How to Remove Windows 7 Defender 2013

What is Windows 7 Defender 2013?

Windows 7 Defender 2013 is a fake antivirus program that belongs to the Win32/FakeRean family. It is installed in your PC through Trojans and other malware that are also fake antivirus programs. You can also get Windows 7 Defender 2013 through spam email and through social networking sites. It tricks you into thinking that your PC is infected with a host of threats; from viruses, data loss, file loss, personal information loss and even cause serious damage to your system by blocking legitimate antivirus or installed security programs. Windows 7 Defender 2013 may even block system tools like MSConfig, registry system, registry editor and Task Manager.

Some Windows 7 Defender 2013 screenshots:
Windows 7 Defender 2013

Windows 7 Defender 2013 will constantly send you messages and fake alerts through irritating pop ups. It will entice you to click a register button that will only lead you to purchase programs that will claim to protect your PC or fix problems that does not even exist.

Some of the Windows 7 Defender 2013 fake security alerts and warnings that users may get:
Windows 7 Defender 2013 Alert System Integrity Check Warning! Sensitive data may be sent over your internet connection right now! Threat: Trojan-PSW.Win32.Antigen.A
Windows 7 Defender 2013 Firewall Alert Windows 7 Defender 2013 has blocked a program from accessing the internet Internet Explorer is infected with Trojan-BNK.Win32.Keylogger.gen Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.
Windows 7 Defender 2013 Alert Security Hole Detected! A program is trying to exploit Windows security holes! Passwords and sensitive data may be stolen. Do you want to block this attack?

Once your PC is infected with Windows 7 Defender 2013, it is recommended you remove it right away with a legitimate anti malware tool and to run a complete registry scan to detect any infected files. You may also need to call your credit card company in the event that you paid for Windows 7 Defender 2013.

Associated Windows 7 Defender 2013 System Entries and files

Windows 7 Defender 2013 Processes

Windows 7 Defender 2013 Files

Windows 7 Defender 2013 Registry Entries

How to Stop Windows 7 Defender 2013 Fake Alerts

To register Windows 7 Defender 2013 and stop its fake warnings, use the following fake license key.

Windows 7 Defender 2013 registration code: 3425-814615-3990 or 9443-077673-5028

NOTE: this code will NOT remove Windows 7 Defender 2013 from your computer, it will JUST stop the annoying alerts and messages.

Windows 7 Defender 2013 Removal Instructions

Step 1: Reboot in Safe Mode with Networking

To restart your computer in Safe Mode with networking:

  1. Restart your computer.

  2. When you see the computer manufacturer's logo, press and hold the F8 key.

  3. On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking, and then press Enter.
    Safe Mode with Networking Screen

  4. Log on to your computer with a user account that has administrator rights.

Step 2: Disable Windows 7 Defender 2013 Proxy Server

Windows 7 Defender 2013 may add a proxy to its package. Its goal is to get the information through the Web connection (password etc).
It also helps to block the connection to certain sites (eg malware removal help sites) or to block the download of trustworthy antispyware and antivirus programs.

The following steps reset the Internet Explorer proxy settings in the Windows registry so that you can access the Internet again:

  1. Click Start, and then click Run. (Keyboard Shortcut: Windows logo + R)

  2. Copy and paste or type the following text in the Open box in the Run dialog box:

    Run dialog box

  3. Click OK.

  4. click Start, and then click Run.

  5. Copy and paste or type the following text in the Open box in the Run dialog box:

  6. Click OK.

Now that you have disabled Windows 7 Defender 2013 proxy server, you will be able to browse the web again with Internet Explorer.

  1. Click Start, and then click Run. (Keyboard Shortcut: Windows logo + R)

  2. Type in iexplore.exe.
    Run iexplore.exe

Step 3: Stop Windows 7 Defender 2013 processes

In order to stop Windows 7 Defender 2013 from interfering with our removal procedure, we need to end and kill its processes. For this, we will use a FREE powerful utility called RogueKiller.

RogueKiller (by Tigzy) is a tool written in C++, which scans the running processes, and kills those which are malicious. This tool was developed based on speed execution, which will clean the running processes before being killed.

To terminate Windows 7 Defender 2013 process:

  1. Always in Safe Mode Download RogueKiller to your desktop from the following link:

    RogueKiller Download link
    RogueKiller Setup Icon
    RogueKiller is a portable application, so you don't need to install anything.

  2. Windows 7 Defender 2013 may block all executable files, so when you launch the RogueKiller file, it will execute itself. So Rename RogueKiller.exe to or winlogon.exe or iexplore.exe

  3. At this point a "pre-scan" will complete and stop any malicious process. Also a list of options will appear along the right-hand side.
    RogueKiller Pre-Scan

Step 4: Remove Windows 7 Defender 2013 registry keys

To remove Windows 7 Defender 2013 malicious registry entries, we will need RogueKiller again.
RogueKiller also checks for rogue Registry entries, rogue drivers, and Master Boot Record (MBR) issues, so rootkits will be cut.
RogueKiller can also fix and restore a Host file, delete any Proxy entries, repair shortcut problems and unhide files.

CAUTION: This tool is not for beginners. In this step we will ONLY use the Registry tab.

To Delete Windows 7 Defender 2013 Registry entries:

  1. Always in Safe Mode run a scan, open RogueKiller and click on Scan.
    RogueKiller Scan Progress

  2. After a while, you should see a screen with scan results like the following one:
    RogueKiller Scan Results

  3. Click on the Registy tab, then click on the Delete button.
    RogueKiller Delete Registry Entries

Don't Reboot you computer yet, please stay in Safe Mode.

Step 5: Remove Windows 7 Defender 2013 files

Malwarebytes Anti-Malware is simply the best known FREE malware removal tools online.

To remove Windows 7 Defender 2013 files:

  1. Download Malwarebytes to your desktop from the following link:
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Download link
    MBAM Setup Icon

  2. Just Follow the easy setup process. Do not make any changes to the default settings
    When the setup is finished, make sure you leave both the Update Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware checked.
    You can check or uncheck the Enable free trial of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware PRO as the malware removal is FREE.
    Then click on the Finish button. If Malwarebytes prompts you to reboot, please do not do so.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Setup Wizard

  3. When Malwarebytes is launched, it will ask you to update the databse. Just click OK.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Updating

  4. On the Scanner tab,select Quick scan and then click on the Scan.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan Screen

  5. When the scan is finished a message box will appear, click OK to continue.
    Then the screen results will show the various malware infections including Windows 7 Defender 2013 that Malwarebytes has found on your computer.
    the image below is just an example, your results will be different.
    Click on the Remove Selected button.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Scan Results Screen

  6. After Malwarebytes has finished the removal of Windows 7 Defender 2013, you will get a message stating that you need to reboot your computer.
    Just Do so, and restart your computer in Normal Mode.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Quick Reboot Message

Step 6: Check for any Windows 7 Defender 2013 left over

To make sure that your computer is now completely free of Windows 7 Defender 2013, redo a Malwarebytes scan in Normal Mode.
After your are finished, Reboot your PC as asked by Malwarebytes anti-malware.


Sarah MelbenchI am Sarah Melbench and I am an Anti-Malware Enthusiast! I created this website to spread the word about the lastest malware infections. I write guides and tutorials about malware removal as well as reviews of anti-malware programs.Follow me on G+

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One comment on “How to Remove Windows 7 Defender 2013
  1. Toni Dutton says:

    Thank you so much! found this to clean virus and worked! I am not a computer person and didn’t want to pay to have formatted or anything again. I hope don’t need to do again, but glad to have found you. Thanks!

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