PC Defender Plus is a malicious application, which only pretends to be legitimate. After a closer look it can be easily said that this is a rogue anti-spyware, which should be avoided because it can be used to initiate various problems on victim's computer. Such programs can be employed to track victim's browsing habits or the keystrokes, and steal personal information from the user. However, the main aim of such threats is to make users believe that they are infected and then push them into purchasing the 'licensed' version. In order to make its victims pay for it, virus firstly reports about numerous viruses detected, this is a classical way how rogue anti-spywares act. Before you go and pay for the license of this malware, we must warn you that such version doesn't exist. We have already announced about PC Defender Plus Firewall Alert, which belongs to the same group of hackers. It is called Braviax. You must ignore this Firewall Alert and remove virus as soon as possible.
HOW CAN I GET INFECTED WITH PC DEFENDER PLUS?
PC Defender Plus can infiltrate computer using trojan horses that come bundled with freeware, such as video/audio codecs, software updates and other potentially-malicious downloads. This method ensures secret penetration for this threat but it has also do some other stuff to reach its goal. Once it gets inside the system, this virus creates a number of corrupt files and alters some system's settings (Registry entries and similar) in order to start as soon as PC is rebooted. Consequently, virus starts launching every time user starts using his computer and displays such alerts:
System scan for spyware, adware, Trojans and viruses was finished. PC Defender Plus detected 77 critical system objects. These security breaches may be exploited and lead to the following:Your system becomes a target for spam and bulky, intruding adsBrowser crashes frequently and web access speed decreasesYour personal files, photos, documents and passwords get stolenYour computer is used for criminal activity behind your backBank details and credit card information gets disclosed
System Security Alert!
Unknown program is scanning your system registry right now! Identity theft detected!
System scan for spyware, adware, trojans and viruses was finished. PC Defender Plus detected 99 critical system objects. These security breaches may be exploited and lead to the following:
* Your system becomes a target for spam and bulky, intruding ads
* Browser crashes frequently and web access speed decreases
As you can see, PC Defender Plus seeks to scare you into thinking that you are infected. Please, never believe its security scanners that return only falsified results after the ‘scan’. Instead of falling for them, you should remove this threat as soon as possible.
HOW CAN I REMOVE PC Defender Plus?
In order to remove PC Defender Plus, we recommend using automated anti-malware programs. In this case, you should use either Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner or Reimage to get rid infected files from the system. Note that this virus can close installation of anti-malware software. In order to avoid that, reboot your PC to safe mode with networking first:
1. Restart your PC
2. Press the F8 key a few times.
3. Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
4. Now download Reimage and run a full system scan. Don't forget to repeat the scan when on normal mode as well.
We do not recommend using manual removal method if you don't have the full knowledge about viruses' removal. However, if you choose this way of virus elimination, look for your virus in %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\pcdfdata folder.
PC Defender Plus manual removal:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.exe "(Default)" = "[random]"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClasses.exeshellopencommand "(Default)" = ""%CommonAppData%pcdfdata[random].exe" /ex "%1" %*"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "pcdfsvc" = "%CommonAppData%pcdfdata[random].exe /min
%AllUsersProfile%DesktopPC Defender Plus.lnk
%CommonStartMenu%ProgramsPC Defender Plus
%CommonStartMenu%ProgramsPC Defender PlusRemove PC Defender Plus.lnk
%CommonStartMenu%ProgramsPC Defender PlusPC Defender Plus Help and Support.lnk
%CommonStartMenu%ProgramsPC Defender PlusPC Defender Plus.lnk