Do you know what Content Defender is?
Content Defender is a Russian adware application that will spam you with Russian commercial advertisements on ad-supported websites. It is definitely more annoying than dangerous, but you should not underestimate the potential threats behind an adware application. Content Defender might easily be exploited by cyber criminals to expose you to malware-related websites and other suspicious online scams. Any computer security-minded user will want Content Defender removed as soon as possible, and you should not hesitate when it comes to your PC’s security. Scroll down to the bottom of this article for the manual adware removal instructions.
One of the reasons we cannot say the likes of Content Defender are malware infections is that such adware programs have official homepages. We we can easily access its website at contentdefender.org. What’s more, the website goes so far as to claim that this application will help you protect your computer from harm. It says that the application “is a tool created to protect your PC against unwanted and malicious content.” It does not elaborate on how Content Defender can safeguard you against online threats and what exactly it can protect you from, but the simplicity of the website should be enough to raise some suspicion.Content Defender screenshot
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On top of that, it is impossible to download Content Defender from the official website. When we deal with reliable programs, it is only natural that they are distributed via their main homepages. However, quite often adware programs have official web pages that are just shells created to give the impression you are dealing with reliable software. The main method of distribution employed by Content Defender and other similar applications is bundled downloads. This means that the program gets installed on your PC with one setup file that is full of many potentially unwanted programs.
Our research shows that Content Defender is developed by Artex Management S.A. and its files are signed by LLC “YUNITEKH SOFT.” Usually, programs developed by such “companies” travel in packs, and we know for sure that Content Defender often comes bundled with Torrent Search and eTranslator. These two applications are also potentially unwanted programs developed by Russian software creators. Thus, do not be surprised to find several unfamiliar programs on-board if you have already installed Content Defender.
Aside from being excruciatingly annoying, Content Defender might also inadvertently expose you to corrupted content. Do not forget that most of the websites you might be redirected to are not reliable. This adware application does not check whether the links in its ads lead you to safe websites. If you are not careful enough, you might even end up getting infected with malware, so you obviously need to take care of this problem before it gets out of hand.
Remove Content Defender via Control Panel and then delete all the other potential threats as well. If you think that you cannot find all the unwanted files and programs on your own, you can scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner. A full system scan will generate a list of undesirable programs for you immediately, and you will be able to get rid of them all automatically.
How to Remove Content Defender
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
- Drag the mouse cursor to the lower right corner of your screen.
- When the Charm bar appears, click Settings and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove Content Defender.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove Content Defender.
- Click the Start button and navigate to Control Panel.
- Open Add or remove programs and uninstall Content Defender.
In non-techie terms:
Content Defender cannot defend you from anything. On the contrary, the application will make your life miserable if you keep it on your PC. It is strongly recommended that you remove Content Defender at once because this adware program could easily redirect you to unreliable websites. If you want to avoid severe computer security issues and protect your PC from harm, you need to get rid of all the potential threats right now.