Windows 7 Fix

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Windows 7 Fix Information
Type: Spyware
Analysis: Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection: By downloading freeware & shareware.
Symptoms: Changes PC settings, excessive popups & slow PC performance.
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What is Windows 7 Fix?


Recently, the Web has seen a barrage of rogue defragmenters coming onto the scene and joining the ranks of the enormous and constantly altering body of malware applications plaguing computer users worldwide.

Windows 7 Fix is one such fake computer analysis and defragmenting program.
This addition to the growing body of rogue defragmenter tools is a member of the family of rogue defragmenters that was introduced in early June 2011. This particular family of rogue security programs is able to change its applications' names based on the operating systems running on computers that they infect. A few of the other, more notorious members of the family of rogue security applications are Windows 7 Restore, Windows 7 Recovery, and Windows 7 Repair.

Windows 7 Fix has two clone-like twins named Windows Vista Fix and Windows XP Fix. This means that, though Windows 7 Fix only targets and infects computer systems running the Windows 7 operating system, two identical applications were created and designed to specifically target the Windows Vista and Windows XP operating systems.

Fundamentally, these three individual components are the same rogue security application and are able to alter their displayed name, based on the targeted computer systems' operating systems.

How the Windows 7 Fix Scam Works


Scamming unknowing computer users out of their hard earned cash is the sole reason that Windows 7 Fix exists. Like most other similar rogue security programs, the Windows 7 Fix scam utilizes an arsenal of scareware tactics meant to manipulate and frighten targeted computer users into willingly providing their most personal and sensitive data to the cyber criminals that created Windows 7 Fix.

As a fake computer defragmenting tool, Windows 7 Fix attempts to masquerade Windows 7 Fix's malware infection as legitimate computer analysis and defragmenting software. Windows 7 Fix was aesthetically designed to resemble such legitimate software and was created to emulate the behavior of authentic defragmenting programs.

If your computer system has been infected with this rogue security program, Windows 7 Fix will pretend to scan your hard drive for errors and other issues. This bogus system scam will ALWAYS conclude with Windows 7 Fix claiming to have detected a myriad of horrible and scary sounding hard drive problems on your compromised computer.

Around this time, Windows 7 Fix will also begin to bombard you with a myriad of frustrating and fear-inducing pop-up error alerts. Just like Windows 7 Fix's early scans and claims, these pop-up error alerts are bogus. They are just another trick employed by Windows 7 Fix in its scareware scam campaign.

Some of these error reports are appearing as follows:

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?


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


Computer hard drives
RAM Memory
Memory Optimization Service and
System Health


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
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.


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


The reason for Windows 7 Fix's scareware campaign and behavior is to thoroughly scare you before Windows 7 Fix prompts you to purchase the full or registered version of its rogue security program. This is where Windows 7 Fix attempts to fulfill Windows 7 Fix's scam's payload.

Windows 7 Fix's prompt for payment is just Windows 7 Fix's malicious cyber criminal creators attempt to get their filthy hands on your confidential, personal and financial information.

Windows 7 Fix is a malicious and dangerous computer security threat that was created by malignant criminal hackers, and therefore, should be removed from any compromised system upon detection. Remove this nasty threat before Windows 7 Fix has the chance to damage your computer system and data severely.

To check your computer for Windows 7 Fix, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

SpyHunter spyware detection tool is only a scanner meant to assist you in detecting Windows 7 Fix and other threats. If you detect the presence of Windows 7 Fix on your PC, you have the opportunity to purchase the SpyHunter removal tool to remove any traces of Windows 7 Fix.

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Detection of Windows 7 Fix (Recommended)

Windows 7 Fix is difficult to detect and remove. Windows 7 Fix is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. Windows 7 Fix, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove Windows 7 Fix and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a Windows 7 Fix scan/check to successfully detect all Windows 7 Fix files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove Windows 7 Fix, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove Windows 7 Fix or follow the Windows 7 Fix manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with Windows 7 Fix. Windows 7 Fix can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing Windows 7 Fix involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing Windows 7 Fix on your system. Windows 7 Fix installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with Windows 7 Fix, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect Windows 7 Fix and other common Spyware infections. After detection of Windows 7 Fix, the next advised step is to remove Windows 7 Fix with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.

Symptoms

Windows 7 Fix may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of Windows 7 Fix from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

Windows 7 Fix, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. Windows 7 Fix along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example Windows 7 Fix, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect Windows 7 Fix and other types of spyware.

Remove Windows 7 Fix manually

Another method to remove Windows 7 Fix is to manually delete Windows 7 Fix files in your system. Detect and remove the following Windows 7 Fix files:

Processes

  • %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].exe

DLLs

  • %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].dll

Other Files

  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows 7 Fix.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random]
  • %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~r
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows 7 Fix\
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows 7 Fix\Uninstall Windows 7 Fix.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows 7 Fix\Windows 7 Fix.lnk

Registry Keys

  • 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\Run "[random].exe"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "CertificateRevocation" = '0'
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = '0'
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop "NoChangingWallPaper" = '1'
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "ShowSuperHidden" = '0'
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'
  • 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\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Use FormSuggest" = 'yes'
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "Hidden" = '0'

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