Security Defender Removal Guide

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It has become increasingly more and more difficult even for experienced users to distinguish between gamine and rubbish security tools like Security Defender. This is because of the level of sophistication the developers behind Security Defender and similar rogues invest in their rubbish applications. Security Defender enters the system surreptitiously and will not relent until the user either decides to pay for its worthless software or remove Security Defender from the system completely. Despite what Security Defender would like its prospective victims to believe, it certainly does not have the ability to detect or remove any type of threat from the system.

Browser hijacking websites and bundled third party website downloads constitute some of the more popular forms of distribution for Security Defender. Other tactics include making use fake online malware scanners and infected online flash ads.

Once Security Defender manages to root itself into the system the rogue will start its attack by generating a fake system scan. This fake system scan was designed to inform the user that his system is being attacked, and that he should pay for Security Defender in order to protect his system. Following this fake scan, Security Defender will spam the user with various falsely generated security messages in the form of annoying pop up messages:

Security Defender Firewall Alert
Suspicious activity in your registry system space was detected. Rogue malware detected in your system. Data leaks and system damage are possible. Please use a deep scan option.

Harmful software detected
Security Defender has detected malicious software that may cause crash of your computer. Click Remove All button to remove them now.

Security Defender
Viruses have been found in your system. We highly recommend you to get license for Security Defender to remove immediately harmful software.

Of course none of these fake alerts can be trusted, and users should never believe anything received from Security Defender. Symptoms reported along with the Security Defender infection range from increased erratic system behavior, poor system performance and blocked Internet connections.

Security Defender will be responsible for a lot of damage to your PC. Limit this damage and destroy Security Defender permanently with the help of a genuine and powerful security tool. This investment will also offer adequate protection against similar attacks in future.

Download Remover for Security Defender *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

Security Defender Screenshots:

Security Defender
Security Defender
Security Defender

Security Defender technical info for manual removal:

Files Modified/Created on the system:

# File Name File Size (Bytes) File Hash
1%Temp%\[random].dll
2%APPDATA%
32283880F-EF87-4aac-8EBD-C9BCC8494AF5_47.avi80610 bytesMD5: 370aa0648b6deff8a7a499843d6f0307
4%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data[random].mkv
5b0636e59-ba8e-4fb4-afd1-e3ff51fdd12c_34.avi1858560 bytesMD5: 6f614e7a50f4ac5523358ad5576611a1
6%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
7%ProgramFiles%\Security Defender
8%WINDIR%\system32
913cbb1a7-243b-4c2d-a4f0-957e7ace64dd_34.avi1830400 bytesMD5: 601ddf36f1f78f6835c5179101d0b778
10d09cfb1c-9bb8-4ad1-a467-d105a674c81a_.mkv868 bytesMD5: 92c4bc9e861f77ac4d5975a6dbb332aa
11%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\App
12%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Startup
13%WINDIR%\syswow64
14Security Defender.lnk
15b31a8294-09b7-4487-974a-deb2578a502e_34.avi1784832 bytesMD5: 558cdbe9ac8039dfbc29ec2181b99e2d
16Security Defender.dll1090048 bytesMD5: 1c75d2463adfdd2d1a462a096dec92fe
17%LOCALAPPDATA%
18%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Security Defender.lnk
1903e5c2ca-9a05-418d-b277-d7db924dcb95_46.avi43741 bytesMD5: 50451521c2528c39278d3a85250c1200
20%LOCALAPPDATA%\App
21%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data[random].avi
22%ProgramFiles%\Security Defender\Security Defender.dll

Registry Modifications:

The following Registry Keys were created:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{56a10a26-dc02-40f1-a4da-8fa92d06b357}
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{56a10a26-dc02-40f1-a4da-8fa92d06b357}
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "56a10a26-dc02-40f3-a4da-8fa92d06b357_33"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "56a10a26-dc02-40f3-a4da-8fa92d06b357_33"

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