Windows Fix Description
Do not be fooled by its name, Windows Fix is neither from the Microsoft corporation nor is Windows Fix designed to fix your computer system in any way. Rather, Windows Fix is a rogue defragmenter application that is designed to steal your money through a malicious scam that attempts to take advantage of inexperienced computer users' gullibility. In general, the Windows Fix scam consists in attempting to convince the victim to buy a "full version" of this fake security program. To do this, Windows Fix will lie and wreak havoc on the victim's computer system. Some clones of Windows Fix include Computer Fix, System Fix and System Repair. According to ESG security researchers, Windows Fix should be removed immediately by using a legitimate security application running in Safe Mode. Despite its claims, Windows Fix is completely fake. ESG malware analysts strongly recommend ignoring all claims and messages from Windows Fix. Instead, get rid of this harmful rogue defragmenter program invading your computer system.
Recognizing a Windows Fix Infection on Your Computer
Many Trojans prefer to remain hidden as long as possible. These kinds of Trojans are especially dangerous, because the infected computer system will show few, if any, symptoms of a malware invader. The Trojan behind a Windows Fix infection is not one of these. Recognizing a Windows Fix infection on your computer is not difficult at all. Mainly, because Windows Fix will pester you with error messages, fake system scans and claims that your computer system is not protected. According to ESG security researchers, Windows Fix will attempt to make its victim believe that the infected computer system is in grave danger and that a full version of Windows Fix is needed to solve this imaginary threat. Some things that Windows Fix may do to enhance this illusion include hiding your files and folders, pestering you with alarming error messages, blocking access to the Internet or to your own files and making your computer crash frequently. Windows Fix also uses up valuable system resources, resulting in that an infected computer system will run very slowly or freeze. A computer system with a Windows Fix infection will also have its settings changed without the computer user's authorization. Despite any claims made by Windows Fix, it is important to understand that all of the previously-mentioned problems are caused by Windows Fix itself.
Type: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs
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Security Doesn't Let You Download SpyHunter or Access the Internet?
Solutions: Your computer may have malware hiding in memory that prevents any program, including SpyHunter, from executing on your computer. Follow to download SpyHunter and gain access to the Internet:
- Use an alternative browser. Malware may disable your browser. If you're using IE, for example, and having problems downloading SpyHunter, you should open Firefox, Chrome or Safari browser instead.
- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in 'Safe Mode with Networking' and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
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