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Uninstall Internet Security Virus - How to Remove Vista Internet Security 2010

Updated on July 18, 2011

What Is Vista Internet Security Virus 2010?

If you haven't been affected by the Vista Internet Security 2010 malware or know someone that has, you're lucky. Even when trying to be very careful with internet security on a pc by avoiding suspicious sites and downloads, a person can still inadvertently end up with malicious software installed.

Lots of viruses have been made to look surprisingly authentic by expert hackers. Vista Internet Security 2010 virus is one such beast. Also known as IS2010, it is a fake application made to look like an authentic computer security and protection program. It looks just like a legitimate spyware removal program. Hackers have even gone so far as adding the option to uninstall Internet Security software from your computer. Of course, that 'option' does not get rid of Internet Security malware at all.

Vista Internet Security Virus Threat

What makes Vista Internet Security 2010 so dangerous is its purpose. Internet Security virus malware searches your computer for personal information such as credit card numbers. When it finds such information, it transfers it. This can be devastating to both your credit and your bank account. This is why it's imperative to remove the Internet Security virus immediately to prevent your personal and financial information from becoming compromised.

How Did My Computer Get Infected With the Internet Security Virus?

Another scary thing about Vista Internet Security is that there are several ways for your computer to get infected with this nasty virus. One way is by visiting sites which are known to be infested with viruses, such as using torrents and sites like Limewire. But surprisingly, Adobe software has been shown to be susceptible to the Vista Internet Security virus scareware. And social sites like Twitter and Facebook can also be responsible, if you add the wrong friends or followers.

Why It's Not Easy to Uninstall Internet Security Virus

IS2010 is a trojan virus type of malicious software. One of the reasons that Internet Security is so difficult to remove from your computer is because it is designed to insert itself into not just one, but many, places on your computer's operating system. So if you miss just one when attempting to remove Vista Internet Security virus, it will still be around and your computer will still be infected.

Symptoms of Vista Internet Security Virus Infection

If your computer becomes infected with Internet Security 2010, your computer will start to run slowly. Other signs are a slower internet connection. The first sure sign that your computer is infected is a popup that warns of malicious software on your computer. This message looks surprisingly authentic. The malware will start consistently displaying these annoying and scary popup warning messages. This type of computer virus is called scareware for a reason. The warnings will also show messages insisting that your computer is vulnerable to attacks by viruses. Pretty clever, right?

What NOT to Do If Your Computer Is Infected With IS2010

First of all, if you're lucky enough to be reading this before your computer has become infected, don't, I repeat, don't, follow the instructions on the popup message for removing the fake malware. If you do, you will instead actually be installing the Internet Security malware virus.

How to Uninstall Internet Security Virus 2010 and Safely Remove Internet Security 2010

You need to remove Internet Security malware before it affects your pc. Some computer technical skills are required to do this. Don't attempt this yourself if you have any doubts. If done incorrectly, you can completely crash your computer. The process can take a couple of hours. Here's how:

First terminate Internet Security processes with .exe and .bat extensions. This includes the following:
IS2010.exe 41.exe, winlogon32.exe, smss32.exe, and InternetSecurity2010.exe

Then remove these files or folders:
C:\Program Files\InternetSecurity2010\IS2010.exe
C:\windows\system32\winlogon32.exe
C:\windows\system32\smss32.exe

Next remove all of the Internet Security 2010 lnk and dll files that you will find hiding, any including Internet Security 2010.link.

Also delete any corrupted hkey_local_machine and hkey_current_user registry entries that you find:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\IS2010
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Internet Security 2010"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "winlogon32.exe"
HKEY_USES/S-1-5-21-854245398-725345543-1237497594-1003-Software\IS2010

Other Options to Remove Internet Security Virus

Since the Internet Security virus scareware has the potential to wreak so much havoc on both your pc and your financial life, it is highly recommended that you seek expert computer technicians or use anti-malware software that will remove this sneaky and potentially dangerous trojan virus.

A recommended malware removal application is Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. It is fast and effective at removing malware. There are both free and paid versions.

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