Spyware Defender Virus – Removal Instructions

Spyware Defender is a computer virus in the Rogue.FakeVimes family that is considered scareware because of the way it uses intimidation to achieve propagation. Spyware Defender is typically transmitted through websites via a popup of a fake online adware and malware scanner. These popup ads use scare tactics such as security warnings and infection alerts to convince you to click a download link that will transfer the infected file to your computer. Another way Spyware Defender infects your computer is through hacked sites that have hidden exploits placed throughout their code.

Many times, the webmasters are not even aware that their windows pc is infected with the Spyware Defender virus, and they spread it to their audiences’ computers before they realize it. This is probably the most effective and sinister method used by Spyware Defender as it can install itself without your permission or awareness. However, the symptoms of this virus are even more diabolical than the way it spreads.


Once Spyware Defender is installed, either on its own or by your hand, its hooks are set deep and difficult to remove. Spyware Defender will begin every time the computer is started up and Windows loads. The ultimate goal of Spyware Defender is to get you to purchase some bogus software. To do this, it continues to intimidate by running fake scans and reporting infections that don’t actually exist.

Sometimes, it will cause a security alert popup to appear on your screen. The alerts are designed to trick you into thinking that your computer is seriously infected. The worse thing Spyware Defender does is to prevent legitimate virus and malware removal programs from running. It will display another alert saying a fake virus has stopped the program.

Spyware Defender Virus

Spyware Defender Virus Removal Instructions

The virus removal instructions we have outlined below has been proven remove the Spyware Defender virus.

** PLEASE NOTE: If the Virus is on a computer running “WINDOWS 8” see the Windows 8 Virus Removal Instructions

Remember: you must be on the infected computer when performing these 3 easy steps to remove the virus.

STEP 1: Start the computer in Safe Mode with Networking
a. Before starting this step, it is STRONGLY SUGGESTED that you write down our 24HR Toll Free tech support phone number incase you run into any issues or would like any additional help with your PC.

If you need help, this is the number to call!

b. To begin, go ahead and turn off the infected computer and wait roughly 20 seconds, then turn it back on.

c. Next Immediately as the computer begins to turn on, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu. You should see an image like the one below.

Selection the option Safe Mode with Networking

d. Next use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option and the computer will begin to boot into safe mode.

STEP 2: Download the Spyware Defender Virus Removal Program
a. Now it is time to open the “Run Command” box.

b.On your keyboard, push and hold the “Windows” key, then press the “R” key. See keyboard diagram below.

Keyboard Shortcut Diagram

c. After you have pressed the “Windows” and “R” key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type the following and press OK:

iexplore http://www.spywarehelpcenter.com/remove

Windows Run Box

After clicking OK, your computer will connect to the internet and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyhunter.

STEP 3: Installing the Spyware Defender Virus Removal Program
a. When you see the download box, click the “Run” button. The picture of the download box is below.

Spyhunter Download Box Click Run

b. Now you should be downloading a program called “Spyhunter 4” this program has been developed by a company called Enigma Software. Through their extensive work on Malware research they have developed one of the worlds most successful Virus and Malware removal programs. This program offers easy “point and click” virus removal.

c. After this program runs the scan, you should see a list of “threats” found on your computer. These Threats can be very harmful and may ruin the computer if not removed. To remove these threats click “fix Threats” and then “register” the program to permanently remove the virus and any other threats found.

*** After registering Spyhunter4 we highly recommend restarting the computer. Then we would like you to make sure everything is working properly. You should notice that the virus has been completely removed. If it has not been removed or the computer is not working 100% to your liking call us immediately at 1-888-895-6053 and one of our techs will help get it working properly again.

Need further assistance? Call us toll free and one of our friendly technicians will kindly walk you through the virus removal process.

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