PC Defender 360 is a rogue anti-virus program designed to scare people with numerous false security alerts for selling fake licenses to this useless program. PC Defender 360 doesn’t have features related to virus detection and removal. Usually, it infects computer without user’s knowledge and started to run fake scans with false security alerts. Certainly, purchasing a license to PC Defender 360 is a total money waste because this program is malicious by the nature, and it cannot remove any viruses. You need to get rid of PC Defender 360 as soon as possible since it presents a high risk of using your computer by cyber criminals. They can disclose your credit card account information or get you into trouble with law enforcement agency for spreading viruses for them.
This removal guide will help you to remove PC Defender 360 either manually or with a help of PC Defender 360 Removal Tool. It comes with free online support that assures successful removal in most difficult situations and you get it for a year to come.
What is PC Defender 360?
PC Defender 360 is a malware designed to look like an antivirus program. This program visually resembles normal security programs, but it lacks any related functionality. The only purpose of PC Defender 360 is scaring users and asking for money. Nothing else, besides possible installation of other malicious programs. So, it is better to remove PC Defender 360 as soon as you found it on your computer.
PC Defender 360 infects computers with a help of Trojans coming from infected websites. It might also come with popular free programs downloaded from suspicious sources. PC Defender 360 might be promoted as an advanced security program offered for a free scan on rogue websites. After this program is installed, it starts to run faked scans and generate false security alerts for annoying user and attempting to sell them licenses to this useless rogue program.
PC Defender 360 Removal Tool
Removing PC Defender 360 requires some experience of working with Windows system tools. It is not safe for users without experience to work with some system files like system registry where errors can cause serious problems and require to reinstall your operating system. So, in case of error your valuable data might be lost, and that is why using removal tools is preferable way to go with PC Defender 360 removal.
PC Defender 360 Removal Tool helps to remove PC Defender 360 infection and helps to remove any spyware and malicious programs installed onto your PC by cyber criminals. It comes with anti-spyware program, free one-year license, free technical support and money back guaranty.
Remove PC Defender 360 Manually
For PC Defender 360 manual removal you need some time and patience since errors made during manual removal are very dangerous to your system. It is good if you have some previous experience in working with Windows system registry and other tools required for removal. There is no UNDO button in Registry Editor, and you can fix errors only from a backup files if you made it before making any any changes to your system registry database. Otherwise, your system might be broken and require an expensive repair or reinstalling operating system with a loss of valuable data.
Use Windows system tools for PC Defender 360 removal
Since PC Defender 360 uses system registry for protection against removal, it blocks an access to this utility, and you need to reboot your computer in a Safe Mode with Command Prompt before you can access it. For accessing registry editor, reboot your system in a safe mode, type regedit.exe at command prompt and look for registry keys that should be removed or changed. The most important keys are listed below. If you want your system completely clean than use removal tool or some registry cleaner for taking of residual damages left in your system by PC Defender 360.
Remove PC Defender 360 components:
Kill PC Defender 360 malicious processes
Remove PC Defender 360 entries from system registry:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe “(Default)” = “[random name]”
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe “Content Type” = “application/x-m”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe (Default) = “”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe Content Type = “application/x-m”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\DefaultIcon (Default) = “%1″
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command (Default) = ” ‘%CommonAppData%\pavsdata\.1.exe’ /ex “%1″ %*”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “avsdsvc” = “%CommonAppData%\pavsdata\[random name].1.exe /min”
Delete PC Defender 360 files and folders:
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\PC Defender 360\
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\PC Defender 360\PC Defender 360 Help and Support.lnk
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\PC Defender 360\PC Defender 360.lnk
%CommonStartMenu%\Programs\PC Defender 360\Remove PC Defender 360.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%\Desktop\PC Defender 360.lnk
Note: If manual removal is too complicated for you, then it si better to use removal tools to remove PC Defender 360 without risk to your system. After this malicious program is removed, scan your system with SpyHunter antispyware scanner that is a free addition to PC Defender 360 Removal Tool.
Remove PC Defender 360 Completely
PC Defender 360 might come with other malicious programs. More viruses might infect your system while PC Defender 360 blocks your antivirus software. Some of malicious programs might help cyber criminals to control your computer or steal your private data and your money. If your computer was infected with PC Defender 360 then you need to take some steps and make sure that your system is clean and secure. For this, update your antivirus program after you remove PC Defender 360 and run a full system scan. If no suspicious files are found by your antivirus, try to scan your system with free antivirus scanners from trusted manufacturers. This use of different overlapping virus databases for malicious program detection will help you to be confident about your system security.
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