Defense Center

Defense Center Description

Type: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs

ScreenshotDefense 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

Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

SpyHunter Detects & Remove Defense Center

File System Details

Defense Center creates the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detection Count
1 defcnt.exe 221fdf14fd5bad8d2240c2095fdadedd 20
2 sshnas21.dll 70bd4a85f5a25e0f46900e213884e565 1
3 Bf3.exe d1a06ac9249d9c2554358d0fb5b4d965 1
4 wscsvc32.exe 657bd95834e67585b275cd8be7af0e99 0
5 esentutl64.exe e16da8bb88cae88fe72f8969a43e745b 0
6 mschrt20ex.dll 57b453403e62b43ae880b9e280825923 0
More files

Registry Details

Defense Center creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
%APPDATA%\Defense Center
%ProgramFiles%\Defense Center
File name without path
Defense Center.lnk

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  • AH:

    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.

    • GoldSparrow:

      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.

  • Preston Young:

    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!!!!!

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