How to remove Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender?
What is Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender?
Unlimited Defender is a rogue antivirus application, that is a software, that impersonates antivirus and tries to convince user into purchasing it to protect from viruses without any ability to do so. Typically, one meets Unlimited Defender after a trojan infection caused by some “codec” download or visiting infected website. These trojans have ability to download additional malware to misuse your PC. This involves either software for helping infecting other computers, or software that tries to make money from unsuspecting victims. Unlimited Defender is later sort of software.
Typically, Unlimited Defender will start by showing various alerts to convince that something is wrong with your PC: either it got a bad case of virus infections, or some sort of hacker is tinkering with it, or a network attack is noticed. The most of the users will click on such message and it will open Unlimited Defender window which proposes a system scan. It will detect various infections in legitimate and completely clean or even non-existing files. Defender Unlimited will refuse to fix your PC for free, and as infections are faked such software is classified as malware, or, more specifically fake/rogue antivirus.
Additionally, Unlimited Defender might mess up PC further. It will prevent legitimate sites from opening in browser, might cause redirects. Also, malware like this might hide various folders and documents to cause stress for users. Typically, malware does not actually deletes documents or files and they are recoverable.
This software should not be trusted.
How to get rid of Unlimited Defender
To remove Unlimited Defender , reboot your PC into safe mode with networking. You can try doing system restore from there (rstrui ), but Defender Unlimited might disable this function or mess up restore points.
The better way to get rid of Unlimited Defender is following:
1. Launch browser and disable proxy server in it.
2. If it is possible, enter private browsing mode, as some versions of Unlimited Defender does not intercept this traffic (might not help in all the cases).
3. Download Process explorer ( http://www.2-viruses.com/wp-content/uploads/PE/eXplorer.exe for backup location ) and launch it.
4. Make sure you see file execution path and kill all processes from APPDATA, Application Data and TEMP.
5. Download and scan your PC with reputable anti-malware program to identify Unlimited Defender files and delete them. I recommend Spyhunter ( http://www.2-viruses.com/spdoc.exe ) or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Update before scan.
6. Reboot. Make sure your antivirus and anti-malware programs are up to date and real time protection is enabled. Decent anti-malware programs should have prevented Defender Unlimited / Unlimited Defender infections in most of the cases.
Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender is Extremely dangerous
Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender may spread via Trojans
Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender may display fake security messages
Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender may install additional spyware to your computer
Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender may repair its files, spread or update by itself
Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender violates your privacy and compromises your security
for Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender screenshots
Manual Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other malware and spyware removal applications found on 2-viruses.com.
Stop these Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender processes:
Remove these Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender Registry Entries:
Remove these Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender infected files and get help in Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender and similar threats.
Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender is classified as Rogue Anti-Spyware. After infecting a user’s system, it proceeds to scare its victim into buying the “product” by displaying fake security messages, stating that your computer is infected with spyware and only Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender does not only fix the errors, but it also takes the user’s money and may even install additional spyware into the victim’s computer.
Some Rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender, may offer users to buy it after the victim clicks on a banner or a pop-up while surfing the internet. Usually, a Trojan is installed to a victim’s computer after clicking on the advertisement. It then proceeds to download or even install Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as Defender Unlimited/Unlimited Defender, is nearly impossible to remove manually.