c:\Program Files\PC_Antispyware2010
  • c:\Program Files\PC_Antispyware2010\AVEngn.dll
  • c:\Program Files\PC_Antispyware2010\htmlayout.dll
  • c:\Program Files\PC_Antispyware2010\PC_Antispyware2010.cfg
  • c:\Program Files\PC_Antispyware2010\PC_Antispyware2010.exe
  • c:\Program Files\PC_Antispyware2010\pthreadVC2.dll
  • c:\Program Files\PC_Antispyware2010\Uninstall.exe
  • c:\Program Files\PC_Antispyware2010\wscui.cpl
  • c:\Program Files\PC_Antispyware2010\data
  • c:\Program Files\PC_Antispyware2010\data\daily.cvd
  • c:\Program Files\PC_Antispyware2010\Microsoft.VC80.CRT
  • c:\Program Files\PC_Antispyware2010\Microsoft.VC80.CRT\Microsoft.VC80.CRT.manifest
  • c:\Program Files\PC_Antispyware2010\Microsoft.VC80.CRT\msvcm80.dll
  • c:\Program Files\PC_Antispyware2010\Microsoft.VC80.CRT\msvcp80.dll
  • c:\Program Files\PC_Antispyware2010\Microsoft.VC80.CRT\msvcr80.dll
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\pybisezyr.db
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ulycozoho._dl
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\icosagula.reg
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\PC_Antispyware2010
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\PC_Antispyware2010\PC_Antispyware2010.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\PC_Antispyware2010\Uninstall.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\jugifyryve.exe
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\PC_Antispyware2010.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Cookies\ajeby.reg
  • %UserProfile%\Cookies\yqeqaranym.vbs
  • %UserProfile%\Cookies\zebav.pif
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\_scui.cpl.txt
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\PC_Antispyware2010.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\xoqupuwytu._dl

Task 3 – Unregister the PC Anti-Spyware 2010 DLL libraries

Run the regsvr32 /u [DLLfilename] command to unregister the following DLLs:

  • AVEngn.dll
  • htmlayout.dll
  • pthreadVC2.dll
  • msvcm80.dll
  • msvcp80.dll
  • msvcr80.dll

Task 4 – Delete the PC Anti-Spyware registry entries

Run the regedit command to open the Registry Editor window, then locate and delete the following entries:

Important: Always create a backup of the registry before editing. You may use an advanced Windows registry maintenance tool, such as RegGenie, to create a backup of your registry.

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\PC_Antispyware2010
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don’t load "scui.cpl"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don’t load "wscui.cpl"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "PC Antispyware 2010"