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PC Defender 2008

Posted: October 20, 2008

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 44
First Seen: July 24, 2009
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotPC Defender 2008, also known as PCDefender 2008 and PCDefender2008, is a rogue anti-spyware program and is part of the family of Winifixer, Antivirus XP 2008, Antimalware 2009, and XP Protector 2009. Once you're infected with PC Defender 2008, you'll receive numerous fake popups, which interfere with the correct functioning of your computer, stating that you're infected with spyware.

Moreover, PC Defender 2008 may run a fake system scanner and then display fake system scan results stating that your system is flooded with spyware. PC Defender 2008's deceptive methods are designed to push you to PC Defender 2008's website (PCDefender2008.com) or other malicious websites that distribute PC Defender 2008's full paid version. PC Defender 2008 may launch on every Windows startup.

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