PUA.Hpdefender! is a virus detected by Microsoft Windows and several Antivirus or Anti-Malware software vendors. This PUA.Hpdefender! threat is classified as PUP a Potentially Unwanted Program or PUA a Potentially Unwanted Programs because it inflicts and acts as a malicious threat into your Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10 computer system.
PUA.Hpdefender! modifies system files, add’s new folders, creates Windows tasks and might shows advertisements on your computer and browser.
PUA.Hpdefender! is adware which is bundled using custom installers and dropped on your computer during the installation process. Most users have no idea how this PUA.Hpdefender! threat is installed on there computer and what it is, until their Antivirus or Anti-Malware software detects it as a malicious threat or virus.
Follow our instruction to remove this PUA.Hpdefender! threat and protect your computer against another virus or adware infection.
If your protection detects PUA.Hpdefender! virus, it is not marked for deletion by default. It is detected as malicious and advised to remove PUA.Hpdefender! from your computer.
This is because some users might have installed PUA.Hpdefender! themselves. A lot PUP or PUA software is distributed by custom installers or as browser add-on for a better internet experience, like toolbars and malicious browser extensions pretend to be.
We advise MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (free software) to remove PUA.Hpdefender! from your computer. We also added Junkware Removal Tool and AdwCleaner to clean your browser and possible additional adware from your computer.
By using our simple removal instruction you make sure the PUA.Hpdefender! threat is fully removed from your computer and there is nothing left. This instruction will also speed up your computer and removes any possible other threats from your computer.
How to Remove PUA.Hpdefender!
Remove PUA.Hpdefender! using AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner will scan your computer for malicious Services, Folder, Files, Shortcuts, Registry items and Products. As AdwCleaner tries to delete these malicious content it will also clean the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browser.
We strongly recommend using AdwCleaner several times a month to keep your computer clean from adware, pop-ups, browser hijackers and toolbars.
Download AdwCleaner (Download opens in a new Window)
Select AdwCleaner.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator
If User Account Control asks you to allow AdwCleaner.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.
Start scanning your computer for any malicious threats by selecting the Scan button, please wait.
AdwCleaner will now start scanning your computer. If AdwCleaner is done, it will display a list of malicious items detected, please uncheck the items you do not want to remove that might be detected as malicious.
If you have nothing to uncheck, continue to the removal process and select the Clean button.
AdwCleaner will display the following informational alerts and starts rebooting the computer.
All programs will be closed in order to proceed correctly to the removal of the infections. Please save any work in progress and the click [OK]
If you have been brought to use AdwCleaner, it’s probably because your PC contained potentially unwanted programs or adware.
Potentially unwanted programs are often proposed during the installation of software. They may be present form of toolbars that sometimes change the homepage of the browser and slow internet browsing.
To avoid the installation of these programs polluting the computer, it is essential to follow these tips:
– Always download a program from the official link, or a trusted site
– If third-party programs are available (toolbars, etc) uncheck them.
– Enable detection of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) in your Antivirus.
AdwCleaner must restart the computer to complete the removal process. The report will be opened on the next reboot.
After the reboot a logfile will open. The logfile in Windows XP and Windows 7 will open once the desktop is started.
To open the logfile in Windows 8 you need to switch to the Desktop modus by selecting windows key + d on your keyboard.
Remove PUA.Hpdefender! left overs using Junkware Removal Tool
Junkware Removal Tool will not only remove this threat from your computer, but Junkware Removal Tool will scan and remove any threat from your computer that is malicious. Junkware Removal Tool is a great tool to completely clean your computer from any threat and highly recommended to use frequently to keep your computer clean and healthy. Best of all it’s free and updated regularly.
Download Junkware Removal Tool (Official link and direct-download)
Select JRT.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator
If User Account Control asks you to allow JRT.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.
As described on thisisudax.org
Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer. A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue. This tool will help you remove these types of programs.
Please note: Close all your browsers, save any work and then press any key to continue.
Your desktop may blink or a new window may open during the scan and removal process of junkware removal tool.
When Junkware Removal Tool is done scanning and removing malicious items from your computer a logfile will open.
Remove PUA.Hpdefender! files with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free’s industry-leading scanner detects and removes malware like worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, spyware, and more. All you have to do is launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free and run a scan. It’s that simple.
Or if you want even better protection, consider Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Premium and its instant real-time scanner that automatically prevents malware and websites from infecting your PC.
Either way you’re crushing malware and foiling hackers.
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware works great alongside Antivirus software, both MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Antivirus software go along and provide the best protection for your computer.
Install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware using it’s installation wizard.
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware needs no configs or specific settings, just install and you are ready to scan your computer for malware and free removal.
- Select Scan Now to perform an anti-malware scan.
- Malwarebytes computer is scanning for malicious items, this might take a while, please wait for MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to finish.
- When the detection scan is finished, a window appears with the malware found by MalwareBytes.
To remove the found malware from your computer, select the Remove Selected button.
- All found items will be put in quarantine, if MalwareBytes Anti-Malware requires to a reboot to do so, please allow MalwareBytes Anti-Malware to reboot Windows.