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Remove XP Defender Malware

posted by OnlineSafety411 Advisor  
Filed under Malware, Online Safety Threat Alerts, Rogue AntiSpyware


XP Defender is a completely fake and misleading security program that comes from the group of computer hackers who developed and marketed many other rogue antispyware programs from the FakeRean-Braviax family of malware. These applications, including XP Defender, are deceptive in nature and will perform many acts to ultimately get PC users to purchase a so-called registered or licensed copy of the application to remove malware. XP Defender is actually a complete let-down as it will not remove any type of malware even if a PC user obtains and purchases a registered copy.

Removal of XP Defender is usually accomplished by using an antimalware/antispyware program with the latest updates on malware detections. Such a program will completely eliminate XP Defender and remove all related malware files that may have been installed when XP Defender was download – from a malicious site or Trojan horse infection.

XP Defender deceptive popup messages may read like the following:

System Security Alert!
Vulnerabilities found
Background scan for security breaches has been finished. Serious problems have been detected. Safeguard your system against exploits, malware and viruses right now by activating Proactive Defence.

System Security Alert!
Unknown program is scanning your system registry right now! Identify the theft detected!

XP Defender Firewall Alert
Iexplore.exe is infected with Hoax.HTML.Agent.i. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.

System Security Alert
Unknown program is scanning your system registry right now! Identity theft detected.

System Security Alert
Vulnerabilities found
Background scan for security breaches was finished. Serious issues were detected. Safeguard your system against exploits, malware and viruses right now by activating Proactive Defense.

XP Defender Firewall Alert
Iexplore.exe is infected with Hoax.HTML.Agent.i. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.

In an effort to alleviate the problems that come with XP Defender, you should take action now to remove XP Defender. The process of removing XP Defender can be tricky, which is why you may use a malware solution to easily remove it from your system. New antimalware software is one key to removing XP Defender in addition to manual removal, which may be performed by more experienced PC users.

How you can easily remove XP Defender from your computer

Automatically Detect and Remove XP Defender:

Download SpyHunter
Remove XP Defender

Download SpyHunter AntiMalware

Can’t install or run SpyHunter using the download link above or is the malware infection blocking installation? Try our alternate download file here (http://www.onlinesafety411.com/go/spyhunter-alternate-download).

If your internet browser is being blocked and you are unable to download SpyHunter, please follow these instructions:

1. Hold the WinKey (Windows Key on your keyboard) and press the R key at the same time.

Windows Key

WinKey (Windows Key)

2. Type in (or copy and paste) http://www.onlinesafety411.com/go/download-spyhunter and press Enter. (Use the alternate download link if the other is not working for you or the malware infection is blocking download/installation. http://www.onlinesafety411.com/go/spyhunter-alternate-download)

3. The SpyHunter download will begin.

4. You must find the downloaded file SpyHunter-Installer.exe and open/run it (double-click) to start the installation of SpyHunter.

Note: XP Defender may block installation of antimalware or antivirus software. You may need to boot your PC into Safe Mode with Networking to install an antimalware program.

Steps to boot into Safe Mode with Networking:

  1. Bookmark or Favorite this Post/Web Page.
  2. Restart your PC
  3. Press the F8 key (before Windows starts to load – during the boot sequence text screens) a few times until it registers.
  4. Select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press Enter.
  5. Allow the system to boot into Safe Mode with Networking and then return to this page to download an antimalware application.

DIY XP Defender removal resources

*If you are an experienced computer user, you may locate and delete the XP Defender files and registry entries below. The manual removal process for XP Defender is best performed while in Safe Mode.

XP Defender Files

  • %AllUsersProfile%\Desktop\XP Defender.lnk
  • %CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\
  • %CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\.exe
  • %CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\app.ico
  • %CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\config.bin
  • %CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\defs.bin
  • %CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\support.ico
  • %CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\uninst.ico
  • %CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\vl.bin
  • %CommonStartMenu%\Programs\XP Defender\
  • %CommonStartMenu%\Programs\XP Defender\Remove XP Defender.lnk
  • %CommonStartMenu%\Programs\XP Defender\XP Defender Help and Support.lnk
  • %CommonStartMenu%\Programs\XP Defender\XP Defender.lnk

XP Defender Registry Entries

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe “(Default)” = “”
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\pcdfdata
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = “”%CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\.exe” /ex “%1″ %*”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “pcdfsvc” = “%CommonAppData%\pcdfdata\.exe /min”

 

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