PC Defender is rogue software that reports false threats on the computer. The software must be downloaded manually by the user. When a user downloads PC Defender and runs a scan, the program reports false scan alerts. This rogue software tries to fool the user in purchasing the full license in order to remove the false threats.

Name: PC Defender
Risk Impact: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Behavior: PCDefender is a misleading application that may give exaggerated reports of threats on the computer.

How to Remove PC Defender

How to Remove PC Defender
The following instructions pertain to all current and recent Symantec antivirus products, including the Symantec AntiVirus and Norton AntiVirus product lines.

  1. Disable System Restore (Windows Me/XP).
  2. Update the virus definitions.
  3. Run a full system scan.
  4. Delete any values added to the registry.

For specific details on each of these steps, read the following instructions.

If you do not have Norton Antivirus, you can download a free copy of Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware to remove this software.

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