XP System Repair

Posted: July 16, 2011

XP System Repair Description

XP System Repair is fake defragmentation program that makes a big fuss about finding problems on your hard drive, but these problems are spun out of thin air by XP System Repair itself. Besides not having a single, useful feature to its name, XP System Repair will even attack your security applications and conceal files in Windows Explorer to make you want to buy a XP System Repair registration key. This key has no value except in the sense that it may cause XP System Repair to lower its guard long enough for you to delete XP System Repair from your PC. In all circumstances, you should not buy XP System Repair and instead delete it with an anti-malware application of good repute.

XP System Repair: Just a New Label Slapped Atop a Not-So-New Rogue Defragmenter

XP System Repair may try hard to hide its origins, but following the breadcrumb trail of XP System Repair's ancestry will lead you to rogue defragmenters like System Repair, XP Home System Repair, Windows Vista Home System Repair, Win 7 Home System Repair and Windows 7 System Repair. Along with looking just like these other rogue programs, XP System Repair borrows fake hard drive error messages from this family of scamware. Typical pop-ups that XP System Repair can scare you with include:

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

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

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

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

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

Critical Error
Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive.

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

Windows - No Disk
Exception Processing Message 0x0000013

Read time of hard drive clusters less than 500 ms

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

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

Requested registry access is not allowed. Registry defragmentation required.

32% of HDD space is unreadable

Data Safety Problem. System integrity is at risk.

Hard drive doesn't respond to system commands

Even though the contents of these warnings are quite dire, you can relax - XP System Repair can't detect any of the above problems, nor can it remove them, even if you make the mistake of actually buying XP System Repair.

A Real Repair Job for a PC That's Afflicted with XP System Repair

Any attempts to delete XP System Repair by manual means can easily meet with failure, since XP System Repair alters the Windows Registry and makes various system changes that should be undone with expert security software. The difficulties that may arise while you're trying to get rid of XP System Repair include:

  • Having access to your security programs cut off by XP System Repair, although it may try to avoid letting you know that it's responsible. These programs can consist of popular brands of anti-virus software or even default Windows programs like Task Manager or MSConfig.
  • Having files randomly vanish from your folders. This attack only afflicts Windows Explorer (the default file-viewing program for Windows) and doesn't really delete the files in question. All you have to do is disable XP System Repair or use another program to view your files.

Since XP System Repair launches itself with Windows, you may find these attacks happening even if you're doing your best to avoid them. In some cases, the activation key 8475082234984902023718742058948 may help you deal with XP System Repair while you're trying to remove it.

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

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 System Repair

  • The following messages's were detected:
    # Message
    1 Critical Error!
    Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk.
    2 Critical Error
    Windows can't find hard disk space. Hard drive error.
    3 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.
    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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