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Christian Mairoll

DefendAPc Adware Removal Instructions

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

DefendAPc, come from hxxp://www.defendapc.com, is a rogue scanner program, it shows a fake security center window, shows misleading scan results and fake security alerts. The author of DefendAPc also made SysDefenders, InSysSecure, SysProtector, APcDefender, PcProtectar, PcsProtector, GreatDefender, APCProtect, ProtectPcs, SysDefence, TheDefend, GuardPcs, IGuardPc, SiteAdware, AntiTroy, AntiKeep, AntiAdd, RESpyWare, REAnti, KeepCop, SecureKeeper, LinkSafeness, AntiAid, SystemFighter, SystemVeteran, BlockProtector, BlockKeeper, BlockScanner, BlockWatcher, SoftStronghold, ShieldSafeness, SoftVeteran, SoftSoldierSoftCop, TrustFighter, TrustSoldier, SafeFighter, SecureVeteran, etc. To further convince victims, DefendAPc will also create numerous junk files with random names on your computer that will be detected as malware when the program scans your computer, but will not allow you to remove them until you purchase it.

Create new files:

  • %ProgramFiles%DefendAPc SoftwareDefendAPcalways_delete.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%DefendAPc SoftwareDefendAPcalways_skip.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%DefendAPc SoftwareDefendAPcDefendAPc.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%DefendAPc SoftwareDefendAPcmain_config.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%DefendAPc SoftwareDefendAPcuninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%DefendAPc SoftwareDefendAPcquarantinequarantine.xml
  • %SystemRoot%System32spoolPRTPROCSW32X86

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