What is TheDefend

TheDefend is yet another variant from the series of rogue security software like SysDefense,  GuardPCs and APCProtect. As we have reported earlier, they all have the same look, feel and user interface and everything looks similar except the name. They are from the third generation of infamous rogue antivirus software WiniGuard.

The method of operation used by all of them is similar.

Please do not take any steps like purchasing the full licensed version of this rogue security software. They are not going to do anything for the security of your computer. Instead the presence of TheDefend in your PC is a sure way to learn that your system if already compromised and you need to take urgent steps for cleaning it.

You can take the help of following steps for the removal of of infamous rogue antivirus software WiniGuard. from your PC.

Technical Details of TheDefend

  • Full name: The Defend
  • Date Appeared: Dec. 2009
  • Characteristic: Rogue security program
  • URL:

Do I need to remove TheDefend

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How to Uninstall TheDefend scam

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

Automatic removal of TheDefend 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 TheDefend.

Instructions to get rid of TheDefend

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

Step 1: Kill the TheDefend ProcessesLearn how to do that


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

%ProgramFiles%\TheDefend Software\TheDefend\TheDefend.exe
%CommonPrograms%\TheDefend\1 TheDefend.lnk
%CommonPrograms%\TheDefend\2 Homepage.lnk
%CommonPrograms%\TheDefend\3 Uninstall.lnk
%ProgramFiles%\TheDefend Software\TheDefend\uninstall.exe

%ProgramFiles%\TheDefend Software\TheDefend
%ProgramFiles%\TheDefend Software\

Step 3: Uninstall TheDefend registry entries: Learn how to do that

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “TheDefend.exe”

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