Belonging to the same family of malware as the well-known rogue security program Vista Antispyware 2010, Windows Security System 2010 uses scare tactics to trick users into paying for its software license. Windows Security System 2010 gets installed on the user’s system via Trojans that get downloaded from malicious websites which advertise fake online security scanners. Once installed, Windows Security System 2010 proceeds to perform a large number of fake security scans on the system, generating false reports which state that the computer is under threat from malware. It also generates an endless stream of fake warning pop-ups from the Windows taskbar. Meanwhile, Windows Security System 2010 repeatedly requests the user to purchase a license to the ‘full’ version of the software, claiming that the currently installed ‘trial’ version is insufficient to remove all the detected ‘threats’. It enforces this request through its GUI, through pop-ups and through the results of fake scans. This site Remove Windows Security 2010 has good infos about removing this threat from your PC.

As soon as you find a copy of this malicious program on your system, you should take steps to immediately remove Windows Security System 2010. For Windows Security System 2010 removal, it is necessary to stop processes, delete files and folders and remove registry entries.

File Removal Procedures

The first step in Windows Security System 2010 removal is to kill the following process:

  • ave.exe

The next step in Windows Security System 2010 removal is to delete the following file:

  • ave.exe

After the above steps have been completed, Windows Security System 2010 no longer resides on your hard disk. As in most cases Windows Security System 2010 is installed on victim PCs with the help of additional malicious software, manual removal of its components may not be sufficient to completely immunize the file system. As a result, it is recommended to scan the entire computer using legitimate antivirus software such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus.

Registry Removal Procedures

Removing files and folders is not enough to ensure complete Windows Security System 2010 removal.

To completely remove Windows Security System 2010, you need to delete the following keys and settings from the Windows Registry:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command “(D
  • efault)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “%1? %*
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “firefox.exe”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “firefox.exe” -safe-mode
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “av.exe” /START “iexplore.exe”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “AntiVirusOverride” = “1”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Security Center “FirewallOverride” = “1”

Now you have successfully removed Windows Security System 2010 from your computer.


Manual Windows Security System 2010 removal is not recommended for inexperienced users, as any mistake made during removal could cause damage to the operating system. Inexperienced users are advised to make use of a web-based repair service such as or legitimate antivirus software such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus to ensure safe and complete Windows Security System 2010 removal.

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