System Repair

Posted: July 13, 2011

System Repair Description

ScreenshotSystem Repair is a fake defragmentation program (colloquially known as a 'defragger') that pretends to find errors on your PC, instead of defragging your hard drive. As just a clone of other rogue security applications, System Repair uses similar attacks on your PC security-related programs and may also interfere with your ability to view files and folders. However, these attacks don't directly cause harm to your PC, and removing System Repair with an anti-virus scanner should resolve all System Repair-related problems. Buying System Repair is never recommended, even to disable System Repair's attacks, since this will waste your money and allow your credit card to be abused by criminals.

Rotating Through System Repair's Rainbow of Fake Warnings

Most rogue security programs like System Repair are distributed by Trojans such as Zlob and Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert, although System Repair may also be downloaded from misleading websites. Relatives of System Repair use a similar interface and recycle the same attacks despite having different names - examples include Windows Diagnostic, Smart Defragmenter, FakeHDD, Windows Tool and WinScan. While pretending to scan your PC (in reality, System Repair has no such function), System Repair will also pretend to find countless wrong things in your computer.

Repairing Your Computer from the Inaccurately-Named System Repair Program

Even if you're aware of System Repair's general uselessness and are ready to get rid of it, removing System Repair can be frustrating if you're not prepared for System Repair's other attacks. One unique attack that System Repair makes use of is to hijack Windows Explorer (the baseline program that's used to display files and folders). With a System Repair infection on your computer, files and folders will seem to disappear at random or display in other inaccurate ways. However, this is only an attack on the visual features of Windows Explorer, not the files and folders themselves which System Repair has no power to harm.

Suffering from blocked application usage is also common for those who use a System Repair-infected PC. Basic Windows utilities and even various types of anti-virus software can be blocked by System Repair. Again, this System Repair attack doesn't harm the programs themselves, and all you have to do is deactivate System Repair to find that your programs are working properly.

In the case of the first attack, using an alternate program, such as the Command Prompt, will let you view and access your files. For the second attack, you may need to resort to Safe Mode or another method of preventing System Repair from starting. The registration code 8475082234984902023718742058948 may also be of use to lower System Repair's guard before you delete System Repair with a proper anti-virus tool.

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Technical Details

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\{Value}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = '0'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'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\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\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_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"[RANDOM_0].exe" = "%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM_0].exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS]"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"

Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Activation Reminder
Win Scan Activation
Advanced module activation required to fix detected errors and performance issues. Please purchase Advanced Module license to activate this software and enable all features.
2Bad sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation table
3Critical Error!
Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk.
4Critical Error!
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file \System32\496A8300. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware.
5Critical Error
A critical error has occurred while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required.
6Critical 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.
7Critical Error
Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive.
8Critical Error
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.
9Critical Error
Windows can’t find hard disk space. Hard drive error
10Data Safety Problem. System integrity is at risk.
11Fix Disk
System Repair Diagnostics will scan the system to identify performance problems.
Start or Cancel
12Hard drive doesn't respond to system commands
13Low Disk Space
You are running very low disk space on Local Disk (C:).
14Ram Temperature is 83 C. Optimization is required for normal operation.
15Read time of hard drive clusters less than 500 m
16Requested registry access is not allowed. Registry defragmentation required
GPU RAM temperature is critically high. Urgent RAM memory optimization is required to prevent system crash
17Requested 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
18System Repair 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?
19System Restore
The system has been restored after a critical error. Data integrity and hard drive integrity verification required.
20Windows – No Disk
Exception Processing Message 0×0000013
32% of HDD space is unreadable

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