How to remove MacDefender

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 at 4:05 am
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MacDefender description

MacDefender is yet another evidence that Mac OS is not bulletproof against malware. Mac Defender is a rogue anti-spyware targeting both Windows and Apple operating systems.

MacDefender is usually installed automatically upon visiting malicious websites or clicking links on such deceptive web sources. The scam makes it look like the program is useful and needed by loading numerous warnings. Mac Defender displays tons of security related alerts but none of those should be trusted. The fraud is not able to detect or delete malware; it only fabricates notification and system scan window. Don’t give your money for MacDefender creators and remove this annoying thing as soon as possible.

MacDefender is a Rogue Antispyware software

How to manually remove MacDefender

To remove MacDefender spyware you must block MacDefender sites, stop and remove processes, unregister DLL files, search and delete all other MacDefender files and registry utility. Follow the MacDefender detection and removal instructions below.

The most typical software removal method is to remove MacDefender by using "Add or Remove Programs" service. However there may be hidden MacDefender files, running processes and registries in your computer, so MacDefender may recreate all other files after reboot.

MacDefender manual removal instructions

Locate and delete MacDefender registry entries:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\MAC Defender Read more how to delete MacDefender registry entries
Download RegistryBooster 2010 to scan errors caused by MacDefender

Detect and delete other MacDefender files:
%UserProfile%\Desktop\MacDefender.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\MacDefender.lnk

Mac OS files:
/Applications/MacDefender.app/
/Applications/MacDefender.app/Contents
/Applications/MacDefender.app/Contents/Info.plist
/Applications/MacDefender.app/Contents/MacOS
/Applications/MacDefender.app/Contents/MacOS/MacDefender
/Applications/MacDefender.app/Contents/PkgInfo
/Applications/MacDefender.app/Contents/Resources
/Applications/MacDefender.app/Contents/Resources/About-Back.png
/Applications/MacDefender.app/Contents/Resources/AboutD.nib
/Applications/MacDefender.app/Contents/Resources/AboutMBMI.png
/Applications/MacDefender.app/Contents/Resources/affid.txt
/Applications/MacDefender.app/Contents/Resources/ControlCenterD.nib
/Applications/MacDefender.app/Contents/Resources/Curing_1.png
/Applications/MacDefender.app/Contents/Resources/Curing_2.png
/Applications/MacDefender.app/Contents/Resources/Curing_3.png
/Applications/MacDefender.app/Contents/Resources/Curing_4.png
/Applications/MacDefender.app/Contents/Resources/Curing_5.png
/Applications/MacDefender.app/Contents/Resources/Curing_6.png
/Applications/MacDefender.app/Contents/Resources/Curing_7.png

We strongly recommend you to use spyware remover to track MacDefender and automaticaly remove MacDefender processes, registries and files as well as other spyware threats.

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2 Responses to

MacDefender

  1. J_Doe

    Wow. Worst instructions ever.

    Hint to the author…
    Macs don’t have DLLs, a registry, or “Add remove programs”
    That’s Windows.

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    Luciana Reply:

    MacDefender can infect both Windows and Macs. The instructions here are for both operating systems.

    Reply

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