- Connects to the internet without permission
- Shows commercial adverts
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
RegDefense is the latest misleading registry repair software, which upon installation will only display misleading results, in the process of scanning the infected system for registry problems.
RegDefense tends to be manually installed onto a system once the computer user has visited its website: www.regdefense.com. Once installed RegDefense will then continue to display all sorts of fabricated scan ‘results’ and will only report a numerous amount of threats to be found on the system, all these reports you will need to ignore – and the next step will be to remove RegDefense and all its components.
RegDefense may cause the following basic symptoms, which a computer user should look out for:
• Slow computer performance:
• New desktop shortcuts or switched homepage:
• Annoying pop-up messages:
RegDefense is considered a form of rogue software for a number of reasons, a few being that XP Deluxe Protector tends to display the following tactics:
• False positives/fake alerts:
• Copycat looks:
• High pressure marketing:
• Poor detection/scan reporting:
• Weak scanning/detection:
One will need to remove RegDefense from the infected computer system, as soon as it has been detected. The thing about RegDefense, and many rogue applications, is the fact that it is extremely difficult to delete from an infected system.
Manual removal is probably your best bet at maintaining the integrity of your computer, but manual removal should only be tried by those individuals that know a bit about registry files, and should be left to the individual who knows how to navigate their way around system files.
All in all though, I would recommend, especially if you are not completely tech savvy, one should make use of a reliable and legitimate, fully functional, up-to-date anti-spyware application, to remove RegDefense and all its components from the infected computer system.