Remove Malware Defender 2009

You can download a copy of MalwareBytes from here!

Look Familiar?

This nice looking program has a clean and professional look to it but trust me it's a devious little program. I have had alot of calls and complaints about this, so I have decided to post the instructions on how to remove this program form your machine. The eaasiest way to remove this is to download MalwareBytes from above, if you are unable to download MalwareBytes from another computer, try the steps below.

Malware Defender 2009 manual removal:

Following the directions below have worked for me as of 5-4-2010, I will update this guide if the steps to remove malware defender 2009 change. I suspect this to change or a new program will be made to replace this and at that point I will update this guide to reflect the changes. Best of luck removing this and if you have trouble following this guide feel free to email me or post here.

Kill processes:

  • malwaredef.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • reged.exe
  • spoolsystem.exe
  • syscert.exe
  • wcenter.exe
  • svchos.exe
  • install.exe

Delete registry values:

  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3F0691F1-70E6-44A9-938A-1DC356674878}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Malware Defender 2009
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "updater"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Malware Defender 2009
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "malwaredef"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ShellServiceObjectDelayLoad "DriversLoad"

Unregister DLLs:

  • hdddriver.dll
  • vifwnhzqoe.dll

Delete directories:

  • c:\Program Files\Malware Defender 2009
  • c:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Media Index\Drivers


If after following these steps you still have an issue, feel free to post below and I will do my best to help.

Best of Luck.

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