How To Remove Content Defender/ Content Defender adware Removal Guide

“Content Defender is a potentially unwanted program which is manage to get access in your PC. This PUP is the main reason for installation of Content Defender and other adware that may exists on your computer without your permission. Apart this you may also observe your browser settings have been altered.”

What is Content Defender

Content Defender occurs due to browsers attacked by potentially unwanted programs like browser extensions, add-ons and third party download managers. Although publisher behind Content Defender claims that it would be a good application to protect your computer from malicious content, however it itself a malicious program that can be enter your PC along with Freeware, spam emails etc. After infected your browser by altering its default settings it will display plenty of annoying ads on your home page, which interrupt you to do your job smoothly. Even more if you click on those ads it will redirect your search engine to some strange websites where your computer might attacked by serious malware. Apart from this by tracking your online activities men behind Content Defender can steal your financial and personal information. To avoid such nasty issues delete Content Defender as soon as possible from your PC.

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Threat’s Summary:

Virus Name Content Defender
Virus Type Adware
Behavior Content Defender” hijacks your current page and redirect it to advertising websites.
Risk Impacted Performance degradation of system, Malware Attacks, Cyber Theft.
Applies on All versions of Windows Operating System.

We would recommend to use below tool and run it on your computer to remove Content Defender automatically.

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How your computer got infected with Content Defender

Via freeware or shareware

Content Defender can be included within some freeware or shareware programs – as a legitimate way of generating advertising revenues that help to fund the development and distribution of the freeware or shareware program

Infected websites

A visit to an infected website can result in unauthorized installation of Content Defender. Hacker technologies are often used to penetrated via a browser vulnerability.

Effects of Content Defender on your computer

• Content Defender Hijacks your current webpage and redirect it to unknown sites.
• Content Defender always bypass security tools through rootkit tactic
• Content Defender is infamous for inserting computer with unknown infections
• Content Defender update your installed application without your permission.
• Content Defender can steal your personal data like IP address, login data and browsing keywords and visited URLs.

How to manually remove Content Defender from your computer

Follow the below steps carefully  to remove Content Defender completely from your computer.

Please Note that the manual steps involves registry changes which may damage your computer if not performed properly. For Automatic removal, please download the tool below which will do the same automatically without harming anything and does not require special attention.

Automatic Removal of  ‘Content Defender’

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Manual Removal  of ‘Content Defender’

Step 1: If this nasty Content Defender stops you from starting your system in Safe Mode with Networking, attempt to restart your system in Safe Mode with Command Prompt by pressing ‘F8’ key while your system is booting.Content Defender removal

 

Press F8 key continuously until the Windows Advanced Options Menu launches. And then press Enter key to continue.

 

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Step 2: Once the windows started, Go to Start -> RUN -> Type “CMD”

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On the ‘Command Prompt’ -> Type ‘Explorer’ to open ‘Windows Explorer’

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On the ‘Windows Explorer’ screen, please browse and open the below path

“C:\Windows\System32\rstrui.exe”

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Step 3: The next step is to open ‘Registry’ and reset the default configuration. To do that, please follow the below steps.

Go to “Start” -> RUN -> ‘regedit’ -> Enter

 

The registry editor window will be opened.

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On the Registry editor window, browse the below path by extending the relevant key. (Mentioned below). Select ‘Shell’ in the right side window and double click to change it’s value.

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If it’s not already set to ‘Explorer.exe’ then change it to the same and click on ‘OK’ to exit.

 

 

Please Note that the manual steps involves registry changes which may damage your computer if not performed properly. For Automatic removal, please download the tool below which will do the same automatically without harming anything and does not require special attention.

Removal tool

How to install Spyhunter:

  • Click on the above link to download and execute the required actions.

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  • After installation this program should be updated and scan. Examine the result when the scan will be finished. If you find some useful for you utilities in the list, so you can eliminate the tick near it, otherwise Spyhunter will remove the software. It pertains to the uncommon and special utilities that users install for their work. But generally, there is no need to delete any ticks.

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  • After that you should click Fix Threats button. If you have already had the license, then the viruses will be removed. In case you did not, then you will have the opportunity to pay for the license key.

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Your computer is fully protected now.

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