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Secure Defense

Posted: October 11, 2010

Secure Defense (or SecureDefense) is a rogue antispyware program designed to steal money from unwary computer users. SecureDefense may spread through its affiliated Trojans that are capable of challenging even the most capable Operating System. SecureDefense's trial version will proceed to run each time Windows starts up, which will result in various annoying pop-up ads and deceptive system scans appearing on your computer. Any reported infections are fabricated and should not be taken seriously. These are merely scare tactics employed in order to frighten you into purchasing the full commercial version of SecureDefense. Secure Defense's trial version and full version will do absolutely nothing for detection or removal of spyware or any other type of computer infection. Secure Defense should be detected and removed with a reliable anti-spyware program that is designed to remove rogue anti-spyware applications.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 c:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Desktop\SecureDefense.lnk
    2 c:\Documents and Settings\[user]\Local Settings\Temp\[random].exe
    3 c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\SecureDefense.lnk
    4 c:\WINDOWS\[random].bin
    5 c:\WINDOWS\[random].cpl
    6 c:\WINDOWS\system32\[random].bin
    7 c:\WINDOWS\system32\[random].cpl
    8 c:\WINDOWS\system32\[random].exe

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random].exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SecureDefenseHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SecureDefenseHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}SecureDefense

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