'Files indexation process failed' Fake Message

'Files indexation process failed' Fake Message Description

ScreenshotThe 'Files indexation process failed' fake message is caused by a Trojan associated with the rogue anti-spyware program System Restore. Typically, the 'Files indexation process failed' fake message indicates that there may be a problem with the victim's computer and that it is necessary to run a 'file integrity checker'. The 'Files indexation process failed' fake message is written with poor grammar and does not make a lot of sense from a technical viewpoint. This alarming message uses computer terms which are probably unfamiliar to an inexperienced computer user to try to convince its victim to approve this fake 'file integrity checker'. Once the victim approves this, the 'Files indexation process failed' fake message leads immediately to the installation of a rogue security application, such as System Restore, onto the victim's computer system. At the end of the installation process, the infected machine is rebooted, which gives the victim no time to react before the computer is completely infected.

Since malware associated with the 'Files indexation process failed' fake message makes changes to the Windows Registry that allow 'Files indexation process failed' fake message to run automatically upon start-up, once the system reboots, this malware will be active in the background at all times. If your computer system is displaying the 'Files indexation process failed' fake message, ESG PC security researchers strongly recommend running a full scan of your computer with a real anti-malware application. The 'Files indexation process failed' fake message is a definitive symptom of the presence of malware on your computer system, especially if it occurs offline.

Dangers of Malware Associated with the 'Files indexation process failed' Fake Message

Modern malware almost never attacks alone. The presence of the 'Files indexation process failed' fake message on your computer system is a sign of a Trojan infection designed to deliver rogue security applications. Rogue security programs are fake computer security tools that, instead of optimizing your system or eliminating malware, deliberately cause problems on the victim's computer system. Then, these deceptive security applications will claim that the problems (that they caused themselves) cannot be fixed, unless the victim has purchased a 'full version' of the rogue security program. This means that the 'Files indexation process failed' fake message is both caused by a Trojan and attempts to infect the victim's computer system with additional Trojans and other malware.ScreenshotScreenshot

Technical Information

File System Details

'Files indexation process failed' Fake Message creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detection Count
1 %Programs%\System Restore N/A
2 %Desktop%\System Restore.lnk N/A
3 %TempDir%\dfrg N/A
4 %Programs%\System Restore\System Restore.lnk N/A

Registry Details

'Files indexation process failed' Fake Message creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "CertificateRevocation" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '.zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;.scr;'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "ShowSuperHidden" = '0'
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS]"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop "NoChangingWallPaper" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer "NoDesktop" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ""
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "Hidden" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Use FormSuggest" = 'Yes'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ".exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'

More Details on 'Files indexation process failed' Fake Message

The following messages associated with 'Files indexation process failed' Fake Message were found:
Files indexation process failed

Indexation process failure may cause:
File may became unreadable
Files and documents can be lost
Operation System may slow down dramatically

To prevent possible damage to this PC follow the recommendations.

Recommendations:

It's highly recommended to run file integrity checker now and resolve this issue.