Description of TheDefend and consequences of its residing on your PC

TheDefend (The Defend) is just another release in the Wini family of fake antispyware designed according to the second of two templates used in the family. As far as now all entries in the Wini family of fake antispyware have been concocted, since the moment of AntiAID’s release, on the templates used in that adware, and  TheDefend is no exception.
To remove TheDefend completely and effectively, click here to apply antispyware capable of removing any member of Wini family and any associated counterfeits. Do not try to remove TheDefender following the advices in those articles which hashing up its roots or impudently or due to the lack of relevant skills and observations pose it as a single release of fake antispyware, which is not identical or very similar  to any of preceding releases.
Any member of Wini family looks pretty the same to  TheDefend (AntiAID, AntiTroy etc. – search (this website) to get corresponding descriptions). However, there are some minor differences in the schedule of nag screens and alerts appearances, as well as more essential in the predominant ways of downloading and installation, between  TheDefend and other entries of Wini family.

TheDefend Technical Details

  • Full name: TheDefend, The Defend,The-Defend
  • Version: 2009
  • Type: Rogue anti-spyware
  • Origin: Russia

TheDefend screenshot (click to enlarge):


Signs of being infected with TheDefend:

TheDefend is typically distributed through the network of websites, which are clones of each other; they have been formerly used to advertise other members of Win family and they are promoted with hijackers of web-browser and ads at third party websites. The said browser hijacker is an independent infection supporting, among other parasites,  adware of TheDefend. Click here to detect and remove TheDefend hijacker  or to make sure there is no such infection in the memory of your PC.
The websites pushing TheDefend show a set of intrusive advertisement to dupe user into downloading and installing the adware. Ignore those ads so that your will probably not need to remove TheDefend adware; however, ignoring, to the purposes of this description, means do not trust  the ads of TheDefend, but in no way forgetting of them as they may provide a sign of hijacker infection, which is dangerous as is.
Once the adware is downloaded and installed either by trojan or by user from one of the above websites, it runs according to the typical pattern for Wini family of malware. The only essential difference is that TheDefend’s nag screens are repeated more often that in case of typical Wini counterfeit while alerts are shown at a bit lower pace.

Automatic Removal of TheDefend from your PC:

Automated tool for  TheDefend removal is a system of program codes and timely updated databases of malware and virus descriptions united into the mighty  software capable of easy and quick removal of TheDefend adware, any other Wini adware, and any other infection of any type. Follow the link below to start free scan and remove  TheDefend using the software conventionally named TheDefend Removal Tool.

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Manual Removal of TheDefend:

Scan your PC for free to ensure there are no other infections to remove and thus removal of TheDefend adware will  provide total system purification. Otherwise, you may try to get relevant manual guides to get rid of the scan findings manually or continue using TheDefend Removal Tool to remove those findings automatically and obtain permanent PC protection.
Safe removal of TheDefend requires you to reboot prior to the TheDefend removal steps and after their completion, holding off all your software and Internet connections in the meantime.

Remove TheDefend files and dll’s:

1 TheDefend.lnk
2 Homepage.lnk
3 Uninstall.lnk

Unregister TheDefend registry values:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “<random>.exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “TheDefend.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “<random>.exe”

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