The System Defender Malware is a malicious application that is categorized as a Rough virus. This malicious virus is specifically designed to spread through from one computer to another, and normally it infects only windows based system. The System Defender Malware is capable of creating/modifying the registry entries, and disables your antivirus program due to which this is considered as an extremely dangerous virus which can make your system absolutely useless. This dangerous virus is developed with the ill motives of stealing your financial information such as credit card numbers, bank account details, name, address, email, and passwords. This information then used for cyber crimes, and online frauds; therefore, you have to get rid of this dangerous virus quickly as soon as you found it on your system.
The Instructions for Removal of System Defender Malware
After confirming that your system is compromised to the System Defender Malware you need to delete this virus immediately from your computer to minimize the amount of damage. You can remove this tricky virus either by using any reliable automatic removal tool, or by using the complicated instructions of the manual removal method. Following are the instructions to remove this threat manually:-
Select the Safe Mode
To proceed with the manual removal method, you need to terminate the normal mode, and reboot the infected system in the safe mode. This can be done by restarting your computer, and when the system is in restarting process, you have to open the boot options menu with the help of F8 key, and select the safe mode option from the list of different options to boot your computer in the safe mode.
Remove the Associated Processes
The next step is, killing of the malicious processes associated with the System Defender Malware. You can do this by accessing the windows task manager which can be opened by holding the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together. Once you are able to see the task manager window, you have to click on the processes tab , and delete following process from the list of running processes:-
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Remove the Files and Folders
You have to remove the files, and folders created by this threat with the help of file explorer, and Delete key :-
- %Desktopdir%\System Defender Malware.lnk
- %Programs%\System Defender Malware\System Defender Malware.lnk
Remove the Corrupt Registry Entries
You have to delete the malicious registry entries created by this dangerous malware to complete the manual removal process. In order to clean the windows registry from these corrupt entries, you need to access the registry editor with the help of Regedit command which can be executed through the Run option available in the Start menu. Following are the entries that are required to be deleted:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\System Defender Malware\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\System Defender Malware
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\System Defender Malware\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\System Defender Malware\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\System Defender Malware\DisplayName System Defender Malware
Restart the computer in the normal mode, and see the effect of changes you have made during the manual removal process.
Disclaimer: Altering your windows registry items and other computer files should only be attempted by knowledgeable computer users. Errors in registry items may lead to some technical problems affecting other aspects of your machine. We advise you to attempt all these manual steps at your own risk, or else it is better use the Automatic System Defender Malware removal Tool.
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