Defender.exe virus file – how to remove it

Defender.exe stands for the virus executable of Security Protection and Malware Protection rogues which have been extremely threatening for many computers over the past several months. We have been receiving plenty of e-mails and tickets from users of various countries worldwide with the problem of their PCs being contaminated with one of these two scam programs. We really regret if your system has been attacked with these rogues, but you should realize that their removal is a feasible task for stong anti-virus softwares. Based on the information we get from Google Insights these two very similar malwares had the following trends in the Google search queries:

Malware Protection removal search trends:

Security Protection removal search trends:

It is quite obvious that Malware Protection is the malware of the past, whereas Security Protection remains quite persistent in attacking plenty of computers all over the world. It is important to emphasize that while Malware Protection has been extremely severe in the country of the United States of America, Security Protection seems to be quite a more powerful clone of it, attacking various computers worldwide, as it is quite clear from the screenshots above.

Both of these virus and rogue applications have the same executable file called Defender.exe . Its typical location is as follows: AppData%\defender.exe . Bear in mind that %AppData% implies the current user’s Application Data folder. By default, this is C:\Documents and Settings\\Application Data for Windows 2000/XP whereas for Windows Vista and Windows 7 it is C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming.

If you have become the victim of malware programs like Security Protection or Malware Protection first thing you need to realize is that they cannot help you. In spite of the fact that their exe-files bear the name of defender.exe they are not designed to defend your system against viruses. To the contrary, both of them have the only intention – to make your system vulnerable to other malwares, to possess with your private information and to persuade you to pay for their totally useless programs. Just as most of the rogue security programs, these ones would arrange the fictitious system scan with further fake virus reports. Indeed, none of us would be pleased to know about plenty of threats available inside of our workstations. But the reality is that such type of information presented by these two programs is simply the total pack of lies. Unfortunately, there have been some users who have been already deceived by them and were forced to purchase the rogues. We hope that you will be wise enough not to follow their tricks and will make the wise decision to get rid of Defender.exe and other files and folders of Security Protection and Malware Protection rogues with the help of a decent anti-virus program. We can recommend you to run GridinSoft Trojan Killer for this purpose which is a powerful malware killer capable of deleting these two cyber bugs. This fact is proven in the video guide submitted below.

Defender.exe automatic remover:

  • Click “Start” menu and go to “Run” option. Type-in the following text exactly as it is specified here:
    taskkill.exe /F /IM defender.exe
    This will kill the process of Security Protection virus. (if you could not do it from the first attempt then try again)
  • Download the latest version of GridinSoft Trojan Killer to your infected PC, install and run it.

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