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Malware Defender 2015

Posted: February 19, 2015

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 23
First Seen: February 19, 2015
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Malware Defender 2015 is a rogue anti-virus scanner that mimics the graphical user interface of Microsoft's Security Essentials software. Harboring Malware Defender 2015 on your computer may result in your being provided with inaccurate information about its overall health. This information may, in turn, lead you to commit to actions needlessly damaging to your machine, your finances or your information. Deleting Malware Defender 2015 is the response malware researchers would advise in all situations, and without indulging in any premium registration offers that this scamware promotes.

Malware Defender 2015: A Defender of Its Right to Deceive

Malware Defender 2015 is an apparent variant of previous WinPC Defender family scamware, which have been seen using minor changes in their product names to avoid being recognized by their victims. These rogue anti-malware programs sometimes are promoted by fraudulent websites like malware-defender.com, and, otherwise, may be distributed in spam file attachments or installed by other threats. Since Malware Defender 2015 visibly resembles a default anti-malware product installed along with Windows, its victims easily may confuse Malware Defender 2015 or any of its family members with real security software. Other members of the WinPCDefender family include 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.

Malware Defender 2015's imitation of Security Essentials encompasses its system-scanning feature, which, in Malware Defender 2015, displays fraudulent threat results. While Malware Defender 2015's scans are particularly likely to return results filled with high-level threats, such as rootkits, which aren't on your PC, they can list threats by technically appropriate, official names. They also tend to describe the payloads of these threats accurately.

However, trying to remove threats detected by Malware Defender 2015 will redirect the user to a registration request pop-up. Even once you register Malware Defender 2015, malware researchers verified that Malware Defender 2015 isn't a functional anti-malware program and cannot detect (or remove) any real infections from your computer.

2015's Solution to the Tactic of Years Past

Most fake anti-malware programs also include routines meant to disable your ability to use real security software or visit security-related websites. Some also will generate fake threat files, which typically are harmless, as a part of their threat-detecting illusion. The risk of these attacks is one of the most meaningful reasons why malware researchers urge you to remove Malware Defender 2015. Ideally, of course, Malware Defender 2015 should be uninstalled before you've spent any money or transferred any personal information in registering Malware Defender 2015.

Historically, most real anti-malware products have few or no problems with recognizing and uninstalling fake security software, such as members of the equally prolific FakeRean or WinWebSec families. However, Malware Defender 2015 or threats related to its installation may try to block your use of such software. If such attacks occur, availing yourself of baseline security routines like restarting through a USB device or using the Safe Mode feature, can provide the additional protection needed to get rid of Malware Defender 2015

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

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

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.

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:



%LOCALAPPDATA%\hqaqsyaxzv.exe File name: hqaqsyaxzv.exe
Size: 58.95 KB (58957 bytes)
MD5: e414923c5f3869f16648f37c519ddd41
Detection count: 9
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %LOCALAPPDATA%\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: February 19, 2015
%LOCALAPPDATA%\jfdjxqqqgu.exe File name: jfdjxqqqgu.exe
Size: 58.95 KB (58957 bytes)
MD5: 4fa300e27265ab86cf781e0563e04932
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %LOCALAPPDATA%\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: February 19, 2015
%LOCALAPPDATA%\iosqlolair.exe File name: iosqlolair.exe
Size: 122.88 KB (122880 bytes)
MD5: 7e7016c1d5c390b95449f2115ead858a
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %LOCALAPPDATA%\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: February 19, 2015
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Evnztion\41426161.exe File name: 41426161.exe
Size: 266.24 KB (266240 bytes)
MD5: df8348b3263296771fb14de5ad022cce
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %LOCALAPPDATA%\Evnztion\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: February 19, 2015

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