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Malware Defense Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsi Software malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the Malware Defense adware. a-squared Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.MalwareDefense.

Malware Defense is a rogue scanner program. Once installed, this application will be immediately perform scan action without prior notice. This fake scanner application tries to trick you by displaying misleading scan results report, which says that your computer is infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to delete them before you buy this fraud application. Be careful with this program, because it not going to protect your computer but will only spend your money.

Create new files:

  • %ProgramFiles%Malware Defensemd.db
  • %ProgramFiles%Malware Defensemdefense.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%Malware Defensemdext.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%Malware Defenseuninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%Malware Defensehelp.ico
  • %UserProfile%Application DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchMalware Defense.lnk
  • %UserProfile%DesktopMalware Defense ReadMe.txt
  • %UserProfile%DesktopMalware Defense Support.lnk
  • %UserProfile%DesktopMalware Defense.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempav.dat
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempdv.dat
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemp4otjesjty.mof
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsMalware DefenseMalware Defense Support.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsMalware DefenseUninstall Malware Defense.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsMalware DefenseMalware Defense.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareMalware Defense
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallMalware Defense
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “Malware Defense”

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.MalwareDefense_1-400x308.pn

Adware.Win32.MalwareDefense_2-400x308.pn

Adware.Win32.MalwareDefense_4-400x302.pn

Adware.Win32.MalwareDefense_3-400x228.pn

How to remove the infection of Malware Defense (Adware.Win32.MalwareDefense)?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install a-squared Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.



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