Friday, February 11, 2011

Remove Security Defender virus

Security Defender is a new fake security program that pretend to be a virus and malware removal tool, but unlike it, can not detect and remove any infections. This malware is created with one purpose, to trick you into purchasing so-called full version.

What Security Defender does

Security Defender infiltrate computers through the use of trojans. When the program is installed, it configures itself to run every time when you start Windows.

Once started, Security Defender will imitate a scan and list a lot of infected files. It states that your computer is infected with adware, trojans, worms or malware and that you should purchase SecurityDefender to remove these infections. Obviously, such results are a fraud, the program want to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with malicious software.

While Security Defender is running, it will display various misleading alerts, nag screens and notifications. Of course, all of these alerts and notifications are a fake and like a fake scan should be ignored.

As you can see, Security Defender is absolutely useless and what is more, even dangerous software. Most importantly, do not purchase anything that it will suggest you! Instead, please use the Security Defender virus removal guide or the instructions below to remove this malware from your computer for free.

How to remove Security Defender

Download Malwarebytes Anti-malware. Double click mbam-setup.exe to install the application. When installation is complete, 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 a screen like below.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Select "Perform Quick Scan", then click Scan. When the scan is done, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. You will see a list of malware that  Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware found on your computer. Note: list of malware may be different than what is shown in the screen below.

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware - lists of malicious software

Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. Once disinfection is finished, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart.

Note: if you can`t download or run these suggested program above, boot your computer in Safe mode with networking and repeat the above steps once again.

If the instructions does not help you, then ask for help in the Spyware removal forum.

1 comment:

  1. malwarebyte's did not remove the windows defender virus on my machine.