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Defense Center. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as DefenseCenter | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Defense Center is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as Protection Center malware. It reports false system security threats and displays fake security warnings to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected with spyware, adware and other viruses. DefenseCenter is a typical scareware, that's why it will ask you to pay for a full version of the program to remove the infections which don't even exist. Defense Center is promoted through the use of Trojans and other malicious software. Usually, it comes from fake online scanners and misleading video websites. The rogue program has to be manually installed, so to make its way to the system it pretends to be a video codec or flash player update. Basically, the scammers do all their best to trick you into installing their bogus software.

Once installed and running, Defense Center will simulate a system scan and display a list of infections that can be only removed with a full version of the program. Then it will constantly display fake security alerts and pop-ups claiming that your computer is infected with spyware that may stole your passwords and credit card information. What is more, the rogue program will disable Task Manager, Registry Editor and other system tools. It will also block legitimate anti-spyware programs, that's why you may have to reboot your computer in safe mode and run an automatic removal tool from there or remove Defense Center files manually.

Some of the fake Defense Center alerts read:


Warning! Adware detected!
Adware module detected on your PC!
Zlob.Porn.Ad adware has been detected. This adware module advertises websites with explicit content. Be advised of such content being possibly illegal. Please click the button below to locate and remove this threat now.


Danger!
A security threat detected on your computer. TrojanASPX.JS.Win32. It strongly recommended to remove this threat right now. Click on the message to remove it.

If you find that your computer is infected with Defense Center then use removal instructions below to remove Defense Center from your PC as soon as possible. Don't purchase it! If you have already purchased this rogue program then contact your credit card company and dispute the charges.

Special Defense Center removal steps

1. Restart your computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap "F8" key constantly. Use the arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode with Networking" option as shown in the image below, and then press ENTER.




2. Download an automatic removal tool from this page and run a full system scan. Or download it form alternative location. Related files: youporn.com.lnk, nudetube.com.lnk, Uninstall.exe, defext.dll

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

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Defense Center screenshot
Defense Center snapshot

Defense Center manual removal

Kill processes:
defcnt.exe
spam001.exe
spam003.exe
troj000.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_USERSS-1-5-21-861567501-152049171-1708537768-1003_Classessecfile
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassessecfile
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTsecfile
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREDefense Center
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallDefense Center
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREProgram Groups
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem "DisableTaskMgr" = "1"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Defense Center"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionpoliciessystem "DisableTaskMgr" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionShell ExtensionsApproved "{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}"
Unregister DLLs:
defext.dll
defhook.dll

Delete files:
_favdata.dat
about.ico
activate.ico
buy.ico
def.db
defcnt.exe
defext.dll
defhook.dll
help.ico
scan.ico
settings.ico
splash.mp3
Uninstall.exe
update.ico
virus.mp3
Defense Center Support.lnk
Defense Center.lnk
nudetube.com.lnk
pornotube.com.lnk
spam001.exe
spam003.exe
troj000.exe
youporn.com.lnk
Delete directories:
C:Program FilesDefense Center

Geolocation of Defense Center

Map reveals the prevalence of Defense Center. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States, Canada, France, Germany and United Kingdom.

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Comments on Defense Center

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<Guest>
I used Malwarebytes Anti Malware in Safe mode and the virus is totally gone! Thank you so so much for saving my life!
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<Guest>
defense center automatically restarts my pc......wat do i do other than buy a whole new pc....????? =[ plz help!!!!!!!!!!!!
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<Guest>
The Spyware Doctor scan is free, but you have to purchase it to remove the offending files.
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billyYObobMAMMAjoe
Does Norton Internet Security work against this trojan?
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<Guest>
thanks you so much
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chamoy
thanks fo the guide

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