Remove WinPC Defender
Removal instructions

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WinPC Defender is also known as Win PC Defender, WinPCDefender | Type: Rogue Antispyware
WinPC Defender is another fake anti-spyware application. The main goal of this parasite is to ruin and compromise system integrity and security. WinPC Defender is a clone of malicious and infamous application called XP Police Antivirus. This parasite enters the system after the installation of trojan application that pretends to be a video codec.

Once installed and active, WinPCDefender performs fake system scan and basically generates misleading pop-up windows and fake error messages attempting to scare the user and hopping that he will purchase a licence of Win PC Defender. However, WinPC Defender is totally worthless application and should be removed immediately after first appearance. It is obvious that this rogue is unable to detect and of course to remove any kind of infections. We strongly recommend to remove WinPC Defender from the system as soon as possible after detection. Removal delay can only worsen the situation. Related files: 1234.exe, install.exe

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

Automatic WinPC Defender removal:

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WinPC Defender manual removal

Kill processes:
1234.exe
7339880.exe
pcdefender.exe
install.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\ext\stats\{96ad72e4-2e2b-4ffc-a5bb-279c2714af12}
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\winpc defender
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\clsid\{96ad72e4-2e2b-4ffc-a5bb-279c2714af12}\programmable
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\typelib\{a54dc52d-7aad-4d40-a126-337211631edc}
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\classes\typelib\{a54dc52d-7aad-4d40-a126-337211631edc}\1.0\0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\explorer\browser helper objects\{96ad72e4-2e2b-4ffc-a5bb-279c2714af12}

Unregister DLLs:
ieocx.dll

Delete files:
1234.exe
7339880.exe
ieocx.dll
pcdefender.exe
winpc defender.lnk
install.exe

Geolocation of WinPC Defender

This map reveals the prevalence of WinPC Defender. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

QR code for WinPC Defender removal instructions

WinPC Defender qrcode QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like WinPC Defender are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall WinPC Defender right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

Information added: 2009-03-16 09:29
Information updated: 2012-02-07 18:41

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Users comments about WinPC Defender:

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davidrice
I had a similar problem with the file "defender.exe". It would come up during start up and prevent me from opening anything.

EASY FIX -> For Windows 7 (for XP see below)...power up and go straight into safe mode where the file cant open. delete the file "defender.exe" in Computer/C:/Users//AppData/Roaming/defender.exe.

If you cant find it, download EMSA Win Startup Manager from another computer and make sure you get their activation code from their web site. Start your computer in safe mode, install and start EMSA Startup Manager...look in all the tabs on the left and you should eventually see the EXACT NAME AND LOCATION of the file which will be listed, among other files, in the right (main) window. Then, just open up explorer and delete it!

The people who make these things are the lowest of the low!!!!
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Happy
Followed the suggestion below and it worked fine, with a few changes for my situation. Thought I would detail what I did.

As I didnt have malwarebytes installed on the infected computer I downloaded it on another machine and installed it off a thumb drive.

1) rename your anti virus software defender.exe
- in my case i use malwarebytes as i find its the best so i renamed mbam.exe to defender.exe (it doesnt close any programs named defender.exe)
1.1) Rebooted in safe mode with network capability
1.2) Did a Definitions update (important bit)
2) run a full scan
3) remove the threats/infections it finds
4) restart computer

Great advice - many thanks
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savior
Ok easiest way to remove this as the virus itself closes any .exe files you try to open (including task manager and anti virus programs)

1) rename your anti virus software defender.exe
- in my case i use malwarebytes as i find its the best so i renamed mbam.exe to defender.exe (it doesnt close any programs named defender.exe)
2) run a full scan
3) remove the threats/infections it finds
4) restart computer

I would assume this would work with any anti virus software, just find yours in your program files and rename the executable to defender.exe

Hope this helps!
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Helpful?
Ok easiest way to remove this as the virus itself closes any .exe files you try to open (including task manager and anti virus programs)

1) rename your anti virus software defender.exe
- in my case i use malwarebytes as i find its the best so i renamed mbam.exe to defender.exe (it doesnt close any programs named defender.exe)
2) run a full scan
3) remove the threats/infections it finds
4) restart computer

I would assume this would work with any anti virus software, just find yours in your program files and rename the executable to defender.exe

Hope this helps!
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<Guest>
what worked for me was:
1.i ran my pc in safe mode
2.i downloaded malwarebytes
3.i installed by grading it into command prompt because it would not let me run setups or exes
4.ran full scan
5.virus done.
6.confirm check
i hope this works for this guys
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angel
thanks a lot more blessings
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emiliee,
trying to remove this for my mum, and decided to use the internet on the pc for easiness, but, "/ wont let me connect, is it cause of the virus? and i cant find half of the files to delete anyway :s help?
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<Guest>
Its stopping me from System Restoring, downloading or installing new programs. It wont let me run Spybot,this is driving me crazy. Any help would be greatly appreciated and earns a gold star
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Ben
you need to pay for spywear doctor, all rest arn't working for me.
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<Guest>
Thanks
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<Guest>
this happened to me dude im stuck i dled the program and it went away but i shut off comp and it came back :(
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<Guest>
well... what is the correct procedure fro removing this program???
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<Guest>
Will you remove the winpc defender from may computer
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<Guest>
in my case I couldn't delete c:windowsieocx.dll because it was running under the "iexplore" process. bookmark this page, and stop all iexplore processes to delete it.
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<Guest>
it came to my computer somehow but i got rid of it
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<Guest>
quit trying to send me junk mail bitches
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<Guest>
I used Malwarebytes Anti Malware and it removed that piece of crap from my PC completely. Try It!
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<Guest>
how do i delete it it wont stop showing up it making me crazy
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<Guest>
I winpc defender on my computer but I can't connect to the internet so I can't download this remover....how it can be taken off?
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<Guest>
Wow it dissapeared after this program was used and trust me this is not one of those fake testamonys lol
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