Windows Defence Counsel

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Windows Defence Counsel Information
Type: Spyware
Analysis: Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection: By downloading freeware & shareware.
Symptoms: Changes PC settings, excessive popups & slow PC performance.
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Windows Defence Counsel is a bogus anti-spyware program that was produced by cybercriminals to trick computer users into believing their PCs are corrupted by various PC threats. Windows Defence Counsel urges potential victims to purchase a full version of its false software product. Windows Defence Counsel is distributed with the help of Trojans. Once installed on the compromised machine, Windows Defence Counsel performs repeated system scans and reports numerous imaginary malware threats. Windows Defence Counsel also displays irritating phony warning messages and blocks legitimate Windows programs from running in order to intimidate you and make you purchase its useless security tool.

Windows Defence Counsel will register itself in the Windows Registry so that it can run automatically every time you start your PC. Windows Defence Counsel may also use Trojans to disable legitimate anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. After you have been notified about numerous imaginary malware infections and other security threats, Windows Defence Counsel will encourage you to buy its nonexistent registered version to supposedly get rid of found PC infections. All threat reports and security notifications shown by Windows Defence Counsel are fabricated and used only in an attempt to scare victims into thinking their machines are infected. Do not trust scan results created by Windows Defence Counsel and simply ignore them. Windows Defence Counsel is the actual problem and malware threat itself. Windows Defence Counsel needs to be uninstalled as early as possible. You're recommended to select a genuine anti-spyware program to remove Windows Defence Counsel scareware.

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Detection of Windows Defence Counsel (Recommended)

Windows Defence Counsel is difficult to detect and remove. Windows Defence Counsel is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Windows Defence Counsel, 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 Windows Defence Counsel and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

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

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Windows Defence Counsel. Windows Defence Counsel can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing Windows Defence Counsel 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 Windows Defence Counsel on your system. Windows Defence Counsel 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 Windows Defence Counsel, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Windows Defence Counsel and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Windows Defence Counsel, the next advised step is to remove Windows Defence Counsel with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.


Windows Defence Counsel 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 Windows Defence Counsel from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Windows Defence Counsel, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Windows Defence Counsel 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 Windows Defence Counsel, 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 Windows Defence Counsel and other types of spyware.

Remove Windows Defence Counsel manually

Another method to remove Windows Defence Counsel is to manually delete Windows Defence Counsel files in your system. Detect and remove the following Windows Defence Counsel files:


  • %AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM 3 CHARACTERS].exe
  • %AppData%\Protector-[RANDOM 4 CHARACTERS].exe


  • %AppData%\NPSWF32.dll

Other Files

  • %AppData%\result.db

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegedit" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableRegistryTools" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect" = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorUser" = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin" = 0
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "EnableLUA" = 0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "Inspector"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "UID" = "whecqycyiq"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings "net" = "2012-5-27_7"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ASProtect
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ackwin32.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\pavsched.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\infwin.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\BDSurvey.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msconfig.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ssg_4104.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\sbserv.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\zapro.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\adaware.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\fsm32.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\webdav.exe

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