System Fix

Posted: November 14, 2011
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 440

System Fix Description

System Fix Screenshot 1System Fix, far from fixing your PC, actually will damage it by displaying fake alerts, interfering with your file-viewing settings and blocking security-related programs to protect itself from deletion. As a rogue defragmenter, System Fix is incapable of truly defragmenting files or detecting system errors, although pop-up alerts from System Fix will try to convince you otherwise. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers discourage any attempts at purchasing System Fix while removing System Fix, since this will expose your credit card information to criminals, in addition to wasting your money. Instead, simply remove System Fix with a competent anti-malware application (if necessary, using Safe Mode and other anti-malware techniques to prevent System Fix from blocking the scanner).

Why System Fix isn't a Fix You Should Be Hankering to Have

System Fix is distributed by malicious websites and dropper Trojans that install System Fix while pretending that System Fix is a helpful file-checker and defragmenter. Unfortunately, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have cracked System Fix open and found naught but a hostile core of code that attacks the host PC in a variety of ways, all of which are typical to System Fix's family of rogue defraggers. Other rogue defraggers from the same group as System Fix include System Restore (not to be confused with the Windows System Restore function), Windows Restore, Windows Diagnostic, System Diagnostic, WinScan and Windows Tool.

System Fix's most-apparent attack is its proclivity for creating fake alerts (and similar forms of system errors,) while System Fix is active in your PC – and, since System Fix launches itself on Windows startup, you can expect these pop-ups to appear very often. Examples of these misleading warning messages that SpywareRemove.com malware researchers have noted include:

Windows detected a hard disk error.
A problem with the hard drive sectors has been detected. It is recommended to download the following sertified [sic] software to fix the detected hard drive problems. Do you want to download recommended software?

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

System Error
An error occurred while reading system files. Run a system diagnostic utility to check your hard disk drive for errors.

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

Critical 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.

Windows - No Disk
Exception Processing Message 0x0000013

Activation Reminder
System Fix 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.

Requested registry access is not allowed. Registry defragmentation required

32% of HDD space is unreadable

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

Despite their alarming contents, these warnings are completely erroneous, and their instructions should never be obeyed; in point of fact, each and every one of System Fix's pop-ups has no purpose, except to make you waste money on a registered version of System Fix.

The Fix to Kick System Fix Out of Your PC

Preparations to delete System Fix can be slowed down by System Fix's other functions, some of which are designed explicitly for this purpose, and others of which are meant to make you feel that your computer is nearing a breakdown.

  • System Fix may hinder your ability to see files and folders in Windows Explorer (the default file-viewing program for Windows).
  • System Fix may move your shortcuts and program icons to unusual locations, such as the Temp folder.
  • Unrelated security and anti-malware programs may be unable to run while System Fix is active; two common methods of avoiding this are to rename the program file or to reboot Windows in Safe Mode settings.

As long as you remove System Fix from your PC with a good anti-malware scanner, as quickly as possible, permanent damage to your files or to Windows can be averted. However, if you've given up your credit card to System Fix's machinations, SpywareRemove.com malware analysts strongly encourage you to speak with your credit card company about canceling it – this will prevent additional charges that will continue to waste your money and potentially even harm your credit rating.


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Aliases


Trojan.Win32.Vilsel.bfhb [Kaspersky]Win32:Jorik-DR [Trj] [Avast]Trojan.Win32.Vilsel [Ikarus]Trojan.Fakealert.27030 [DrWeb]Trojan.Win32.Vilsel!IKTrojan.Generic.KDV.436378 [BitDefender]Trojan.Win32.Vilsel.bfdz [Kaspersky]Trojan.Win32.Jorik.Fraud.iyg [Kaspersky]Trojan.Win32.Vilsel.bfgw [Kaspersky]a variant of Win32/Kryptik.WEN [NOD32]Downloader.Zlob.BDYF [AVG]Trojan/Win32.Vilsel [AhnLab-V3]Trojan.Fakealert.27037 [DrWeb]Trojan.Win32.Vilsel.bfdv.AMN!A2Trojan.Generic.KDV.437189 [BitDefender]
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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:



