Defence Lab Removal Guide

Defence Lab is a rogue anti-malware application that also passes under the name of DefenceLab Removal Tools. It is a fake application that attempts to trick users into purchasing its license by scaring them with false security warnings. Defence Lab’s main method of tricking users into installing it is to pretend that it is one of the top downloads at CNET’s Download.com. It may also enter the user’s system by piggybacking a Trojan installer along with fake video codecs that the user is asked to download. Once installed, Defence Lab swamps the user with fake security warnings, loading itself at startup and performing fake scans on the system every few minutes. Endless fake security pop-ups are also shown from the Windows Taskbar. During this general scare-assault on the user’s mentality, Defence Lab repeatedly requests the user to purchase a license to the ‘full’ version of the software, claiming that the currently installed ‘trial’ version is not up to the task of properly cleaning the detected ‘threats’. However, it is important to keep in mind that Defence Lab is simply a fake application that cannot properly scan or clean any system no matter which version is installed.

How did I get Infected?

This is a question we get asked all the time. The hones answer is there is no way for us to know. We can tell you that if you had a decent antivirus client installed it would of blocked this virus from infecting your computer. If you like the current softwar you are using you should consider making an upgrade to the paid version of the antivirus software.

Defence Lab

Defence Lab

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As soon as you detect this threat on your computer you should take the time to remove it. In order to accomplish this, you need to delete its files and folders and remove its registry entries.

Defence Lab Manual Removal Procedures

The first and only step in file removal needed to delete this is to the remove the following files and folders from your hard disk:

Windows XP:

  • %Program Files%\Defence Lab Software
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Desktop\Defence Lab.lnk

Windows Vista/7:

  • %Program Files%\Defence Lab Software
  • %User%\Desktop\Defence Lab.lnk

Defence Lab Registry Removal Procedures

File and folder deletion alone is not sufficient to completely remove this threat from your computer. The following registry entry should also be deleted:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run “Defence Lab”

Now it is possible to say that you have truly removed this virus from your computer.

Defence Lab Directories:

  • %Program Files%\Defence Lab Software

Outside Resources:

http://www.im-infected.com/rogue/defence-lab.html

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