Defense Center

Defense Center Description

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.

Aliases: TROJ_FAKELRT.SMC [TrendMicro-HouseCall], Trojan.FakeAV!gen39 [Symantec], W32/FakeAlert.HX.gen!Eldorado [F-Prot], FakeAlert-SecurityTool.i [McAfee], Hiloti.gen.e [McAfee], Trojan.Hiloti.Gen!Pac [VirusBuster], a variant of Win32/Cimag.DC [NOD32], W32/Hiloti.I.gen!Eldorado [F-Prot], Win32:Hilot [Avast], Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Mufanom.aafz [Kaspersky], Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Mufanom!IK [Emsisoft], Gen:Variant.Hiloti.1 [nProtect], Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Mufanom [Ikarus], Trojan.Win32.Hiloti.gen.f (v) [Sunbelt] and suspected of Trojan.Win32.Waledac [VBA32].

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Technical Information

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Infection Statistics


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File System Details

Defense Center creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %APPDATA%\Defense Center 55
2 %ProgramFiles%\Defense Center 54
3 %PROGRAMFILES%\Defense Center\defcnt.exe 1,661,952 221fdf14fd5bad8d2240c2095fdadedd 20
4 %TEMP%mschrt20ex.dll 301,568 57b453403e62b43ae880b9e280825923 15
5 %TEMP%esentutl64.exe 418,304 e16da8bb88cae88fe72f8969a43e745b 14
6 %TEMP%Bf3.exe 169,472 d1a06ac9249d9c2554358d0fb5b4d965 11
7 %WINDIR%\system32\sshnas21.dll 216,064 70bd4a85f5a25e0f46900e213884e565 10
8 %TEMP%wscsvc32.exe 220,160 657bd95834e67585b275cd8be7af0e99 N/A

Registry Details

Defense Center creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}
Defense Center
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}
Defense Center
HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}
Defense Center

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4 Comments

  • Dayanara:

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

  • 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 do…so 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!!!!!

  • 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.

  • 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.

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