Home Malware Programs Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs SaveDefender


Posted: September 21, 2009

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 12
First Seen: December 1, 2009
Last Seen: August 6, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotSaveDefender is a fake security program that comes from the same group of rogue anti-spyware programs named SafetyKeeper, TrustWarrior, and SoftSafeness. SaveDefender uses the same methods as these rogue anti-spyware programs to push computer users into believing that they need to purchrase SaveDefender in order to remove parasites that it found on their computer.

SaveDefender is programmed to scan your system once installed only to return fake results. SaveDefender will also report back fake alert messages to further confuse you. All computer users must know that SaveDefender is an ineffective application for the tasks of detecting and removing any type of computer parasite.


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Technical Details

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:

setup[1].exe File name: setup[1].exe
Size: 919.18 KB (919187 bytes)
MD5: 5eed8a35861f2b3064f94cc8b8fba061
Detection count: 37
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
SaveDefender.exe File name: SaveDefender.exe
Size: 831.48 KB (831488 bytes)
MD5: 38ebfbebf948fd019d37298314a8a92c
Detection count: 35
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

More files

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Run keysSaveDefender

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