Win 7 Defender Pro. How to remove?
(Uninstall guide)

Win 7 Defender Pro is also known as Win7 Defender Pro, Win7DefenderPro | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Win 7 Defender Pro is a rogue anti-spyware program that is distributed and installed through the use of Trojans and other malicious software. Usually, it comes from fake online scanners and malicious online video sites. It may also come bundled with other malware and it might be promoted on popular social networks using misleading social engineering methods. Once installed, Win 7 Defender Pro will run a fake system scan and display a list of infections that can't be removed from your computer unless you first purchase the program. However, you shouldn't buy it, because the scan results are false. The only real infection is Win7 Defender Pro itself. That why you should remove this rogue program in the first place.

When running, Win 7 Defender Pro will constantly display fake security alerts and pop-ups claiming that your computer is badly infected or that it's under attack from a remote computer. Just like the false scan results, the fake security alerts should be ignored. Furthermore, this fake program will disable certain Windows system tools and bock legit and well known antivirus and anti-spyware program to protect itself from being removed. What is more, Win 7 Defender Pro will block security related websites too. As you can see, this fake program is a scam and absolutely needless program. If you find that your computer infected with this scareware, then you should use the removal instructions below to remove Win 7 Defender Pro from your computer either manually or with an automatic removal tool. Related files: av.exe

Win 7 Defender Pro properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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Win 7 Defender Pro manual removal

Kill processes:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassessecfileshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTsecfileshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellsafemodecommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe" -safe-mode
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetIEXPLORE.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataav.exe" /START "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassessecfileshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTsecfileshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "%1" %*
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetFIREFOX.EXEshellsafemodecommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe" -safe-mode
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClientsStartMenuInternetIEXPLORE.EXEshellopencommand "(Default)" = "%UserProfile%Local SettingsApplication Dataave.exe" /START "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "AntiVirusOverride" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftSecurity Center "FirewallOverride" = "1"
Delete files:
Delete directories:
C:UsersAll UsersQJyrk5wvCU1

Information added: 03/22/10 11:54; information updated: 04/26/10 17:04

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Comments on Win 7 Defender Pro

i have the same issue as Julie, and this is the only computer i have!
Hello, I got this rogue recently and truly attacked my pc to the point of not even opening my programs to delete it...please I need help...what can I do to delete it?

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