TrustDefender fake anti-spyware tool. How to remove Trust Defender rogue

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TrustDefender is another name in the family of rogue applications. This tool, being actively spread nowadays, will do all it can to persuade you that it is a decent program worth your trust. Therefore, it will boldly say that it is capable of providing security and safety to your PC. However, in the mere fact it is just another rogue – good for nothing but stealing your money.


Please know that it is most commonly distributed via some malware that is introduced as an important video codec – by the way, this trick is similar to lots of other rogues. One more trick is that it can be spread via fake online anti-malware scanners that would frighten you that your system is under serious attack. Please know that once TrustDefender is brought to your system it will be tuned in such a manner that it will be launched automatically together with every Windows startup. While installing TrustDefender will also form various fake malware files that in fact do not represent any threat to your PC safety. These files are then reported as certain real threats that are to be rid of as soon as possible – this message would come up while TrustDefender scans your system. The application will not remove them until you finally make the decision and buy it. We want you to be persuaded that this is nothing but one more scam. The files it reports to identify are the ones it created on your system in the very beginning. That is why you should not be too much concerned by any of its scan results. Do not be tricked by its false promises and results.

We would also like to emphasize your attention on the fact that as soon as TrustDefender gets into your PC it will bring and launch another false Windows Registry cleaning tool bearing the name of RegistryClever. This application will also be configured in such a mode that it will be launched together with Windows OS. We therefore would like to warn you that if you make the decision to scan the system with RegistryClever it will similarly show many problems that it claims could make your computer not operate properly. At the same time, RegistryClever will not correct these errors until you make the decision to buy it. These fake errors are not worthy to be concerned of and are only being shown in order to persuade you to buy the rogue. To make the long story short, you need to completely ignore anything RegistryClever shows.

To summarize the afforesaid, this is a fraud and very malicious tool that should be completely ignored. Therefore, as soon as you notice this tool on your PC you need to run some reputable anti-spyware and remove TrustDefender immediately. Make sure to completely remove it, as well as all its affiliated components.

We therefore seriously warn you not to buy TrustDefender and not to believe into its fake untrue promises. Even though TrustDefender would declare that it is the only solution to remove all the scams and viruses detected, in reality it is nothing but a rogue, simply aiming to steal hard earned money from you. The best solution to perform would be to permanently and completely get rid of TrustDefender as soon as it has been detected on your operating system. It is of utmost importance to use a trustworthy anti-spyware to protect your PC from this and the other rogues. So why don’t you use Gridinsoft Trojan Killer to permanently get rid of it?

As you see, TrustDefender is not a lonely walker in the empty space. Similar to other trojans and rogue software, it has multiple links to other rogues. That’s why complex malware removal is the best way to get rid of fake security scanner bearing the name of TrustDefender. In addition, if you remove TrustDefender automatically by using Gridinsoft Trojan Killer you get life-time protection from malware aggression.

Please be advised that GridinSoft LLC and IS NOT associated, affiliated, consorted, or connected with the publishers or creators of TrustDefender. In the same manner this article should not be wrongly treated or understood in being associated in any way with the promotion or endorsement of malware. Our only intention is to provide information that would give instructions to PC users on how to detect and completely remove malware from their computers with the help of Gridinsoft Trojan Killer and/or manual removal instructions stipulated below. Thus, this article should be used for educational and informational purposes only.

TrustDefender automatic remover:

    No doubt, TrustDefender was initially designed to scare users and convince them to purchase it by making it seem as if your PC is indeed infected. Needless to mention, you should not purchase this program, and if you have already done so, you should immediately take the measures to remove it from your PC to prevent from further spreading of its hazardous activity. To remove this infection and any other similar malware please download the latest version of GridinSoft Trojan Killer.

TrustDefender manual removal guide:

Delete TrustDefender:

c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\RegistryClever.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\TrustDefender.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\RegistryClever\
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\RegistryClever\Homepage.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\RegistryClever\RegistryClever.lnk
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\RegistryClever\Uninstall.lnk
c:\Program Files\FDFCA\
c:\Program Files\FDFCA\F0E84.exe
c:\Program Files\FDFCA\Uninstall.exe
c:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software
c:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\
c:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\license.txt
c:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\RegistryClever.exe
c:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\RegistryCleverTray.exe
c:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\uninstall.exe
c:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\Styles\
c:\Program Files\RegistryClever Software\RegistryClever\Styles\Vista.cjstyles
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\.exe

Delete TrustDefender registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “TrayScan”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “F0E84.exe”

However, please be aware that manual removal of TrustDefender is a time-consuming undertaking. Moreover, it does not always ensure full deletion of the rogue due to the fact that certain files might be hidden or even may be restored automatically afterwards. In addition, such a manual interference might damage the PC. That’s why we strongly recommend automatic removal of TrustDefender. By choosing GridinSoft Trojan Killer for this purpose you will be able to save your time and get the required result.

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  1. Note from the real

    TrustDefender is NOT associated with the “Rogue AV” malware/scareware/ransomware being used to infringe upon and damage the trademarks and bona fides of legitimate and major Internet Security companies, including

    The legitimate TrustDefender software is the world’s first real-time protection for all online transactions, enabling a financial institution to run a risk assessment of a customer’s computer in real-time to stop cybercrime before it happens. TrustDefender is trusted by financial institutions, online businesses and end-users, and protects customers like never before.

    Please visit for more information.

    The “Rogue AV” software behind the fake TrustDefender has been renamed in many different ways, from suspect names such as “Internet Security 360”, “McAVG”, “Trust Warrior”, “Security Shield” and many others.

    This type of rogue malicious viral software infection purporting to be TrustDefender can be identified by not using TrustDefender’s branding, colours or logo, while also pretending to scan your computer to inform you of many supposed infections that can only be “removed” once the fake Rogue AV software is purchased – at which point you’ve been subject to a rip-off.

    The attack vector and modus operandi is generally as described in the above listing for the “Rogue TrustDefender” product, and is used by malware writers and online criminals to rip-off consumers in an attempt to fool them into voluntarily handing over payment.

    TrustDefender CEO, Ted Egan said: “It has come to our attention that an online criminal imposter has posted a ‘rogue anti-virus software’ utilising the trademarked international brand name of ‘TrustDefender’, to deceive unwitting consumers and business owners into downloading their fake software.

    “We would like to make clear this does not relate or have anything to do with TrustDefender or its parent company ‘Symbiotic Technologies Pty Ltd’; the developer of real-time online transaction security’ solutions.

    “These ‘imposters’ entice consumers to download the rogue software and then pay to remove their fake Anti-virus software in yet another attempt to commit fraudulent activity. TrustDefender urges consumers and online business owners to be wary of this type of imposter activity and before downloading any software to check the authenticity of the website and the organisation where the software is being downloaded from,” concluded Mr Egan.

    For more information and to access the legitimate TrustDefender software, please visit

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