- Installs itself without permissions
- Connects to the internet without permission
- Shows commercial adverts
- Slow internet connection
- System crashes
- Annoying Pop-up's
- Slow Computer
If your operating system is running disorderly and a strange application named PC Defender is scanning your computer without prior request – your PC has been infected by a malicious rogue anti-spyware. This clandestine infection could have entered your computer via spam email attachments, social engineering scams, P2P file sharing, freeware and other security vulnerabilities. Once the fake security program is activated on your operating Windows system, it acts as an authentic, legal and beneficial security tools. Regardless, there is no doubt that you should delete PC Defender simply because it is fake and has been developed to trick you into giving up your money. Do you know how to remove the threat without corrupting your machine? Continue reading to find out.
Even though the infiltration of this fake AV tool is surreptitious, you will not have any trouble detecting it. This is because the malicious application depends on your interaction with it. If you trust the program and follow the instructions to register for a supposedly legitimate malware removal tool – the scam is successful. To avoid this, you need to ignore the misguiding interface of PC Defender. Pay no attention to intimidating PC scanner reports, rushing you to delete such fictitious threats as Backdoor:Win32.WinUOJ.bec, Trojan-Banker.Wind32.Banker-arcy, or bogus security warnings:
Alongside the misleading pop-up alerts and recommendations, you may notice various computer dysfunctions. This is initiated by such malignant components as Antispyware.exe and hook.dll. Both components are extremely dangerous as they can remove access to Registry Editor and Task Manager, release bogus notifications, steal passwords, record Outlook data, send spam email and reconfigure Internet Explorer settings. To restore your Windows functionality you need to delete PC Defender.
If you are considering manual PC Defender removal, we have to warn you that this task is extremely complicated because of inability to use Task Manager and Registry Editor. If you are experienced with manual removal tasks, you may overcome these obstacles; otherwise, you could vitiate your operating Windows system. If you do not want to take the risk – install automatic removal software to delete the infection from the computer. Additionally, consider installing full-time anti-malware protection software so that spyware removal would no longer be an issues to fear.
How to manually remove PC Defender
Files associated with PC Defender infection:
%AllUsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\PC Defender 2008
PC Defender 2008.lnk
Register PC Defender 2008.lnk
PC Defender DLL's to remove:
PC Defender processes to kill: