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PC Defender 360 Rogue Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discovered a new outbreak of the PC Defender 360 Rogue.Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Rogue.Win32.PCDefender360.
PC Defender 360 is a rogue scanner application. A rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false-positive or misleading scan results, which says that your computer has a problem, or is infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to fix it unless you purchase the (fake) program.
Created files and folders:


Note, %commonappdata% typically refers to c:\programdata on Windows Vista/7/8 and c:\documents and settings\all users on Windows XP


Created registry entries:

idefsvc = %commonappdata%\ifdstore\<random>.exe

@ = "\"%commonappdata%\\ifdstore\\<random>.exe\" /ex \"%1\" %*"


In order to make removal easier you can attempt to activate PC Defender 360 with the following serial number: ?O?Z?L?W?I?T?F?Q?C?N?Y?K?V?H?S?E

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

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