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Do you have WinErrorFixer?

This "WinErrorFixer Removal Guide" article will show you how to identify and remove WinErrorFixer. This guide will be updated as more information is available.

WinErrorFixer Detection Test

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WinErrorFixer Description

WinErrorFixer, also known as WinErrorFixer 2007, is a rogue anti-spyware application that uses deceptive scanning tactics to persuade you to purchase their full version. WinErrorFixer may be brought into your computer by a Trojan, sneaking past weak security system points, or may be downloaded directly from As soon as WinErrorFixer is installed, it will perform a fake scan that will result in exaggerated threat reports. Below is an example of a fake warning WinErrorFixer may generate: "Warning! WinErrorFixer has detected 50 errors + ADULT content on your computer. The errors found on your computer are very likely to create subsequent problems if not fixed immediately, such as: X lost MS documents and profile settings X physical data loss (music, video, mp3) X computer not starting up properly X system slowdowns, crashes and freezes You need to register WinErrorFixer 2007 to remove and fix these errors. Click "Repair" to register your product and fix all the errors detected." By clicking on any of such warnings, you will find yourself prompted to purchase the "full version" of WinErrorFixer, as if it was the only application that can eliminate the parasites it "found". WinErrorFixer is yet another scam and, therefore, should not be trusted. Parasite Type: A cocktail of Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs & Trojans.

WinErrorFixer Method of Automatic Removal

The removal of spyware such as WinErrorFixer can be a difficult process. If you regularly run a spyware scan with a good spyware remover, you can automatically detect WinErrorFixer and other Spyware, Trojans, Rogue Anti-spyware, Adware, Browser Hijackers and other unwanted programs.

To quickly remove WinErrorFixer, follow the instructions below:

  1. Download SpyHunter’s Spyware Scanner Download SpyHunter’s Spyware Scanner.

  2. Select “Start Scan” to run a full system WinErrorFixer scan.

  3. Reboot your computer.

  4. Run another scan to pick up any remaining WinErrorFixer infections.

** SpyHunter’s Spyware Scanner only allows you to detect WinErrorFixer and other spyware. In order to remove WinErrorFixer, we advise you to buy the full-version of SpyHunter. Weekly WinErrorFixer file updates and technical support are available with SpyHunter’s spyware remover.

WinErrorFixer Method of Infection

  • The Internet user surfs the Web and visits a questionable website. A large amount of rogue anti-spyware programs like WinErrorFixer is mostly pushed through adult websites.

  • The Internet user downloads a free video codec called "Video ActiveX Enhancement 2.07" which comes bundled with WinErrorFixer. Freeware or shareware programs tend to come with other unwanted programs such as WinErrorFixer. Do not install any free software without reading its EULA. By simply reading a program’s EULA, you can determine whether a program you are installing has spyware bundled with it.

  • The Internet user is infected with the rogue anti-spyware program WinErrorFixer. WinErrorFixer runs a scan on the computer and gives a false spyware report claiming that the computer is infected with spyware. Once the scan is completed, a warning message appears with two buttons, one that says "Repair" and the other "Remind Me Later". This deceptive tactic is an attempt to scare the Internet user into clicking the "Repair" button.

  • The Internet user closes all the fake Windows error messages and warnings and is unaware that WinErrorFixer is still running its malicious tasks in the background. WinErrorFixer reloads itself on a timer so if the Internet user closes the program it will only take a few moments until it opens again. The average Internet user does not realize when spyware has infected his/her computer until it is too late and the spyware problem has already spread throughout the computer.

  • Internet user opens web browser and is redirected to a rogue website called The Internet user is bombard with websites that pop up messages that tries to push a product on him/her. Ignore such messages! We recommend closing these windows by clicking on the X instead of the OK button.

WinErrorFixer Symptoms

The following WinErrorFixer symptoms occur:

  • WinErrorFixer displays a fake system alert similar to a Windows notification message. A red or green flashing icon appears in your system tray. If you click on the icon, a fake system alert pops up and directs you to a rogue website called In some cases, even when you don’t click on the icon the fake system alert may still pop up. The fake system alert promises to give you a legitimate anti-spyware program that will help you fix spyware problems, but instead it really reports false information to try to trick you into purchasing the program.

  • WinErrorFixer hijacks or modifies your homepage and displays new desktop shortcuts. WinErrorFixer changes your default homepage to a different homepage and creates new unnecessary shortcuts on your desktop. Sometimes WinErrorFixer won't even allow you to change it back to your original homepage. Websites that redirects you to is and

  • WinErrorFixer installs a rogue toolbar called Security Toolbar 7.1. Security toolbar 7.1 is a rogue toolbar that comes with two green bars, one that says "block adware" and the other "remove spyware". If you click on either of them you're directed to a rogue anti-spyware site such as which can install additional malware.

  • WinErrorFixer bombards your PC with fake Windows warnings messages. Even after you've closed all the WinErrorFixer messages or your PC has been idle for awhile, you'll still get constant alert popups appearing on your system tray or on your screen.