%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Dati applicazioni\ovLtSvlXCxH.exe File name: ovLtSvlXCxH.exe
Size: 434.94 KB (434944 bytes)
MD5: 5775d6d45730566c4ad1a08f69396799
Detection count: 82
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Dati applicazioni\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: November 30, 2011
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\Wx7FHng4rJ4QFn.exe File name: Wx7FHng4rJ4QFn.exe
Size: 335.61 KB (335616 bytes)
MD5: 8d2327e5ff0ebabfab262b7c146b8b60
Detection count: 52
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: November 15, 2011
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\RhsEkxxjfUhuhw.exe File name: RhsEkxxjfUhuhw.exe
Size: 420.09 KB (420096 bytes)
MD5: cd3c642eaacd86c7893e1608d8c57dc7
Detection count: 51
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: November 15, 2011
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\AnxAWyvzgmN5fQ.exe File name: AnxAWyvzgmN5fQ.exe
Size: 352.51 KB (352512 bytes)
MD5: bb262d54a6fa8b89d3f30b2e37edd247
Detection count: 43
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 1, 2011
%PROGRAMFILES%\LP\F6BA\87B.exe File name: 87B.exe
Size: 275.96 KB (275968 bytes)
MD5: 81bbd7daa950826d94b1a5f19f41e432
Detection count: 20
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES%\LP\F6BA\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: November 23, 2011
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\IoWwDnqsYPU.exe File name: IoWwDnqsYPU.exe
Size: 491.52 KB (491520 bytes)
MD5: 9979ba49d3bc0db9e237b1986e319987
Detection count: 19
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: November 21, 2011
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\POrAEHHCNGan.exe File name: POrAEHHCNGan.exe
Size: 422.65 KB (422656 bytes)
MD5: 1cd587b82c91914d9a3de874a5362437
Detection count: 12
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: November 18, 2011
%APPDATA%\6831C\5EE61.exe File name: 5EE61.exe
Size: 166.4 KB (166400 bytes)
MD5: d962c1c3149b4f99f3ab339137ae8921
Detection count: 9
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %APPDATA%\6831C\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: November 23, 2011
%PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\LP\F53F\186.exe File name: 186.exe
Size: 275.45 KB (275456 bytes)
MD5: bcd0e7764edf6cb3119990826fb70662
Detection count: 9
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\LP\F53F\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: November 23, 2011
%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\dSPEfJqNGav.exe File name: dSPEfJqNGav.exe
Size: 444.67 KB (444672 bytes)
MD5: b8b4d7fd7f49141f2a2459cdf18b975a
Detection count: 7
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 1, 2011
%APPDATA%\80359\B2C9A.exe File name: B2C9A.exe
Size: 174.59 KB (174592 bytes)
MD5: 66ad60d42754559638d94554f999b563
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %APPDATA%\80359\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: November 21, 2011
%APPDATA%java.exe File name: java.exe
Size: 2.91 MB (2918912 bytes)
MD5: 64eaa4d0f5feb73c65174a25f2d9942f
Detection count: 5
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %APPDATA%
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: November 21, 2011
6DSS92c31Apgjk.exe File name: 6DSS92c31Apgjk.exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%AllUsersProfile%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe File name: %AllUsersProfile%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
%Desktop%\System Fix.lnk File name: %Desktop%\System Fix.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
%Temp%\smtmp\ File name: %Temp%\smtmp\
Group: Malware file
%Temp%\smtmp\1 File name: %Temp%\smtmp\1
Group: Malware file
%Temp%\smtmp\2 File name: %Temp%\smtmp\2
Group: Malware file
%Temp%\smtmp\3 File name: %Temp%\smtmp\3
Group: Malware file
%Temp%\smtmp\4 File name: %Temp%\smtmp\4
Group: Malware file
%StartMenu%\Programs\System Fix\ File name: %StartMenu%\Programs\System Fix\
Group: Malware file
%StartMenu%\Programs\System Fix\System Fix.lnk File name: %StartMenu%\Programs\System Fix\System Fix.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
%StartMenu%\Programs\System Fix\Uninstall System Fix.lnk File name: %StartMenu%\Programs\System Fix\Uninstall System Fix.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\System Fix.lnk File name: %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\System Fix.lnk
File type: Shortcut
Mime Type: unknown/lnk
Group: Malware file

More files

Registry Modifications


The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Use FormSuggest" = 'Yes'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = '0'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "CertificateRevocation" = '0'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '.zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;.scr;'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop "NoChangingWallPaper" = '1'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer "NoDesktop" = '1'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "Hidden" = '0'HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "ShowSuperHidden" = '0'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "<[RANDOM CHARACTERS]"

Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Hard Drive Failure
The system has detected a problem with one or more installed IDE / SATA hard disks. It is recommended that you restart the system.

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