Malware Defense (MalwareDefense) Virus Removal Guide

Malware Defense is a rogue security application, also known as a fake antivirus program. Malware Defense is a clone of AntiMalware, which is also a fake antivirus program. Both fake antivirus programs are very similar. Malware Defense is one of many fake antivirus programs, which include Antivirus 360 and Security Tool. The program will generally enter the user’s computer through the use of a trojan horse computer virus.

malware defense

Malware Defense hopes to trick the user into thinking that it is a real program by using various tactics. For example, Malware Defense hopes to scare the user into purchasing the program by displaying fake virus scan results. Malware Defense will generally warn the user about Rootkit.Win32.Agent.pp and will also create a network security alert. Malware Defense is fake and doesn’t work. Some warning messages from Malware Defense include:

Malware Defense detected the virus of the harmful program on your computer!
Internet Explorer is infected with worm Rootkit.Win32.Agent.pp. This worm can harm your computer.

Malware Defense network security alert
Network attack rejected!
Your computer is being attacked from remote host. Attack has been classified as Remote code execution attempt.

Malware Defense will also use other tactics, such as the use of pop ups to warn the user. However, the program itself doesn’t work to remove viruses. It has a website which it uses to advertise the fake program.

Common symptoms and characteristics of Malware Defense and other rogue security programs include:
1. Malware Defense is generally installed without user permission through a trojan horse.
2. Malware Defense uses pop ups and fake virus scans to scare the user.
3. Malware Defense website is unprofessional, with fake testimonials and fake awards.
4. The payment website for Malware Defense looks suspicious.
5. Various antivirus and system programs on the user’s computer will stop functioning.

Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10

Below is our recommended removal tool for Malware Defense. The removal tool has been rated 5 cows out of 5 by Tucows and was previously CNET’s Editor’s Choice. Feel free to download it below.

If you are unable to run the removal tool, or are unable to run any programs in general, you may need to stop the processes associated with Malware Defense with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Malware Defense, try using Process Explorer.

Manual Malware Defense Removal – In order to manually remove Malware Defense, the processes associated with Malware Defense must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before Malware Defense entered the computer.

Stop Malware Defense Processes (Learn How To Do This)
mdefense.exe

Remove Malware Defense Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Program Files\Malware Defense\
C:\Program Files\Malware Defense\mdefense.exe
C:\Program Files\Malware Defense\uninstall.exe
C:\Program Files\Malware Defense\md.db

Remove Malware Defense Registry Keys (Learn How To Do This)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Malware Defense
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Malware Defense

Remove Malware Defense Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
mdefense.exe

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2 Responses to “Malware Defense (MalwareDefense) Virus Removal Guide”

Vikas Shah December 19th, 2018 at 11:31 pm

I’m having trouble removing this virus. Can someone help? The virus is not allowing the removal tool to run even in safe mode.

Thanks

Vik

fire4201979 January 31st, 2019 at 6:35 pm

This malware is one nasty bug! Niether my AVG or Norton online will touch it. Luckily, I was able to uninstall it with my Revo uninstaller (I love my Revo), but all this allowed me to do was finally lock the trojans in the virus vault. uninstalling it did nothing for my computer whose symptoms include: not being able to access my security center (I’m running Vista…long story), damageing two of my apps, and taking over my firewall. My computer is dragging so bad. I need to know how to get rid of the virus part of this fake app otherwise NOrton is going to charge me $150.00 to remove it. AVG and Norton both have virus definitions dictonaries… If any of you’ll know these virus’s names will you email them to me?? [email protected]

This SUCKS!! Im almost tempted to file a DMCA complaint. According to the IPP act of 1996, spreading this kind of stuff is a federal offense. I do hope they get caught.

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