Do you know what PC Defender 2008 is?
PC Defender 2008 is a rogue anti-spyware program also found to be a clone of XP Antivirus. Both XP Antivirus and PC Defender 2008 perform various malicious actions to get computer users to purchase a full version of a deceitful program.
PC Defender 2008 pretends that is able to remove parasites from your computer while protecting it from future attacks. We found that to be totally bogus. PC Defender 2008 does not protect against or remove parasites.
In non-techie terms: You should never purchase or download PC Defender 2008 under any circumstances. If by chance you have made the mistake of installing PC Defender 2008 or it was found to be on your system then you should remove it immediately before damage of your personal files occurs.
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Aliases: PC Defender 2008, PCDefender 2008, PCDefender2008, www.pcdefender2008.com.
PC Defender 2008 Automatic Removal Instructions
PC Defender 2008 Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. PC Defender 2008 manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that PC Defender 2008 will be removed completely. So read the PC Defender 2008 removal steps carefully and good luck.
Before you start: Close all programs and Internet browsers. Also back up your computer in case you make a mistake and your computer stops working.
- Uninstall PC Defender 2008 Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall PC Defender 2008 if found.
- To stop PC Defender 2008 processes (view process removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type taskmgr. The click the Processes tab and you'll see a list of running processes.
Search and stop these PC Defender 2008 processes:
For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
- To Unregister PC Defender 2008 DLLs (view DLL removal steps)
Search and unregister these PC Defender 2008 DLLs:
To locate the PC Defender 2008 DLL path, go to Start > Search > All Files or Folders. Type PC Defender 2008 and in the Look in: select either My Computer or Local Hard Drives. Click the Search button.
Once you have the PC Defender 2008 DLL path, go to Start and then click on Run. In the Run command box, type cmd, and then click on OK.
To locate the exact DLL path, type cd in order to change the current directory. To display the contents of the directory, use the dir command. To remove the DLL file type regsvr32 /u FILENAME.dll (FILENAME is the name of the file that you want to unregister).
- To unregister PC Defender 2008 registry keys (view registry keys removal steps)
Go to Start > Run > type regedit > press OK.
Edit the value (on the right pane) by right-clicking on it and selecting the Modify option. Select the Delete option.
Search and delete these PC Defender 2008 registry keys:
- If your homepage has been changed, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > click on the General > click Use Default under Home Page. Add the your desired default homepage, then click Apply > click OK. Open a new web browser to check that you have your desired default homepage.
- Remove PC Defender 2008 Directories.
To find PC Defender 2008 directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following PC Defender 2008 directories:
C:\Program Files\PC Defender 2008
Right-click on the PC Defender 2008 folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder PC Defender 2008 and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting PC Defender 2008 could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove PC Defender 2008 icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the PC Defender 2008 manual removal instructions!
I hope this article has helped you solve your PC Defender 2008 problems. If you want to contribute to this article, post your comment below.
Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that PC Defender 2008 will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.