Security Defender - How to remove?
Security Defender is dangerous cyber threat that will foolishly inform you about tons of infections detected and also will suggest the way of their elimination. Have no doubts that, just like you have been asked by Antimalware Defender malware, you will be asked to pay a fee for the ‘full’ version additionally which will be presented as a powerful application capable to remove detected viruses. This tactics of ripping people off is very popular among the malwares’ creators, so it is extremely important not to fall into purchasing SecurityDefender. If you have already did this, contact your credit card company to dispute the charges and remove Security Defender virus then. In order to avoid such dangerous intrusion, you should pay attention to the programs you use for your computer’s protection because only the licensed variants have a real time protection and can save you against Trojans spreading that scams through security holes found.
Being created to pretend virus detection and elimination activity, malware starts running fake system scanners as soon as you reboot your computer. Besides, you will receive numerous warnings and pop-up ads also interrupting while you are browsing the web. Whatever Security Defender displays, it informs about multiple infections detected which are in reality are nothing but harmless your system files or nonexistent viruses:
External software tries to control variety of your system files. This may lead to breaking of some data in your system. Click here to protect remote access to your PC & delete these programs.
Your system has come under attack of harmful software. Click here to deactivate it.
Remove spyware and other potentially unwanted software
System Defender detected 18 harmful application(s).
It is recommended to clean your computer immediately.
Click this balloon to fix the problem.
You should only ignore these alerts and don’t fall into removing ‘viruses’ reported, because that may affect your computer’s stability and its performance. These scanners triggered by Security Defender unregistered version will additionally offer its licensed version – ‘the only program capable to remove the detections’.
These pranks related to Security Defender malicious activity on your computer should be stopped by removing malware files. Security Defender has nothing to do with the actual state of computer and it can’t be replaced by any anti-virus solution. All the reported infections are imaginary, so that means that Security Defender is useless. Please, get rid of this illegitimate software created only for ripping you off because it will let more viruses inside your computer. Use a reliable antispyware program (Spyhunter or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware) to remove Security Defender and protect your machine from other cyber threats. Remember to update these programs before scanning to have the full virus database.
It seems that after several years a new update of Security Defender came out and is infecting new users. In this case, you will see a message on a web browser that says:
Your security settings level puts your computer at risk
We recommend that you do not browse the web with your current security settings.
Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage. Possible reasons include:
- Critical system change. This generally occurs when system is infected by spyware.
- Detected virus changes browser settings and displays advertisements or redirects access to Web pages.
- Malicious code program attempts to spread from computer to computer by attaching itself to a host program.
- Phishing sites attempt to steal your personal information.
Things you can do:
Get an antivirus software and remove all threats from your computer (RECOMMENDED)
Update: If you can’t launch your browser and you have new Security Defender infection
Special removal instructions:
- Right-click on Security Defender icon press properties.
- Copy the folder it is installed in (will be either C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\pcdfdata\ or C:\Program Data\pcdfdata )
- Go to that folder.
- Rename executables there to something else.
- Explorer should be able to launch. Download and scan your PC with spyhunter or other anti-malware program to delete left-overs.
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Manual Security Defender removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove Security 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 Reimage or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other Security Defender infected files and get help in Security Defender removal by using Reimage scanner.