Posted: October 26, 2010

Hotfix.exe Description

Hotfix.exe is a malicious file related to the ThinkPoint cyber scam. This exe file serves as the main executable for this rogue program. Hotfix is actually a genuine Windows utility used to correct system errors. Hackers cleverly use hotfix.exe to puzzle scanners and hide the infection from other system tools. A really good antispyware program can however remove hotfix.exe. Make sure your PC is free of this threat by installing a reliable malware remover.

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\.exe\shell\open\command][HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\secfile\shell\open\command]HKEY..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}"Content Type"="application/x-msdownload"@="exefile"[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\secfile][HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe\shell\open\command][HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.exe]

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