I find my computer is suddenly generating warning messages and telling me that my computer is infected with spyware. It makes me panic into taking immediate action to fix this. The messages are generated by Windows Defence Master, telling me that I need to upgrade to the full version immediately to fix this problem. And I can not close the them. What can I do? Should I believe these messages?
This is what happens with computers infected with Windows Defence Master. If you find the messages of Windows Defence Master on your computer, you need to get rid of it quickly to stop these messages and to protect your PC from a real virus attack. This post will show you what you need to do if you see sudden error messages warning you that your computer security is under attack and you cannot close them.
Detailed Information about Windows Defence Master
Windows Defence Master is rogue software invented to frighten computer users by showing false scan results telling them that the computer is infected with various kinds of malicious viruses. It is very similar to Windows Security Master.
It can slip into the computer if the computer users accidentally visit some unsafe online resources. Visiting corrupted websites will give it a chance to install on the computer. Attachments embedded in spam emails or links released by network criminal may also contain this infection.Downloading free software or shareware from uncertified sources also needs to be avoided. Clicking pop-up ads may also lead to its installation in the computer.
From the monment it is installed on your system, you will begin to experience fake system scans with falsified scan results. They will show you a list of malicious programs that are currently on your PC and possibly sharing your information with a unknown location.You will also begin receiving pop up messages about viruses or infected files on your computer as well as messages telling you that you need to purchase a copy of this software to clean your computer and if you do not your PC will still have issues. It requires you to give your credit card information to an untrustworthy vendor. Some users may fall into the trap without realizing that it is a scam. The purpose of the rogue is to swindle money. The rogue can even steal your important privacy information, such as identity card and credit card. So you need to get rid of the rogue program from your PC quickly.
Need to Remove Windows Defence Master? Here’s How to Do it the Right Way
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.
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.
MS-SEC = %AppData%\svc-[random].exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\MpCmdRun.exe
Debugger = svchost.exe
Step 6: Check Windows Firewall
If Windows firewall can’t work normally, you may follow the below tips.
1. Choose Control Panel, for Windows 8, right-click at the bottom left corner of screen, and then choose Control Panel.
Choose security applet (System and Security) and open it. Now you can see the Restore defaults link, click on it.
From the next window, you can restore the defaults firewall settings. Choose the Restore Defaults button now.
You then confirm and you need click Yes to continue. And then the Windows Firewall on Windows 8 will be restored to the default values.
Step 7: Reboot computer.
What is the Best Way to Remove Windows Defence Master?
As mentioned above, Windows Defence Master may cause a series of problems if you don’t remove it from your system in time.The best way to get rid of it from your PC is to first of all download and run a system and registry scanner. This will scan your computer and help you get rid of any malware on it and any errors caused by malware and make your computer faster and safer.