What is defcnt.exe, How to remove defcnt.exe

defcnt.exe is a harmful program.

remove It is a component of malware or spyware, you should immediately remove it using an antivirus and antispyware program.
If that does not help, then ask us for help in the Spyware removal forum.

Name: defcnt
Filename: defcnt.exe
Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | Defense Center

Command: C:\Program Files\Defense Center\defcnt.exe
Startup Type: HKCU->Run
HijackThis Category: O4
HijackThis Line:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [Defense Center] “C:\Program Files\Defense Center\defcnt.exe” -noscan

DDS Line:

uRun: [Defense Center] C:\Program Files\Defense Center\defcnt.exe

Combofix/RSIT Line:

“Defense Center”=C:\Program Files\Defense Center\defcnt.exe

Description: core component of Defense Center. Defense Center is a rogue antispyware program.

How to remove: use these Defense Center removal guide or the steps below.

1. Download fix.zip from here, unzip it. Double Click fix.reg and click YES for confirm.

2. Download OTM by OldTimer from here and save to your desktop.
Run OTM, copy,then paste the following text in “Paste Instructions for Items to be Moved” window (under the yellow bar):

“Defense Center”=-

C:\Program Files\Defense Center

Click the red Moveit! button. Close OTM.

3. Download TDSSKiller from here and unzip to your desktop. Open tdsskiller folder and right click to TDSSKiller, select Rename. Type something like 123myname and press Enter. Double click it and follow the prompts.

4. Download Malwarebytes Anti-malware. Install and perform a scan and let it remove what it found. Reboot afterwards (important).

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