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Windows 7: Is windefender.exe the Windows Defender?

06 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 
Is windefender.exe the Windows Defender?

I have a file that showsup under AVG as a Trojan. It is the only virus checker that sees it as a threat. It's path is C:\Users\<myaccount>\Apps Data\Roaming\windefender\windefender.exe and AVG will not delete it as necessary. Yet I cannot find Registry keys that info on it lists. Could this be the file for Windows Defender antivirus program?

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06 Dec 2010   #2

 

Afaik MsMpEng.exe and MSASCui.exe are associated with MS' antivirus stuff. The first page of google results for "windefender.exe" show malware (a trojan, as your AVG found).

Get rid of it.
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06 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Belfry View Post
I have a file that showsup under AVG as a Trojan. It is the only virus checker that sees it as a threat. It's path is C:\Users\<myaccount>\Apps Data\Roaming\windefender\windefender.exe and AVG will not delete it as necessary. Yet I cannot find Registry keys that info on it lists. Could this be the file for Windows Defender antivirus program?
This is a malicious program, remove it with Malwarebytes
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06 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Premium 64 bit
 
 

Malwarebytes did not remove it. Adaware did. Thank you all for the information!

Belfry
(New to Windows 7 Premium)
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06 Dec 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Download SuperAntiSpyware, update and run as Administratorb right clicking on the file WINDEFENDER.EXE - Trojan.Agent/Gen-Falcomp | SUPERAntiSpyware

See what windefender.exe is: WinDefender Removal Tool. Remove WinDefender Now
(Don't use this removal tool, just read where this infection is located!)
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07 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I can recommend winpatrol to stop any nasties trying to add themselves to startup.
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