AntiMalware Defender is another version of rogue anti-viruses that pretend being made by Microsoft. This scamware is distributed using fake alerts about a new update for Windows operating system. That supposed update contains AntiMalware defender. The alert looks like this :
Antimalware security update for Windows XP (KB961118)
This critical update will install System Security Update 2010.01.023 (Antimalware Defender Upgrade; KB648759)
However, Antimalware defender is not Microsoft program : Microsoft distributes windows defender, malicious software removal tool and windows security essentials, but not this rogue. All the infections Antimalware Defender displays are not real and you will be scammed if you agree to pay for it. Additionally, your credit card details might be compromised as your payment will go through one of the payment gateways controlled by malware manufacturers.
Antimalware Defender will not remove any parasites after paying, the most it can do is to stop showing that your PC is infected. Even that is not guaranteed, as most of malware manufacturers do not bother to send any registration codes.
Typical reason of Antimalware Defender Infection is Trojans or advertisements in infected websites. You have to be really cautious about ads displayed in social networking sites and avoid clicking on them without double-checking the information displayed. I would not trust website that can tell if you are infected through browser only WITHOUT atsking you to confirm a scan. Only scareware like Antimalware defender will do that, as real antiviruses need user confirmation to perform a scan.
It is highly advisable to install a good anti-spyware/malware program with real time protection to avoid scams like Anti-malware Defender in the future. You should get rid of it and install a good antivirus like AVAST, AVIRA, NOD32 and a good anti-malware like spyware doctor or malwarebytes anti-malware. Here is how to remove Antimalware Defender.
Note: Antimalware Defender removal should be performed in safe mode, when DLLs are not loaded. Also you have to disable an infected randomly named browser helper object from your IE. Additionally, you could use this code to fake – register AntiMalware Defender and so ease the removal process : D13F-3B7D-B3C5-BD84.
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