How to Uninstall/Delete Windows Defence Unit Malware & Stop Fake Popups

Posted by Britt Duncan - March 11, 2014

Encounter Windows Defence Unit malware unexpectedly? Look for an effective way to uninstall this bogus security product? The post here provides a user-friendly method to help you wipe out this pest thoroughly.

Basic Information about Windows Defence Unit Fake Antivirus

Windows Defence Unit is identified as a rogueware, or scareware which attempts to generate illegal profits for its makers with the use of unethical marketing technique. To be more specific, this phony antivirus program pretends to have a check over the targeted system and displays made-up security report detailing existing computer infections. Victims may tend to believe this parasite when they notice that their PCs are running in extremely slow state and get struck constantly. Moreover, when they try to launch some installed programs, like word processors, eBook readers or music players, they get a warning message instead. The warning alerts displayed by Windows Defence Unit malware declare that the programs users attempt to open are infected by viruses. As a result, they are blocked from launching for safety reason.

Subsequently, this fake security tool offers its help to remove all hidden malware on the condition that computer owners purchase its licensed version first. Since none of the existing legit antivirus program, including Microsoft Security Essential, Spy Hunter and Kaspersky, report any potential threats, PC users can tell that this Windows Defence Unit must have lied. As a matter of fact, this threat generates tons of garbage files at temp files and takes up large system resource, which drags down the PC performance dramatically. Also, it tempers file association and triggers off the warning message on its own. Undoubtedly, if this malware is not removed timely, more computer infections will be brought in by it. Therefore, affected PC owners should take immediate actions to get rid of this pest.

Windows Defence Unit Virus Screenshot:

Windows Defence Unit Virus Is Risky:

1. Windows Defence Unit is a rogueware that pretends to be a legit antivirus.
2. Windows Defence Unit will modify system settings and drop its files into system folders.
3. Windows Defence Unit pretends to scan the system and display fake alerts.
4. Windows Defence Unit may come with spyware or other privacy-invasive software.
5. Windows Defence Unit keeps mutating and downloading files to do instant updates.
6. Windows Defence Unit threatens the PC security and violates the privacy.

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Manually Get Rid of Windows Defence Unit rogueware

It’s possible for people with certain computer skills to manually delete Windows Defence Unit virus. If you are not sure how to do so, please do not take the risk to go through the manual steps.

Step 1: Restart your Windows and keep hitting F8 key.

Step 2: Move the arrow key to highlight Safe Mode with Networking and then press Enter.

Step 3: End malicious processes of Windows Defence Unit rogueware

Step 4: Open Registry Editor and delete malicious keys of Windows Defence Unit rogueware


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run””=”%AppData%\.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run””= AppData%\.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations “LowRiskFileTypes”=”.zip

Step 5: Remove malicious files of Windows Defence Unit malware

%UsersProfile%\Application Data%\temp%\scanprotect\bin\[random chracteristic].exe
%UsersProfile%\Application Data%\roaming%\[random chracteristic].exe
%ProgramFiles%\[random chracteristic].exe

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