XP Home System Repair

Posted: July 16, 2011

XP Home System Repair Description

XP Home System Repair is a rogue defragmentation program that creates false positives in lieu of defragging your hard drive. Although XP Home System Repair pretends to be a legitimate and XP-specific program, XP Home System Repair really is a clone of other rogue security applications that use different names and are capable of attacking most versions of Windows. Instead of paying for the questionable privilege of XP Home System Repair's fake warnings and file-viewing attacks, you should remove XP Home System Repair with good anti-malware software, which will also solve all related software instability issues that XP Home System Repair causes.

The First Fake Info That XP Home System Repair Wants You to See

Most infections by rogue programs like XP Home System Repair are caused by
Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert trojans or Zlob trojans, although you may also be infected by XP Home System Repair through malicious websites and fake system scanners. XP Home System Repair originates from the System Repair subgroup of rogue software, with other examples from the same group including Windows Vista Home System Repair, Win 7 Home System Repair, Windows 7 System Repair and XP System Repair.

XP Home System Repair will launch itself without permission; an exploit that can't be turned off without editing the Windows Registry to undo XP Home System Repair's changes (which is a risky option, at best, for non-experts). Once it has your attention, XP Home System Repair will offer its defragmenting services, but instead of performing real defragmenting duties, XP Home System Repair creates false alarms like the following:

Critical Error
Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive.

Critical 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.

Critical Error
Windows can't find hard disk space. Hard drive error.

Critical Error
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.

Critical Error!
Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk.

Critical Error
A critical error has occurred while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required.

System Restore
The system has been restored after a critical error. Data integrity and hard drive integrity verification required.

Low Disk Space
You are running very low disk space on Local Disk (C:).

Hard drive doesn't respond to system commands

Read time of hard drive clusters less than 500 ms

Requested registry access is not allowed. Registry defragmentation required.

GPU RAM temperature is critically high. Urgent RAM memory optimization is required to prevent system crash.

Bad sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation table

Windows - No Disk
Exception Processing Message 0x0000013

32% of HDD space is unreadable

Data Safety Problem. System integrity is at risk.

Ram Temperature is 83 C. Optimization is required for normal operation.

These errors aren't based on the reality of your PC's health, and have no point besides making you throw your hands up and buy XP Home System Repair in a blind panic. As XP Home System Repair has neither threat-detection nor threat-removal capabilities in even its purchased form, you should never buy XP Home System Repair or any product that's affiliated with it. The only safe way to solve these errors is to remove XP Home System Repair with appropriate anti-malware techniques.

The Other Computer Errors That XP Home System Repair Would Like to Avoid Being Blamed For

XP Home System Repair will continue to harm your PC with even more intrusive attacks besides simple fake errors, and can be responsible for any or all of the following:

  • Rogue applications in the XP Home System Repair group have a reputation for attacking your file-viewing capabilities in Windows Explorer. Since Windows Explorer is the default program that Windows uses to view files, you may be tricked into thinking that some of your files have been moved or deleted. Thankfully, however, XP Home System Repair's attacks don't go that far, and you can access your files by using a different file-viewing program.
  • XP Home System Repair is also a rather jealous infection and will do its best shut down your real security and system maintenance software. Until you've deactivated XP Home System Repair with Safe Mode or another method, you can expect to have problems using anti-virus scanners, Task Manager and similar programs.

Using the code 8475082234984902023718742058948 to fake a XP Home System Repair purchase may be useful to ease the process of deleting XP Home System Repair. However, it shouldn't be considered a substitute for XP Home System Repair deletion.

File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].dll
    2 %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
    3 %UserProfile%\Desktop\XP Home System Repair.lnk
    4 %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\XP Home System Repair

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS]"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'

Additional Information on XP Home System Repair

  • The following messages's were detected:
    # Message
    1 Critical 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.
    2 Critical Error
    Windows can't find hard disk space. Hard drive error.
    3 Critical Error!
    Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk.
    4 Critical Error
    RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.
    5 Critical Error
    A critical error has occurred while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required.
    6 Critical Error
    Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive.
    7 Low Disk Space
    You are running very low disk space on Local Disk (C:).
    8 System Restore
    The system has been restored after a critical error. Data integrity and hard drive integrity verification required.
    9 32% of HDD space is unreadable
    10 Windows - No Disk
    Exception Processing Message 0x0000013
    11 Hard drive doesn't respond to system commands.
    12 Data Safety Problem. System integrity is at risk.
    13 Ram Temperature is 83 C. Optimization is required for normal operation.
    14 Bad sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation table.
    15 Read time of hard drive clusters less than 500 ms.
    16 GPU RAM temperature is critically high. Urgent RAM memory optimization is required.
    17 Requested registry access is not allowed. Registry defragmentation required.

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