Security Defender is a fake antivirus program and is in fact a virus. The Security Defender virus is an extremely malicious infection affecting many computer users worldwide. We will show you how to remove Security Defender from your computer. Removal instructions are at the bottom of the article.
Below is a HD video we created to assist you with the removal of the Security Defender Virus. We have detailed steps which are necessary for removing this virus. The procedure performed in the video is confirmed to work.
Security Defender will infect your computer if you download an infected executable file, also known as a .exe file. The majority of the time these infected files are distributed throughout the internet as legitimate flash player updates, video player updates or videos. If you download and run one of these infected files you will unfortunately become infected with the Security Defender Virus.
The Security Defender Virus will cause numerous problems once it has infected your computer. Fake scan, fake alerts and fake warnings are common when a computer is infected by Security Defender. Please remember that Security Defender is fake and the warnings, alerts and scans are a complete farce.
Security Defender was developed by cyber criminals in order to make money. The program is based on social engineering tactics. The Security Defender Virus first poses as a legitimate program, then scares you with virus warnings and then offers to fix the problems if you purchase the program. Of course the only problem with your computer is Security Defender itself.
Security Defender will not go away on its own and will only cause more problems for your computer as time progresses. Purchasing Security Defender will not accomplish anything. This virus will take your money and will not offer any solutions whatsoever. This virus is a complete hoax.
Fake scan, fake alerts and fake warnings are common when a computer is infected by Security Defender.
Removing the Security Defender Virus is definitely possible. We have tested this virus on our test computers running multiple versions of Windows operating systems. We have successfully removed Security Defender from our test computers using our recommended removal program and following the removal steps.
We have confirmed that our recommended virus removal program called PC Tools will remove the Security Defender Virus. Please follow the instructions below to permanently remove Security Defender from your computer and once again have your computer back to its normal state.
Step by Step Security Defender Virus removal
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Quick virus removal steps
Target Virus: Security Defender Virus
The quick virus removal steps we outlined below has been proven remove the Security Defender Virus. You must be on the infected computer when performing these steps.
1 To begin, go ahead and reboot the infected computer. If the infected computer is turned off, go ahead and turn it on.
2 Immediately as the computer begins to boot, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu.
3 Once you are in the Advanced Options Menu, use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option.
4 Windows will now boot into Safe Mode with Networking. Safe Mode with Networking will allow you to remove Security Defender which it would not allow when Windows was in normal mode.
5Now that the virus is not running it is time to begin removal. On your keyboard, click and hold the Windows key, then press the R key. See keyboard diagram below.
6 After you have pressed the Windows and R key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type exactly the following into the run box and click OK:
After clicking OK, your computer will connect to our website and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyware Doctor by PC Tools.
7 When you see the PC Tools download box, click the Run button. The picture of the download box is below. After you click the “Run” button, PC Tools will launch. If your computer asks if you are sure you want to run PC Tools, click OK.
8 Once the virus scan is complete, PC Tools will have found Security Defender. Remove the Security Defender Virus by registering PC Tools. You must register PC Tools while still in Safe Mode to remove Security Defender.
9 After you have registered PC Tools, and the virus was removed, you can safely reboot into Normal Mode. The virus should be completely gone.
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