SaveDefender. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as Save Defender | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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SaveDefender is a misleading security application that displays fake security alerts and reports false system security threats or infections to make you think your computer is infected with spyware, adware, Trojans and other malicious software. The misleading application is from the same familay as TrustWarrior, SoftSafeness and SafetyKeeper. Once active, Save Defender will prompt you to pay for a full version of the program to remove non-existing infections and computer threats. Do not purchase this program and uninstall SaveDefender from the system as soon as possible.

SaveDefender is installed through the use of Trojan that displays fake security alerts. The Trojan-Downloader downloads a Rootkit as well. Once installed, the rogue security application will be automatically configured to scan your computer each time you log on into Windows. It will reports absolutely harmless files as security threats. To make things even worse, SaveDefender will impersonate Windows Security Center and display fake security alerts and notitifications claiming that the system is unprotected. The program will state that anti-virus software is disabled and that you must purchase SaveDefender to ensure full PC protection. Fake security alerts read:

“Security Center Alert!
Infiltration Alert!
Your computer is being attacked by an Internet Virus. It could be a password-stealing attack, a trojan-dropper or similar.”

“Spyware Alert!
Your computer is infected with spyware. It could damage your critical files or expose your private data on the Internet. Click here to register your copy of SaveDefender and remove spyware threats from your PC.”

What is more, Save Defender will block certain security websites and antivirus software. It will slow down your computer too. As you can see SaveDefender is nothing more but a scam. Please use the removal guide below to remove this infection from your computer manually for free. You should also scan your PC with reliable and effective anti-spyware application to make sure there are no more malware on the system.

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SaveDefender manual removal:

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareSaveDefender

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallSaveDefender

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWARESaveDefender

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetEnumRootLEGACY_SAVEDEFENDERSVC

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesSaveDefenderSvc

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "ri2aqoym.exe"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "SaveDefender"

Delete files:
SaveDefender.exe

uninstall.exe

SaveDefender.lnk

1 SaveDefender.lnk

2 Homepage.lnk

3 Uninstall.lnk

ri2aqoym.exe

101919py365z.ocx

10203hack9z5l284.ocx

10ez5parse20909.bin

13542spazbot13c9.cpl

13598viruz5b9.ocx

14397szambot506.exe

Delete directories:
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsSaveDefender

c:Program FilesSaveDefender Software

c:Program FilesSaveDefender SoftwareSaveDefender

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