Hey, I need help to remove this Spyware Defender. The other day, I bought and installed this so-called security tool. At the beginning, I thought it was a useful and effective antivirus program since it always runs automatically itself to scan my whole computer while I start up computer, and always tell me my computer is under risk of threat, but every time when I click it to remove those threats and then restart computer to refresh, the virus is still there. And when I choose it to remove second time, it asks me to buy another new version. Now I know this antivirus cannot help any more, and I want to uninstall it right now, but it doesn’t allow me uninstall it in control panel. Please help!
Brief Introduction to Spyware Defender
Spyware Defender is a malicious rogue antispyware to invade computer and conduct evil activities on the machine. When this rogue antivirus is installed on your computer, it will change the startup items in system and insert its files in it. Soon as you start up computer, Spyware Defender will automatically launch to make a full scan for your computer, which looks like it is a well-working program, and then later when it finishes scanning, it will tell you that your computer is under high risks by listing many virus locations. Seeing do many threats, you may be scared and worried about your computer and then you will choose to remove. However, when you click on “Remove” button, it may first ask you to buy a full or advance version to continue this removal. If you trust Spyware Defender, you will continue to be led to its official downloading website. It is very tricky and just wants to trick you into paying money to buy fake antivirus. Actually there may be no threats on your system, but this fake antivirus just scare you by displaying fake security warning for you. And Spyware Defender doesn’t really scan virus or threats for your whole computer, it just pretend to be a well-working program to convince you to trust it, but actually it spies on the operating system to look for loopholes to insert other infections to mess up system. Don’t trust this fake antivirus, it is a malware itself and does no good to your computer.
Spyware Defender can block and disable legitimate Windows applications and other normal functions like Windows Task Manager and Registry editor. Every time when it automatically runs to scan, it actually disables system programs and destroys computer security shell, which will result in more and more loopholes and create opportunities to bring other viruses to mess up computer. Then Spyware Defender will gradually corrupt computer together with other infections like browser hijacker, worms, Trojan horse, malware and spyware. In this case, you will find that there are many problems on the computer, for example, computer performs slow, registry entries miss, and the real antivirus program is disabled and so on. This infection is capable of changing browser settings to modify homepage and default search engine and redirects search engine results to its infectious site. If Spyware Defender cannot be uninstalled from system, you will find that you cannot run some large programs or even cannot run more programs at the same time, or even you may get frozen and system crashes down. That is because this virus or other infections have severely attacked system and disable windows programs and processes. Spyware Defender is absolutely a big threat to your computer safety and must be removed from system immediately once it is found on computer.
Properties of the Fake Anti-virus Spyware
-Always pops up once you boot up your computer or run a program, claiming your computer is in great risk
-Asking you to purchase a code to activate this software, so that it can help you to remove the threats in your computer
-Can modify the computer registry once it is installed into the computer
-Can prohibit legit program to run, including your anti-virus programs
-Can occupy a great usage of CPU, which slows down the performance of computer or even causes blue screen
Finding all or some of these symptoms on your computer, sorry to say that your computer is infected by Spyware Defender. Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
A Screenshot of Spyware Defender Virus (Fake Antivirus Alert)
Manual Removal Guide of Fake Anti-virus Program (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Try to access the Safe mode with Networking.
In order to get into this mode, you should restart your infected computer and tap F8 key constantly when computer is booting back up to get safe mode options on the screen, use arrow keys to highlight the option you want to enter then press E/Enter key. * Usually, this rogue program will be disabled from automatically starting in safe modes. Users will be able to fix the Spyware Clear problem without constantly blocks from the fake AV. If you are a Windows 8 user, click here and learn how to boot up Windows 8 to safe mode.
For those computer which are XP operating systems, you will need to you choose your XP system after you choose safe mode with networking, you can press Enter directly without choosing any thing.
After loading files, you need to log in your account to get the safe mode with networking, for XP users, please choose Yes when you see the dialog.
Step 2: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to Spyware Defender, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 3:Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel, then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs.
Then try to find Spyware Defender, highlight it and choose Remove.
Step 4: Click on Start button or press Win+R, then type regedit in the box to open Registry Editor, after that, try to find
C:\Users\profile name here\AppData\
Video Guide on How to Remove Rogue Program:
YouTube Video Removal Guide:
Once Spyware Defender is installed to your computer it will be configured to run automatically along with the operating system, and each time when you start up your computer it will pretend to be computer internet security software to run and display fake security state of your computer to scare you. It aims at cheating out of your money by recommending you to purchase its fake full version. This fake antivirus also performs destructive activities on your computer. Spyware Defender virus damages the main system files to make it be able to pop up even under troubleshooting mode such as safe mode and safe mode with networking. It damages some fatal system to slow down computer performance. What you should do promptly is to remove it and install a real reputable antivirus program to protect your computer instead of a fake one.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a quite level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Spyware Defender virus? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Michael Myn & last updated on November 6, 2014 5:45 am