Windows Vista System Repair

Posted: August 9, 2011

Windows Vista System Repair Description

Windows Vista System Repair is a fake defragmenter that is from same family of fraudulent rogueware as Windows 7 System Repair and Windows XP System Repair. Windows Vista System Repair was designed by scammers to earn money from gullible computer users and damage their PCs. When Windows Vista System Repair infiltrates into the compromised PC system, it runs itself without your consent every time you restart your computer. Once installed, Windows Vista System Repair starts scanning your computer system and returns false virus results and other information such as damaged files and folders. Windows Vista System Repair will block other programs from running or say that they are infected. Windows Vista System Repair will rename your system files or even make them disappear from the PC system at all. Windows Vista System Repair attacks Windows Vista systems by pretending to be a defragmenter to lure you into spending your money on its fake hard disk-repairing features. Although Windows Vista System Repair's warning messages are dire and overblown, Windows Vista System Repair lacks any real error-detection or fixing capabilities that malware researchers can find. Many Windows Vista System Repair infections are caused by Trojans that disguise themselves as software updates, so you should be cautious around update links from unusual or suspicious sources. To solve problems related to Windows Vista System Repair's presence, such as file-viewing errors, security software crashes and browser hijacks, simply remove Windows Vista System Repair with an appropriate anti-malware program.

The Real Features That Windows Vista System Repair Uses in Lieu of Faking Defragmentation

Windows Vista System Repair pretends to be a unique and individualistic product, but the unflattering reality behind Windows Vista System Repair is that Windows Vista System Repair is a copy of other rogue defragmenters from a large family of duplicates. Although the names between these Windows Vista System Repair clones may change, the basic behavior and functions do not; examples include Windows 7 System Repair, Windows Startup Repair, WinScan, Windows Diagnostic, Windows Repair and System Repair. malware researchers have observed the following attacks to occur with this family of rogue defraggers, including Windows Vista System Repair:

  • Windows Explorer-based attacks that make files appear to be deleted or present in the wrong folders. Despite appearances, Windows Vista System Repair will not really delete or move your files, and any attempt to use a non-Windows Explorer program to access your files should succeed.
  • Security software blacklisting. Windows Vista System Repair will try to prevent your real defragmenters, anti-virus scanners and other security-related programs from running. Since Windows Vista System Repair will launch itself automatically and will refuse to close, this makes Safe Mode the easiest way to access any programs that Windows Vista System Repair has blacklisted.
  • Fake system error messages, both during Windows Vista System Repair's scans and as random pop-ups. These errors may also try to convince you that the programs that are being blocked by Windows Vista System Repair are infected or otherwise damaged. Samples of these fake errors are shown here:
    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
    Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive.

    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
    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.

    Windows - No Disk
    Exception Processing Message 0x0000013

    32% of HDD space is unreadable
    Data Safety Problem. System integrity is at risk.
    Hard drive doesn't respond to system command
    Read time of hard drive clusters less than 500 ms
    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
    GPU RAM temperature is critically high. Urgent RAM memory optimization is required to prevent system crash

Getting Your PC Back from Windows Vista System Repair's Fake Defragging Scam

Since Windows Vista System Repair offers false positives instead of real error-checking and has no positive functions, malware researchers can find no reason not to recommend deleting Windows Vista System Repair as soon as you notice Windows Vista System Repair on your PC. In some cases, faking registration of Windows Vista System Repair with the code 8475082234984902023718742058948 may make it easy to delete Windows Vista System Repair by disabling some of its attack functions, although Windows Vista System Repair should never be purchased.
Many Windows Vista System Repair attacks originate from Trojans such as Fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert and Zlob. These Trojans carry rogue defragmenter and other rogue security program payloads that are installed stealthily or under false pretenses, such as through fake system scans or fake virus warnings. Avoiding suspicious links, especially software updates such as codecs, will help make your PC secure against such Windows Vista System Repair-related Trojan attacks.



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Technical Details

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\..{RunKeys}HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS]"
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One Comment

  • Henderson Lewis says:

    Keep getting that Critical Error Windows can’t find hard disk space error over and over. I first I thought it was my hard drive failing because it happened just 2 months ago. now I get this booger on my computer scaring the crap out of me. Can you use Safe Mode to delete the files and then restart? I tried that but somehow it is still displaying that same error message over and over. I need help. Please send me email and help. i will pay for a fix. I will be trying the malware scanner you have for detection and see if it can find it. Wish me luck.

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