WinPC Defender

WinPC Defender Description

ScreenshotWinPC Defender, or WinPCDefender, is a rogue anti-spyware program. WinPC Defender is usually installed in the user's computer system with the help of Trojan Zlob or the user may have downloaded it from a malicious website. Once installed, the user may receive annoying popup notifications of imaginary spyware infections. These fake notifications redirect the user to fraudulent websites that sell WinPC Defender as a legitimate software. WinPC Defender is not able to detect nor remove any spyware infections. WinPC Defender is an infection itself

In addition, WinPC Defender is able to emulate a computer system scan and trick users into believing their computer systems are flooded with spyware. The result of this scan is entirely bogus and is only meant to push users into purchasing the "full" version of a rogue software. WinPC Defender may also hijack the user's Internet browser and display a fake popup notification stating that the browser has been blocked due to the presence of malware.

WinPC Defender may cause system errors and freezes. WinPC Defender is a family of rogue security programs that have among its members SystemDefender, IE Defender, IE Defender, XPdefender, WinDefender2008, Malware Defender 2009, PC Privacy Defender, Smart Defender Pro, Ultimate Defender, Advanced XP Defender, Security Defender Pro 2015.

Aliases: Backdoor.Win32.Small.ze, Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT [Sunbelt], Mal/FakeAV-AX [Sophos], Trj/CI.A [Panda], W32/FakeAlert.BFFT, a variant of Win32/Kryptik.AEX [NOD32], Trojan:Win32/FakeVimes [Microsoft], W32/Xirtem@MM [McAfee], Heur.Suspicious [Comodo], Trojan.FakeAV.pc [CAT-QuickHeal], Generic14.BZIJ [AVG], W32/FraudLoad.AO [Authentium], Fraudtool.WinPCDefender.C, Adware.WinPCDefender.R.1021440.A and TROJ_FAKEAV.ATG [TrendMicro].

Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

WinPC Defender Image 1 WinPC Defender Image 2 WinPC Defender Image 3 WinPC Defender Image 4 WinPC Defender Image 5

File System Details

WinPC Defender creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 pcdef[1].exe 1,020,928 1a2fa1d6a445b7500baea8d0c905e715 4
2 WP87ed.exe 2,323,968 6d0e3cde149b8462804d58688899bcee 0
3 pcdefender.exe 1,021,440 879497e48c666293fbd516631bee32f3 0
4 defender.exe 41,984 50de9a5eca51916f4656bbc3ae65bae8 0
5 install[1].exe 358,899 baaf701b542ad2820cac07b2de036e96 0
More files

Registry Details

WinPC Defender creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
pcdefender.exe
WinPC Defender.LNK

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2 Comments

  • Terry Chaney :

    cannot Remove windows Enterprise Defender;
    I hope you can delet the for ME.

  • Remove Windows PC Defender:

    This is a really good and thorough guide. However, you should only attempt manual removal of spyware and viruses if everything else fails. When removing manually you always risk deleting a wrong file or registry entry which can render your system unstable.
    You can also try a free online scan, but ONLY do this from the website of well known company like Norton, ESET or such. Otherwise you will just run into more fake spyware removal like the WinPC Defender.

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