Ultimate Defender Description
Ultimate Defender is a heavily-promoted fake security program. There are several clones of Ultimate Defender, with new ones released on a regular basis. Some clones of Ultimate Defender include Ultimate Guard, ULTIM Guard, Eclipse Antivirus, Antivirus Edition, Windows Defender, and Bogema Security. ESG security researchers consider Ultimate Defender a malware threat; dealing with an Ultimate Defender infection should be a top priority. Uninstalling Ultimate Defender through the Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs utility is not enough; to remove Ultimate Defender it is necessary to start up your computer in Safe Mode and to use a legitimate anti-malware application.
Characteristics of Ultimate Defender Rogue Security Program and Its Clones
Ultimate Defender belongs to a large family of rogue security programs. These fake security utilities have a typical behavior. However, there are several characteristics that make Ultimate Defender and its clones stand out. ESG team of PC security researchers has isolated the following characteristics of Ultimate Defender in its different versions:
- Ultimate Defender and its clones have some very limited security capabilities. However, almost all of the security features these programs supposedly contain are locked away, only accessible to those users willing to purchase a license. According to ESG security researchers, paying Ultimate Defender "license" is a scam. Unlocking Ultimate Defender has absolutely no effect and, as a quick online search reveals, there are hundreds of disgruntled customers that have become victims of credit card fraud after entering their credit card information into Ultimate Defender or its clones
- Ultimate Defender and its clones are heavily promoted through a large-scale Internet marketing campaign. Although most rogue security programs are typically distributed through Trojans, the bulk of Ultimate Defender infections actually comes from unwary computer users that have been duped by Ultimate Defender's misleading marketing campaign. This Internet marketing campaign includes Ultimate Defender's website, Ultimdefender.com, as well as fake blogs, comments, and reviews that are designed to boost Ultimate Defender's presence on search engines.
- Ultimate Defender and its clones are often linked to a single website for each version of this rogue security program. The design of this website is extremely similar from one case to the next. Often, the only difference is the general color scheme and some slight changes to the website's fonts and layout. Some common traits shared by these unsafe websites include a customer support link that yields no response, a stock photo of a young woman typing on a laptop, and fake testimonials.
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