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Old 12. Mar 2012, 06:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to unistall Cyber Defender.

I had a pay antivirus, before you groan it was long before I heard of this great website, I cancelled it, when to add/remove programs, completely removed it, went to search, removed any trails, and still when I go to control panel security settings, Cyber Defender still shows up as my antivirus and is updated. Is there any way to completely remove it, I'm thinking I may have to the registry and remove it.
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Old 12. Mar 2012, 09:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Google lights up like a Christmas tree when you enter this into a search. It appears to be a huge problem and although a variety of solutions are offered, they all seem unreliable and some are pretty risky to attempt for the inexperienced. Hopefully someone will respond in this thread who has specific knowledge about removing this program, because I unfortunately do not
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Old 12. Mar 2012, 09:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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CyberDefender is a rogue application, and not a genuine software. That's why too, its site has got a red WOT rating.

No wonder it refuses to uninstall. You will have to run antispyware on your computer to get rid of it. See this link :

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...nfo-nRpRE0Hlaa
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Old 20. Aug 2012, 05:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I know this is comig late but I found the solution to my Cyber Defender problem. Thanks for the wonderful suggestions, they would have worked for anything else, but I couldn't get rid of Cyber Defender even when I deleted it in the registry. The final solution was to get a new PC, which was overdue anyway. I bought another Dell, upgraded the memory card and now have a working computer again. My suggestion to anyone comtemplating using Cyber Defender, don't do it, even the free version, use Avast, MSE, or anything but Cyber Defender.
I installed Wot, and Googled Cyber Defender, I found the same thing as MidnightCowboy, all
red warning signals next to the Cyber Defender links.

Again I would like to thank everyone on this wonderful website for there great suggestions, and also for the current security system I currently use.
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Old 20. Aug 2012, 07:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Pleased it all worked out for you in the end. A bit drastic for others maybe to contemplate changing their hardware, but for your circumstances it was not so bad. Folks on this site and others are constantly rubbishing WOT, but although it isn't perfect, this is a great example of how to avoid something you would rather not have. Please keep the questions coming if you need anything else.
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Old 20. Aug 2012, 08:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Just expanding on MC's lines, personally am not a fan of WOT. But that doesn't mean that I don't use the service or that I hate it. It's just that I feel the system right now is flawed, not completely but partially, but I also feel that there is a great potential for it, and the idea is quite innovative.

Like MC said, many people may think that WOT is useless, whether it be from a security standpoint or reputation rating standpoint. I don't care about the reliability of the system, or use it for malware protection, or trust the ratings like bible. But one thing that's been a great catch for me is the Comments of the users on the WOT scorecard. I find this as a quick and easy way of finding the opinion of the users about a particular website or their software or the customer service and stuff like that. But since the ratings have human factor involved, there's no denying that opinions/ratings may be downright biased most of the times, but heck with that I just want the human input (comments), thats all.

So WOT hasn't given me a good enough reason to use it as a standalone addon, but alternatively I use DuckDuckGo search engine that has WOT ratings built into it.
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