Advanced Defender. Removal guide

Advanced Defender is a rogue antivirus clone of Personal Protector. This fake tool installed itself through various trojans and fake online scanners and uses aggressive techniques to protect itself from removal. Once Advanced Defender is run it will scan your computer and then display a variety of false infections. It will not, though, allow you to remove any of these infections without first purchasing the program.

Advanced Defender

Advanced Defender


Advanced Defender hopes to scare the user into purchasing the program by displaying fake virus scan results.
Advanced Defender - fake scan result

Advanced Defender - fake scan result


To protect itself, Advanced Defender will not allow you to run any anti-malware programs. Advanced Defender is a rogue anti-spyware and a potentially significant threat to your PC security and your own privacy, remove Advanced Defender ASAP once detected in your computer.

GridinSoft LLC and Trojan-Killer.com IS NOT associated, affiliated, consorted, or connected with the publishers or creators of Advanced Defender.


Advanced Defender automatical remover:

  1. 1. Download the last version of Trojan Killer to clear (not infected) computer and install it
  2. 2. Update the virus database
  3. 3. Copy whole folder “c:\Program Files\GridinSoft Trojan Killer” to your memory stick
  4. 4. Rename “trojankiller.exe” to “iexplore.exe”
  5. 5. Move memory stick to infected PC and run iexplore.exe from “Trojan Killer” folder

The screenshot above displaying all the threats that Trojan Killer found. Please note that the infections found on your computer may be different than what is shown here

The screenshot above displaying all the threats that Trojan Killer found. Please note that the infections found on your computer may be different than what is shown here


As you might have foreseen, Advanced Defender is not a lonely walker in the empty space. In contrary, it has multiple ties with other rogues so that complex malware removal is the best way to get rid of Advanced Defender. In addition, if you remove Advanced Defender automatically, you get life-time protection from malware aggression.


Advanced Defender manual removal guide:

Delete Advanced Defender files:

%UserProfile%\Desktop\Advanced Defender.lnk
%Programs%\Advanced Defender
%Programs%\Advanced Defender\Advanced Defender.lnk
%ProgramFiles%\Advanced Defender\advanceddefender.exe
%ProgramFiles%\Advanced Defender\base.wdb
%ProgramFiles%\Advanced Defender\baseadd.wdb
%ProgramFiles%\Advanced Defender\conf.wcf
%ProgramFiles%\Advanced Defender\quarant.wdb
%ProgramFiles%\Advanced Defender\q
%WINDOWS%\certofsystem.exe
%WINDOWS%\explorers.exe
%WINDOWS%\microsoftdefend.dll
%WINDOWS%\regp.exe
%WINDOWS%\secureit.com
%WINDOWS%\spoos.exe
%WINDOWS%\system32\winscent.exe

Delete Advanced Defender registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Advanced Defender”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Advanced Defender
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced Defender

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