What is Content Defender?

Content Defender is a program that comes on a PC as a browser extension. Content Defender hijacks popular browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This program isn’t a virus, but it is to treat potentially unwanted programs. Content Defender displays advertising content such as banners and coupons of online stores. Why? The fact that Content Defender cooperates with advertising companies and websites. The developers say that Content Defender created in order to help the user to make purchases and find the best offers. In fact it is not like that. Content Defender created in order to allow users to spend money on anything, as most of the proposals are deceitful. Also, Content Defender changing your browser options, homepage and other. Content Defender reduces the performance of your computer and collects your personal information and then sends it to third parties. So if you found Content Defender on your PC, you should delete it immediately.

Content Defender

How Content Defender gets on your PC?

Potentially unwanted programs come on a computer without consent of the user. User may not notice the penetration of these programs. It comes bundled with other free downloads from popular sites. Typically, users do not attach importance to the conditions and suggestions. This is a mistake. Always read the user agreement to know what you are offering. Take your time. Try to follow closely the installation process and pay attention to the elements that are obscured or are written in small type. Select advanced installation type. Do not install programs that seem suspicious. Be careful! If your PC is already infected, then use the instructions that mentioned below to remove Content Defender completely.

How to remove Content Defender from your computer?

To uninstall Content Defender remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Content Defender in their database. You can try to use them for removing Content Defender.

Recommended Solution:

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Alternative Solution:

Norton Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Content Defender.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Content Defender

Or uninstall Content Defender manually.

Step 1: Remove Content Defender from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Content Defender.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Content Defender and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Content Defender, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Content Defender and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Content Defender from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Content Defender from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Content Defender.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Content Defender.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Content Defender.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of Content Defender:

Remove following registry entries:

no information

Remove following files:

ContentDefender.dll

Remove following folders

%PROGRAMFILES%\Content Defender\

Written by Rami Douafi

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