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Friday, July 12, 2013

How to Get rid of Browser Defender?

Your web browser is controlled by browser defender? Your web browser results are redirected to unrelated web sites? Have a hard time to remove browser defender for your protection tools won’t detect and remove it? No worries, follow this post, you will know how to get rid of browser defender from your computer.


General Information About Browser Defender

Type: Redirect virus 

Alert level: Severe Targeted Browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, and etc. 

Targeted OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows8. 

Browser Defender is a vicious browser hijacker that could attack targeted computers out of permission for it could be bundled with various carriers like spam emails, free resources downloads, pop ups, hacked web sites, and so forth. Hence, you should be cautious when using your computer for online activities, you will install browser defender or other computer threats with carelessness. Once installed and executed, what damage browser defender would cause? What should you do for all of your protection tools can’t remove it? Just follow this post to know more.

Possible Damage

1) It will change your search engine and the homepage to be its own one.
2) It modifies registry entries and browser settings.
3) It will redirect your web search results to unrelated web sites.
4) It may bring or invite other kinds of computer threats.
5) It slows down system performance.
6) It may help cyber hackers to trace and steal personal information stored on the computer.
7) It will badly damage the system with any removal delay.

How to Remove Browser Defender?

There are two methods to remove Browser Defenderm, the manual way and the automatic way.

Method 1: Manual Removal Guide

Step1: Use CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to launch Windows Task Manager, then close all running processes of browser defender:

Step 2: Manually remove all related files listed below:
%AppData%[ browser defender Redirect]toolbardtx.ini
%AppData%[ browser defender Redirect]toolbaruninstallIE.dat
%AppData%[ browser defender Redirect]toolbarversion.xml
Step3: Open the Registry Editor, remove all registry entries of browser defender.
Click Start button> click “Run” > Input “regedit” into the Run box and click ok)

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[browser Redirect]IEHelper.DNSGuardCurVer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[browser Redirect]IEHelper.DNSGuard
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClasses[browser Redirect]IEHelper.DNSGuard.1

Method 2: Automatic Removal Guide

1) Click the following red icon to install Spyhunter.
2) Install Spyhunter Step by Step:


3) Execute a full scan with SpyHunter and remove all detected threats.

4) Remove associated programs.

Browser Defender is a hazardous browser hijacker. It can produce plenty of irritating ads. And it can alter your default homepage to the designed website Browser It also can bring related threats to your computer. Hence, you are suggested to remove it without delay once you find its trace. The sooner you take measures, the less dangerous your computer is.

If you not a computer expert, you resort to the automatic way. For a layman, manually to remove Browser Defender is not so easy to master. Thus, there is no need for you to use this way. On the contrary, you’d better install Anti-Malware program SpyHunter to help you to remove Browser Defender. On one hand, it can work effectively; on the other hand, it can protect your computer from infecting in the future

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