AV Defender

AV Defender Description

AV Defender is a rogue anti-virus application that uses scare tactics to coerce users into paying for it. On entering a system, AV Defender will simulate a fake system scan that will produce a fake report of numerous malware detections. AV Defender will also display fake pop-up warnings and security alerts to further alarm the targeted victim and then advise him/her to purchase its non-existent full version. AV Defender is a useless application that can neither detect nor remove computer malware.

Technical Information

Registry Details

AV Defender creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = "1"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AV Defender
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "avdefender"

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