Security Defender Pro 2015 Description
Security Defender Pro 2015, also known as Defender Pro 2015, is a fraudulent security program. Security Defender Pro 2015 is used to trick inexperienced computer users into paying for a bogus 'license' to use Security Defender Pro 2015. To do this, Security Defender Pro 2015 will try to make victims believe that their computers are infested with numerous threat infections. If Defender Pro 2015 is installed on your machine, it is paramount to understand that Security Defender Pro 2015, as other members of its family, the WinPC Defender, is not a legitimate security program. Security Defender Pro 2015 is not capable of detecting or removing threats. The main reason for this is that Security Defender Pro 2015 is a type of threat itself, known as a rogue security program. Because of this, if Defender Pro 2015 is installed on your computer, PC security researchers strongly advise the use of a strong security application that is fully up-to-date to remove Security Defender Pro 2015 entirely from an infected computer.
How Security Defender Pro 2015 Tries to Fool Computer Users
Rogue security programs like Defender Pro 2015 are among the most common types of threat infections and have been at close range for more than ten years. The basic attack pattern of these types of threats has not changed in all this time, although the methods used have increased in sophistication. Security Defender Pro 2015 and similar rogue security programs use the following strategy to infect a computer and take money from inexperienced computer users:
- Security Defender Pro 2015 may be distributed by using threat delivery methods such as spam email messages, fake file downloads on peer-to-peer file sharing networks of compromised advertisements. This last method is particularly common when it comes to rogue security software. This is because advertisements for 'free online malware scans' may be used to trick inexperienced computer users into installing Security Defender Pro 2015. Security Defender Pro 2015 may also be installed using other threats, such as a Trojan downloader, a backdoor Trojan or a rootkit already present on the victim's computer.
- Once Security Defender Pro 2015 is installed, Defender Pro 2015 may make changes to the victim's computer. Some changes Security Defender Pro 2015 may make include altering the Windows' settings to ensure that Security Defender Pro 2015 starts up automatically as soon as Windows is launched and changing the Windows Registry to allow Security Defender Pro 2015 to display error messages and similar system dialogs. Security Defender Pro 2015 may also restrict access to certain software and prevent the victim's Web browser from connecting to the Internet properly.
- Security Defender Pro 2015 will then try to convince the computer user that their machines are severely infected with threats. There are several ways Security Defender Pro 2015 may do this. Security Defender Pro 2015 will claim to run a scan for threats and display dire results, often including dozens of nonexistent viruses, worms and Trojans. Security Defender Pro 2015 will also cause the infected computer to display fake error messages indicating the presence of threats when the victim tries to open a file or run a program. Security Defender Pro 2015 will also prevent the Web browser from loading Web pages normally, displaying messages that the targeted computer is full of threats.
- If computer users try to use Security Defender Pro 2015 to fix these nonexistent threat infections, Security Defender Pro 2015 will display other error messages claiming that it is necessary to purchase a 'license' in order to fix these problems. However, this license is not free. Malware researchers strongly advise computer users to avoid paying this money. Security Defender Pro 2015's paid version is just as useless, even if it will stop displaying irritating error messages.
The main danger in Defender Pro 2015 is that it is designed to look identical to reputable security software, including Windows Defender. Because of this, inexperienced computer users may be misled into paying for its 'license.' PC security researchers strongly advise computer users to use instead a reliable security program to remove Defender Pro 2015 for good.
Other members of Security Defender Pro 2015 family include SystemDefender, IE Defender, IE Defender, XPdefender, WinDefender2008, Malware Defender 2009, WinPC Defender, PC Privacy Defender, Smart Defender Pro, Ultimate Defender, Advanced XP Defender.
More Details on Security Defender Pro 2015
|Review harmful or potentially unwanted software|
Your computer might be infected with: Win32/Wadnock.
Windows has detected potential threat that might compromise your privacy or damage your computer. This trojan is dangerous and executes commands from an attacker.
Your access to this program may be suspended until you take an action.
|System attack detected.|
Unknown program tries to collect a personal info, compromise your privacy, or damage your PC.
Attack from: 249.251.51.131 port: 18280
Attack port: 37825
|Virus detection alert.|
System has detected security setting changes due to malware. This threat is dangerous, exploits the computer, and provides access to user files. A scan required to complete remediation.
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.