PC Defender may sound like the ultimate protection software, but it is far from it. In fact, it is nothing more than a fake anti-spyware program developed to convince you to delete files that you actually need on your computer, claiming that they are infected. This program is installed through Trojans on your computer, appearing before you watch a video online. It claims that you must install this program before being able to view said video. Once PC Defender is on your computer, it will open up along with Windows. It will begin scanning the computer automatically, and then a list of infections will shortly follow. The program asks you to delete the “infections”, but those programs turn out to be vital to the function of the computer. Thus you must not delete anything that pops up from these scans. Rather, ignore all the warnings entirely.
PC Defender resembles many on-the-market anti-spyware programs, so it will easily fool you. It will list the
detailed times of the scan’s start and finish, and it will provide a number of threats found. It will strongly state “Cleanup needed!” towards the end of the scan, and you might even see a warning like the one below:
Treat detected: Trojan.Win32.Llac.bia
Risk level: High
Recommended: Click “Remove” to delete all detected threats
PC Defender was designed to get you to purchase a fake anti-spyware software that will do nothing more than cause problems on your computer. If you have already fallen prey to this, please cancel the payments you made through your credit card company. If you haven’t made a purchase yet, don’t. Instead, follow the necessary steps to remove the program from your computer.
You do have the option to manually uninstall PC Defender from your computer. However, that requires some knowledge of the registry and program files of your computer. You will have to go in and delete things on your own, and any false moves could lead to disaster. If you are not comfortable with your abilities to remove that on your own, please install an anti-spyware program to do the deletions for you. This program may also act as a spyware blocker in the future so troubles like this do not arise. Simply install the program on your computer, run the scan, and delete all the infectious files found – PC Defender being one of them.
Do not wait for your system to be further compromised, Remove PC Defender Now! Once your computer is infected with this spyware it is crucial to remove it as soon as possible.