Title: System Fix
Type: Malware
Also known as: SystemFix

Remove System Fix
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:System Fix severity is 72  (72 / 100)
 

System Fix is the latest version of fake defragmenters - programs designed to speed up your computer and fix system errors. This scam tries to steal money from your offering false removal services and also may try to steal personally identifiable information. Do not trust this fake system optimization program. Do not pay for it and remove System Fix from your computer as soon as possible. 

It does not need any sort of approval procedure when installing on the targeted machine because it has been designed to enter the system without victim's permission and knowledge. That's not so difficult to accomplish, especially if Trojans and fake virus scanners are involved. Once there, System Fix will scan Windows registry and system files for critical errors. To become active, this fake defragmenter modifies some Windows registry settings and then launches as soon as you start your computer. The rogue program displays numerous fake system alerts that may look like the legitimate ones.

However, they are displayed for trying to scare you into thinking that your computer has some serious system errors. No matter if you pay for its services or not, it’s not going to help you to resolve or fix system errors, simply because they do not exist. This malware is nothing but a money swindling machine. It will issue tons of deceitful never-ending alerts that can be stopped only if you remove System Fix. Just ignore those fake alerts and use the removal instructions below to remove this infection from your computer. Here are some of the fake security alerts:

Windows detected a hard disk problem
A potential disk failure may cause loss of files, applications and documents store on the hard disk. It's highly recommended to scan and solve HDD problems before continue using this PC.

Critical Error Hard drive clusters are partly damaged. Segment load failure.
Windows detected a hard disk problem
A potential disk failure may cause loss of files, applications and documents stored on the hard disk. Please try not to use this computer until the hard disk is fixed or replaced.

To remove System Fix from the system, scan your computer with anti-spyware program given below. If you gave your credit card information to scammers, contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. This rogue program drops additional malware on the infected computer as well. Even if you choose to remove rogue manually, you still need to run a full system scan with anti-spyware software.

The latest parasite names used by FakeHDD:
S.M.A.R.T. Repair, File Rescue virus, File Restore virus, File Recovery, Smart Data Recovery

Automatic System Fix removal:

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System Fix snapshot:
System Fix snapshot

System Fix manual removal:

Kill processes:
[random].exe
6DSS92c31Apgjk.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Use FormSuggest" = 'Yes'
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\Explorer "NoDesktop" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random].exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random]"
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_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\LastVisitedMRU "MRUList"
Delete files:
[random].exe
6DSS92c31Apgjk.exe

Geolocation of System Fix:

This map reveals the prevalence of System Fix. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Philippines, United States, South Africa, Australia and Malaysia.

QR code for System Fix removal instructions:

System Fix qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like System Fix are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall System Fix right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2011-11-15 10:41:59
Information updated: 2012-04-28 17:36:28

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Nervous
I paid someone to remove "system fix" but it keeps popping back up when I do a search. He used the malware you suggested. Still files keep coming back. What do I do?
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Feichu
I recommend to try a full scann with this antispyware softwares: Ad-Aware, Spybot2, and Malwarebyte´s. If any works, then you must reinstall Windows without formatting your hard disk... plus drivers plus programs and apps one bye one...
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Random
I had this problem recently and was able to do a system restore.
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Rob
SYSTEM FIX RansomeWare

Not all user accounts were affected.
I logged in as a different ADMIN user to locate and isolate the problem.
The following files were loaded to my machine from a website my son visited. Not sure what website. He followed random links.
1.) vNyLDMWWexyoYz.exe
2.) fIJsmsUwPvQ.exe
The 1st file was entered into my windows 7 registry "RUN" to restart with each reboot.
I first removed the EXE file associated with the RansomeWare from the registry.
Then located the EXE files on my hard drive and renamed then.
McAfee and Spybot S&D could not find this malware.
It also disabled all properties options in my Windows START menu button. SO I went into properties for this and reabled them.
After a reboot, my desktop came back and the Windows START mostly worked, Computer, and documents, music, pictures, control panel, computer all came back. But I am still missing the START->Programs-> ->
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Help
You need to get Unhide.exe to get all of your Start menu shortcuts back up.
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steed001
So where were these files located on the hardware drive? Application folder or what?
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James
Now i manually removed the infected virus and returned some of my icons on my desktop. I also got rid of the annoying popup system fix but how do you specifically unhide the start menu shortcuts. When I go to start I do not have control panel, network, or my documents and so on, all i have is Computer.
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Chris
Browse to C:documents and settings%user%local settingstempsmtmp

Under the smtmp location, there will be a 1, 2, and 4. Each of these folders will house your desktop/start menu/ and quick launch shortcuts... Hope this helps guys.
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ben
just testing to see if people really post comments
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Dave
I just found out my computer has the malware. Ugggh! How do I get it off?
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Ruben
I managed to successfully remove the virus by using combofix (its free). Download it to an usb stick. Start the infected PC in Safe Mode (F8), and run Combofix. It will scan the entire system and remove/repair any corrupted files/folders/registry keys/..

This might take up to half n hour, after it completes it will show a summary of everything that was removed/repaired.
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Sreedhar
will this remove automatically?
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GuyS
NOTE NOTE NOTE

The recommended SpywareDoctor application appears to locate spyware, BUT when one clicks on the button to remove one is told that one MUST PAY MONEY for the removal. This fact should absolutely be mentioned on this page.
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Robert
Had the system fix virus, desktop icons were gone, screen was black, nothing under the start button, could not right click the start button. Used Rkill, Unhide.exe, Kaspersky TDSSKiller, Malware Bytes, Super Anti Spyware and Microsoft Security Essentials on a flash drive.
If the system fix virus is stopping you from doing anything, get Rkill.exe to stop it( I had to go into safe mode, system fix wouldnt let me do anything, ran Rkill and then unhide.exe, rebooted machine, icons on desktop came back, start button left side items appeared and could right click start button to explore to get to my flash drive I had all the programs on). Once you get program to stop, run Kaspersky TDSs killer, it finds another program that is usually bundled with system fix. Then run Malware bytes to find the virus and get rid of it, also ran super anti spyware and found a couple more trojans this brought back my start button selections, they were still missing.
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Robert
Forgot to mention, all these programs are free.
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JT
Thank you for the registry items. Ran McAfee aftwards and found 9 infections, some of which were .tmp files. Still could not see user files, then found folder hidden attribute was still on, so since right-click now worked, just unchecked the hidden attribute for all of the folders and included files. Systems appears to be all good now!
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Keith
I had this virus. Followed all the comments here and believe I was able to get it off my computer. I used the unhide program and got back a lot off stuff when u click the start button. Now however I have just a blue screen and a lot of my programs that are listed say empty when clicked on. I am assuming stuff is still hidden but u do not know how to find it. I even went and clicked the boxes to unhide files. Any help would be appreciated. I do not know much about computers so I could use some directions.
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Errin
I was just reading some comments that you guys have posted and i was just wondering if this system fix program would really work cause i tryed every website to get rid of a virus and i was just wondering if you have to pay for the System Fix program cause the websites i used you had to pay for them and i did not want to pay so i was willing to try this program out but im kind of scared to try this program out. so if someone could tell me if this is a good or bad program.
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Elisbeth
Well my computer shut down and would not work i tried charging it and then i tried to put it back on it still did not do anything i want to know how can i get it to work and stuff. It shut down then i could not get it on again that is why i need some help please tell me what to do about it. Thank you!

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