Home Antivirus 2010 is a fake antivirus/antispyware program that designed to trick you into buying the fake software by using scare tactics: fake privacy alerts and false positives. When installed, the rogue is set to start automatically when your computer starts and creates a few files. These files during the scan will determine as infections. Once running, Home Antivirus 2010 starts scanning the computer and found a lot of trojans and spyware that cannot be removed unless you first purchase the software. All of these infections are fake, so you can safely ignore them.
While Home Antivirus 2010 is running your computer will display nag screens and fake security alerts from your windows taskbar. An example:
Your system was found to be infected with intercepting
programs. These can log your activity and damage your
privacy. Click here for Home Antivirus 2010 spyware removal.
Also the program will show fake Windows Security Center that will recommend you register Home Antivirus 2010. Instead of doing so, use these Home Antivirus 2010 removal instructions below in order to remove this infection and any associated malware from your computer for free.
Symptoms in a HijackThis Log
O4 – HKLM\..\Run: [Home Antivirus 2010] “C:\Program Files\HomeAntivirus2010\HomeAntivirus2010.exe” /hide
Use the following instructions to remove Home Antivirus 2010 (Uninstall instructions)
Download Avenger from here and unzip to your desktop.
Run Avenger, make sure that “Scan for rootkits” and “Automatically disable any rootkits found” both are checked. Copy,then paste the following text in Input script Box:
Registry values to delete:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | Home Antivirus 2010
Folders to delete:
You will see window similar to the one below.
Click on ‘Execute’. You will be asked Are you sure you want to execute the current script?. Click Yes.
You will now be asked First step completed — The Avenger has been successfully set up to run on next boot. Reboot now?. Click Yes.
Your PC will now be rebooted.
Download MalwareBytes Anti-malware (MBAM). Close all programs and Windows on your computer.
Double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. When the installation begins, keep following the prompts in order to continue with the installation process. Do not make any changes to default settings and when the program has finished installing, make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
Once the program has loaded you will see window similar to the one below.
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Window
Select Perform Quick Scan, then click Scan, it will start scanning your computer for Home Antivirus 2010 infection. This procedure can take some time, so please be patient.
When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. You will see a list of infected items similar as shown below. Note: list of infected items may be different than what is shown in the image below.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware, list of infected items
Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected for start Home Antivirus 2010 removal process. When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.
Note: if you need help with the instructions, then post your questions in our Spyware Removal forum.
Update: a new version of Home Antivirus 2010 has been released. It is called PC Antispyware 2010. Read the article: How to remove PC Antispyware 2010.
Home Antivirus 2010 creates the following files and folders
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ywukynota.com
C:\Program Files\Common Files\vivifabyx.dll
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ciqudehyri.dll
Home Antivirus 2010 creates the following registry keys and values
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Home Antivirus 2010
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don’t load\scui.cpl
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\don’t load\wscui.cpl