Malware - Desktop Security 2010

And yet another rogue 'security' program appears on the net.

Desktop Security 2010 adds to the long list of rogue software scams.

It scans your system and then 'finds' a number of bad files that it's just previously installed.

If you're unfortunate to have this software installed, it probably slipped in un-noticed whilst you were visiting a bad website, downloading files from a peer to peer network, or installing some other nasty freeware.

It can be removed with a number of legitimate anti-spyware programs, such as Ad-Aware or manually here: which also has a great write up on the whole nasty program.

As ever, please please be wary of the sites you visit, the files that you download, and the links that you click.

Posted on February 22, 2010 .