Scanner is a bogus defragmentation program which pretends to scan a system and check for system errors. Scanner comes from a long line of fake defragmenter tools such as HDD Defragmenter, Win HDD, HDD Plus, HDD Rescue, HDD Diagnostic, and HDD Doctor, just to name a few. Scanner may appear to look like a real program at first sight but, in reality, it is a scam and does not have any optimization or defragmentation capabilities. With the help of stealthy Trojans, Scanner installs itself automatically without the user’s permission.
Once installed, Scanner displays several bogus warning messages stating that the computer contains many errors, and it can only be fixed with the purchase of the program. Some of the bogus results Scanner lists are:
32% of HDD space is unreadable
Read time of hard drive clusters less than 500 ms
Bad sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation table
Requested registry access is not allowed. Registry defragmentation required
Drive C initializing error
Ram Temperature is 83 C.
Hard drive doesn’t respond to system commands
Registry Error – Critical Error
Data Safety Problem. System integrity is at risk.
GPU RAM temperature is critically high. Urgent RAM memory optimization is required to prevent system crash
If you decide to use the defragmenter, it will inform you that it has to run in Safe Mode. The Safe Mode interface is actually fake. Whenever you attempt to open a program, it states that the hardware is corrupted. To create even further havoc and survive in the system, Scanner may prevent some anti-virus programs from executing. Scanner will also make sure to prevent certain folders from displaying any data. Instead of seeing a list of files on C:\Windows\System32\, for example, Scanner will make it appear empty or display another folder’s data.
Do not trust Scanner or any website associated with it. If you want to prevent your system from being in the hands of a hazardous program, then instantly remove Scanner with a genuine anti-spyware program that is capable of detecting Scanner from every location on your computer.
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Visual & GUI Characteristics
File System Modifications
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- The following files were created in the system:
# File Name Detection Count 1 %TEMP%\ ElkTBhTOiqUEWYN.exe 253 2 %TEMP%\ nbtkfQpFdxB.exe 171 3 %PROGRAMFILES%\ Net Protector 2010\ ZVScan\ IEPhis.dll 138 4 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ LBSYdYrDlalNvk.exe 126 5 %TEMP%\ tSfkTNduxrPpGPr.exe 87 6 %WINDIR%\ mike149.exe 77 7 %PROGRAMFILES%\ Customized Platform Advancer\ 220.127.116.110\ CPAIEAddOn.dll 61 8 %APPDATA%\ MSA\ bbaka14.exe 61 9 %USERPROFILE%\ Start Menu\ Programs\ Startup\ syscron.exe 33 10 %APPDATA%\ defender.exe 28
- The following messages's were detected:
# Message 1 Windows Disk 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?
Posted: December 24, 2010 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 10/10
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