Security Defender Description
Just the latest spawn in a large brood of fake antivirus scanners, Security Defender has numerous connections to earlier forms of rogue malware and should be removed at the earliest opportunity. Like other rogues, it operates by way of a simple graphical shell that pretends to alert the user to serious computer errors. However, these are all false, specifically created to be a scam.
A Biography of the Newest Member of the Nasty Rogue Family
Security Defender, despite being the 2011 model of the same old scam, shares the limitations of these rogues. Most importantly, it’s completely unable of detecting or removing true threats to your computer’s stability or security. Like many kinds of malware, it has its origins in the Russian Federation. Although it may look a little different from others, more polished and modern, its methodology is identical. This is good for the user, because it means that removing Security Defender is an already solved puzzle!
Identifying the Traitor in Your Ranks
Sometimes it can be difficult to tell whether you have a malware infection on your computer. Security Defender is happily a standout rogue that makes identification very easy. In fact, it can’t wait to advertise its presence! It will run itself automatically rather than requiring a prompt, and will immediately detect many nonexistent threats. Despite these messages, Security Defender is physically incapable of actually scanning your computer, let alone removing serious threats, even in its supposed ‘full’ version.
Another ironic trait that makes Security Defender a snap to identify is its rather morbidly enthusiastic marketing. This is a rogue that truly relies on you not knowing what it is to get the sale! It will engage in tactics such as creating popups or modifying your browser settings with a proxy server for redirection.
The Worst Security Defender Has to Offer to Your System
Security Defender’s aggressive attempts to protect itself from being deleted are both its most blatant and its most dangerous behavior. To this end, it may automatically shut down any process it considers a threat to its own predatory well-being, including various genuine anti-malware scanner programs.
The Achilles Heels in Security Defender
Even in the face of such aggression, there’s no reason to give in to this rogue invader. Security Defender has several weak points that make it easy to remove. Because it requires a web browser to scam you out of your money in the first place, Security Defender won’t block the processes for Internet Explorer or Firefox.
However, it’s usually more efficient to boot into Safe Mode. To access the menu for Safe Mode, simply hit F8 while starting your computer and this will prevent Security Defender from starting up in the first place. If your Internet connection is for some reason cut off or crippled by this rogue, there are two ways to regain it. The first is to use ‘Safe Mode with Networking.’ The second works in any mode – just disable proxy servers in your LAN Settings under the Connections tab of Internet Options (found in the Control Panel).
While in Safe Mode, removing Security Defender and any other infections should be your top concern, since this nasty little guy will hinder all other operations as long as it’s on your hard drive. Some professional anti-malware scanners may have difficulty recognizing and cleansing the PC from Security Defender. It can also be removed in a hands-on fashion – searching for all its files and folders as well as registry entries, and deleting them one at a time. With this last method, you should take care that all components of Security Defender are truly deleted. Make sure that there aren’t any malware-based processes running during your deletion sweep! If done properly, your system should be free of this highly disruptive pest, allowing you to go about your life with renewed freedom.
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Security Defender Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
Is your PC infected with Security Defender? To safely & quickly detect Security Defender, we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.
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Visual & GUI Characteristics
File System Modifications
Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
- The following files were created in the system:
# File Name Detection Count 1 %ProgramFiles%\Security Defender 672 2 Security Defender.lnk 665 3 %ProgramFiles%\ Security Defender\ Security Defender.dll 607 4 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ Application Data\ d09cfb1c-9bb8-4ad1-a467-d105a674c81a_.mkv 593 5 %APPDATA%\ 2283880F-EF87-4aac-8EBD-C9BCC8494AF5_47.avi 389 6 %LOCALAPPDATA%\App\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].dll 190 7 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\App\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].dll 183 8 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]-[RANDOM CHARACTERS]-[RANDOM CHARACTERS]-[RANDOM CHARACTERS]-[RANDOM CHARACTERS].lnk 73 9 %WINDIR%\system32\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]-[RANDOM CHARACTERS]-[RANDOM CHARACTERS]-[RANDOM CHARACTERS]-[RANDOM CHARACTERS].avi 44 10 %APPDATA%\ 03e5c2ca-9a05-418d-b277-d7db924dcb95_46.avi 1,031
- The following messages's were detected:
# Message 1 Security Defender Firewall Alert
Iexplore.exe is infected with Trojan.JS.Fraud.ba. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.
Windows recommends activate Security Defender
2 System Security Alert!
Unknown program is scanning your system registry right now! Identify the theft detected!
3 System Security Alert!
Background scan for security breaches has been finished. Serious problems have been detected. Safeguard your system against exploits, malware and viruses right now by activating Proactive Defence.
Posted: February 4, 2011 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 10/10
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Detection Count: 1,707