Antivirus Defender 2015 Description
Antivirus Defender 2015 is a rogue security program that is a member of the WinPC Defender family. Antivirus Defender 2015 is used to collect money from inexperienced computer users. Antivirus Defender 2015 imitates the System Defender's user interface in order to make computer users believe that there are numerous threats on the affected computers. Antivirus Defender 2015 does this to convince computer users that they need to pay for a useless, fake security program. If Antivirus Defender 2015 is installed on your computer, you need to get rid of it since Antivirus Defender 2015 is not a real security program; Antivirus Defender 2015 is a threat. Antivirus Defender 2015 is not capable of detecting or removing threats, despite its claims. This fake security program's main goal is to fool inexperienced computer users by causing a variety of problems on an affected computer.
Antivirus Defender 2015 - New Name, Same Old Tactic
There are many fake security programs that are used to gather money from computer users. Rogue security programs like Antivirus Defender 2015 follow the same strategies and tactics to get money from computer users. The following are the steps that may be involved in an Antivirus Defender 2015 infection:
- Antivirus Defender 2015 may enter a computer via threat delivery methods. There are several ways in which third parties distribute rogue security programs like Antivirus Defender 2015. For example, Antivirus Defender 2015 may be distributed using social engineering tactics in which computer users click on fake advertisements for online threat scans. Antivirus Defender 2015 may also be installed by other Trojan infections or via spam email messages, attack websites, social media spam links or other threat deliver avenues.
- After Antivirus Defender 2015 is delivered to a computer, this rogue security program is installed automatically. As part of its installation process, Antivirus Defender 2015 will interfere with the affected computer's default settings. This may allow Antivirus Defender 2015 to start up automatically when the computer user launches Windows, obstruct other programs installed on the affected computer (in particular with security programs), and display error messages and notifications that appear authentic.
- Antivirus Defender 2015 will carry out its deceiving tactic, attempting to convince computer users that Antivirus Defender 2015 has 'found' threats in different ways. Antivirus Defender 2015 will display fake virus scan reports, alarming error messages, and cause the affected computer's Web browser to redirect computer users to websites associated with Antivirus Defender 2015. This fake security program will also display a fake System Defender dialog which will try to inveigle computer users that they must purchase a 'full version' of Antivirus Defender 2015 due to the presence of threats on their computer.
- Antivirus Defender 2015 will try to convince computer users that they need to pay for an expensive upgrade or full version of this fake security program. Trying to use Antivirus Defender 2015 supposed protection features only results in messages that insist that the computer user needs to pay for this supposed protection. Of course, since Antivirus Defender 2015 is not a real security program, PC security researchers strongly advise against paying for this rogue security program.
Dealing with Antivirus Defender 2015
If Antivirus Defender 2015 is installed on your computer, PC security researchers strongly advise against paying for a 'full version' or following any of Antivirus Defender 2015's instructions. Instead, Antivirus Defender 2015 should be removed with an authentic, reputable security application that is fully up-to-date. Unfortunately, Antivirus Defender 2015 may interfere with legitimate security programs. To prevent this from happening, malware researchers advise the use of alternate start-up methods (such as starting in Safe Mode or from an external memory device) to bypass Antivirus Defender 2015's automatic start-up. Once access to a legitimate security program is established, it is usually relatively simple to remove Antivirus Defender 2015 completely.
Some of the known clones of Antivirus Defender 2015 include SystemDefender, IE Defender, IE Defender, XPdefender, WinDefender2008, Malware Defender 2009, WinPC Defender, PC Privacy Defender, Smart Defender Pro, Ultimate Defender, Advanced XP Defender, Security Defender Pro 2015.
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This article is provided "as is" and to be used for educational information purposes only. By following any instructions on this article, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. We make no guarantees that this article will help you completely remove the malware threats on your computer. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means.