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AV Defender. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as AVDefender | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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AV Defender is a rogue anti-spyware program which uses fake scan results and false security warnings to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected. The main goal of this fake program is to trick you into purchasing a license of the AV Defender. In reality, though, when you purchase AV Defender it doesn't provide any protection at all. If you have already purchased it then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. Next, you should follow the removal instructions below to remove AV Defender virus from your computer either manually for free or with an automatic removal tool.

When AV Defender is installed, it will create numerous harmless files on your computer and detect those files as malware. It performs a fake scan and detects the files it had created during its installation, but not allow you to remove them until you purchase it. As you can see, this is nothing more but a scam. Don't pay for this bogus program. What is more, AVDefender will also display many fake security alerts and warnings on your computer. These warnings will state that your computer is infected with spyware, adware and other malware or that someone is trying to hack your computer. These alerts, like the fake infections, can be safe ignored.

If you find that your computer is infected with this malware, please use the removal instructions below to remove AV Defender from the system as soon as possible. Don't forget to scan your PC with at least one reputable anti-spyware program such as Spyware Doctor. Related files: certofsystem.exe

AV Defender properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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AV Defender manual removal

Kill processes:
advanceddefender.exe
certofsystem.exe
explorers.exe
regp.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AV Defender
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AV Defender
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System ??DisableTaskMgr?? = ??1?
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "avdefender"
Unregister DLLs:
microsoftdefend.dll

Delete files:
track.wid
AV Defender.lnk
advanceddefender.exe
base.wdb
baseadd.wdb
conf.wcf
quarant.wdb
certofsystem.exe
explorers.exe
microsoftdefend.dll
regp.exe
secureit.com
spoos.exe
winscent.exe
Delete directories:
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Microsoft PData
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\AV Defender
C:\Program Files\AV Defender

Geolocation of AV Defender

Map reveals the prevalence of AV Defender. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

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