Malware Defense Removal Guide

April 6, 2021

What is Malware Defense

How does Malware Defense works

Malware Defense is a suspicious anti-spyware program application from the same group as defense program. Take into account that this tool doesn’t defend your pc in any way and can considerably lessen its productivity and efficiency. In the meantime, the utility will make fictitious pop-ups and notices that inform you about alleged malicious software viruses, all of which are fake. Please read the removal guides sensibly and delete this issue from your machine promptly.

Malware Defense Removal Guide


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Stage 1: Delete Browser Extension

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First of all, we would recommend that you check your browser extensions and remove any that are linked to Malware Defense. A lot of adware and other unwanted programs use browser extensions in order to hijacker internet applications.

Remove Malware Defense Extension from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type: chrome://extensions/ and press Enter.
  3. Look for Malware Defense or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Uninstall Malware Defense Extension from Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. In the address bar, type: about:addons and press Enter.
  3. From the menu on the left, choose Extensions.
  4. Look for Malware Defense or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.

Delete Malware Defense Extension from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Select Preferences from the list.
  4. Choose the Extensions tab.
  5. Look for Malware Defense or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Uninstall’.
  6. Additionally, open Safari Settings again and choose Downloads.
  7. If Malware Defense.safariextz appears on the list, select it and press ‘Clear’.

Remove Malware Defense Add-ons from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the menu at the top, select Tools and then press Manage add-ons.
  3. Look for Malware Defense or anything related to it, and once you find it, press ‘Remove’.
  4. Reopen Internet Explorer.In the unlikely scenario that Malware Defense is still on your browser, follow the additional instructions below.
  5. Press Windows Key + R, type appwiz.cpl and press Enter
  6. The Program and Features window will open where you should be able to find the Malware Defense program.
  7. Select Malware Defense or any other recently installed unwanted entry and press ‘Uninstall/Change’.

Alternative method to clear the browser from Malware Defense

There may be cases when adware or PUPs cannot be removed by simply deleting extensions or codes. In those situations, it is necessary to reset the browser to default configuration. In you notice that even after getting rid of weird extensions the infection is still present, follow the below instructions.

Use Chrome Clean Up Tool to Delete Malware Defense

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. In the address box, type: chrome://settings/ and press Enter.
  3. Expand Advanced settings, which you can find by scrolling down.
  4. Scroll down until you see Reset and Cleanup.
  5. Press on Clean up computer. Then press Find.

This Google Chrome feature is supposed to clear the computer of any harmful software. If it does not detect Malware Defense, go back to the Clean up computer and reset settings.

Reset Mozilla Firefox to Default

If you still find Malware Defense in your Mozilla Firefox browser, you should be able to get rid of it by restoring your Firefox settings to default. While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox
  2. Into the address box, type: about:support and press Enter.
  3. You will be redirected to a Troubleshooting Information page.
  4. From the menu on the right side, select Refresh Firefox.
  5. Confirm your choice by clicking Refresh Firefox in the new window.
  6. Your browser will close automatically in order to successfully restore the settings.
  7. Press Finish.

Reset Safari Browser to Normal Settings

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Press on the Safari Settings icon, which you can find in the upper-right corner.
  3. Press Reset Safari.
  4. A new window will appear. Select the boxes of what you want to reset or use the screenshot below to guide you. Once you have selected everything, press ‘Reset’.
  5. Restart Safari.

Restore Internet Explorer to Default Settings

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. From the top menu, press on Tools and then Internet Options.
  3. In the new window that opens, choose the Advanced tab.
  4. At the bottom of the window, below Reset Internet settings, there will be a ‘Reset’ button. Press that.

While extensions and plug-ins will be deleted, this will not touch your browser history, bookmarks, saved passwords or Internet cookies.

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