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defender.exe & fake malware protection


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#1 labmother

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:38 PM

Has anyone been attacked recently by a fake Malware Protection download , executable "defender.exe". It presented as a series of alerts and a constant prompting to purchase protection for $49.95. This hoax prevented any "exe" from being run, including the fabulous RKILL. Took me several hours to wrestle it to the ground , a combination of running in safemode and trying to type faster than the hoax could launch.

I'm very dissapointed that my expensive McAfee Total Protection could not see the problem at all.

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#2 makutatobeking

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 01:40 PM

I have dealt with that one before. Yeah, I had to most definitely type faster than it. But I used task manager and stopped it before it could launch. McAfee? Hm, not my first choice of protection. But that's just me.
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