How to remove (uninstall) Defpush.com

Have you mentioned irritating banners in the browser, labeled as “pop-ups by Defpush.com”? Did you see the occurrence of Defpush.com somewhere else on the computer? If something like that occurred lately – your machine is penetrated by adware, and our article can help you to get rid of it.

Defpush.com

What is Defpush.com

Immediately after the infestation, Defpush.com modifies the properties of your browser. It’s the best that it's capable of doing, because the head function in this play is given to the “super search” which takes over the browser when you install Defpush.com. So, adware clears the pre-set start page, as well as your favorite search engine and places the scammer’s search instead of them. After that, instead of using the well-known Yahoo, Google, Bing or another search you like – you will browse the Web with the help of the poor scammers' tool that displays fake pages pop-up windows advertising banners of all sorts and sizes. Another Defpush.com's feature is to change the properties of browser icons so that even if you restore the regular settings, you'll see the fake search engine as the starting tab.

Defpush.com cannot be deleted as a regular software, and if you try it - the adware will recover. It occurs thanks to the Defpush.com's protective systems, and we'll unriddle to you how they function:

  • A scheduled task is the easiest technique to start the recovery of the virus if the user had erased it. Such tasks are not frequently utilized by usual computer users, so Defpush.com just develops a task to see if it is installed, and if it isn't – to get and install it again. This task is being executed every time you reboot the workstation, and that’s why Defpush.com is so difficult to remove.
  • Another way is similar to the first one, but it uses the OS's registry instead of the Scheduled Tasks service. You must clear the registry to beat this way, but it’s a rather hard thing for a newbie. The other registry values are required for your device to function, and by erasing one of them, you may bring serious harm to the system.

Defpush.com, as you could guess erenow, is an advertising program. Defpush.com can do nothing helpful, as it’s developed to do one thing: to irritate you. Well, the mere annoyance is not its real task, but you'll be irritated in any case while the virus does its job – displays the advertising content. It gets into the laptop, it modifies the settings of the browser and displays you lots of links, making sure that you will see a few of them. Adware owners earn a little money for every click you’ve made, so you can realize why the banners keep coming: it’s pure money. In the coming sections, we will tell you how adware infected the computer and how you might defend it against such viruses. In case you’re not interested and just want to delete Defpush.com one way or another – don't mind the other parts and proceed to the deletion guide.

 

How Defpush.com was installed in the system

To make simpler for you, we will describe the process in total. 99% of the advertising programs are copies of each other, repeated countless times and sold to third-grade web-criminals with easy alterations made. One of those dudes got this one in the Dark Web, tuned it and uploaded it to file-sharing services around the Web. That’s where you picked it up, right? Wait, you're saying that you didn’t look for a virus that will annoy you? Or, you needed some recipe to spoil your machine, and found a direct link to Defpush.com download? Missed again? OK, in that case, it could be some program that is really useful. Sort of a free software created by an unknown company, or a hacked version of a paid program you're not going to pay for.

This method is called “affiliate installation”, and it means that web-criminals combine the installers of a few viruses and one useful software into one package. The primary point of the installer is that it’s called by the name of a good program, and a user can't discover its content before it's too late. On some of the steps, you're allowed to see an offer to download more tools, with all fields checked and the easiest turn is to install them and proceed. We suppose that you clicked, if you're reading this guide. It could be slightly different: they might have done this via the “ways of installation”. Usually, the installation for practiced operators is simply a manual choice of a directory for a utility to be installed, which extra tools do you need, and which you don’t. In case of Defpush.com, if you choose the suggested way of installation, you let all the garbage from the package into your device.

Methods to remove Defpush.com

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Defpush.com manually

Step 1. Uninstall Defpush.com from the operation system

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

 

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

At this moment you know what Defpush.com is, and you see in which way it penetrated your PC. We’ve told you nearly everything, except the most significant thing: how to get rid of this virus. Here we go. Defpush.com can be removed with the help of two simple manners. One of them is what you have just tried to execute – uninstallation in manual mode. We know how to do it easier, and under this paragraph, you’ll find the instructions on by-hand uninstallation. Its crucial disadvantage is that you cannot eliminate lots of viruses with its help because it will require many hours to do. It's better to try the easier way: you might completely remove the adware within 5 minutes through Spyhunter AntiMalware. This utility has many pros, including fast scanning, the ability to work along with other anti-viruses, 24/7 support service and wide signature database. Don’t waste your time, attempting to guard the PC through unpaid tools – switch to the decent anti-viral tool. Push the button under this paragraph to download an unpaid version with limited possibilities.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall Defpush.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Defpush.com and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\Defpush.com
  • C:\ProgramData\Defpush.com
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\Defpush.com

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Defpush.com" 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 Defpush.com 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 Defpush.com from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select Defpush.com and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.

 

Step 2. Remove Defpush.com from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Defpush.com

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 Defpush.com

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 Defpush.com

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 Defpush.com 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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