Virus - Removing Windows PC Defender


If you are prompted by a message telling you that your PC is infected or unprotected ,and there is a small program named Windows PC defender that appears in the task bar. This means that your PC has been infected by a rogue program.

  • In case of an infection, you will be prompted by this window:

Windows PC defender can be very harmful, for further information, refer to this link:
Windows PC defender Wiki


  • You can remove it using Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware.
  • Download link: Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware
  • Once download click on mbam-setup.exe, to launch set up.
  • At the end of installation let the Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware options checked.
  • Wait for update to be completed and launch scan.

  • At the end of the scan you will be prompted by a small window notifying you that the scan is successful and if you want to view the results.
  • Click on Show to view the results
  • The list of suspicious files and infections will be displayed.
  • Click on Remove Selected button to remove all the listed malware. (Reboot your machine if necessary)
  • After successful disinfection MBAM will generate a log (Notepad), that you can post on the forum for more information: Virus/security section
  • From there you can exit the MBAM.
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