What is Advanced Defender

Advanced Defender is a scam in the form of a rogue security software. It tries to sell its paid version to you claiming that it can clean your computer from all sorts of malware and spyware.

But all these claims are false. Advanced Defender does not have the capabilities to protect your computer. It takes the help of fraudulent tricks to force you to purchase its paid version. It is helped by some trojans already present in your computer to install its traces, which show you repeated warning messages and fake alarm results.

Please do not fall in its trap and waste your money.

Technical Details of Advanced Defender

  • Full name: Advanced Defender, AdvancedDefender
  • Date Appeared: Jan. 2010
  • Characteristic: Rogue security program
  • URL: http://Advanced Defender.com

Do I need to remove Advanced Defender

You can yourself search your computer manually, but it is not recommended unless you are a tech-geek. To save time and effort, we recommend you to download a FREE Scanner.

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How to Uninstall Advanced Defender scam

The best way for the removal of Advanced Defender is to install a good quality Anti-spyware Program and scan your system for any infections.

Automatic removal of Advanced Defender is always good and complete as compared to any attempts to manually remove it, which may sometime lead to erroneous results. If you are not completely aware of all the files and registry entries used by this rogue anti-spyware, then we do not recommend you to attempt for the manual removal of Advanced Defender.

Instructions to get rid of Advanced Defender

If you really want to remove the Advanced Defender infection on your system manually then proceed as follows.

Step 1: Kill the Advanced Defender ProcessesLearn how to do that

winscent.exe
spoos.exe
regp.exe
explorers.exe
certofsystem.exe
advanceddefender.exe

Step 2: Remove Advanced Defender files, folders and all associated Advanced Defender DLL files:Learn how to do that

microsoftdefend.dll

c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Microsoft PData
c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Microsoft PData\track.wid
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Advanced Defender.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced Defender
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced Defender\Advanced Defender.lnk
c:\Program Files\Advanced Defender
c:\Program Files\Advanced Defender\advanceddefender.exe
c:\Program Files\Advanced Defender\base.wdb
c:\Program Files\Advanced Defender\baseadd.wdb
c:\Program Files\Advanced Defender\conf.wcf
c:\Program Files\Advanced Defender\quarant.wdb
c:\Program Files\Advanced Defender\q
c:\WINDOWS\certofsystem.exe
c:\WINDOWS\explorers.exe
c:\WINDOWS\microsoftdefend.dll
c:\WINDOWS\regp.exe
c:\WINDOWS\secureit.com
c:\WINDOWS\spoos.exe
c:\WINDOWS\system32\winscent.exe

Step 3: Uninstall Advanced Defender registry entries: Learn how to do that

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Advanced Defender
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Advanced Defender
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = “1”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “advanceddefender”

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