One day, when I turned on my laptop, there was popping up a window named AV Defender Professional on the screen, which looks like antivirus software, and then it automatically forced to scan my laptop. I had no choice, so I had to wait for it. About 8 minutes later, it showed me that there were lots of viruses on my laptop. I just watched movies, sent some emails to my friends or wrote some articles on the Facebook. I didn’t know what I do wrong on all of these actions. I had no idea how to do next. This application advised me to pay for the anti-virus software in order to remove these viruses as soon as possible. I followed this advice. But it was not useful! Then I realized that it was a fake. What can I do? Who can help me to fix this problem?
AV Defender Professional is a kind of rogue programs which would like to attack windows computer, such as Windows 7, Windows 8, Window 10, Windows Vista, and Windows XP etc. Once AV Defender Professional got into the target computer, it will add malicious Registry entries to your system in order to launch itself every time when you start Windows. It will force to scan your computer and show you that there are some viruses on your computer. When you click on any button which is related to antivirus and it will jump to the purchase page of this site. That is why we name AV Defender Professional as a Rogue Software or Fake antivirus. Sometimes your computer gets this virus, there is a pop-up warning saying that your computer is infected with xx virus or has a critical system error on the right corner of your computer. And then it will advise you to activate the software to solve the problem. Do you really need to do this? Will activate this fake antivirus help you fix your problem? Oh, no. Please don’t do that. If you do, it means that you are falling into this fake application’s trap. What you have to do is that to remove AV Defender Professional as soon as you detect it on your computer. Once this fake application is removed, your computer will work well likes before.
AV Defender Professional may get into your computer secretly with the help of third party applications. Commonly, this virus may get the chance to penetrate into the target computer while you are downloading “free” resources like videos, musics, files, spam emails’ attachments, etc. Besides, when you click on the suspicious links, pop-ups, ads by accident, this fake application may install automatically on your computer without your permission. Moreover, most people used to visit unknown and unsafe website without thinking twice. These websites may be porn websites, violent content websites, child abuse content websites which are containing kinds of auto-installation package of this rogue application. So, when you are there, you may bring this virus into your computer. In addition, even through you just read your junk emails and responded them, this virus may get the channel to dive into your computer. Once this virus installed on your computer, it will make chaos on the compromised computer. You will continually get fake errors to stop you from using your programs and doing anything normally on your infected computer. If you want to protect your computer and get it back to normal, it is strongly suggest you get rid of AV Defender Professional virus from the infected computer as early as you can. Manual removal way would be the best and most effective method to remove this fake application from your computer.
Basically, victims of this AV Defender Professional virus will see and experience:
1) constant popups of the fake antivirus screen;
2) lots of security alerts reporting viruses in almost all files and programs;
3) constant blocks from the pop-up virus screen;
4) a rather slow computer.
When the computer is infected by this rogue, you will experience a lot of troubles, one of which is that you cannot run any program for it always pop up alerts to stop you. You even cannot go online in the infected computer. In addition to let those fake alerts pop up every once in a while, this unnecessary program cannot help us to do anything. Also, it may help other virus infections slip into the fragile system in the invisible background. By then, you will encounter more chaos when using the computer. Therefore, you should remove AV Defender Professional as soon as possible!
1. Restart the Infected Computer into Safe Mode with Networking
(* Usually the malware will be temporarily disabled in Safe Mode which will provide users a chance to get this problem fixed. If you are still getting the virus popup in safe mode with networking, please try safe mode with command prompt instead.)
For Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
Restart your computer, immediately, quickly and repeatedly hit F8 key before the Windows start-up screen shows. Select “Safe Mode with Networking”, and then press Enter key.
For Windows 8
(1). Sign out to get the log-in screen
(2). Keep holding down Shift key then click on the Shut Down icon to select Restart
(3). If you do it right, you will see ‘Choose An Option’ screen. Choose ‘troubleshoot’
(4). Click on ‘Advance Options’
(5). Click on ‘Startup Settings’
(6). Click on ‘Restart’
(7). The system will go through a reboot, please wait till you get the following screen. Choose ‘Enable safe mode with networking’ (or any other option you want to start up the system with)
Then you can get into safe mode with networking in Windows 8 and see a desktop like this
2. Stop the Processes Related to Windows AntiBreach Module in Windows Task Manager
For Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys together and end the virus processes in the Processes tab of Windows Task Manager.
For Windows 8
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys together to get Windows Task Manager
(2). Click More details
(3). Then scroll down to end the virus processes
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Press Win+R to get Run window
(2). Type Control Panel in the Run window and hit enter to get Control Panel
(3). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on View tab in Folder Options window
(5). Tick Show hidden files, folders, and drives under Hidden files and folders tab
(6). Click Apply to take effect, then click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
4. Delete Virus Files
(1). Using Registry Editor to delete or adjust all the related registry entries of Windows AntiBreach Module scam virus
*Guides to open Registry Editor:
Press Win+R key together to get the Run box, type in ‘regedit’ then click OK, Registry Editor window will pop up
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this fake Antivirus
From the above description, we all know that AV Defender Professional is one of the rogue programs which threaten your computer security seriously. It will mislead you by sending you various fake windows error and non-existent malware and virus. Once you see this fake information, it may threaten you to buy the full version of this fake application in order to obtain illegal interests. In recent years, AV Defender Professional has already infected many computers and reported by people who fell into its trap. According to the survey, once installed, this virus has the ability to steal your sensitive information secretly, such as your credit card password. If your computer has already been attacked by this rogue program, please remove it as soon as possible. In order to be away from this fake application virus, you should be more careful when you are browsing the Internet. You avoid visiting suspicious websites and clicking on random pop-up at any time. So, if you encounter being infected by this malicious virus, do not worry about it. You should calm down and contact us (YooCare Tech Experts) as soon as possible. We would be happy to help you remove this virus.
Published by Selina Lynmich & last updated on September 27, 2016 10:44 am