What is Antivirus Defence?
Antivirus Defense is not a security tool which you should trust. In fact, it is recommended that you delete this suspicious program from your personal Windows system without any delay. According to Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers, the application is closely linked to such rogue anti-spyware programs as Antiviral Factory 2013, Attentive Antivirus, System Progressive Protection or System Care Antivirus. All of these and many other programs have been developed by the WinWebSec family schemers. They can infiltrate the malicious rogues with the help of fake online scanners or using already existing Trojans.
As soon as the infection is activated it starts sending you false messages regarding allegedly attacking malware which you need to remove. Additionally, the fake AV is set to scan your computer and list a number of non-existent computer threats. The objective of this scam is to trick you into purchasing the full version of a fictitious malware remover. If you fall for the scam and purchase an allegedly beneficial security tool – you may end up installing the application in discussion. Overall, you need to delete Antivirus Defence if it has been installed onto the computer after spending your money on the bogus Windows security software.
How does Antivirus Defence work?
Schemers have many tricks to convince you that your personal computer is under the attack of cyber crooks. They can perform fake computer scans, indicate malware, remove access to certain Windows utilities, disrupt the Internet connection and even block the running of system’s executables. Please see an example of the fictitious notification:
Antivirus Defence Warning
Intercepting programs that may compromise your privacy and harm your system have been detected on your PC.
Click here to remove them immediately with Antivirus Defence.
This alert is completely bogus and the information provided by it should not be treated as reliable. If you start thinking that maybe your computer is actually infected with malware presented by the rogue, you may decide to install the first reliable looking security tool you face. Unfortunately, in this case it may be the fictitious Antivirus Defence. If you install the program onto the computer it is possible that all symptoms initiated by the rogue will disappear. This does not mean that your PC is now safe to run. In fact, if you keep the rogue running on the computer, it is likely that various security backdoors will be exposed and schemers will be able to infiltrate secondary malware. Without a doubt, this is not something that you should allow happening because this will lead to a much more complex and lengthy malware removal.
Automatic Antivirus Defense Removal
We strongly recommend that you delete Antivirus Defence using automatic spyware detection and removal software. According to our spyware researchers, there is a great chance that your PC is infected with a number of clandestine and highly dangerous threats. Unfortunately, some of them are not as notable and may even use rootkit components to conceal the presence of the malign processes. To make sure that all threats are removed and that your Windows system is guarded against illicit activity in the future – install the reliable spyware remover SpyHunter.
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Manual Antivirus Defence Removal
Even though manual removal operations are extremely complicated, some Windows users may have enough experience to locate and delete even the most clandestine rootkit and polymorphic files. If you have this experience, these are the steps you need to perform. Once you perform these steps make sure to inspect the system with a reliable spyware scanner.
Open the Task Manager by tapping Ctrl+Alt+Delete simultaneously. Terminate these processes:%AllUsersProfile%\[random].exe
Launch the Windows Registry by entering "msconfig" into RUN/Search. Remove these entries:HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “” = “[RANDOM CHARACTERS]”
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "enablehttp1_1" = '1'
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\featurecontrol\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION "svchost.exe"
Locate and delete these files which are linked to malware:%StartMenu%\Programs\Antivirus Defence.lnk