How to remove XP Defender?
What is XP Defender?
XP Defender (also called as XPDefender) is a fake computer security application which claims to be capable to remove all the cyber threats “detected”. XP Defender shows continuous system scanners at the beginning of its malicious activity and then reports hundreds of viruses that all in truth are invented and do not pose any harm. After making people scared, only the full version of XP Defender is offered them to purchase. Don’t act like XP Defender recommends because you will only grant your money for its creators and install another virus into your machine.
XP Defender infects Operating Systems through security vulnerabilities used by Trojans infections. When inside, these trojans install ave.exe file, which launches badware instead of any other process users want to launch. When inside, XP Defender is configured to start automatically when Windows starts and also begin instead of FireFox or Internet Explorer. Additional activity of XP Defender is showing fake system scanners and fabricated messages that announce variety errors and virus problems. The main reason of giving this misleading information is making users purchase XP Defenders’ so called full version because only the paid version is promised to handle with “detected” cyber threats.
It is obvious that people are clearly pushed into giving their money away for the virus. XP Defender is not capable to detect any actual threat because there is no such engine inside. This malware only misleads its victims into thinking their computers have multiple security issues, so do NOT believe the results it gives. XP Defender must be removed from the system, so get a reputable anti-spyware for that. Delete XP Defender and don’t support its creators that only try to sell a scam. Use this removal guide:
Current version of XP Defender stops all processes aggressively.
To remove it, you will need to stop its process first:
1. Open its folder ( C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\pcdfdata\ typically)
2. Rename its executable
3. Reboot, scan with Spyhunter
XP Defender is Extremely dangerous
XP Defender may spread via Trojans
XP Defender may display fake security messages
XP Defender may install additional spyware to your computer
XP Defender may repair its files, spread or update by itself
XP Defender violates your privacy and compromises your security
for XP Defender detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like XP Defender and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
XP Defender screenshots
Manual XP Defender removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove XP 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 XP Defender processes:
Remove these XP Defender Registry Entries:
Remove these XP Defender files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other XP Defender infected files and get help in XP Defender removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing XP Defender and similar threats.
XP 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 XP Defender can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads XP Defender trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, XP Defender offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, XP 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 XP 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 XP Defender, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as XP Defender, is nearly impossible to remove manually.