Antivirus Defender 2015 is no different than most rogue anti-spyware programs. Once it sneaks into your PC, it will pretend to scan your system only to generate a fake list of infections it has “detected.” According to the rogue program, these “infections” are quite harmful to your system and the only way to get rid of them is to purchase the full version of Antivirus Defender 2015.
Of course, many users do fall into the trap – they trust the fake warning messages and follow the instructions to pay the requested fee. In the end, the problem has not been solved because it’s never been there in the first place.
For this reason, whenever you see warnings regarding the security of your system, make sure to check the source. Do not bluntly trust any message you see on the screen.
How Does Antivirus Defender 2015 Infiltrate Your System?
The most common ways for Antivirus Defender 2015 to enter your system uninvited are via spam emails, pop-ups, email attachments, infected websites and notifications that you are a winner.
Also, whenever you download a free program from the Web, you must know that quite often freeware is bundled with various adware and PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) that may serve as backdoors for serious threats to your system. In order to protect yourself, you must not accept or download apps with unclear origin and when you install a free program, simply watch the installation process closely and disable any option that looks unfamiliar to you.
How to Get Rid of Antivirus Defender 2015?
Removing Antivirus Defender 2015 is not hard as long as you use a legit anti-malware program. Do not try to delete or clean your system yourself as you may worsen the situation.
Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the malware tool. Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
- Guide 1: How to Remove Antivirus Defender 2015 from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Antivirus Defender 2015 on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Antivirus Defender 2015 in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Antivirus Defender 2015 from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Antivirus Defender 2015 from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Antivirus Defender 2015 from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Antivirus Defender 2015 from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Antivirus Defender 2015 Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove Antivirus Defender 2015 from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Antivirus Defender 2015
Step 2: Uninstall Antivirus Defender 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 Antivirus Defender 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 Antivirus Defender 2015 there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Antivirus Defender 2015 from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Antivirus Defender 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 Antivirus Defender 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 Antivirus Defender 2015 files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Antivirus Defender 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 Antivirus Defender 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 Antivirus Defender 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 Antivirus Defender 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 Antivirus Defender 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 Antivirus Defender 2015 will be removed.
Eliminate Antivirus Defender 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.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Antivirus Defender 2015 from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".