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

defender.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: defender
Filename: defender.exe
Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | tmp

Command: %AppData%\defender.exe
Startup Type: HKCU->Run
HijackThis Category: O4
HijackThis Line:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [tmp] C:\Documents and Settings\comp\Application Data\defender.exe

DDS Line:

uRun: [tmp] C:\Documents and Settings\comp\Application Data\defender.exe

Combofix/RSIT Line:

“tmp”=C:\Documents and Settings\comp\Application Data\defender.exe

Description: core component of Microsoft Security Essentials Alert trojan

How to remove: use the fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert removal instructions

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