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Malware Defender

Posted: July 19, 2011

Malware Defender's website may be quick to tell you about Malware Defender's supposedly lengthy history as an anti-virus product, but SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have traced Malware Defender's roots back to a much more current source. Despite its contrary marketing, Malware Defender is a rogue anti-virus program that was copied from similar rogue AV products in mid-2011. Just as Malware Defender's past is a lie, its anti-virus features are equally fake, although Malware Defender does have real functions that are related to blocking your real anti-malware programs. If Malware Defender is on your PC, use the best PC threat-removal product that you can find to scan your computer and remove Malware Defender and any related infections, and above all else, avoid giving in to Malware Defender's credit card-stealing scam.

Warding Off Malware Defender's Endless Alias Lineup

Malware Defender may pretend to be a great anti-virus product hailing from at least 2010, but its real origins are tightly-linked to other rogue anti-virus applications like Ultimate Defender, Clean SecurityUnlimited Defender and Ultim Block. These Malware Defender clones, in addition to Malware Defender, will use a variety of deceptive methods to gain access to your PC, unlike a real anti-virus program that will only install itself with your full consent and under upfront circumstances.
Many rogue anti-virus programs in the Malware Defender subgroup have been caught using Trojans such as Zlob or Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert to transport themselves to new computers. Many of these Trojans prefer to disguise themselves as fake media updates such as codecs, although Malware Defender-specific ones appear to prefer distribution in the form of fake web browser updates. Fake warning messages like the one below are common when Zlob or a similar Trojan tries to install a rogue AV program from the Malware Defender family:
"Malware Defender Firewall Alert! – Scanning of your system is currently on, please waiting until the end. Your system affected by numerous virus attacks, Malware Defender Firewall Alert recommends you to install proper security program to protect your computer?"
Malware Defender and related rogue anti-virus programs can also infect your PC by exploiting drive-by-download scripts and fake online scanners that are hosted on malicious websites, including Malware Defender's own malware-defender.com. Since SpywareRemove.com research analysts have found that websites that sell Malware Defender clones use a similar interface and recycle the majority of their art assets, identifying them to avoid contact isn't very problematic. Some examples of other websites in the same scam subgroup as Malware-defender.com include bogemasecurity.com, ultimblock.com, antivirusedition.com, ultimsecurity.com, windowsdef.com, ultimdefender.com and eclipseantivirus.com.

The Hidden Real Features and Visible Fake Ones That Make Malware Defender a Bad Idea for Any PC

Malware Defender's fraudulent website marketing may tell you that Defender Unlimited is a great security product, but the real Malware Defender, as SpywareRemove.com malware research team has found, is nothing but bad news for your computer:

  • Malware Defender will create a variety of fake system information, including bad system scan simulations and fake infection warning pop-ups, to make your PC look even more infected than it really is. In no cases has SpywareRemove.com research team seen Malware Defender detect or delete real viruses or other malicious security programs.
  • Malware Defender will repeatedly nag you to spend money at malware-defender.com, but since Malware Defender has no positive anti-virus features, any money spent is wasted. Additionally, doing so will open up the possibility of criminals charging your credit card additional times for no reason.
  • Malware Defender actually will block your real anti-malware programs, including scanners and potentially even basic Windows programs like Task Manager.

You can delete Malware Defender with any competent and up-to-date anti-malware product, although Malware Defender may avoid removal attempts that don't use Safe Mode or another secure system boot method.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to Malware Defender 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.

Download SpyHunter's Malware Scanner

Note: SpyHunter's free version is only for malware detection. If SpyHunter detects malware on your PC, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware tool to remove the malware threats. Learn more on SpyHunter. If you would like to uninstall SpyHunter for any reason, please follow these uninstall instructions. To learn more about our policies and practices, visit our EULA, Privacy Policy and Threat Assessment Criteria .

Why can't I open any program including SpyHunter? You may have a malware file running in memory that kills any programs that you try to launch on your PC. Tip: Download SpyHunter from a clean computer, copy it to a USB thumb drive, DVD or CD, then install it on the infected PC and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.

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One Comment

  • Rebeca Halgrimson says:

    Hi! I have the same problem as Suzee :/ I'm using free AVG Anti-Virus. I can't do anything with that Trojan Horse Hider.OLM. Could you please help me to remove the bastard from my comp?