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Windows Premium Defender. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

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Windows Premium Defender is an invasive computer utility that tries to create an image that it is a reputable program that should definitely be purchased. However, in reality this name means only some dirty schemes that will be used for stealing victims' money. Be sure that Windows Premium Defender is useless and should never be taken as a serious PC protection tool. This program must be labeled only as ‘rogue’ due to some absolutely obvious things characterizing it. Firstly, this scamware gets inside the system without any user's consent. Secondly, it displays only fake system scanners and misleading alerts that report about invented viruses. In order to stop this application, we highly recommend to remove Windows Premium Defender from your computer and do that as soon as possible.

HOW CAN YOU GET INFECTED WITH WINDOWS PREMIUM DEFENDER

The way how Windows Premium Defender gets inside the system can be better described by the word ‘intrusion’. For that, it usually uses security vulnerabilities found on the system and trojans that do all dirty job for this rogue anti-spyware. They not only download all infected files on the PC but also set this scamware to start as soon as PC is rebooted. In addition, this badware starts displaying continuous system scanners and alerts that announce about numerous viruses detected. That's perhaps the very first obvious sign of this malicious activity that starts appearing after all these manipulations are completed and system is rebooted. Here are some examples of Windows Premium Defender alerts and scanners:

Warning! Virus Detected
Threat Detected: Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Agent
Security Risk:
Infected File: regedit.exe
Description: Programs classified as Trojan download and install new versions of malicious programs, including Trojans and AdWare, on victim computers.
Recommended:
Please click “remove All” button to erase all infected files and protect your PC

Firewall has blocked a program from accessing the Internet
Internet Explorer
C:\program files\internet explorer\iexpolre.exe
C:\program files\internet explorer\iexpolre.exe
is suspected to have infected your PC. This type of virus intercepts entered data and transmits them to a remote server.
Recommended:
Please click “Prevent attack” button to prevent all attacks and protect your PC

Make sure you never fall for these alerts and notifications as the program in no way fits real key features of security application. The reason why this pseudo malware is spread is the money – after claiming that there are hundreds of viruses detected, Windows Premium Defender starts claiming that it is not capable to remove those viruses for you until you pay for its licensed version. However, this version is useless and has nothing in common with a real anti-malware program.

HOW CAN YOU REMOVE WINDOWS PREMIUM DEFENDER

You are highly recommended to remove Windows Premium Defender as soon as possible. If you have already paid for its license, contact your credit card company to dispute the charges. In addition, run a full system scan with Reimage or PlumbytesWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus and forget about annoying alerts from Windows Premium Defender.

The latest parasite names used by FakeVimes:
Windows Internet Guard, Windows Web Watchdog, Windows AntiBreach Patrol, Windows Antivirus Patrol, Windows Pro Defence Kit

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Reimage is recommended to uninstall Windows Premium Defender. Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not. If you need to remove malware, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage malware removal tool.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
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Windows Premium Defender manual removal

Kill processes:
%AppData%\Protector-[rnd].exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_ERROR_PAGE_BYPASS_ZONE_CHECK_FOR_HTTPS_KB954312
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegedit" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "ID" = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = "2012-2-17_2"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "rudbxijemb"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avp32.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\_avpcc.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ashDisp.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\divx.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\mostat.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\platin.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tapinstall.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zapsetup3001.exe
There are more similar entries, you should let spyware Doctor to identify them.
Delete files:
%AppData%\Protector-[rnd].exe

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