IronDefense is a rogue anti-spyware program from the same family as IronDefender. IronDefense is classified as a rogue because it is advertised through the use of fake online scanners, Trojans and other malware. Once installed, Iron Defense will automatically start when you logon to Windows. Then it will pretend to scan your computer for malware and list a variety of infections that cannot be removed unless you first purchase the program. What’s interesting here is that the rogue program detects perfectly legitimate or non-existent files as malware infections. Obviously, it wants to scare you into thinking that your computer is infected when in reality it’s clean except the rogue program itself. Please ignore these scan results, and instead use the removal instructions below to remove IronDefense from your computer either manually or with an automatic removal tool.
While running, IronDefense will also display a bunch of fake security alerts and notifications from the Windows task bar claiming that your computer is infected with spyware, adware, Trojans and other malware. The fake notification reads:
If your computer is infected with this virus you will probably see more such fake security alerts and pop-ups. What is more, the rogue program will block legitimate anti-spyware programs and certain websites to protect itself from being removed. This makes the removal process a lot harder, but you can reboot your computer in safe mode with networking and download malware removal tool to remove this rogue program. It shouldn’t block download pages while you are in safe mode with networking. As you ca see, IronDefense has only one goal – to trick you into purchasing the program. Please use the removal instructions below to remove IronDefense from your computer. We strongly recommend you to scan your computer with legitimate anti-spyware software, i.e. STOPzilla.
IronDefense manual removal:
Delete registry values: