Do you know what Windows Active Defender is?
Windows Active Defender is a false application which looks like an ordinary security tool. However, this application only pretends to be legitimate, because, by presenting numerous simulated infections, the rogue expects you to believe that the infections are real and that you should acquire its simulated “full” version. The criminals that created Windows Active Defender, Windows Instant Scanner, Windows Privacy Counsel and other malware want to get your money and get access to them. Therefore, do not reveal your online banking details or credit card number to the criminals. Delete this rogue if you find it on your system, or do not download it if you are thinking of using this malware. In addition, Windows Active Defender is a part of Rogue.VirusDoctor family, which by now has been greatly expanded.
As long as you use the computer, Windows Active Defender does not leave you alone. It simulates functions of security tools and impairs the system so that you cannot launch certain applications and use the Internet. First, the malware, like an ordinary antivirus program, “scans” the system, and, after a thorough analysis, presents infections which are supposedly removed as soon as you active Windows Active Defender. The rogue lists false threats as Trojan.Win32.Agent, Rootkit.Win32.KernelBot, Backdoor.Win32.Rbot and many others which are only the pretense that the system is infected. If you decide to remove these infections, change your intentions, because while trying to delete these bogus infections, you might impair the system irreparably.
Moreover, to look professional, the rogue produces pop-up warnings with misleading content. Some of the messages are given:
Attempt to run a potentially dangerous script detected. Full system scan is highly recommended.
Software without a digital signature detected. Your system files are at risk. We strongly advise you to activate your protection.
Keylogger activity detected. System information security is at risk. It is recommended to activate protection and run a full system scan.
Each notification presented by Windows Active Defender should be ignored, as well as the system’s impairments created to scare you into believing that you have to take preventative measures to protect the system against damage. The rogue disables Internet connection, hides Task Manager and Registry Editor and does not allow you to launch certain executable files.
If you want to use your computer as usual, you should remove Windows Active Defender and protect the system against infections so that such a problem does not occur again. To ease the removal of the rogue and to disable annoying messages, you should activate the rogue with an activation key.
Now when the rogue does not display annoying messages and restores Registry Editor as well as other applications which were disabled, you can terminate the infection on your own by deleting the components of Windows Active Defender. If you feel that this way of removal is not for you, you can remove Windows Active Defender automatically. Automatic removal refers to usage of a removal tool, which automatically detects and deletes the rogue. Please, remember that you should acquire a reliable antispyware which is legitimate and able to eliminate to this infection. If the tool is another bogus application, serious damage might be caused to the system. Hence, choose software carefully, and ensure that it is powerful enough to delete Windows Active Defender.
In non-techie terms:
Windows Active Defender is a bogus application which you should delete at once. It simulates scans of the system, lists supposedly dangerous infections and display annoying pop-up messages. The malware aims to make you purchase its imaginary full version which supposedly removes those bogus infections.
Warning, this parasite is known to disable your Internet connection. Click here for instructions explaining how to restore your Internet access.
Stop These Processes:
Find and Delete These Files:
- Windows Active Defender.lnk
- %CommonStartMenu%\Programs\Windows Active Defender.lnk
- %Desktop%\Windows Active Defender.lnk
Remove These Registry Values:
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\srng.exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "otbpxlqhjd"
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\cmdagent.exe
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\tsadbot.exe
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\npfmessenger.exe
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\alevir.exe
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\install.exe
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\xp_antispyware.exe
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\protector.exe
Windows Active Defender Removal Guide Automatic Removal Instructions
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