WinDefender2008

WinDefender2008 Description

ScreenshotWinDefender2008 (or, alternatively, WinDefender 2008) is a rogue anti-spyware program that bombards you with numerous pop-up ads and notifications that explain you have a variety of privacy risks on your system. These, of course, are completely untrue, however they tend to work in persuading you to purchase the WindDefender2008 program. When installed, WinDefender2008 will scan your computer and list a large amount of false privacy risks, in order to intimidate you into purchasing the "full" commercial version of this software. If you use Internet Explorer while the program is running, at certain times the program will also display alerts stating certain legitimate sites were risks even when the sites are perfectly safe.

Aliases: WinDefender [Symantec], WinDefender 2008 [Sunbelt], Riskware.Fraud.W.1961984, Suspicious [Prevx1], Adware/WinDefender2008 [Panda], Program:Win32/Fakerednefed [Microsoft], Generic.Win32.Malware.Fakerednefed [Ikarus], Win32:Trojan-gen {Other} [Avast] and SPR/Fraud.W.1961984 [AntiVir].

Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

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File System Details

WinDefender2008 creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5
1 SecCenter.exe 227,840 b29b60fbb09dbb46a610d7cbb9b5d136
2 FwHookDrv.sys 3,840 50fa7aec76db8eb6f74cab4cf0ca8926
3 hook.exe, WDefDemo.exe 49,152 4ba299018edb702e86e2d52cb3a2f4ce
4 panel.exe 712,704 ee84c2abbe41b80b9e6ea7255021500e
5 WDefDemo.exe 9,773,056 529332412fea9eaf35d8733be4749970
More files

Registry Details

WinDefender2008 creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Cookies
win-defender
Directory
%ProgramFiles%\WinDefender 2008

More Details on WinDefender2008

The following cookies were found:
  • registerwindefender
  • win-defender

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