Windows Defending Center is a fake computer program that has been designed to harm a spread rapidly through the Windows Operating system. This fake program has been found in worldwide distribution in the last couple days on the internet. If you are seeing this program on your computer and believe you may be infected with the Windows Defending Center virus, you can remove it right away using the instruction found on the bottom of this page. Removal instructions are at the end of the article.
The imagery behind the Windows Defending Center Virus, also known as the GUI or Graphic User Interface, has been designed to look exactly like a typical program that has been made to run on the Windows Operating System. This realistic look is what makes the Windows Defending Center so persuasive and threatening. Furthermore, it will display many fake erros and scans to insistently nag and attempt to further convince this infected computer user.
Once you become infected with the Windows Defending Center it will display itself and alarm the user as to a multitude of warnings. These warnings are all made and do not really exist on the computer. It will also pop-up and beging to show itself running a security scan and displaying the results. The Windows Defending Center program does not really scan the computer or scrub the computers files against known malicious files like most Antivirus programs. The scan you will see displayed by Windows Defending Center is totally fake and should be disregarded.
It is hard to know exactly how someone may have become infected with the Windows Defending Center virus, but usually the contract the infection on the internet. The most common ways where the internet plays a roll in these infections are when people visit a site that has been hacked to distribute these infections and when social websites allow careless sharing of links or files. These unsafe computer habits are usually the biggest contributors to these kinds of infections. We recommend removing Windows Defending Center immediately from your computer to avoid it from spreading further.
To completely remove Windows Defending Center from your computer follow our removal instructions.
The main problem caused by Windows Defending Center is that it imbeds itself in the computers Windows registry and begins telling Windows what to do and what not to do. This is an issue because the computer owner no longer has any control of their computer. You will need to remove Windows Defending Center entirely in order for the computer to work properly again. This can be done by following the instructions below.
Please understand that the Windows Defending Center virus never goes away on its own and it only gets worse over time. You can permanently remove it from your computer by following the instructions we have detailed below. These instruction have been tested by our in-house virus lab and will work as long as the are performed exactly as they are detailed.
We use a program called Spyware Doctor with Antivirus to remove the virus. Spyware Doctor with Antivirus is made by the same company that makes Norton and is their #1 Virus Removal Software. We have tested it to detect and remove Windows Defending Center.
Virus Removal Instructions
Target Virus: Windows Defending Center
The virus removal steps below we have been proven remove the Windows Defending Center Virus. You must be on the infected computer when performing these steps.
1 To begin, go ahead and reboot the infected computer. If the infected computer is turned off, go ahead and turn it on.
2 Immediately as the computer begins to boot, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu.
3 Once you are in the Advanced Options Menu, use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option.
4 Windows will now boot into Safe Mode with Networking. Safe Mode with Networking will allow you to remove Windows Defending Center which it would not allow when Windows was in normal mode.
5Now that the virus is not running it is time to begin removal. On your keyboard, click and hold the Windows key, then press the R key. See keyboard diagram below.
6 After you have pressed the Windows and R key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type exactly the following into the run box and click OK:
After clicking OK, your computer will connect to our website and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyware Doctor by PC Tools.
7 When you see the PC Tools download box, click the Run button. The picture of the download box is below. After you click the “Run” button, PC Tools will launch. If your computer asks if you are sure you want to run PC Tools, click OK. The PC Tools installation will begin. After fully installing PC Tools the virus scan will automatically begin.
8 After PC Tools has scanned your computer and found Windows Defending Center it is time to remove it. Simply click “Fix Checked” to remove the virus.
*Please note: You will not see the actual virus name in the list of found infections. The name of the virus in the PC Tools database is different than the name of the virus you see on your computer. If you see various infections on the scan results then that means that PC Tools found the Windows Defending Center Virus.
9 After you click “Fix Checked” you are going to need to register PC Tools to remove Windows Defending Center. Please register PC Tools and the Windows Defending Center Virus will be removed.
Registering PC Tools offers superior benefits including real-time constant protection against any potential threats. PC Tools will detect and remove any future threats that may occur including viruses, spyware, trojans, registry infections and more. It is a great all-in-one solution for your computer security needs and that is why we recommend it.
10 After you have registered PC Tools, and the virus was removed, you can safely reboot into Normal Mode. The virus will be completely gone.
Call us toll free at 888.801.8751 if you need assistance removing this infection or would like to speak with our Virus Removal Team.