Defense Center

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 484
First Seen: June 17, 2010
Last Seen: February 18, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Defense Center Image

Defense Center is a rogue security application that spreads via Trojans. Once the trial version of Defense Center is inside a computer system, it will simulate a fake system scan and display fake security alerts. Defense Center is from the same family as rogueware such as Protection Center and Data Protection. Do not believe any of the security notifications displayed by Defense Center and never follow the recommendations to purchase the non-existent "full version" of Defense Center.ScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshot


15 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
Symantec Trojan.FakeAV!gen39
F-Prot W32/FakeAlert.HX.gen!Eldorado
McAfee FakeAlert-SecurityTool.i
Ikarus Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Mufanom
Sunbelt Trojan.Win32.Hiloti.gen.f (v)
Sophos Mal/Hiloti-D
Kaspersky Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Mufanom.aafz
Avast Win32:Hilot
F-Prot W32/Hiloti.I.gen!Eldorado
NOD32 a variant of Win32/Cimag.DC
McAfee Hiloti.gen.e
DrWeb Trojan.Packed.21137
NOD32 a variant of Win32/Kryptik.HQD
Sunbelt VirTool.Win32.Obfuscator.ah!e (v)
Symantec SecurityToolFraud!Gen4

SpyHunter Detects & Remove Defense Center

File System Details

Defense Center may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. defcnt.exe 11ea668acbcde94ce69dbd3b9ee578ca 107
2. defcnt.exe a95737643a2fe963f07d942e36fc341a 86
3. defcnt.exe 79b1ca70222b2d439fed875b5754dd8a 74
4. defcnt.exe 2735a9e7bdd45c3818dbad953d96a941 73
5. defcnt.exe bc4995c1afc9fa0c70b1c91c73de66d3 32
6. defcnt.exe 221fdf14fd5bad8d2240c2095fdadedd 20
7. defcnt.exe 82e1fab67f596ef433e692f95835abd5 20
8. defcnt.exe 8b353f4f257ff79532f9d71dcfa46fcd 16
9. defcnt.exe d4c39e90c195c2352e101fcf0bc1d27b 11
10. sshnas21.dll 70bd4a85f5a25e0f46900e213884e565 1
11. Bf3.exe d1a06ac9249d9c2554358d0fb5b4d965 1
12. wscsvc32.exe 657bd95834e67585b275cd8be7af0e99 0
13. esentutl64.exe e16da8bb88cae88fe72f8969a43e745b 0
14. mschrt20ex.dll 57b453403e62b43ae880b9e280825923 0

Registry Details

Defense Center may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
Defense Center.lnk


Defense Center may create the following directory or directories:

%APPDATA%\Defense Center
%ProgramFiles%\Defense Center


Please take this "Defense Center Support" off my system or at least explain how I can reject this program and delete it from my computer system. You said, you do not want offensive language in this comment. Well, I feel this was very offensive and intrusive to me and my computer system. I did not ask for this nor do I want it on my system. You leave no way possible, except by activation, to get this off my system and I have no intentions now or in the future to purchase this product.

Hello AH,

We are not in any way associated with Defense Center or the creators of that rogue anti-spyware application. It appears that your system has been infected with a Trojan that continues to keep Defense Center installed. Even if you were to delete Defense Center, your computer may still have the Trojan installed on it. We recommend that you run a scan with SpyHunter to detect any malicious files that may be running on your computer.

I should have known better but I had NO IDEA that these "DIRT BAGS" had taken over my computer!!! Once they invaded I had no choice but to believe they were legit because my system was totally at their mercy. Like a fool (or an ignorant SOB) I ordered their anti-virus download and ran it for almost 2 days...I ended up trashing my hard drive. I called my bank and the company (scum bags) had no phone number assigned to the charge. I'm going to make ANOTHER complaint to my bank and file a dispute to the charge, but I'm pretty sure that they will tell me that there is nothing they can I guess it's $70 up the cow's behind!!!!

All I want is to make it known that if these jack-holes are ever found, I want my money back and I want to be (at least) second in line to run my foot up their behinds. It's criminal to say the least and I hope they all rot in HADES!!!!!!

Thanx alot....Theiving DIRT BALLS!!!!!

I really appreciate free, sucncict, reliable data like this.

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