Windows Repair Description
Windows Repair is a rogue defragmenter (also known as defragger) application that borrows visual elements and malicious functions from older known rogue threats. There’s no gain to be had by refraining from removing Windows Repair from your computer; while it does offer scanning and heuristic services, these functions are all falsified and will offer inaccurate and misleading results. Windows Repair may prevent programs from running, hijack web browser applications and confuse the user with fake error messages, so a thorough removal of this rogue malware isn’t something you should wait to do later.
An Alarm a Minute Infection
Unlike some types of rogue PC threats, Windows Repair currently lacks a thoroughly-defined infection technique. You may accidentally download Windows Repair by visiting a website that hosts malicious drive-by download code, by acquiring a trojan infection that downloads malware automatically or by opening a P2P or freeware site file bundled with Windows Repair.
It won’t be hard to see Windows Repair on your PC, however, infection will begin by displaying the Windows Repair program brazenly on each startup. While active, Windows Repair may try to create fake errors like the ones you’ll see below under the guise of being legitimate system warnings.
A critical error has occurred while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required.
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.
Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk.
The system has been restored after a critical error.
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file System32496A8300. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware.
Windows can’t find hard disk space. Hard drive error
Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive.
If you have a Windows Repair infection or infection by similar rogue malware, you should treat any strange errors or alerts with extreme caution until you’ve verified that the rogue program isn’t running, even as a background process in memory. You can check your background memory processes in Task Manager, although many types of malware like Windows Repair will imitate the names of benign system processes.
Repairing Your PC – Without the ‘Help’ of Windows Repair
Inadvertently hosting Windows Repair on your PC can also lead to serious system damage:
- Your web browser may be hijacked by Windows Repair. Hijacks can create misleading content like fake website errors and warnings, change you to a malicious domain or stop you from going to a safe and helpful website. This attack is often coupled with the alteration of your homepage to a malicious one.
- Windows Repair may stop different programs from launching. Standard victim programs for these attacks include basic Windows maintenance tools like MSConfig and anti-malware scanners that could delete Windows Repair.
- Exposure to other malware attacks due to the above two conditions can result in your PC becoming more compromised the longer you use it. Only totally removing Windows Repair and reverting all security settings to normal levels will make your computer safe again.
Using the serial key ’8475082234984902023718742058948′ may allow you to run applications while Windows Repair is active if it’s truly necessary. However, a better choice is to reboot into Safe Mode, which stops many types of malware from launching at all.
Windows Repair shares enough code with older known rogue programs that it can be removed without trouble by the right anti-malware applications. Any product that has been received due adulation from the industry and is armed with the latest database updates should be able to remove Windows Repair without further ill effects.
Windows Repair belongs to the FakeSysDef family, which includes members such as PUP.PC Health Kit, Computer Fix, Rogue.Data Recovery, Data Repair, Disk OK, Disk Optimizer, Disk Recovery, Disk Repair, Fast Disk, Rogue.File Integrity Checker, Rogue.File Recovery, Rogue.File Restore, Good Memory, HDD Control, HDD Diagnostic, HDD Fix, HDD Low, HDD Plus, HDD Repair, HDD Rescue, HDD Tools, Memory Fixer, Memory Optimizer, PC Cleaner Pro 2012, Rogue.PC Repair, Scanner, Smart Data Recovery, Smart Defragmenter, Smart HDD, Rogue.System Check, System Defragmenter, Rogue.System Recovery, System Restore, Ultra Defragger, Win Disk, Win HDD, Windows Diagnostic, Windows Disk, Rogue.Windows Error Recovery, Rogue.Windows Fix, Windows Fix Disk, Windows Recovery, Windows Recovery Series, Windows Restore, Windows Safemode, Windows Scan, Windows XP Fix, Windows XP Repair, Rogue.Windows XP System Repair and WindowsTool.
Windows Repair Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
Is your PC infected with Windows Repair? To safely & quickly detect Windows Repair, we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.
Download SpyHunter's* Malware Scanner to detect Windows Repair What happens if Windows Repair does not let you open SpyHunter or blocks the Internet?
Visual & GUI Characteristics
File System Modifications
Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
- The following files were created in the system:
# File Name Detection Count 1 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ Application Data\ JmpyxPEOWqPO.exe 389 2 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ Application Data\ 16113460.exe 379
Posted: March 26, 2011 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 10/10
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