About Windows Defender Security Center

The reason Windows Defender Security Center warnings are appearing is because an advertising-supported application has contaminated your device. You should never trust these types of alerts, everything they say is fake, unless the issue is entirely unrelated. If an ad-supported program is indeed responsible, expect very intrusive advertisements. An ad-supported application install alongside. You just need to not fall for these scams, the alerts are harmless themselves. If you did call them, you would be put through to competent scammers who would pretend to fix your operating system, and then request an absurd amount of money. You should never call the numbers in these dubious ads, and you should be careful about who you grant remote access to your OS. And if you’re still concerned about the advertisement you are getting, it’s not real, and your computer is secure. The advertisements will only stop appearing if you uninstall Windows Defender Security Center, so you should do that as quickly as possible.

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Are the warnings legitimate

You possible obtained the threat through free application packages. These kinds of infections are often adjoined as additional offers, and while they are not compulsory, a lot of people end up installing them because they don’t see them. We encourage picking Advanced or Custom settings since otherwise, the attached items will not become visible. If you see any items attempting to install, deselect them. And if you think they might be of use, consider the fact that they didn’t intend to correctly reveal their installation, and you would have installed them unknowingly. Pay close attention to what kind of programs are allowed to install onto the PC, and how you do it, since otherwise, you will regularly end up having to eliminate Windows Defender Security Center or similar.

Whatever alert you are seeing on your screen, we can assure that it is trying to make you think that there is a serious problem on your system. It might be warning you about a virus, system error, licensing issues, etc, con artists will create all kinds of schemes. Since scare tactics are notably effective with less-computer savvy users, it would not be shocking to see warnings about possible data breaches. A phone number would also be conveniently provided, which would supposedly connect you to tech-support people who would fix the issue. No legitimate company will ever ask you to call them, so keep that in mind. For example, if Apple or Microsoft is asking you to call them, it’s definitely a scam attempt. Con artists on the other side of the line would try to convince you that a cleanup is a must, while actually there is nothing wrong with your computer. A somewhat big number of people fall for these scams since they might be less knowledgeable when it comes to computers, which is why tech-support scams are still around. And it isn’t difficult to see how some less computer savvy people may believe the claims, because even if they ignore the first pop-up, after they start appearing routinely, they may think that it has some truth to it. If our reassurances about these alerts being scams are not sufficient, you can easily make sure by using a search engine to investigate. We can guarantee that the first couple of results will be of people talking about scammers. So don’t pay any attention to the alerts while you deal with the problem. If you constantly get these alerts, you just need to erase Windows Defender Security Center ad-supported program to make them stop.

Windows Defender Security Center removal

You should be able to take care of Windows Defender Security Center removal rather quickly. You have two methods to terminate Windows Defender Security Center, manually or automatically. The manual method means you will need to find where the infection is concealed yourself but below this article you will see guidelines to help you. If you would like to use anti-spyware software, download the utility and have it delete Windows Defender Security Center for you. If you no longer encounter the warnings, that means you successfully got rid of the infection.

Learn how to remove Windows Defender Security Center from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove Windows Defender Security Center from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete Windows Defender Security Center from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove Windows Defender Security Center from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center

Step 5. Remove Windows Defender Security Center from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center

Step 6. Remove Windows Defender Security Center from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

Step 7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software for Windows Defender Security Center removal.

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  2. Run WiperSoft installer to install the software: wipersoft-install Uninstall Windows Defender Security Center
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