PC MightyMax

Posted: March 12, 2006
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 33,827

PC MightyMax Description

PC MightyMax is a fake anti-malware program from the WinFixer family, a widely-recognized group of scamware-based PC threats that are distributed by fraudulent websites like PCMightyMax.net. While PC MightyMax makes the claim that its scans are free, all of PC MightyMax's 'free' scans will list inaccurate threat alerts as a prelude to a request for paid registration. The paid version of PC MightyMax may look as though PC MightyMax can remove all PC threats, but SpywareRemove.com malware analysts note that this is because PC MightyMax never detects any real infection in the first place. Visiting sites that promote any form of WinFixer, including PC MightyMax, should be avoided, and PC MightyMax's deletion should be handled by anti-malware programs with a good track record of combating scamware.

PC MightyMax – a New Brand for a PC Threat That's Been Around the Block

Even though PC MightyMax's websites promotes PC MightyMax as a seemingly independent and reputable anti-malware product, PC MightyMax is easily detected as a clone of other members of the WinFixer family. PC MightyMax's relatives include equally-fraudulent scamware like Your PC Protector, DriveCleaner, PCTurboPro, Performance Optimizer, ErrorSafe, WinAntiSpyware and WinSpywareProtect. In spite of being a 'free' product, PC MightyMax is only capable of detecting fake PC threats and hard drive errors in its unpurchased version, whereas its purchased version will fail to detect any of these imaginary problems. As a simple scam that's typical to rogue security programs, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts always encourage you to remove PC MightyMax with the same anti-malware software that you'd use for exterminating any other type of PC threat.

Standard PC MightyMax infections occur through malicious sites that promote PC MightyMax as a supposedly genuine anti-malware program. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers recommend total avoidance of sites that promote other variants of WinFixer. PC MightyMax may also be distributed in Trojan droppers that are promoted as fake codec updates such as Emcodec.E.

How to Turn PC MightyMax into a Weakling

SpywareRemove.com malware research team has verified that PC MightyMax can infect most versions of Windows. However, other operating systems should be safe from PC MightyMax and similar WinFixer-based PC threats, although this doesn't indicate a similar immunity to all types of rogue security programs. Although PC MightyMax, like some variants of WinFixer, may offer an uninstall tool, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers discourage any usage of this utility in favor of deleting all of PC MightyMax's components with anti-malware software.

Most PC security companies have had a definition for WinFixer for years. However, as a new variant of WinFixer, PC MightyMax may be difficult to remove without updated threat databases. Other complications that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have also noted in PC MightyMax infections include the presence of Vundo Trojans and negative alterations to certain types of web browsers (Internet Explorer and Firefox).

Aliases


Trojan.FakeAlertWin-Adware/Rogue.PCMightyMax2009.121856 [AhnLab-V3]SPR/Tool.PCMightyMax.A.3 [AntiVir]Adware.Win32.PCMightyMax2009!A2Application.PCMightyMax.A [BitDefender]Generic4.BSKB [AVG]PUP.PC MightyMaxAdware/PCMightyMax.A.2 [AntiVir]Rogue:W32/PCMMax.A [F-Secure]Adware.Win32.PCMightyMax!A2W32/Suspicious_Gen2.QLDJRWin32/Adware.PCMightyMax [NOD32]Win32.ModifiedUPX.gen!84 (suspicious)Heuristic: Suspicious File With Persistence [Prevx1]suspicious Trojan/Worm [eSafe]
More aliases (18)

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Technical Details

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:



