Windows System Defender
Windows System Defender Removal Guide
What is Windows System Defender?
Windows System Defender is a misleading security application that gives false reports of threats on your computer to make you think your PC is badly infected with malware. The rogue application is from the same family as Windows PC Defender and Windows Protection Suite. When running, it will prompt you to pay for a full version of the program to remove the threats which do not even exist. Do not purchase this malware and uninstall Windows System Defender from your PC as soon as possible.
Once Windows System Defender is installed, it performs the following actions:
- Creates a startup registry entry so that it executes whenever Windows starts
- Modifies Windows Hosts file, blocks access to certain security websites
- Produces outbound traffic
- May request other malicious files from the Internet
Another interesting thing is that the program supposedly removes several infections for free. You have to pay if you want to remove all infections. What is more, WindowsSystem Defender will constantly display fake security alerts and notifications from Windows Task bar. The fake notification states:
malicious applications, which can contain trojans, were found on your PC and need to be immediately removed. Click here to remove these potentially harmful items using Windows System Defender.
Pop-up message in System Tray
Windows System Defender will also impersonate Windows Security Center and state that your computer is unprotected. It will suggest you to active Windows SystemDefender in order to ensure full system protection. However, please note that the legitimate one does not promote any anti-virus software, that's the main difference. The misleading application, will block certain security software too. If you find that your computer is infected with this malware, please use the removal guide below to remove Windows System Defender manually for free. We also recommend you to scan your computer with a reputable and legitimate anti-spyware application. If you have inadvertently purchased this program, please contact your credit card company immediately.
How to prevent from getting rogue antispyware
Stream videos without limitations, no matter where you are
There are multiple parties that could find out almost anything about you by checking your online activity. While this is highly unlikely, advertisers and tech companies are constantly tracking you online. The first step to privacy should be a secure browser that focuses on tracker reduction to a minimum.
Even if you employ a secure browser, you will not be able to access websites that are restricted due to local government laws or other reasons. In other words, you may not be able to stream Disney+ or US-based Netflix in some countries. To bypass these restrictions, you can employ a powerful Private Internet Access VPN, which provides dedicated servers for torrenting and streaming, not slowing you down in the process.
Data backups are important – recover your lost files
Ransomware is one of the biggest threats to personal data. Once it is executed on a machine, it launches a sophisticated encryption algorithm that locks all your files, although it does not destroy them. The most common misconception is that anti-malware software can return files to their previous states. This is not true, however, and data remains locked after the malicious payload is deleted.
While regular data backups are the only secure method to recover your files after a ransomware attack, tools such as Data Recovery Pro can also be effective and restore at least some of your lost data.