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ArmorDefender Adware Removal Instructions

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

ArmorDefender, come from hxxp://www.armordefender.com, is a rogue security program. This is a new variant from Winiguard/Winisoft family, with a new GUI. The author of ArmorDefender also made DefendAPc, 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, ArmorDefender 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%ArmorDefender SoftwareArmorDefenderUninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%ArmorDefender SoftwareArmorDefenderArmorDefender.exe
  • %SystemRoot%system32kus4.tmp.exe
  • %UserProfile%[email protected][1].txt
  • %UserProfile%DesktopArmorDefender.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempvow3.tmp.exe
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempkus4.tmp.exe
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsArmorDefender.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareArmorDefender
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallArmorDefender
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareArmorDefender
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareArmorDefenderagents
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareArmorDefendergeneral
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareArmorDefenderrealtime
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareArmorDefenderscanner
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareArmorDefendertasks
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftwareArmorDefendertasks
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