Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 172
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: January 22, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

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.ScreenshotScreenshotScreenshotScreenshot


8 security vendors flagged this file as malicious.

Anti-Virus Software Detection
Symantec WinDefender
Sunbelt WinDefender 2008
Prevx1 Suspicious
Panda Adware/WinDefender2008
Microsoft Program:Win32/Fakerednefed
Ikarus Generic.Win32.Malware.Fakerednefed
Avast Win32:Trojan-gen {Other}
AntiVir SPR/Fraud.W.1961984

SpyHunter Detects & Remove WinDefender2008

File System Details

WinDefender2008 may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. SecCenter.exe b29b60fbb09dbb46a610d7cbb9b5d136 0
2. SecCenter.exe 58346dd41bc7cf19b2164deee4dff0c5 0
3. FwHookDrv.sys 50fa7aec76db8eb6f74cab4cf0ca8926 0
4. SecCenter.exe d2550ff9ccdc58cadf134b854ea708e0 0
5. hook.exe, WDefDemo.exe 4ba299018edb702e86e2d52cb3a2f4ce 0
6. panel.exe ee84c2abbe41b80b9e6ea7255021500e 0
7. WDefDemo.exe 529332412fea9eaf35d8733be4749970 0


WinDefender2008 may create the following directory or directories:

%ProgramFiles%\WinDefender 2008


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