Posted: April 15, 2011
The following fields listed on the Threat Meter containing a specific value, are explained in detail below:
Threat Level: The threat level scale goes from 1 to 10 where 10 is the highest level of severity and 1 is the lowest level of severity. Each specific level is relative to the threat's consistent assessed behaviors collected from SpyHunter's risk assessment model.
Detection Count: The collective number of confirmed and suspected cases of a particular malware threat. The detection count is calculated from infected PCs retrieved from diagnostic and scan log reports generated by SpyHunter.
Volume Count: Similar to the detection count, the Volume Count is specifically based on the number of confirmed and suspected threats infecting systems on a daily basis. High volume counts usually represent a popular threat but may or may not have infected a large number of systems. High detection count threats could lay dormant and have a low volume count. Criteria for Volume Count is relative to a daily detection count.
Trend Path: The Trend Path, utilizing an up arrow, down arrow or equal symbol, represents the level of recent movement of a particular threat. Up arrows represent an increase, down arrows represent a decline and the equal symbol represent no change to a threat's recent movement.
% Impact (Last 7 Days): This demonstrates a 7-day period change in the frequency of a malware threat infecting PCs. The percentage impact correlates directly to the current Trend Path to determine a rise or decline in the percentage.
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Malware Protection is a rogue anti-malware application and uses bad scanning results along with a variety of fake system errors to force you to purchase Malware Protection. Any supposed positive feature of the rogue anti-malware application Malware Protection is entirely faked. Adding insult to injury, Malware Protection may also cancel downloads, hijack control of your web browser or prevent applications from running. Due to all of these threats and the simple fact that Malware Protection has nothing helpful to give your computer, you should remove Malware Protection as soon as you can by utilizing a genuine anti-malware program.
Malware Protection is Promoted and Enabled by Hijackers
Browser hijacks will prevent you from accessing normal sites by displaying errors or advertisements, alter your search results and homepage, and may directly force you towards a dangerous web domain. If you think your browser is being hijacked, chances are high that you've acquired Malware Protection or similar malware.
Malware Protection itself is anything but a good security program and may be strongly related to similar threats such as Best Malware Protection, Internet Security 2011, Internet Security Essentials and Internet Antivirus 2011. Aside from different names, these rogue anti-malware programs are close to identical in all notable and invariably harmful traits.
All of these fake anti-malware programs, including Malware Protection, are known mostly for creating fake system alerts and fake results on scanning displays. Most errors will include threats of keyloggers or other serious infections and will indicate that serious system components are corrupted. The latter is a ploy used to make you think that an unrelated infection is causing an important application (like Task Manager or your anti-virus scanner) to crash, when, in fact, it's Malware Protection causing the problem.
How to Handle Your Malware Protection Problem
Besides attacking your web browser and shutting down programs indiscriminately, Malware Protection may also prevent you from downloading files or change a variety of security-related settings for the worse. If left alone for a prolonged period of time, this state of affairs will almost certainly result in further harm to your PC. Protecting your computer from future threats as well as the present one in Malware Protection will require using good anti-malware software.
If you don't have such software available to turn to, you can reboot into Safe Mode with Networking to download the appropriate programs without Malware Protection launching during startup. Even if you already have what you need, you may want to switch to Safe Mode in any case, simply to prevent any possible malware attacks during the removal of Malware Protection.
Always have your scanners updated before you run a scan, since Malware Protection and other rogue anti-malware programs are known for creating new, less easily-detected versions of themselves on a regular basis. Remember to scan your entire PC rather than just scanning for Malware Protection, since Malware Protection is likely to come with related infections such as Trojans.
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:
%AppData%\defender.exeFile name: defender.exe
Size: 878.08 KB (878080 bytes)
Detection count: 30
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 17, 2022