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PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert

Posted: October 17, 2012

PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert is a fraudulent pop-up warning that's used by PC Defender Plus, a member of the 'PC Defender' branch of the FakeRean family of rogue anti-malware scanners. PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert warns about a random type of malware, such as a Trojan or keylogger, that's attempting to access the Internet but supposedly was blocked by PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert's associated software. However, PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert's software can't detect real infections and doesn't have any malware-removing functions. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers consider PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert to be just one of the many signs of an active and able scamware infection that should be disinfected with a favorite anti-malware program.

How PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert Cranks up the Heat Beneath Your Feet

PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert is a pop-up that identifies malware by technical names and claims to be protecting your computer from unauthorized access by criminals. However, the PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert, no matter its appearances, is a strictly fraudulent pop-up that never coincides with legitimate alerts for real infections on your computer. Normally, the PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert is just one of many different types of pop-up alerts that are displayed, all with the desire to make you think dozens of malware programs are launching attacks.

PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert is specific to the rogue anti-malware program PC Defender Plus, which acts like an actual anti-malware product but doesn't have any of the real anti-malware functions to back up its marketing. Nonetheless, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have seen pop-ups identical to PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert on close relatives of PC Defender Plus such as XP Security 2011, Antivirus Protection 2012, Desktop Security 2010, Vista AntiVirus, XP Guardian and XP Police Antivirus.

Programs that use PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert and identical pop-ups should be considered scamware that are incapable of helping your PC. Any attempts to use them to disinfect your computer only waste your time by encouraging you to purchase this fraudulent software, which SpywareRemove.com malware researchers consider both unnecessary and inadvisable.

Freezing PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert's Bad Marketing Straight to the Bone

PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert has been found to be related to other attacks besides fake security alerts. SpywareRemove.com malware experts consider PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert's tendency to coincide with blocked applications, crashing web browsers and blocked websites to be particularly problematic. Even though PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert would like you to believe the opposite, PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert's PC Defender program should be considered a threat to your computer until PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert is deleted.

Booting your computer from a clean USB drive or using Safe Mode should let you access your OS without the PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert appearing. While PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert's fake anti-malware software is disabled, you should take the opportunity to scan your computer and remove all associated PC threats.

Other types of malware also have been seen associated with the installation of scamware programs that display PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert and identical pop-ups. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have noted connections with Blackhole Exploit Kits, Zlob Trojans, Bredolab Trojans and other types of PC threats that include nonconsensual downloading and installing attacks.

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The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert Iexplore.exe is infected with Trojan.JS.Fraud.ba. Private data can be stolen by third parties including credit card details and passwords. Windows recommends to activate PC Defender Plus Click ACTIVATE to register your copy of PC DEFENDER PLUS and perform threat removal on your system.