Title: Windows Fix Disk
Type: Spyware
Also known as: WindowsFixDisk, WindowsFix Disk

Remove Windows Fix Disk
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Windows Fix Disk severity is 65  (65 / 100)
 

Windows Fix Disk is a fake disk defragmenter that displays fake error messages and pop-ups to make you think that your hard drive is has some serious problems and may cause data loss. The rogue program prompts to pay for a full version of the program to fix the errors and protection your computer against new threats. Do not purchase it; otherwise you will give your credit card details to the cybercriminals who created this bogus application. Please use the removal instructions below to remove Windows Fix Disk from your computer as soon as possible.  WindowsFixDisk enters the system via Trojans and fake online malware scanners. The program runs system scanner and later on reports critical errors detected on your system. It warns you that some of your private data might be lost because of the lack of free space, RAM memory usage, etc. The truth is that it is fake information and Windows Fix Disk only wants you to believe your system is infected. Windows Fix Disk will offer you purchasing a full version of its program with a promise that this will fix everything. However, its real intention is to receive your money, but in return you won’t get anything. Do not buy this rogue program. It won't help you. Some of the texts that you may see are:

Hard 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.

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 Fix Disk may come bundled with TDSS rookit and hide your files.  If you can't see your files, please open Folder options and enable settings to view hidden files. In order to stop all malicious activities on your computer you should remove Windows Fix Disk upon detection. You can remove Windows Fix Disk manually too, but remember that manual removal guide was made for the rogue program only and do not include other possible malware, rootkits. That's why you should scan your computer with Spyware Doctor or other anti-spyware software. You can also use this code: 8475082234984902023718742058948 to acticate the rogue pagram, then it won't block other applications on your computer and display fake error messages.

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 Windows Fix Disk removal:

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Help Line to remove Windows Fix Disk
Windows Fix Disk snapshot:
Windows Fix Disk snapshot

Windows Fix Disk manual removal:

Kill processes:
[random].exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random].exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random]"
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\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\Internet Explorer\Main "Use FormSuggest" = 'yes'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "Hidden" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "ShowSuperHidden" = 0'
Unregister DLLs:
[random].dll

Delete files:
[random].dll
[random].exe
Windows Fix Disk.lnk
Uninstall Windows Fix Disk.lnk

Delete directories:
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random]
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~[random]
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~[random]r
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Fix Disk\

Geolocation of Windows Fix Disk:

This map reveals the prevalence of Windows Fix Disk. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Philippines, United States, India, Australia and Canada.

QR code for Windows Fix Disk removal instructions:

Windows Fix Disk 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 Windows Fix Disk 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 Windows Fix Disk right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2011-04-14 15:52:19
Information updated: 2012-01-01 17:51:10

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