Win 7 Defender 2013 - how to remove?
Win 7 Defender 2013 is a fake antivirus program from a family of rogues called Braviax. This is a fake security scanner which was developed by Cyber criminals with a sole purpose of stealing money from computer users. This malicious software impersonates a legitimate antivirus program and performs security check-ups and displays security warning messages. While on the first look Win 7 Defender 2013 could look like a legitimate antivirus program in reality it's a fake security scanner which doesn't have a virus definition database nor any of the features required for such a program. All of the processes (security scans, warning messages etc.) are only generated to scare computer users into believing that their computer's have serious security issues.
As mentioned above this bogus program originates from a Braviax family of fake antivirus programs, this family is known for it's rogue program complexity and for the fact that all of the rogues from this family are capable of changing their names according to the operating system that they infect. For example if a computer user who uses Windows XP operating system would get infected with this fake antivirus, it's name would be XP Defender 2013 instead of Win 7 Defender 2013.
When Win 7 Defender 2013 ends it's fake security scan it will ask computer user's to pay for it's licence key in order to remove the supposedly detected security infections - you shouldn't purchase this program, it's a scam. If you pay for the licence of this program you will loose your money and your PC will still be infected. To spread this rogue program Cyber criminals are using spam campaigns, search engine poisoning techniques and Trojans. The best way to protect your PC from such malicious programs as Win 7 Defender 2013 is to use a legitimate antivirus and antispyware programs. You should also update your operating system and all of your installed programs. Notice that this fake antivirus changes registry entries and modifies your operating system, it will start automatically on every system start-up and will block all of your installed programs. If your computer is already infected with this fake antivirus program use the provided removal guide and eliminate it from your PC.
Win 7 Defender 2013 - Unregistered Version
Alert! System scan for spyware, adware, Trojans and viruses is complete. Win 7 Defender 2013 detected 30 critical system objects. These security breaches may be exploited and lead to the following:
Your system becomes a target for spam and bulky, intruding ads
Browser crashes frequently and web access speed decreases
Your personal files, photos, documents and passwords get stolen
Your computer is used for criminal activity behind your back
Bank details and credit card information gets disclosed
Click REGISTER to register your copy of Win 7 Defender 2013 and perform threat removal on your system. The list of infections
and vulnerabilities detected will become available after registration.
Stealth intrusion! Infection detected in the background. Your computer is now attacked by spyware and rogue software. Eliminate the infection safely, perform a security scan and deletion now.
A registered copy of Win 7 Defender 2013 offers a full range of features to keep your system clean and protected. Check the list of benefits
and opportunities here below.
Secure online shopping and banking with our identity protection
Scanning links and web pages to make your web experience safe
Automated updates and improvements
Anti-spam and anti-phishing features
Real time protection and online firewall
Secured social networking, downloads, chats and online services
Become a registered user of Win 7 Defender 2013 right now and stop worrying about PC security forever!
Don't trust this program.This is a fake antivirus software. Remove it. Use this removal guide to completely remove Win 7 Defender 2013 from your computer.
Automatic Win 7 Defender 2013 removal:
IMPORTANT! Before downloading: Click "Registration" button which is located on the top right corner of the Win 7 Defender 2013 program window, and when registration window opens enter one of these registry keys in the "Reg key" field and click "Activate":
When the registration key is entered, Win 7 Defender 2013 will think, that you've purchased it and will stop generating fake warnings. It will also allow you to run programs and removers. Note, that registering this program will not remove it from your PC. It will just disable fake warnings. After you entered this key, you can now download Remover (use the button below) and get rid of this fake security software.
NOTE: If you cannot run remover, try to right-click on it and select "Run as administrator". If installation of spyware remover fails, or you can't open .exe files you can try our Customized installer, built by our technicians to bypass spyware infections and install removers anyway. It is a DOS program, that most of spyware doesn't block.
If after or before removal you cannot run any program, this means Win 7 Defender 2013 modified your .exe file associations. When you try to run any executable, Windows opens "select program" dialog and doesn't execute program. To fix it, download registry fix (link below). Save it to your computer, double click, click yes and then OK. Reboot your PC and file associations should work normally.
If You Can't open your browser (Internet explorer, FireFox, Opera):
Win 7 Defender 2013 is very hard to remove. It hijacks web browsers, modifies registry settings and disables execution of programs. In such case our developers made custom installer. It is useful when you can't browse the Internet and can't execute .exe files. It starts like MS-Dos program, runs some registry fixes then initiates execution of installer. As we tested this installer worked on Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP, infected with most common spyware infections.
To use this installer click Windows logo button (Start)
In the Search field enter this link: www.pcrisk.com/installer.com and then press ENTER.
Win 7 Defender 2013 will generate fake warning after pressing ENTER. please ignore it and click "No, stay unprotected..." on this message
File download dialog will appear saying you are downloading file installer.com. Click Run, wait for download to finish then follow the on-screen instructions. Windows may warn you that opening unknown files may be unsafe, please ignore these warnings.
If your browser works, you can use this button to download customized installer.
If automatic removal method doesn't work, use the instructions, provided below:
Please follow these steps to get back the control of your browser:
When Win 7 Defender 2013 finishes it's fake scan, click the "register" button on the top-right corner of this program. And when the registration window is opened, click "Manual Activation"
When Win 7 Defender 2013 opens a Manual Activation window, enter this key 3425-814615-3990 into the "Reg key:" field and click "Activate Now" button. After doing this Win 7 Defender 2013 will thank you for the registration and will start removing all the "infections" it found. Don't worry, these infections are not real. When it removes the infections, another Update window appears. This rogue program will imitate the downloading of updates.
