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Defru virus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Ugnius Kiguolis - -   Also known as Defru | Type: Malware

What is Defru virus?

Defru virus is a serious cyber threat, which has just started infecting computers. According to the latest news, this virus is mainly designed for Russian-speaking PC users but we have already received several complaints from people who live in other world's countries. After testing Defru on some of our computers, we easily understood that this threat seeks the same as any other virus – the money. For that, it displays fake system scan and then offers 'activating' a program, which is called as Windows Security. Of course, you should never do that if you don't want to lose your money. The new thing about this virus is that as soon as Defru virus hijacks PC system, it alters the Windows hosts file. After that, it starts redirecting its victim to a phishing website which looks like Windows OS. When having this threat on board, you may notice that you can't get into any search site, social media site or other website because it initiates its redirect as soon as you enter domain's name. If you noticed redirects to Windows Security scan page, it's the most obvious sign showing that your computer was infected. Please, do NOT let this threat stay on your computer. Act now and remove Defru virus with a help of one of those programs that are given below.

How can Defru virus infect my computer?

Defru virus is spread around using same old methods that have been actively used when spreading rogues, ransomware viruses and similar cyber threats. When trying to get inside the system undetected, this program may trick you into believing that you need to download updates for some of your programs or install something for getting ability to watch your required content. Another method, which helps Defru virus enter computer undetected, is closely related to misleading emails. If you received an email from a company that you have never heard of, you should be concerned. We highly recommend you to look for various mistakes, grammar and type, and double check the sender. If an email looks suspicious, it's always a good idea to contact the company and ask it about the mail.

It seems that Defru virus is another cyber threat that is used for collecting the money. This specific infection is used for swindling only $4.75 USD. However, if scammers manage to convince 100 people to pay this amount of money a day, it becomes a serious business…

How to remove Defru virus?

If you think that your computer may be infected by Defru virus, you should scan it with reputable anti-spyware. It will help you to find every malicious file, including other files that belong to other cyber threats, and will remove Defru virus. Our recommended programs are: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes.

You can also try manual removal of Defru. Of course, you should be very careful when following these steps:

1. Click Start -> All Programs -> Accessories.
2. Now right-click on Notepad and select Run as administrator.
3. Open the Hosts file and delete the unnecessary entries that end with localhost and ::1 localhost.

For eliminating malicioys executable file (w1ndows_[4 characters]):

1. Reboot your computer to Safe Mode
2. Now open the AppData directory and remove all malicious files that are related to Defru virus.

do it now!
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Alternative Software
Different security software includes different virus database. If you didn’t succeed in finding malware with Reimage, try running alternative scan with Malwarebytes.
Alternative Software
Different security software includes different virus database. If you didn’t succeed in finding malware with Reimage, try running alternative scan with Combo Cleaner.
Defru virus snapshot
Defru virus snapshot

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