Microsoft Defender Enhanced Protection Mode
For every legitimate security application available online, there are most likely a dozen rogue applications such as Microsoft Defender Enhanced Protection Mode ready to rip consumers off. This rogue in particular is very clever and resourceful, as it uses genuine Microsoft GUIs and icons, as well as the Microsoft Defender brand, which is a legitimate protection application distributed by Microsoft. It makes it much more difficult for PC owners who try to research Microsoft Defender Enhanced Protection Mode to check its legitimacy. This is because the search results are littered with references to the legitimate Windows Defender application, which may make Microsoft Defender Enhanced Protection Mode seem that much more genuine.
This rogue antispyware application infiltrates the PC surreptitiously and will root itself in the system without the user’s permission. It does this in a variety of ways, the most popular by bundling its Trojans and malware together with Adobe Flash updates obtained from suspect third party websites. It is highly encouraged that users only download Adobe products and updates from the official Adobe website, as third party downloads may very well be bundled with harmful software such as Microsoft Defender Enhanced Protection Mode. Other infection techniques used by Microsoft Defender Enhanced Protection Mode include bogus online malware scanners and infected online flash ads.
Microsoft Defender Enhanced Protection Mode does such a good job of mimicking Windows Defender that the user will think he is dealing with the real Microsoft Defender application, all the while having his information and privacy stolen and compromised. This rogue will edit the Windows registry so that it launches each time the user logs on to Windows. It will launch a fake system scan which will invariably warn the user of the presence of fake threats on the system.
As a further attack on the system, Microsoft Defender Enhanced Protection Mode will spam the user with various fake security alerts in the form of incessant pop up messages. One of the fake alerts read as follows:
Microsoft Defender operates under enhanced
It will also block the user’s access to the Internet, as well as deny him access to his applications on the system. This is done in an effort by the rogue to prevent the user from running or downloading an application which may be able to detect and remove Microsoft Defender Enhanced Protection Mode from the system. Other symptoms associated with the Microsoft Defender Enhanced Protection Mode infection include extremely poor system performance, and increased erratic system behavior.
When all is said and done you will only be able to get control back of your system if you destroy Microsoft Defender Enhanced Protection Mode immediately. This is best achieved by making use of the removal power of a genuine security tool able to not only erase Microsoft Defender Enhanced Protection Mode, but also protect against similar attacks in future.
- Blocks internet connection
- Block exe files from running
- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Slow internet connection
- System crashes
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer