Remove Malware Defender 2015 (Step-by-Step Removal)


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Remove Malware Defender 2015 immediately!

Although it will try to convince you otherwise, Malware Defender 2015 is just another fake anti-virus program. What it will do shortly after it gets installed on your PC is to initiate fake scans and to present you with dubious results saying that malicious threats such as Trojans, keyloggers, and others have been discovered on your system. What is more, Malware Defender 2015 will lock your screen, so it will be practically impossible for you to ignore its notifications. After letting you know about the horrible condition of your system, Malware Defender 2015 will suggest that you install it in order to solve all existing issues. You may have assumed already that this will certainly not be a good idea and you are right. What would be a good idea is to delete Malware Defender 2015 as soon as possible.

How did I get infected with Malware Defender 2015?

Do you happen to pay attention to the flashy pop-up advertisements that show up every time you open a new web page? If you do, you might have noticed that some of them promote free scanners that are supposed to help you detect any suspicious program on your PC. Clicking such an ad will redirect you to a website where you will be offered to install the promoted free scanner. It is very likely that this scanner will be Malware Defender 2015. If you remember clicking such ads and installing some software, then it is obvious how the bogus security application has gained access to your system. It is also very common for Malware Defender 2015 to get distributed as a spam email attachment. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you do not open but delete spam emails the moment you see them.

Why is Malware Defender 2015 dangerous?

Malware Defender 2015 acts as a typical fake AV tool, so we should not expect that the dangers it poses are any different. Its mere presence is troubling because as long as it is on your PC using the machine will become a nightmare for you because of the locked screen. Also, Malware Defender 2015 being on your computer signifies that your system is not very well maintained and is certainly not properly protected. Moreover, if you believe the warnings by Malware Defender 2015 and decide to install the program, you will only acquire a useless application that will not do you any good. You will also be urged to upgrade it by purchasing its full version to get ultimate protection. Needless to say that this will not happen and that you will only end up wasting money and putting your credit card details in the hands of the cyber criminals who designed Malware Defender 2015. Do not let the unreliable program remain on your PC as it will not stop harassing you until it is thoroughly removed.

Malware Defender 2015 Removal Instructions

STEP 1: Start Your Infected Computer into Safe Mode with Networking

  • Make sure you do not have any floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs inserted in your infected computer
  • Restart the computer
  • When you see a table, start tapping the F8 key every second until you enter the Advanced Boot Options

kbd F8

  • in the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking , and then press ENTER.


  • Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R key.


  • A dialog box should open. Type iexplore


  • your Internet Explorer will open and a professional scanner will start downloading
  • Follow the instruction and use the professional malware removal tool to detect the files of the virus.
  • After performing a full scan you will be asked to register the software. You can do that or perform a manual removal.

To perform Manual removal you need to delete the following files and registry keys. These were in our case:

  • Open your registry editor and delete the randomly generated Run Subkey:

delete Malware Defender 2015 from registry

  • Go to your local application data folder and delete the file: vjmbx5ttze.exe

systembytes file

Use your msconfig program to double check the execution point of the virus. Please, have in mind that the names in your machine might be different as they are generated randomly, that’s why you run the professional scanner to identify the files.

It is always a good idea to double check with a reputable anti-malware program after manual removal.

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