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Slow-PCfighter

Posted: February 9, 2012

Threat Metric

Ranking: 1,050
Threat Level: 2/10
Infected PCs: 1,644
First Seen: February 9, 2012
Last Seen: December 8, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

Slow-PCfighter is a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) and a sub-program of WIN32/WinMaximizer, a group that also includes WinMaximizer. Like WinMaximizer, Slow-PCfighter uses both misleading scanner results, as well as inaccurate diagnostic messages, to make you think that your PC is threatened by problems that don't, in fact, exist.

Slow-PCfighter is marketed as a program that can speed up your PC by detecting and eliminating a wide range of errors that are skipped over by other types of diagnostic, security and anti-malware programs. If you only pay attention to Slow-PCfighter's looks, though, you may find yourself impressed by its error-checking abilities, since Slow-PCfighter will always pretend that up to over a thousand different problems are on your computer that can be fixed during one of Slow-PCfighter's fake scans.

Other symptoms of infection by Slow-PCfighter are, at the time of this writing, limited to other types of fake errors, warnings and toolbar notifications. You should always ignore warning messages from Slow-PCfighter, since they make no attempt to coincide with real computer problems and have no function except to tempt you into spending money at Slow-PCfighter's website – an act which may encourage additional charges on your credit card in the future.

If you need to remove Slow-PCfighter from your computer, we don't recommend that you use Slow-PCfighter's included uninstall tool, since this tool may leave hidden components of Slow-PCfighter on your computer. However, competent anti-malware programs can remove Slow-PCfighter without any trouble, although, Slow-PCfighter may be undetectable if your software hasn't been updated to include recent PC threats in its database.

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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:



%WINDIR%\Tasks\SLOW-PCfighter-Admin-Notification.job File name: %WINDIR%\Tasks\SLOW-PCfighter-Admin-Notification.job
Mime Type: unknown/job
Group: Malware file
%WINDIR%\Tasks\SLOW-PCfighter-Admin-Startup.job File name: %WINDIR%\Tasks\SLOW-PCfighter-Admin-Startup.job
Mime Type: unknown/job
Group: Malware file
%CommonAppData%\Fighters\Tray\Logs\CommonTrayInstaller.log.txt File name: %CommonAppData%\Fighters\Tray\Logs\CommonTrayInstaller.log.txt
Mime Type: unknown/txt
Group: Malware file
%AppData%\Fighters\Tray\Logs\Tray.log.txt File name: %AppData%\Fighters\Tray\Logs\Tray.log.txt
Mime Type: unknown/txt
Group: Malware file
%CommonAppData%\Application Data\Fighters\Tray\Configurations\TKTRAY.xml File name: %CommonAppData%\Application Data\Fighters\Tray\Configurations\TKTRAY.xml
Mime Type: unknown/xml
Group: Malware file
%CommonAppData%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\TipofDay_EN.xml File name: %CommonAppData%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\TipofDay_EN.xml
Mime Type: unknown/xml
Group: Malware file
%CommonAppData%\Fighters\Tray\Configurations\RCPRO.xml File name: %CommonAppData%\Fighters\Tray\Configurations\RCPRO.xml
Mime Type: unknown/xml
Group: Malware file
%CommonAppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\products_list.xml File name: %CommonAppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\products_list.xml
Mime Type: unknown/xml
Group: Malware file
%AppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\products_list.xml File name: %AppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\products_list.xml
Mime Type: unknown/xml
Group: Malware file
%CommonAppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\rcpro.ico File name: %CommonAppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\rcpro.ico
Mime Type: unknown/ico
Group: Malware file
%CommonAppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\sfpro.ico File name: %CommonAppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\sfpro.ico
Mime Type: unknown/ico
Group: Malware file
%CommonAppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\swpro.ico File name: %CommonAppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\swpro.ico
Mime Type: unknown/ico
Group: Malware file
%CommonAppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\vfpro.ico File name: %CommonAppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\vfpro.ico
Mime Type: unknown/ico
Group: Malware file
%AppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\rcpro.ico File name: %AppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\rcpro.ico
Mime Type: unknown/ico
Group: Malware file
%AppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\sfpro.ico File name: %AppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\sfpro.ico
Mime Type: unknown/ico
Group: Malware file
%AppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\swpro.ico File name: %AppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\swpro.ico
Mime Type: unknown/ico
Group: Malware file
%AppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\fdpro.ico File name: %AppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\fdpro.ico
Mime Type: unknown/ico
Group: Malware file
%AppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\vfpro.ico File name: %AppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\vfpro.ico
Mime Type: unknown/ico
Group: Malware file
%CommonAppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\fdpro.ico File name: %CommonAppData%\Fighters\Tray\Menu\fdpro.ico
Mime Type: unknown/ico
Group: Malware file
%CommonPrograms%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter File name: %CommonPrograms%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter
Group: Malware file
%CommonDesktop%\SLOW-PCfighter.lnk File name: %CommonDesktop%\SLOW-PCfighter.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
%CommonPrograms%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\SLOW-PCfighter.lnk File name: %CommonPrograms%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\SLOW-PCfighter.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
%CommonPrograms%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Uninstall.lnk File name: %CommonPrograms%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Uninstall.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
%ProgramFiles%\Fighters\Tray\FightersTray.exe File name: %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\Tray\FightersTray.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%ProgramFiles%\Fighters\Tray\MsgSys.exe File name: %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\Tray\MsgSys.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\MsgSys.exe File name: %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\MsgSys.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\SLOW-PCfighter.exe File name: %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\SLOW-PCfighter.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Sync.exe File name: %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Sync.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Uninstall.exe File name: %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Uninstall.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\UpDates.exe File name: %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\UpDates.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\sfhtml.dll File name: %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\sfhtml.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
%ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\CommonToolkitSuiteLight.dll File name: %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\CommonToolkitSuiteLight.dll
File type: Dynamic link library
Mime Type: unknown/dll
Group: Malware file
%CommonAppData%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\wxfdata.wxf File name: %CommonAppData%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\wxfdata.wxf
Mime Type: unknown/wxf
Group: Malware file
%ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\CommonToolkitSuite.cts File name: %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\CommonToolkitSuite.cts
Mime Type: unknown/cts
Group: Malware file

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\FightersHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SLOW-PCfighterHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications\FightersTray.exeHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Common Toolkit Suite