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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- Guide 1: How to Remove Defender Pro 2015 from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Defender Pro 2015 from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Defender Pro 2015 from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Defender Pro 2015 from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Defender Pro 2015 from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Defender Pro 2015 from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Defender Pro 2015 from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Defender Pro 2015 from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Defender Pro 2015
Step 2: Uninstall Defender Pro 2015 and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Defender Pro 2015 on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Defender Pro 2015 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Defender Pro 2015 from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Defender Pro 2015 and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Defender Pro 2015 via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Defender Pro 2015 files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Defender Pro 2015, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Defender Pro 2015 from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Defender Pro 2015 from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Defender Pro 2015 from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Defender Pro 2015 from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Defender Pro 2015 will be removed.
Eliminate Defender Pro 2015 from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.