Windows Defence Unit

Windows Defence Unit Description

Type: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs

Windows Defence Unit Image 1Windows Defence Unit is a rogue security application. Windows Defence Unit belongs to a very large family of threats known as FakeVimes. There are hundreds of variants of Windows Defence Unit, all belonging to this large family of threat and carrying out the same basic scam. The purpose of Windows Defence Unit and its many variants is to fool inexperienced PC users by using a well known social engineering strategy, to induce them into buying a worthless anti-spyware program. To achieve its purpose, Windows Defence Unit uses misleading technique so the PC users may believe that their computers are infected with threats. Windows Defence Unit, disguised as a legitimate anti-spyware program, will offer to remove these non-existent infections. However, when the computer users try to use Windows Defence Unit to remove these supposed threats, supplementary error messages affirming that a 'full version' of Windows Defence Unit needs to be purchased urgently will appear. Malware analysts strongly advise computer users to refrain from paying for Windows Defence Unit and instead remove this fake anti-spyware program instantly using an authentic and up-to-date anti-malware implement.

Instead of Defending Your PC Windows Defence Unit Will Cause Problems

Fake security programs like Windows Defence Unit and its clones carry out the same basic tactic across different computers to steal money from inexperienced computer users. Some of Windows Defence Unit's many variants are Virus Melt, Presto TuneUp, Fast Antivirus 2009, Extra Antivirus, Windows Security Suite, Smart Virus Eliminator, Packed.Generic.245, Volcano Security Suite, Windows Enterprise Suite, Enterprise Suite, Additional Guard, PC Live Guard, Live PC Care, Live Enterprise Suite, Security Antivirus, My Security Wall, CleanUp Antivirus, Smart Security, Windows Protection Suite, Windows Work Catalyst. You will find below the typical steps that may be involved in a Windows Defence Unit infection:

  • Windows Defence Unit usually enters computers automatically, making use of typical threat delivery techniques (such as using attack websites or social engineering).
  • Once installed, Windows Defence Unit may make harmful changes to the infected computer's settings. These changes allow Windows Defence Unit to display bogus error messages, pester the computer user with fake system alerts and scans, and deliberately cause performance issues on the infected computer (such as preventing the computer user from accessing certain software or connecting to the Internet).

Computer users tricked into believing that Windows Defence Unit is a real security program may attempt to use Windows Defence Unit to fix these supposed problems on the infected computer. This causes Windows Defence Unit to display more error messages prompting the payment of an expense 'full version' of Windows Defence Unit.
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SpyHunter Detects & Remove Windows Defence Unit

File System Details

Windows Defence Unit creates the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detection Count
1 svc-weem.exe 533f55c3a8794ce722caf73d94414bb0 1

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