WinPC Defender

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WinPC Defender Information
Type:   Spyware
  Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
  By downloading freeware & shareware programs.
  Changes PC settings, excessive popups
& slow PC performance.
Detection:   Download SpyHunter's Spyware Scanner.
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To check your computer for WinPC Defender, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

SpyHunter spyware detection tool is only a scanner meant to assist you in detecting WinPC Defender and other threats. If you detect the presence of WinPC Defender on your PC, you have the opportunity to purchase the SpyHunter removal tool to remove any traces of WinPC Defender.


Detection of WinPC Defender (Recommended)

WinPC Defender is difficult to detect and remove. WinPC Defender is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. WinPC Defender, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove WinPC Defender and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a WinPC Defender scan/check to successfully detect all WinPC Defender files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove WinPC Defender, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove WinPC Defender or follow the WinPC Defender manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with WinPC Defender. WinPC Defender can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing WinPC Defender involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing WinPC Defender on your system. WinPC Defender installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with WinPC Defender, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect WinPC Defender and other common Spyware infections. After detection of WinPC Defender, the next advised step is to remove WinPC Defender with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.


WinPC Defender may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of WinPC Defender from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

WinPC Defender, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. WinPC Defender along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example WinPC Defender, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect WinPC Defender and other types of spyware.

Remove WinPC Defender manually

Another method to remove WinPC Defender is to manually delete WinPC Defender files in your system. Detect and remove the following WinPC Defender files:


  • WinPC Defender.exe
  • pcdefender.exe
  • %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\pcdefender.exe
  • pcdef[1].exe
  • defender.exe

Other Files

  • WinPC Defender.lnk
  • %Program Files%\WinPC Defender
  • pcdefender.exe-removed_skip

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\WinPC Defender
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "WinPC Defender"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WinPC Defender
  • WinPC Defender

Known Variants

VirusBurst is a re-branded variant of other well-known rogue anti-spyware programs, including SpywareQuake, SpyFalcon, SpywareStrike, SpySheriff, SpyHeal and many other pseudonyms.

External links

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