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Defense Center - How Safe Is Your PC?

For as long as computer technology has existed, there has also been the technology to damage PCs. While people have become more and more dependent on these machines, viruses have been devised to compromise them in many ways. Computer viruses have become so prevalent that a multitude of anti-virus software has been introduced to PC users either over the internet or purchased in stores. The update processes required on a daily basis are a part of your PC's daily life, lulling you into believing your newest update of av software has kept your computer clean. Unfortunately, the computer geniuses have managed to go one step further and create a malicious program that pretends to be an anti-virus program, complete with links to different types of PC scanning and even an update link. This software is called Defense Center, and it is a rogue software program that will do its best to ruin your computer.

What is Defense Center?

Defense Center is usually installed through using malware or fake anti-malware programs that use scare tactics such as deceptive warnings and fake scan results to scare you into believing you have an infected computer and you need to purchase this rogue program to fix it. Since its appearance looks as official and above board as other genuine programs, it can be easy to fall for its ruse.

What happens when Defense Center is initialized?

When Defense Center is installed, there are several things that can happen:

1. It will disable your computer's Task Manager.
2. It will sit dormant for a certain amount of time before starting to give you alerts on your Windows Taskbar.
3. Once you click on the alerts, it will install itself on your computer and start advising removal of your completely legitimate anti-malware or anti-virus programs.

It is easy to see that the resulting chaos from this rogue Trojan software can easily trick you into removing programs you need for your computer to work. This can be devastating.

Removing Defense Center

Defense Center removal is not an easy task, especially for those with little computer experience. If you are unsure of your computer skills, do not attempt to remove it manually, as it could damage your computer if not done properly. There are several steps to removing it with a spyware remover:

1. Reboot your computer into Safe Mode
2. Download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes has free malware removal) if you don't already have it, and install it. Follow through all prompts and use default settings.
3. Once installed, have it perform a full scan, a process that can last for awhile. You can check on it periodically until a message  appears saying the scan was successful.
4. It will show you all of the malware on your computer and at this point you can instruct it to remove all. It may or may not require a reboot for the changes to take place.

Manual Defense Center Removal

Files:

c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Favorites_favdata.dat

Path c:\Program Files\Defense Center\ remove the following:
1.virus.mp3
2.update.ico
3.Uninstall.exe
4.splash.mp3
5.settings.ico
6.scan.ico
7.help.ico
8.defhook.dll
9.defext.dll
10.defcnt.exe
11.def.db
12.buy.ico
13.activate.ico
14.about.ico

Path %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Defense Center\ remove the following:
1.Update.lnk
2.Settings.lnk
3.Scan.lnk
4.Defense Center Support.lnk
5.Defense Center.lnk
6.Buy.lnk
7.Activate.lnk
8.About.lnk
 

Path %UserProfile%\Desktop\ remove the following:
1.youporn.com.lnk
2.troj000.exe
3.spam003.exe
4.spam001.exe
5.pornotube.com.lnk
6.nudetube.com.lnk
7.Defense Center Support.lnk
8.Defense Center.lnk

Registry Entries:

1.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREProgram Groups
2.HKEY_USERSS-1-5-21-861567501-152049171-1708537768-1003_Classessecfile
3.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallDefense Center
4.HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassessecfile
5.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionpoliciessystem "DisableTaskMgr" = "1"
6.HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Defense Center"
7.HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTCLSID{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}
8.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREDefense Center
9.HKEY_CLASSES_ROOTsecfile
10.HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionShell ExtensionsApproved "{5E2121EE-0300-11D4-8D3B-444553540000}"
11.HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem "DisableTaskMgr" = "1"



Removing Defense Center Automatically/Safely

For free automatic removal we recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program is widely recommended by reputable third-party sites, so you can be reasonably confident of its ability to safely get rid of Defense Center and any hidden Trojans. As a precaution we recommend double checking your system with SpyHunter. This program requires paid registration to enable deletions, however it has a money back guaranteed and is the top of the line in malware removal. It should catch malware that evades Malwarebytes and block anything that tries to reinstal itself.

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Remove Defense Center Now:

  1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SpyHunter Download  
  2. Run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  3. Remove all the detected infections (free).
  4. Run a scan with SpyHunter
  5. Remove any remaining infections
  6. Reboot and rescan with SpyHunter. Your computer should now be clean.

Important note: If Malwarebytes is blocked by malware then run Chameleon (Start Menu → All Programs → MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware → Tools → Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Chameleon). If you need further help removing Defense Center please email us at info@removeadware.com.au or call for personal assistance on toll-free number 888-655-3453, within the USA and Canada.


Disclaimer: This webpage was created to provide information on Defense Center and how to uninstall it. Manual removal instructions are intended for use by technical experts and should be used at your own risk. We do not own or endorse Defense Center.




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