Published Aug 06, 2014|Updated Jul 13, 2017

Rogue:Win32/Defru

Alert level: Severe Detected with Windows Defender Antivirus

Also detected as: No associated aliases

Windows Defender detects and removes this threat.

This rogue security website pretends to scan your PC for malware, and often report lots of infections. It will say you have to pay for it before it can fully clean your PC.

However, it hasn't really detected any malware at all and isn't really an antivirus or antimalware scanner. It just looks like one so you'll send money to the people who made the rogue. The websites use product names or logos that unlawfully impersonate Microsoft products.

Even if you do pay, it won't do anything because your PC isn't actually infected with all that malware it "found".

Find out ways that malware can get on your PC.