How to remove (uninstall) Windowsdefender.site

In our today's article, we'll explain you about two significant things: what is Windowsdefender.site and how to remove it. In the article we have tested and safe advices on deletion of Windowsdefender.site from all popular browsers: Opera, Safari, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome and from all valid versions of Windows.

What is Windowsdefender.site

Windowsdefender.site

Such tools as Windowsdefender.site are being considered advertising-oriented: the program that is totally not useful and doesn't have even one helpful function. Except that, Windowsdefender.site causes serious harm to the computer in total, and that detriment rises further while the Windowsdefender.site stays within the OS. The majority of advertising tools are created by cooperative of people. Other scammers who use them just replace the appearance of the program, in scarce cases making minor improvements, and more often not adding any changes, just buying a pre-set package for distribution of adware at criminal websites. The ground for the wide dissemination of suchlike programs can be easily explained by a single sentence. Advertising programs let scammers to obtain hundreds of dollars daily being in absolute comfort. Usually, the most ambitious swindles such as botnets, which include a lot of computers, attract the consideration of intelligence agencies, but smaller projects often go unchallenged. The cause for such safety is that undesired tools, like any licensed program nowadays, has specified functions, and before installing this program, the user protocolary admits the terms for using it, by ticking the checkbox. Usually, the list of functions and license agreement isn't read by anyone, and this allows hackers to act in their own aims.

 

It's time to look at the actual actions of adware and the effects of infection. Swindlers distribute Windowsdefender.site via simple manner called bundling. The heart of this technique consists in combining few "viruses" in one batch with sole helpful program, and putting it for gratis access. If the licensed utility present in the package is sufficiently in demand, the viruses will quickly take over the Internet. Such way is plain and penny-ante, and allows hackers to achieve several goals simultaneously:

  • Web-criminals have shielded themselves via manner of distribution, as users willingly download the advertising programs and accept the conditions of their usage.
  • Each package contains several viruses, which means that, fraudsters don't need to build a separate description and a website for each of them.
  • Bundling doesn't require a lot of labor and funds: scammers only need to put malicious bundle on the well-known website once, and periodically check it to see if download is shut.

The package's peculiarity is that you can't open it, as the installation is the single option. When a victim goes to install Windowsdefender.site, he sees a window with an alternative among two ways of installation. The titles of those ways might change somewhat based on the version, though the backbone is analogous. Talking about helpful tools, the emergence of suchlike window helps the user can opt the initial settings or remove meaningless applications, but in the case of Windowsdefender.site such window is the last chance to shield your workstation from virus infection. If the customer simply skips the window, or intentionally takes the "reliable" manner, then everything that's in the bundle get installed on his computer.

Methods to remove Windowsdefender.site

Measures of the adware on the machine happen pursuant to the conventional scenario: installing, altering the browser settings, appending supplementary values to the registry, protecting against removal, and starting to work. In several minutes past the installation, Windowsdefender.site begins popping up advertising in the browser, in the form of pop-ups, malicious links, banner ads and spam that occur in the most inconvenient locations. Ads appear on any web-page, even on the ones that don’t display any advertising, and often surpasses the navigation buttons or crucial info, like the video that you're going to see. Thus, fraudsters force the victim to click on the advertisement units, although he isn't interested about the offers submitted there. Every single click brings fraudsters some money, but you can multiply it by the daily number of clicks, and then by the plenty of compromised systems - the amount will be frankly big. You really need to know how to deny swindlers from earning from you, and recover the OS to its initial state. You can accomplish this aim via one method: by deleting Windowsdefender.site from your PC.

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Windowsdefender.site manually

Step 1. Uninstall Windowsdefender.site from the operation system

Step 2. Remove Windowsdefender.site from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari)

 

If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

We know just two techniques to remove Windowsdefender.site from your machine: by-hand or self-acting elimination. Here we will describe both of them, and also assist you to decide, which way is the very suitable. Let's start with manual removal: this technique is very plain and completely free, though has significant weaknesses in the event of deletion of two viruses or more. The more adware in the machine, the worse it functions, and the more efforts you spend, removing lots of unwanted utilities. Cleaning the device in this technique might consume hours of efforts, and after time of doing monotonous actions, the probability of a fault rises significantly. Moreover, if you're not an expert user, you may need someone's help. For expert customers, manual elimination is a suitable decision, but for beginners, it may seem too sophisticated. Automatic uninstalling with use of an antiviral tool, in contrast, doesn't require any knowledge, and consumes much less efforts than manual deletion. In fact, you'll need to install the antivirus tool and start the scanning operation. The whole deletion won't need your watch and you will just have to acknowledge the erase of the found adware. We might offer you an antivirus utility which is an outstanding analogue to advertised antiviruses from well-known brands. This antivirus is called Spyhunter, and it has all the pros of well-known programs, but at a more tolerant cost. Amongst the benefits of Spyhunter there are high velocity of locating and elimination of perilous programs, day-and-night client support, compatibility with other AV utilities, oft-repeated database renewal and tolerant cost. If you you're interested in this offer - just click the button below and get Spyhunter. If you aren't ready to purchase any software immediately - take advantage of the gratis proposal and install a scanner that will assist you to understand the computer condition.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Windowsdefender.site from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Windowsdefender.site and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Windowsdefender.site
  • C:\ProgramData\Windowsdefender.site
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Windowsdefender.site

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Windowsdefender.site" and delete these elements

 

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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select Windowsdefender.site and press Uninstall

 

Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete Windowsdefender.site from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Windowsdefender.site and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Windowsdefender.site from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Windowsdefender.site

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs

 

Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove Windowsdefender.site

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages

 

Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove Windowsdefender.site

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field

 

Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose Windowsdefender.site and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.

 

Safari

Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"

 

Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions

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