How to remove XP Smart Defender

Monday, March 4th, 2013 at 2:03 am
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XP Smart Defender description

XP Smart Defender is a danger underneath a nice title. It presents itself as antimalware tool for Windows XP and demands purchasing a “license” to keep a computer safe. Avoid the trap!

Before appearing all accommodating, XP Smart Defender is installed on a victim’s PC using trojans and deceptive websites. Do not download XP Smart Defender if you have a choice! Once installed the fake program starts displaying enormous amounts of pop-ups asking to pay for using it. Do not buy XP Smart Defender and remove it as soon as possible.

XP Smart Defender is a Rogue Antispyware software

How to manually remove XP Smart Defender

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

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

XP Smart Defender manual removal instructions

Locate and delete XP Smart Defender registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "XP Smart Defender" Read more how to delete XP Smart Defender registry entries
Download RegistryBooster 2010 to scan errors caused by XP Smart Defender

Detect and delete other XP Smart Defender files:
%commonappdata%\pcdfdata\defs.bin
%commonappdata%\pcdfdata\support.ico
%commonappdata%\pcdfdataconfig.bin
%commonprograms%\XP Smart Defender\XP Smart Defender.lnk
%commondesktopdir%\XP Smart Defender.lnk
%commonappdata%\pcdfdata\app.ico
%commonprograms%\XP Smart Defender\Remove XP Smart Defender.lnk
%commonappdata%\pcdfdata\vl.bin
%commonprograms%\XP Smart Defender\XP Smart Defender Help and Support.lnk
%commonappdata%\pcdfdata\uninst.ico

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

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