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Advanced Defender Adware Removal Instructions

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

Advanced Defender is a rogue application. This rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive/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 purchase.

Create new files:

  • %ProgramFiles%Advanced Defenderbaseadd.wdb
  • %ProgramFiles%Advanced Defenderconf.wcf
  • %ProgramFiles%Advanced Defenderquarant.wdb
  • %ProgramFiles%Advanced Defenderqueue.wdb
  • %ProgramFiles%Advanced Defenderadvanceddefender.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%Advanced Defenderbase.wdb
  • %AllUsersProfile%Microsoft PDatatrack.wid
  • %UserProfile%DesktopAdvanced Defender.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsAdvanced DefenderAdvanced Defender.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareAdvanced Defender
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwareAdvanced DefenderSoft
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionUninstallAdvanced Defender
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINEsoftwaremicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, “advanceddefender”





How to remove the infection of Advanced Defender (Adware.Win32.AdvancedDefender)?

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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