Win Defender 2009 Removal Guide

Do you know what Win Defender 2009 is?

Win Defender 2009 is one of those dirty and malicious programs that scam people out of money through illicit tactics and fake notifications. Win Defender 2009 is similar to many other rogue anti-spyware programs where it is nothing more than a newer version of the older Win Defender and Win Defender 2008 rogues.

Win Defender 2009 is one of those programs that are advertised by malicious websites and through popup messages created by Trojan infections. If you ever notice a popup message related to Win Defender 2009 then you may have a Trojan that is trying to get you to install and purchase the full version of Win Defender 2009. Do not make that mistake or you would have lost your gas money for the week.

In non-techie terms: Win Defender 2009 or WinDefender 2009, was also found to promote other fake anti-spyware programs such as Total Secure 2009. Win Defender 2009 may come from a Trojan as mentioned previously and also directly from the website. You should never download, purchase Win Defender 2009 or visit

Aliases: Win Defender 2009, WinDefender 2009, WinDefender2009,

Win Defender 2009 Automatic Removal Instructions

Win Defender 2009 Manual Removal Instructions

This manual removal method is for techie computer users. Win Defender 2009 manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that Win Defender 2009 will be removed completely. So read the Win Defender 2009 removal steps carefully and good luck.
Before you start: Close all programs and Internet browsers. Also back up your computer in case you make a mistake and your computer stops working.

  1. Uninstall Win Defender 2009 Program
    Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall Win Defender 2009 if found.
  2. To stop Win Defender 2009 processes (view process removal steps)
    Go to Start > Run > type taskmgr. The click the Processes tab and you'll see a list of running processes.
    Search and stop these Win Defender 2009 processes:
    For each unwanted process, right-click on it and then select "End task".
  3. To unregister Win Defender 2009 registry keys (view registry keys removal steps)
    Go to Start > Run > type regedit > press OK.
    Edit the value (on the right pane) by right-clicking on it and selecting the Modify option. Select the Delete option.
    Search and delete these Win Defender 2009 registry keys:
  4. If your homepage has been changed, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > click on the General > click Use Default under Home Page. Add the your desired default homepage, then click Apply > click OK. Open a new web browser to check that you have your desired default homepage.
  5. Remove Win Defender 2009 Directories.
    To find Win Defender 2009 directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
    Search and delete the following Win Defender 2009 directories:
    C:\Program Files\WinDefender

    Right-click on the Win Defender 2009 folder and select Delete.
    A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder Win Defender 2009 and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
    Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting Win Defender 2009 could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
  6. To remove Win Defender 2009 icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.

You've completed the Win Defender 2009 manual removal instructions!
I hope this article has helped you solve your Win Defender 2009 problems. If you want to contribute to this article, post your comment below.

Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that Win Defender 2009 will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.

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