  • WinErrorFixer Anatomy

    As new WinErrorFixer spyware components is reported by our customers and our Spyware Threat Research Labs, we will update this section. WHOIS Information: Registered through:, Inc. ( Domain Name: WINERRORFIXER.COM Created on: 07-Dec-05 Expires on: 07-Dec-08 Last Updated on: 29-Oct-07 Administrative Contact: Berkov, Mike WinSolution Corporation Limited 60 Market Square Belize City, PO 1906 Belize 17029251482 Fax -- Domain servers in listed order: NS29.DOMAINCONTROL.COM NS30.DOMAINCONTROL.COM

    WinErrorFixer Manual Removal Instructions

    To learn the WinErrorFixer manual removal process, read the step-by-step instructions provided on this section. Use Caution! Please read the instructions below carefully. Manual removal of WinErrorFixer is a delicate procedure. Proceed at your own risk. Make sure you backup your system and close all open Internet Explorer windows before you manually remove WinErrorFixer. If you are still having problems with WinErrorFixer after completing these instructions, we recommend you download SpyHunter's Spyware Detection Tool to safely remove WinErrorFixer. To manually remove WinErrorFixer, follow these removal steps: Step #1: How to Kill WinErrorFixer files using Process Explorer.

    • 1a. How to Kill WinErrorFixer Processes.

      1. Download and install Process Explorer.

      2. Open Process Explorer.

      3. Locate the WinErrorFixer processes listed below.

      4. To kill an WinErrorFixer process, right-click the WinErrorFixer process and choose the option "Kill Process Tree".

      5. Kill the following WinErrorFixer processes:
        WinErrorFixer.exe WEFScannerSetup.exe
    • 1b. How to Kill WinErrorFixer DLL files.

      1. Right-click the Explorer.exe process and choose the option "Properties".

      2. Click on the "Threads" Tab, locate and highlight the WinErrorFixer DLL files listed below.

      3. To kill WinErrorFixer DLL files, click the "Kill" button.

      4. Kill the following WinErrorFixer DLL files:
        WinErrorFixer.dll WinErrorFixer0.dll WinErrorFixer1.dll
    • Step #2: How to Delete WinErrorFixer Registry Keys and Values.

      1. Right-click on your Desktop > select "New" option > select "Text Document" (.txt file) option.

      2. Rename the .txt file as a .reg file and call it "Delete_Registry_ WinErrorFixer_Entities.reg". This renamed .reg file is a command that creates a shortcut to your Windows registry and allows you to easily delete registry values.

      3. Right-click and select the "Edit" option.

      4. Copy and paste the WinErrorFixer keys listed below.

      5. In the menu bar, go to "File" > select "Save" > then click the "X" button to close the file.

      6. Double-click on the .reg file.

      7. When the message box appears saying "Are you sure you want to add the information in C:DOCUME~1%username%DesktopDELETE~1.REG to the registry?", click the "Yes" button.

      8. When the message box appears saying "Information in C:DOCUME~1%username% DesktopDELETE~1.REG has been successfully entered into the registry.", click the "OK" button.

      9. The WinErrorFixer registry keys have been deleted from your registry.

      10. Copy and paste the following WinErrorFixer keys:

    • Step #3: How to Delete WinErrorFixer Directories.

      1. To locate WinErrorFixer directories, go to "Start" > "My Computer" > "Local Disk (C:)" > "Program Files" > "Show the contents of this folder".

      2. Search and delete the WinErrorFixer directories listed below.

      3. Right-click on the WinErrorFixer folder and select "Delete". option.

      4. When the message box appears saying "Are you sure you want to remove the folder [FOLDERNAME] and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?", click the "Yes" button.

      5. When the message box appears saying "Renaming, moving or deleting [FOLDERNAME] could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?", click the "Yes" button.

      6. Search and delete the following WinErrorFixer directories:

    • Step #5: How to Restore Original Default Home Page.

      1. Go to "Start" > "Control Panel" > "Internet Options".

      2. Click on the General Tab > click the Use Default button under Home Page.

      3. Click "Apply" and then click the "OK" button.

      4. Open a Web browser to verify that your default homepage has been restored.

      Step #6: How to Remove the WinErrorFixer Icons.

      1. If the WinErrorFixer icons still remain on your Desktop, you can drag and drop them to the "Recycle Bin".

      2. Reboot your computer to make sure all changes made for the removal of WinErrorFixer are complete. If your computer still has issues, you should scan your computer for WinErrorFixer with a spyware scanner.

    Congratulations!! You've completed our WinErrorFixer manual removal tutorial.

    Submit WinErrorFixer To Our Spyware Threat Research Labs

    Since WinErrorFixer spyware components change constantly, you may come across application issues that prevent you from removing WinErrorFixer completely. You can report WinErrorFixer spyware components by using SpyHunter's Free Support Log System. Our Support Log System takes snapshots of all the points of execution on your operating system, allowing us to precisely identify each and any problem. We encourage you to post your Support Logs on this article so we can help you come up with a custom fix. Below are the instructions on how to generate Support Logs using SpyHunter. Open SpyHunter > click on the "Generate Support Log" button > click on the "Copy to Clipboard" button to save your Support Logs > Post your Support Logs to this article.


    Warning!! Enigma Software Group can not be held responsible for any problems that may occur by using the information contained within this WinErrorFixer removal guide. By following any of these WinErrorFixer removal instructions, you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. If you do not agree, do not follow these WinErrorFixer removal instructions. We make no guarantees that these WinErrorFixer removal instructions will completely remove WinErrorFixer. Spyware changes regularly; therefore, it is difficult to fully clean an infected machine through manual means. In order to effectively clean and secure your computer, we recommend you purchase our spyware remover SpyHunter or seek professional help from a computer expert.


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