%LOCALAPPDATA%\PC MightyMax File Extension Repair\OpenWithMonitor.pcmmexe File name: OpenWithMonitor.pcmmexe
Size: 87 KB (87000 bytes)
MD5: b008d892952e56d33114ecfe1c9cbce8
Detection count: 5,759
Mime Type: unknown/pcmmexe
Path: %LOCALAPPDATA%\PC MightyMax File Extension Repair\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: October 14, 2017
%PROGRAMFILES%\PC MightyMax 2009\TrayIcon.exe File name: TrayIcon.exe
Size: 121.85 KB (121856 bytes)
MD5: deb8614637f648cb6cffeeba85bbc3ce
Detection count: 1,974
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PC MightyMax 2009\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: October 14, 2017
%PROGRAMFILES%\PC MightyMax 2011\pcmm2011.exe File name: pcmm2011.exe
Size: 1.99 MB (1997672 bytes)
MD5: 5df0a567142b57abbd17bd5fe45610e6
Detection count: 110
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PC MightyMax 2011\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: March 18, 2020
pcmm2007.exe File name: pcmm2007.exe
Size: 1.82 MB (1823512 bytes)
MD5: 54babb48401fe7e1a24f8d98fd03a89e
Detection count: 73
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: March 23, 2010
%PROGRAMFILES%\PC MightyMax 2010\ProcessCleanup.exe File name: ProcessCleanup.exe
Size: 5.12 KB (5120 bytes)
MD5: 008ffc3ae087b540235c910bb4a1d6a1
Detection count: 47
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PC MightyMax 2010\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: June 3, 2020
%PROGRAMFILES%\PC MightyMax 2011\FileExtHandler.exe File name: FileExtHandler.exe
Size: 24.06 KB (24064 bytes)
MD5: f002ac10030157efc1b66c85d5bd1e72
Detection count: 33
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PC MightyMax 2011\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: March 18, 2020
%LOCALAPPDATA%\PC MightyMax File Extension Repair\FileExtensionFix.pcmmexe File name: FileExtensionFix.pcmmexe
Size: 1.4 MB (1402328 bytes)
MD5: c0013a753b89bd87730f8917a243c2c7
Detection count: 30
Mime Type: unknown/pcmmexe
Path: %LOCALAPPDATA%\PC MightyMax File Extension Repair\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: October 14, 2017
%LOCALAPPDATA%\PC MightyMax 2013\pcmm2013.exe File name: pcmm2013.exe
Size: 1.82 MB (1823072 bytes)
MD5: 7407de2164c153de795bb90e55fd8f41
Detection count: 28
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %LOCALAPPDATA%\PC MightyMax 2013\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: March 11, 2020
PCMightyMax2013.exe File name: PCMightyMax2013.exe
Size: 1.73 MB (1734736 bytes)
MD5: 3b008cbe517b1c53c3f632e5047d4663
Detection count: 26
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 19, 2020
pcmm.exe File name: pcmm.exe
Size: 1.83 MB (1836392 bytes)
MD5: 2744997a27ef80657ce307f9547769ed
Detection count: 24
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
ExeAfter.exe File name: ExeAfter.exe
Size: 25.88 KB (25880 bytes)
MD5: 10411a721e16fbadf7feef097d6869a4
Detection count: 21
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
%LOCALAPPDATA%\PC MightyMax 2015\pcmm2015.exe File name: pcmm2015.exe
Size: 2.18 MB (2189608 bytes)
MD5: bea483d1307a7ac9c971c0875fe5328b
Detection count: 12
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %LOCALAPPDATA%\PC MightyMax 2015\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: March 21, 2020
%PROGRAMFILES%\PC MightyMax 2009\ConfigurationManager.dll File name: ConfigurationManager.dll
Size: 6.65 KB (6656 bytes)
MD5: 3c837fc54a451d5fa68e2ad29bc70db5
Detection count: 7
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PC MightyMax 2009\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: October 14, 2017
%PROGRAMFILES%\PC MightyMax 2009\Uninstall.exe File name: Uninstall.exe
Size: 66.11 KB (66114 bytes)
MD5: 275a18474b3cd27abc025fbe773c1c67
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\PC MightyMax 2009\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: October 14, 2017

More files

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

CookiespcmightymaxDirectory%APPDATA%\PCMM2009%APPDATA%\PCMM2013%LOCALAPPDATA%\PC MightyMax 2012%LOCALAPPDATA%\PC MightyMax 2013%LOCALAPPDATA%\PC MightyMax File Extension Repair%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\PC MightyMax 2012%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\PC MightyMax 2013File name without pathPC MightyMax 2013.lnkRegistry keySOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\PC MightyMax 2013 Tray IconSoftware\PC MightyMax 2013HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}{3f6555c4-0a24-11dc-8314-0800200c9a66}

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