Appearing under the name of Defence Lab Removal Tools, Defence Lab is a dangerous fake anti-malware application that appears as a legitimate malware removal tool in an attempt to swindle users of their money. Defence Lab reaches users systems via Trojans that get downloaded along with fake video codec packs, and through manual installation, as users are tricked into downloading and installing Defence Lab through its claims of being a top software application featured on CNET’s Download.com. Once installed, Defence Lab loads up as a startup application and launches into a series of fake malware scans, generating endless reports of a large amount of malicious activity being detected on the user’s system. Fake pop-ups are also generated from the Windows Taskbar, warning of malware that does not exist. The aim of all these fake warnings is to scare the user into purchasing a license for the ‘full’ version of Defence Lab by claiming that the currently installed ‘trial’ version cannot fully clean the detected ‘threats’. However, the so-called ‘full’ version is just as incapable of scanning or cleaning the user’s system as the ‘trial’ version is. Check here Remove Defence Lab to learn how to remove Defense Lab.

Defense Lab

As soon as you detect that Defence Lab is functioning on your system, you should take steps to initiate Defence Lab removal. In order to accomplish this, you need to delete its files and folders and remove its registry entries.

File Removal Procedures

The first and only step in file removal needed to delete Defence Lab is to the remove the following files and folders from your hard disk:

Windows XP:

  • %Program Files%\Defence Lab Software
  • %Documents and Settings%\All Users\Desktop\Defence Lab.lnk

Windows Vista/7:

  • %Program Files%\Defence Lab Software
  • %User%\Desktop\Defence Lab.lnk

Now the file removal part of Defence Lab removal is complete. While this part of the disinfection process is a very important one, it is recommended to scan the entire PC using genuine antivirus software such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus in order to make sure that no additional components related to Defence Lab are left behind.

Registry Removal Procedures

File and folder deletion alone is not sufficient to completely remove Defence Lab from your computer. For complete Defence Lab removal, the following registry entry should also be deleted:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run “Defence Lab”

Now it is possible to say that you have truly removed Defence Lab from your computer.

Conclusion

Manual Defence Lab removal is not recommended for inexperienced users as one wrong move during the process could cause irreversible damage to your operating system. Therefore the best course of action to take would be to use a web-based repair service such as www.onlinecomputerrepair.org or legitimate antivirus program such as Spyware Doctor with Antivirus to ensure that Defence Lab removal is done in a safe and efficient manner.

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