How To Remove Rogue or Fake Anti-Spyware WinDefender 2009

by Rohit Khurana on November 27, 2008



Recently one of my friends contacted me on Gtalk and told me that there was some anti-spyware encountered when she was browsing Internet. Suddenly she got alerts saying that her computer is severely infected or being attacked. These alert ask you to download and install Windows Defender 2009 to remove the infections caused to your computer.


WinDefender 2009 will scan your computer and display a number of malwares that cannot be removed without purchasing the software. You must ignored this as these are fake tactics to take your money, WinDefender 2009 is a fake anti virus which will try to steal your money this way.


It creates the following registry key

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WinDefender 2009
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "WinDefender2009"

and creates these associated files with WinDefender 2009 are

c:\Program Files\WinDefender
c:\Program Files\WinDefender\uninstall.exe
c:\Program Files\WinDefender\windef.exe
c:\Program Files\WinDefender\WinDefender.s1
c:\Program Files\WinDefender\WinDefender.s2
c:\Program Files\WinDefender\WinDefender.s3
c:\Program Files\WinDefender\WinDefender.s4
c:\Program Files\WinDefender\WinDefender.s5
c:\Program Files\WinDefender\WinDefender.s6
%UserProfile%\Desktop\WinDefender 2009.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\WinDefender 2009.lnk

Lets see how can we remove this fake malware WinDefender 2009 from your computer.



In order to remove this download FREE malware removal tool Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware from here, After downloading make sure to close all the programs and start the installation of Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware by clicking mbam-setup.exe

NOTE: This Software is a free-ware, and will solve the problem without a purchase. However you can buy the pro version for real-time protection on your own discretion for extra features if you need.


During installation of Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, do not uncheck Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware.

After installation it will launch automatically with a message to update, allow it to update itself and select the radio button which says Perform a quick scan and click the scan button to start the scan.

Let Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware complete the scan and will display a message box Saying The Scan Completed Successfully. Click ‘Show Results’ to display all objects found.


On the scanner screen click show results button and click the remove selected button to remove all the listed malwares.


Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware will now remove the malware WinDefender 2009 and you can exit Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and restart your computer you will not see WinDefender 2009 on your computer again.

Download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Rajesh Shingnath December 19, 2008 at 5:22 am

Dear Sir,

Thankx for the solution, i have lot of solved problem in

best of luck ur

Rajesh Shingnath

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