Defender.exe Virus Removal

Defender.exe Removal Tool –

Defender.exe is the main executable for a variety of fake antivirus programs, including Malware Protection, Spyware Protection, and Security Protection. A fake antivirus program is a program designed to look like a real antivirus program; however, it is fake because the fake antivirus program doesn’t have the functionality to remove viruses or scan the computer. We have created removal guides for each of these fake antivirus programs and have provided them below.

Spyware Protection Removal Guide
Malware Protection Removal Guide
Security Protection Removal Guide

File Location – C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\defender.exe

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6 Responses to “Defender.exe Virus Removal”

Andrew April 15th, 2024 at 9:02 am

Microsoft Security Essentials let this one slip right on through.

Loche May 22nd, 2024 at 4:08 am

I seem to keep getting this virus back; I’ll be surfing the web, and then suddenly Firefox will freeze and the “Scanning” window pops up. Shortly thereafter the program starts preventing me from opening anything (claiming that all my anti-virus tools are infected with a worm). I wish I could figure out how to get rid of it permanently. ;-;

someguy June 22nd, 2023 at 12:43 am

It’s extremely annoying, but you can go into safe mode by pressing F8 while your computer boots up, then select safe mode. once you log in, delete the files off the hd and remove the registry entries. or you can run spybot search & destroy to rid your computer of it.

Matt Bowers July 1st, 2023 at 3:40 pm

Just cleaned this from a client PC yesterday.
While in safe mode, search for 0*.exe (zero) and delete those. Then deleted all temp contents from all temp directories. Search for and delete all defender.exe too. I found one of the 0.3241324144.exe (middle numbers not exact) also in the firefox directory.

They had McAfee and Spybot. She runs spybot weekly. But, it got through. Real easy to remove in safe mode though. Some of these types are nearly impossible to get out.

M August 25th, 2023 at 9:12 pm

I recently found one of these on my computer in the \Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data folder. I got rid of it by killing the power of my computer, restarting, and deleting it before it reactivated and locked the Task Manager.

I’m still looking for other annoying stuff it might have added to Windows, though.

Val September 1st, 2023 at 5:36 pm

Does anyone know where the registry entries for the Defender.exe is?

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