How to remove the PC_Antispyware2010 virus

Most antivirus programs identify PC_Antispyware2010.exe as malware—for instance TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_FAKEALE.SMP or Mal_FakeAV-9, and Kaspersky identifies it as Packed.Win32.Krap.t or Trojan.Win32.FraudPack.pxr.

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PC_Antispyware2010.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with PC_Antispyware2010
PC_Antispyware2010.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Home Antivirus (version 2010 Module) belongs to software PC Antispyware (version 2010) by unknown.

Description: PC_Antispyware2010.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. PC_Antispyware2010.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 580,381 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 577,009 bytes. 
There is no file information. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows system file. PC_Antispyware2010.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with PC Antispyware 2010 occur, you can uninstall it software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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Important: You should check the PC_Antispyware2010.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving PC_Antispyware2010 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active PC_Antispyware2010 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the PC_Antispyware2010.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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