When the imitation of updates downloading is complete, your Internet browser will start working normally and you will be able to download and install spyware remover to remove this infection (download button below). Note that activation does not remove Win 7 Defender 2013. It will run in the background and it is strongly recommended to remove it.
If installation or downloading fails:
If you still cannot run or download removal tool, download registry fix file. It enables normal execution of applications and fixes web browser errors. click on the link below, when download completes click run, click yes and then OK.
If the installation of spyware remover fails, you can try our Customized installer, built by our technicians to bypass infections and install removers anyway.
Manual Win 7 Defender 2013 removal instructions
Some spyware can block downloading spyware removers. If You can't download it using default location, try one of the alternative download locations below:
- Location 1 (The file is renamed to "iexplore.exe" because most of spyware doesn't block this file)
- Location 2
If installation of the remover fails, please try downloading customized installer, which was built by our technicians to bypass spyware infections. Download customized installer
If you still can't download or can't run spyware removing software, please perform these steps:
Download registry fix for Win 7 Defender 2013 malware. This fix removes registry entries, that disallows executing of programs in some variants of this spyware, to download it, click the link below. After downloading double click win7_av_fix.reg file, click Yes when asked and then click OK.
Some variants of this spyware modifies system proxy settings and you can't access Internet or website addresses is redirected to malicious or phishing websites. To reset proxy settings to default, download and run this tool:
Win 7 Defender 2013 modifies system hosts file. It is used to resolve some canonical names of websites to ip addresses. When it is changed, the user may be redirected to malicious site still seeing good URL in address bar. It is very hard to find out if the site is genuine or not, when hosts file is modified. To fix this, please download Microsoft FixIt tool, that restores your hosts file to windows default. Run this tool when downloaded and follow the on-screen instructions. Download link below:
That's It! You can now try to download Spyware remover or install and run it if already downloaded. In most cases this leads to a success, if not, please describe your problem in our FORUM and our technicians will try to help you.
Win 7 Defender 2013 manual removal instructions (advanced users):
If you are unable to remove Win 7 Defender 2013 automatically , you can use this manual removal instruction. Use it at your own risk. If you don't have strong computer knowledge you could harm your operating system. Use it only if you are an experienced computer user. (Instructions on how to end processes, remove registry entries...)
1. Load your computer in safe mode with networking. Click Start, click Shut down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer starting process press F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe mode with networking from the list.
2. Download registry fix file After saving the file to your desktop - double click fix.reg and then click YES to confirm.
3. Open Internet explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options. Select "Connections".
4.Click LAN settings, if a Use a proxy server for your LAN is checked, uncheck it and press OK.
End these Win 7 Defender 2013 processes:
Remove these Win 7 Defender 2013 registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe “(Default)” = ‘exefile’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe “Content Type” = ‘application/x-msdownload’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\DefaultIcon “(Default)” = ‘%1? = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command “(Default)” = ‘”%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\runas\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile “(Default)” = ‘Application’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile “Content Type” = ‘application/x-msdownload’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\DefaultIcon “(Default)” = ‘%1?
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\open\command “IsolatedCommand” = ‘”%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\runas\command “(Default)” = ‘”%1? %*’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\exefile\shell\runas\command “IsolatedCommand” – ‘”%1? %*’
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%1? %*’
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%1? %*’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe”‘
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\FIREFOX.EXE\shell\safemode\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe” -safe-mode’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Clients\StartMenuInternet\IEXPLORE.EXE\shell\open\command “(Default)” = ‘”%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\[random].exe” /START “%Program Files%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe”‘
Delete these Win 7 Defender 2013 files:
5. Download Spyware Doctor or other tool to fully remove Win 7 Defender 2013 from your computer.
Other tools known to remove Win 7 Defender 2013:
General tips on removing Win 7 Defender 2013:
*If you can't download anti-spyware software: Click on the download link, when the save dialog opens change the file name (example: when downloading mbam-setup.exe rename it to iexplore.exe).
*If you have installed anti-spyware program but you can't run it: Click Run, type %ProgramFiles% and press Enter. Open folder of your anti-spyware program, search for executable file and rename it. (example: Open Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware folder, right-click on the main executable file (mbam.exe) then click rename. Rename the mbam.exe file to iexplore.exe, winlogon.exe firefox.exe ...
*If you can't access your anti-spyware software, try creating a new user account:
Click Start -> Settings -> Control panel.
Click User Accounts and create a new account.
Reboot your computer and login using a newly created user account.
*After this procedure you should be able to access your anti-spyware programs. Update and run a full system scan.
Some malicious software modifies browser settings and disables downloads of spyware and virus removing software. If you have problems downloading anti-spyware software with Internet Explorer, try downloading with Chrome, FireFox, Opera, etc.
If you can't access Internet:
Load your computer in safe mode. Click Start, click Shut down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer starting process press F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see Windows Advanced Option menu, then select Safe mode with networking from the list.
Start Task manager. Press ctrl+alt+del (or ctrl+shift+esc) and end task the processes of rogue program. ( if after this procedure you can't access any programs press ctrl+alt+del, click File, select New Task, and type explorer.exe then press OK.
Open Internet explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options. Select Connections, then click LAN settings, if a Use a proxy server for your LAN is checked, uncheck it and press OK.
After this procedure you should be able to access Internet. Now you can download anti-spyware software from our "Top spyware removers" section and run a full scan. Download, install and don't forget to update your selected anti-spyware program. Then run a full system scan.
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