File Integrity Checker

Posted: February 21, 2012

File Integrity Checker Description

File Integrity Checker is a fake file scanner and defragger that uses inaccurate system information in conjunction with other attacks to convince you that your PC is nearing the brink of a total meltdown. As a clone of other rogue defragmenters from family, though, File Integrity Checker doesn't have any form of legitimate file analysis or defragging features, and any information that File Integrity Checker provides you should be disregarded. Since File Integrity Checker will also make security-damaging changes to Internet Explorer's settings and attempt to block many or even all other non-critical applications, malware experts suggest that you kick File Integrity Checker to the curb ASAP by running a good anti-malware scanner in Safe Mode (or another mode of system boot that prevents File Integrity Checker from starting itself).

A Checkup on File Integrity Checker's Personal Integrity

File Integrity Checker markets itself as a totally independent, reputable and highly functional hard drive scanner and file checker, but none of the features that File Integrity Checker claims to have are, in fact, real. Although File Integrity Checker may display error messages that appear to be legitimate, the threats and problems that File Integrity Checker warns you about don't really exist on your PC, and any system problems that you experience are likely to be caused by File Integrity Checker or a related PC threat. The following messages are some of the possibilities that File Integrity Checker may show you to deceive you about your PC's health:

Windows cannot find (your application here). Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

Windows detected a hard drive problem.
A hard drive error occurred while starting the application.

Windows detected a hard drive problem.
Scanning for hard drive errors...
Hard drive scan helps to detect and resolve hard drive problems and system performance issues.

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

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

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

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

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.

Files indexation process failed
Indexation process failure may cause:
File may become unreadable
Files and documents can be lost
Operation System may slow down dramatically
To prevent possible damage to this PC follow the recommendations.
It's highly recommended to run file integrity checker now and resolve this issue.

Windows - No Disk
Exception Processing Message 0x0000013

As part of the FakeSysdef family, File Integrity Checker should never be purchased, although the code '8475082234984902023718742058948' may allow you to fake registration prior to the removal of File Integrity Checker with appropriate security software. Related rogue defraggers that malware experts have found to be just as malicious as File Integrity Checker include

The Real Errors from File Integrity Checker That You Should Be Ready to Fix

While File Integrity Checker can't detect unrelated problems with your PC, File Integrity Checker is, by itself, capable of causing a range of different issues along with its fake defragger hoax. Side effects of a File Integrity Checker infection can also include:

  • Modified Internet Explorer settings that lower the safety of your web-browsing activities.
  • A desktop image that's locked to a fake warning message.
  • Blocked applications, including Task Manager.

Since File Integrity Checker's installation may inject malicious code into normal system processes, malware analysts recommend that you avoid trying to remove File Integrity Checker without assistance from dedicated security software. If File Integrity Checker attempts to block your anti-malware programs, using Safe Mode with Networking, booting from a USB device or switching to a secondary OS will disable File Integrity Checker and let you complete a scan without impediments.

Use SpyHunter to Detect and Remove PC Threats

If you are concerned that malware or PC threats similar to File Integrity Checker may have infected your computer, we recommend you start an in-depth system scan with SpyHunter. SpyHunter is an advanced malware protection and remediation application that offers subscribers a comprehensive method for protecting PCs from malware, in addition to providing one-on-one technical support service.

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