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ProtectDefender

Posted: January 20, 2010

Threat Metric

Ranking: 10,410
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 131
First Seen: January 21, 2010
Last Seen: June 17, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotProtectDefender (Protect Defender) is a fake anti-spyware program that comes from the family of rogue anti-spyware applications such as WiniGuard and Armor Defender. ProtectDefender can impersonate a security application that is able to help you rid parasites only ProtectDefender does not have the ability to complete that process.

ProtectDefender is usually heavily advertised on a malicious website as a security application. ProtectDefender, after installation, will display several misleading popup messages that attempt to warn computer users of an imaginary parasite infection. In addition, ProtectDefender will perform a system scan only to display fake results as another scare tactic. It is recommended that computer users avoid use of ProtectDefender and take action to remove it at once before damage occurs.

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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:



setup[1].exe File name: setup[1].exe
Size: 866.3 KB (866304 bytes)
MD5: 9ce370b8ef39f82daa71e46b0ebfc9e2
Detection count: 22
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 21, 2010
ProtectDefender.exe File name: ProtectDefender.exe
Size: 742.92 KB (742928 bytes)
MD5: 0666e9a8ea8b1ff9711cf2f412f3073f
Detection count: 21
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 21, 2010
setup[1].exe File name: setup[1].exe
Size: 369.15 KB (369152 bytes)
MD5: f9239bf00cd6904b97d5f76a9ba7de22
Detection count: 20
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 21, 2010

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Cookiesprotectdefender

Additional Information

The following cookies were detected:
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