Win Server Defender is the name for yet another fake antivirus that is quite similar to Windows 8 Security System or Windows Ultra Antivirus. It usually infects computer having Windows operating system. It has a professional looking graphic interface design which leaves an impression of legitimate software. Not surprisingly many victims of this scam get tricked and spend money on purchasing a useless full version of the tool.
Win Server Defender can get inside your machine via security holes and system vulnerabilities. It becomes especially easy to distribute malware like this one using sophisticated exploit kits via corrupted websites. One might get infected even after navigating through ordinary web pages that were always safe to browse if these got affected by malware.
The first symptom of infection is a computer scan started out of nowhere. As a rule of thumb, this new software called Win Server Defender finds many infections. It may even imitate some of the problems in your computer, such as make programs disappear or display warning messages instead of Start Menu. An example of alerts you may see is:
Win Server Defender Firewall Alert
Iexplore.exe is infected with Banker.Deus. Private data can be stolen by third parties, including credit card details and passwords.
Other texts might have messages like this one:
System Security Alert!
Background scan for security breaches has been finished. Serious problems have been detected. Safeguard your system against exploits, malware and viruses right now by activating Proactive Defence.
System Security Alert!
Unknown program is scanning your system registry right now! Identify the theft detected!
There is no need to say that Win Server Defender is a scam and none of its messages are true. Alas this does not mean your computer is not at risk. Having a fake antivirus in the system is not only annoying because of constant pop-up alerts and automatic scans but it also means that there is a vulnerability via which more infections can be injected. Therefore it is recommended to remove Win 7 Server Defender as soon as its first signs of activity are noticed. Spyware Doctor is a toolbar that can be used for infection’s automatic removal. It is recommended to repeat a scan after the malicious files are deleted in order to ensure no other threats are left.