Albinos Defender

Albinos Defender Description

Type: Adware

Albinos Defender is a fake anti-virus application that is normally promoted on the website Albinosdefender.com. Albinos Defender, when installed, is known to render fake reports listing detected malware threats. These reports and similar pop-up notifications are fabricated and used as an aggressive scare technique targeting gullible computer users. Through this process, Albinos Defender may convince computer users that Albinos Defender can be trusted to rid their system of so-called detected threats if purchased. Unfortunately, purchasing Albinos Defender does not enable it to perform these promised functions. Basically, Albinos Defender is a plagiarized security application that is primarily used as a money extortion tool by its creators. It is in a computer user's best interest to safely detect and remove Albinos Defender with the aid of a trusted spyware removal application.

Albinos Defender is part of the WinPC Defender family and has various clones. Clones of Albinos Defender include WinPC Defender, SystemDefender, IE Defender, IE Defender, XPdefender, WinDefender2008, PC Privacy Defender, Malware Defender 2009, Smart Defender Pro, Ultimate Defender, Advanced XP Defender, Security Defender Pro 2015.

Technical Information

File System Details

Albinos Defender creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detection Count
1 %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe N/A
2 %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll N/A
3 %UserProfile%\Desktop\Albinos Defender.lnk N/A
4 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Albinos Defender\Albinos Defender.lnk N/A
5 %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\ N/A
6 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Albinos Defender\Uninstall Albinos Defender.lnk N/A
7 %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~r N/A
8 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Albinos Defender\ N/A

Registry Details

Albinos Defender creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "CertificateRevocation" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = ?/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ""
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop "NoChangingWallPaper" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ".exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'

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