Windows Defence is a newly released rogue antivirus infection that is currently infecting 100’s of computers every day through the likes of rogue downloads, Trojan horse viruses and fake antivirus scans. This virus has been designed to look like a legitimate program, but in reality – is nothing more than a fake virus that will steal your details and try and con you into buying the fake upgrade to the program. If you have this infection on your PC, it’s vital that you remove it completely in order to get your computer running as smoothly and effectively as possible again.
You should not trust this software at all – it will show you fake virus results and will prevent many important Windows features in order to get you to buy the fake upgrade to the system. It’s officially known as a “malware” infection, which basically stands for malicious software. Unlike many typical viruses, which hide away on your PC, this will place a branded piece of software onto your computer in an attempt to get you to trust it. Although it may seem quite easy to get rid of this virus at first glance (many people just try and delete the program files it uses to get rid of it), the fact is that it’s actually one of the most difficult types of virus to get rid of if you don’t have the correct tools.
One of the main problems with the Windows Defence virus is the way it installs a huge number of “hidden” infection on your system. Not only does it place the branded application, but a series of key-logging programs are placed into the Windows folder, and a series of other random folders, to ensure that if you do manage to manually delete all the files this program has, it can bounce back after a restart. It’s because of this that it’s essential you’re able to get rid of the infection using the most effective and reliable tools possible.
The virus will generally install itself into these folders on your hard drive:
- C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Datamswd
- C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftNetworkDownloader
- C:Documents and SettingsAll UsersStart MenuProgramsWindows Defence
Removing Windows Defence is best done with a malware removal tool. These are automated programs which basically scan through your entire system and remove all the possible components that WD has (including the hidden ones inside the Windows folder). We’ve found the best program to get rid of this virus is a tool called XoftSpy, which is a leading anti-malware program developed by a large software company called Pareto Logic. This program is trusted by millions around the World every year, and is one of the leading malware removal tools you can get. After using this on our test machine, we found that it was the best in getting rid of the Windows Defence infection, as well as protecting against further viruses. You can use this program by downloading it onto your system, letting it scan your PC, where it will then remove all the infected files & settings your computer has.
Source by Greg Kahn