Help! My computer got infected with Windows Pro Defence Kit. How do I remove it. Can anyone help me to solve this problem?
Windows Pro Defence Kit is a fake antispyware program which will prompt that your computer is infected with some unknown trojan. It will inform you that your current Microsoft Security Essentials is not powerful enough to remove the Trojan and you need to download some things to remove it.
The fake antispyware employs false scan results and fake security warnings to carry out their main goal of creating purchase orders for their misleading software. It will state that the computer in question is infected with a variety of Trojan infections, adware or malware and that you should purchase Windows Pro Defence Kit to remove these infections.Usually, when a Trojan infects a computer with the goal of delivering a rogue anti-virus program, the Trojan has one specific rogue program that it serves, and it opens a backdoor for that program. In the case of Windows Pro Defence Kit, the Trojan in question supports a long list of malicious programs that are trying to find a way onto your computer.
If you download Windows Pro Defence Kit, it will begin acting in ways that are typical of a rogue anti-spyware program. Windows Pro Defence Kit will run fake system scans, create a huge number of error messages and warnings about supposed “threats,” and prevent you from running other programs. Instead of the usual claims that you need to pay for the “full” or “licensed” version, Windows Pro Defence Kit capitalizes on the fact that you chose to download it from a list of similar applications. It will send you a message saying that in order to remove the threats it has detected, you have to buy Windows Pro Defence Kit’s full version, because the one you have is only a trial version. It may also tell you that you don’t have the fullest, most updated version, and that in order to get that version you need to buy Windows Pro Defence Kit.
One effective method to remove Windows Pro Defence Kit is to manually delete its files in your system. Manual removal means you will have to edit your HKCU folder for corrupt registry values associated with the virus.Then you will have to delete DLL and LNK files left behind by the malware install. After that you will remove related files and folders, and cancel any processes running in the background associated with the virus.
How to Remove Windows Pro Defence Kit Manually?
Note: Manual removal is only recommended for advanced users, because it involves editing the central area of our PC, our registry. If a mistake is made there, then fixing our PC becomes a much more expensive, drawn-out process.
Step 1: Access to Safe Mode
For Windows 7, Windows Vista & Windows XP
Remove all external media such as cd-r, dvd-r, and USB devices.
Reboot infectious machine.
But before Windows launches on, constantly press F8 key.
Windows Advanced Options reveals out.
Highlight Safe Mode with Networking and Press Enter key.
Access to the Desktop.
For Windows 8
For Windows 8, access to desktop first.
Press Ctrl+ Alt+ Del combination key.
Reach the Switch User page, type “Shift” key and choose “Shut down” button.
Choose Restart option. Choose Troubleshoot from next page.
Choose ‘Advanced Options’ and choose Startup setting.
Press F5/5 key to boot into Safe Mode with Networking.
Step 2: Access to control panel
Open Control Panel from the Start button.
Windows 8 user should go to Metro.
And then right click anywhere around the applications.
Get All Apps icon and click on it.
Locate at the Applications Menu.
Search Control Panel and open it there.
Step 3: Uninstall Windows Defence MasterVirus
1. On the Control Panel Interface, choose Add/Remove option or Uninstall a Program. For Windows XP users, refer to the below screenshot.
2. For other Windows versions, click the “Programs and Features” option. Also you may click Uninstall a program immediately.
3. From the pop-up page, you need choose the malicious program called Windows Defence Master, and then click Remove or Uninstall button.
4. After that, you still need confirm the removal process, click Uninstall or Remove option again.
Step 4: Delete Windows Defence Master Files
1. Click the start button and access to control panel
2. From the pop-up page, click on the Appearance and Personalization link.
3. Double click on Files and Folder Option.
4. Choose Folder Options category and click on the Show hidden files and folders option.
From the next window, select the “View” tab.
6. Check “Show hidden files, folders and drives.”
7. Uncheck “Hide protected operating system files (Recommended). Click Ok.
Now double click My Computer on the desktop and open local drives. Search and delete the Windows Defence Master virus files there. To incase of any virus left files, you’d better confirm all hidden files have been showed.
Step 5: Delete Windows Defence Master Virus Entries
Press Windows + R.
Type regedit in Run box and press Ok.
Reach the Registry Editor.
You need remove all entries related with the rogue program.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = “0”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnPostRedirect” = “0”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon “Shell” = “%UserProfile%\Application Data\antispy.exe”
Step 6: Remove the files listed below:
Step 7. Reboot computer.
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