Windows 7 Fix

Windows 7 Fix Description

ScreenshotWindows 7 Fix is a rogue optimization tool that pretends to be a utility for optimizing your computer to help it run faster. In reality, Windows 7 Fix is a dangerous threat to your computer's performance and security. Windows 7 Fix enters your computer using a Trojan. Once Trojan is installed, Windows 7 Fix will display constant fake error messages and alerts to trick you into paying for a "full version" of this useless program.

How Windows 7 Fix Along with a Trojan Carries Out Its Devious Plans

Windows 7 Fix is downloaded and installed usually without the user's authorization with the assistance of a Trojan. Once installed, Windows 7 Fix makes changes to the Windows Registry to allow Windows 7 Fix to start up automatically when Windows starts up. While Windows 7 Fix is running, Windows 7 Fix will display constant error messages. Windows 7 Fix will run a fake scan of the computer, which will, no matter how many times you run it, always find dozens of malware problems. Conveniently for Windows 7 Fix, these malware problems cannot be fixed unless the "full version" of the program is purchased. Don't fall for it; Windows 7 Fix is not a real computer optimization tool.

Windows 7 Fix may modify your file system to make it look like all files and folders completely disappeared from your computer. Windows 7 Fix will also delete your Start menu shortcuts. However, Windows 7 Fix creates back-ups of these in your Temp folder. Don't worry, because your files aren't really gone. Once you've removed Windows 7 Fix, just change your system settings to allow you to view hidden files and folders again. To protect itself from anti-malware applications, Windows 7 Fix uses rootkit-specific techniques to block access to your own registry, files, and programs. Whenever you try to open an executable file, you will get one of the following error messages:

Hard Drive Failure
The system has detected a problem with one or more installed IDE / SATA hard disks. It is recommended that you restart the system.

System Error
An error occurred while reading system files. Run a system diagnostic utility to check your hard disk drive for errors.

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.

If you click on any of these fake error messages, it will take you to a fake system scan which insists that the computer is infected. The fact of the matter is that the REAL problem on your computer is Windows 7 Fix. Variants of this rogue optimization tool such as Windows XP Fix and Windows Vista Fix have been known to install the TDSS rootkit. This rootkit blocks updates for your security programs, displays advertisements, and redirects your web browser to undesirable websites. Other rogue defragmentation tools or fake anti-spyware programs taking computers hostage and ordering ransom from owners are: Win 7 Security 2012, Windows 7 Recovery, Vista Security 2012, Win Defragmenter, Windows 7 Repair, Windows 7 Total Security, Windows Accelerating Utility, and Windows XP Repair.

It is extremely important that you remove Windows 7 Fix immediately. Start up in Safe Mode and use a real anti-malware program to remove Windows 7 Fix. If the TDSS rootkit has been installed, steps to update your anti-malware tool from an external source will have to be taken.

Technical Information

Screenshots & Other Imagery

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Registry Details

Windows 7 Fix creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
RegistryKey
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random]"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop "NoChangingWallPaper" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Use FormSuggest" = 'yes'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random].exe"
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\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'
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\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "CertificateRevocation" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "ShowSuperHidden" = '0'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "Hidden" = '0'

More Details on Windows 7 Fix

The following messages associated with Windows 7 Fix were found:
Critical Error
A critical error has occurred while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required.
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.
Critical Error
Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive.
Critical Error
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.
Critical Error!
Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk.
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.
Fix Disk
Windows Vista Repair Diagnostics will scan the system to identify performance problems.
Start or Cancel
Hard Drive Failure
The system has detected a problem with one or more installed IDE / SATA hard disks. It is recommended that you restart the system.
Low Disk Space
You are running very low disk space on Local Disk (C:).
System Error
An error occurred while reading system files. Run a system diagnostic utility to check your hard disk drive for errors.
System Restore
The system has been restored after a critical error. Data integrity and hard drive integrity verification required.
Windows - No Disk
Exception Processing Message 0x0000013
Windows 7 Fix 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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