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Antivirus Defender 2015

Posted: February 5, 2015

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 35
First Seen: February 5, 2015
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Antivirus Defender 2015 is a rogue AV program that detects inaccurate threat installations on your hard drive, which Antivirus Defender 2015 then can use to encourage you to buy its full version. Although Antivirus Defender 2015 uses a skin heavily reminiscent of official Microsoft software, Antivirus Defender 2015 isn't endorsed by Microsoft or any other, reputable company, and malware researchers officially classify Antivirus Defender 2015 as a threat. Accordingly, relevant anti-malware removal tools should be used whenever you need to delete Antivirus Defender 2015 or remove its side effects from an infected PC.

Antivirus Defender 2015: A Defender of Extorting Your PC

Antivirus Defender 2015 is one of the various rogue anti-malware products to borrow the appearance of Microsoft's Security Essentials program while failing to provide any of the same, central security features. Antivirus Defender 2015 is another addition to the WinPC Defender family and does bear a heavy resemblance to some prior forms of scamware, such as Ultimate Defender, SystemDefender, IE Defender, XP Defender, Advanced XP Defender, WinDefender2008, PCTotalDefender, PC Defender 2008, Personal Defender 2009, WinDefender 2009, Perfect Defender 2009, Total Defender, Malware Defender 2009, WinPC Defender, PC Privacy Defender, Smart Defender Pro, Rogue.UltimateDefender, FraudTool.LastDefender.b and Security Defender Pro 2015. This resemblance also can be seen on its website, avsdefender.com, which shows signs of being copy-pasted from previously-used templates.

Although avsdefender.com doesn't include automatic download exploits that could install Antivirus Defender 2015 automatically, it does promote Antivirus Defender 2015 as a supposedly effectual AV product. However, scans provided by Antivirus Defender 2015 always will return predetermined results, with infections listed by accurate, technical names, but without any correlation to what software is present on your PC.

Trying to remove these fake infections will cause Antivirus Defender 2015 to redirect you to a software registration process, through which Antivirus Defender 2015 extorts money from its victims. Malware researchers were able to confirm that even the registered version of Antivirus Defender 2015 offers no real anti-virus functions and must be considered scamware, like Spyware Defender.

Defending Your PC from Antivirus Defender 2015

Scamware programs also can endanger your PC in additional ways besides providing fake infection results. Antivirus Defender 2015 may generate fraudulent pop-up warnings, modify your desktop image, hijack your browser to block security-related sites, block real security products or make harmful changes to the system's Registry. Victims also should be attentive to symptoms that could possess links to other threats that may have installed Antivirus Defender 2015 automatically, such as Zlob and other varieties of Trojan downloaders.

Antivirus Defender 2015 is a recently identified threat, although one that greatly resembles previous scamware. However, 'under the hood' modifications to its code could make it difficult to identify accurately, and updating your anti-malware products prior to using them always is encouraged. Other means of disabling Antivirus Defender 2015, such as restarting in Safe Mode, can be used if deleting Antivirus Defender 2015 becomes impossible due to restricted access to your software or various websites.

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If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Antivirus Defender 2015 may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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