System Repair

Threat Scorecard

Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 17
First Seen: July 14, 2011
Last Seen: January 8, 2020
OS(es) Affected: Windows

System Repair Image

Malware researchers have identified System Repair as a rogue defragmentation tool that is part of the FakeSysDef family. This program mimics true defragmentation programs but, in reality, System Repair is just a vehicle for a typical rogue security software scam. System Repair has been known to disrupt a computer's normal operation severely; because of this, malware specialists recommend that System Repair should be removed from any infected computer.

Ignore System Repair’s Fake Error Messages

For a program claiming to be a defragmentation tool, System Repair certainly appears to go well beyond the call of duty. It will claim to have scanned your computer and will show you a huge list of errors and infections. Security researchers point out that any of these supposed operations is well beyond what a real defragmentation tool can do, but not only that, the error messages are highly unrealistic. Some examples of System Repair's fake error messages include:

Critical Error!
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file \System32\496A8300. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware.

Critical Error
Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive.

Critical Error!
Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk.

Critical Error
Windows can't find hard disk space. Hard drive error

Windows - No Disk
Exception Processing Message 0x0000013
32% of HDD space is unreadable

Getting Rid of this Unwanted Invader

To remove System repair, malware researchers strongly recommend an automatic removal with a legitimate anti-malware tool. System Repair takes several actions to protect itself. These actions include making files and folders become hidden, blocking the launch of executable files, and preventing the computer user from using his real security tools or browsing the Internet. Whenever a computer user tries to do any of these things, System Repair will display an error message indicating that that action cannot be done for "security reasons." In case you were to have any trouble overcoming System Repair's self-defense mechanisms, security researchers recommend starting up Windows in Safe Mode (by pressing F8 during start-up.) Entering 8475082234984902023718742058948 into the registration code entry form may also stop most of System Repair's attacks to allow the computer user to remove System Repair. It is important to remember that entering the registration code shown above will not remove System Repair; it will only reduce some of System Repair's symptoms.

System Repair has several clones, some of which are System Defragmenter, Ultra Defragger, HDD Control, Win HDD, Win Defrag, Win Defragmenter, Disk Doctor, Hard Drive Diagnostic, HDD Diagnostic, HDD Plus, HDD Repair, HDD Rescue, Smart HDD, Defragmenter, HDD Tools, Disk Repair, Windows Optimization Center, Scanner, HDD Low, Hdd Fix. Remember: you should not pay for any of these programs, even if only to get rid of their constant fake security alerts. Doing so may put you at risk for identity theft, as well as being a complete waste of money.

SpyHunter Detects & Remove System Repair

File System Details

System Repair may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. yxJTUiXVvg.exe fc8c4f591103f3a017a5aab99475e215 1
2. %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
3. %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].dll
4. %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\System Repair\Uninstall System Repair.lnk
5. %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\System Repair\
6. %UserProfile%\Desktop\System Repair.lnk
7. %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\System Repair\System Repair.lnk
8. 14147364.exe 4e9d7729a3ffe8a8e955653998f0f995 0

Registry Details

System Repair may create the following registry entry or registry entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "Hidden" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "CertificateRevocation" = '0'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Use FormSuggest" = 'yes'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\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\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = '0'


The following messages associated with System Repair were found:

Critical Error
Hard drive critical error. Run a system diagnostic utility to check your hard disk drive for errors. Windows can’t find hard disk space. Hard drive error.
Fix Disk
System Repair Diagnostics will scan the system to identify performance problems.
Start or Cancel
Requested registry access is not allowed. Registry defragmentation required
Read time of hard drive clusters less than 500 ms
32% of HDD space is unreadable
Bad sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation table
GPU RAM temperature is critically high. Urgent RAM memory optimization is required to prevent system crash
Drive C initializing error
Ram Temperature is 83 C. Optimization is required for normal operation.
Hard drive doesn’t respond to system commands
Data Safety Problem. System integrity is at risk.
Registry Error – Critical Error
System Repair Diagnostics
Windows detected a hard disk error.
A problem with the hard drive sectors has been detected. It is recommended to download the following sertified software to fix the detected hard drive problems. Do you want to download recommended software?

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