Advanced Defender

Posted: February 9, 2010
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 19

Advanced Defender Description

ScreenshotAdvanced Defender is a rogue anti-spyware program that produces a fake scan to alert potential victims of security risks on their PCs. Advanced Defender uses trojans to gain entry into the computer. Sometimes executing prompts from malicious websites may also lead to the installation of Advanced Defender. This unwanted program will exhibit a number of alerts that redirect the Internet browser to a website which recommends a purchase of Advanced Defender to remove viruses. This is a deliberate scam, so do not fall for the trickery and have Advanced Defender terminated with a proven malware remover immediately.

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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:



regp.exe File name: regp.exe
Size: 38.35 KB (38352 bytes)
MD5: 405e6e5c06c3e0be8be6aaab679521ef
Detection count: 95
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: February 18, 2010
advanceddefender.exe File name: advanceddefender.exe
Size: 1.23 MB (1232896 bytes)
MD5: 68dad6c35a9421cd73db5b45e011cf8a
Detection count: 94
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: February 18, 2010
explorers.exe File name: explorers.exe
Size: 33.14 KB (33149 bytes)
MD5: c9a582438d3851a6572cfa75a567e7c8
Detection count: 93
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: February 18, 2010
microsoftdefend.dll File name: microsoftdefend.dll
Size: 18.94 KB (18941 bytes)
MD5: a8d2dde23081e085216413450ce9ecea
Detection count: 92
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: February 18, 2010
certofsystem.exe File name: certofsystem.exe
Size: 47.87 KB (47872 bytes)
MD5: 8738bab505367e09789e91a02337986b
Detection count: 91
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: February 18, 2010
spoos.exe File name: spoos.exe
Size: 51.19 KB (51197 bytes)
MD5: ebb8481b89265cb919f382583fd42992
Detection count: 90
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: February 18, 2010

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%ProgramFiles%\Advanced Defender

Additional Information

The following cookies were detected:
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