Defender Pro 2015 is described by malware experts as a rogue anti-virus program. Its sole purpose is to make users believe they have several threatening issues running on their computers. Once installed, Defender Pro 2015 ‘detects’ numerous viruses and other malicious infections and may generate pop-up ads and alerts. Its dubious intention is to make users believe in its authenticity and purchase the tool.
How Did I Install Defender Pro 2015 on My Computer?
The most likely distribution of the rogue anti-virus software is through opening spam attachments and corrupted links sent via email. Users should not be tricked into clicking any suspicious attachments to avoid malware contamination, in general.
Take into account there are other possible ways of installing rogue security software on your computer:
- Through browser plug-ins and extensions, in most cases toolbars.
- Through multimedia codecs needed to play doubtful, often pornographic video clips.
- Through peer-to-peer downloads.
Once running on your machine, it will start displaying annoying pop-up alerts claiming your PC is infected, thus interrupting your regular browsing activities.
Is Defender Pro 2015 Dangerous?
If you are misled by the bogus application and decide to download it, your computer may get damaged. First of all, your personal files and important data may be compromised by the fake app. Furthermore, researchers have reported that Defender Pro 2015 may increase your PC’s overall vulnerability to malicious attacks executed remotely. Once attacked, various online accounts may be hijacked, resulting in money theft and identity scams.
Should I Remove Defender Pro 2015?
Due to all the potential risks having Defender Pro 2015 installed on your computer, malware researchers strongly recommend its removal. Users have the option to try and remove the bogus application manually. Following the steps below should guide you through the manual removal process.
Users are advised to acknowledge the fact that rogue anti-virus may be quite persistent hand-operated removal. Rogue is capable of disabling certain parts of the system and thus preventing its uninstallation.
The other way to rid of Defender Pro 2015 completely is running a valid anti-malware tool.
In future, always remember not to trust suspicious email attachments to keep your computer and personal data safe from harm.
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