Windows XP Repair

Windows XP Repair Description

Type: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs

ScreenshotWindows XP Repair is a defrauding security program that is a reasonably usual example of the misleading strategy used by fake security programs from the FakeSysDef family. This tactic has been claiming victims all over the world for many years, usually following the same basic approach in order to convince its victims to hand over their money. It is important to understand that Windows XP Repair is not a legitimate security application. Even though Windows XP Repair uses authentic-looking Windows and Microsoft logos and a convincing interface in order to appear legitimate, Windows XP Repair is really a threat that criminals have created in order to fool their victims. If your computer is displaying notifications and alerts from a program claiming to be a security application that was installed automatically, it is probable that you are dealing with a rogue security program. Other ways to recognize a rogue security program such as Windows XP Repair is if it does not allow you to remove it easily, if it blocks your access to the Internet or to your own files and if it starts up automatically. Windows XP Repair, in particular, will run a full scan at start-up and will refuse to allow you to close Windows XP Repair until this fake scan is finished. Remember, though, Windows XP Repair's fake scan is just for show. Its progress bar is showing nothing more than an animation designed to waste your time and to make you believe that Windows XP Repair is actually scanning your computer.

The Main Goal of a Windows XP Repair Infection

The ultimate goal of a rogue security application such as Windows XP Repair and its family members is to convince its victim to hand over their cash in exchange for a useless 'full version' or license. Windows XP Repair does this by convincing its victim that the infected computer has severe threat problems. In fact, this is not entirely untrue; however, what Windows XP Repair is neglecting to tell you is that most of those problems are caused by Windows XP Repair itself. Windows XP Repair is designed to damage the user's computer disabling its Internet access, leading it to crash frequently or run slowly and blocking access to the victim's folders. Windows XP Repair will also pester its victims with a stream of fake error messages, security alerts and pop-up notifications, all constantly supported by browser redirects to Windows XP Repair's own website and Windows XP Repair's fake scan upon start-up.

Other members of the Windows XP Repair family include 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.
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Technical Information

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SpyHunter Detects & Remove Windows XP Repair

File System Details

Windows XP Repair creates the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detection Count
1 %CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe N/A
2 %CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] N/A
3 %UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows XP Repair.lnk N/A
4 %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\GDIPFONTCACHEV1.DAT N/A
5 93hFFPH3z.exe 4ef5a67c74f0b6e1ff877e9340ba14ed 0

Registry Details

Windows XP Repair creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
Registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet\CONTROL\SESSION MANAGER\PENDINGFILERENAMEOPERATIONS = \??\%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS\WARNONBADCERTRECVING = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\WINTRUST\TRUST PROVIDERS\SOFTWARE PUBLISHING\STATE = 146944
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS\CERTIFICATEREVOCATION = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS\ZONES\3\1601 = 0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\MAIN\USE FORMSUGGEST = Yes
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\INTERNET SETTINGS\WARNONZONECROSSING = 0

More Details on Windows XP Repair

The following messages associated with Windows XP Repair were found:
Critical Error
A critical error has occurred while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required.
Critical error
Windows can`t find disk space. Hard drive error.
System Restore
The system has been restored after a critical error. Data integrity and hard drive integrity verification required.
The system has detected a problem with one or more installed IDE / SATA hard disks.
It is recommended that you restart the system.
Windows – No Disk
Exception Processing Message 0×0000013

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