Windows XP Fix is a fake defragmenter which will offer its paid services after making you scared about your PC’s situation. Besides, it will delete shortcuts found in various locations, so when you try to launch a program from start menu, you will see no shortcuts so you may definitely believe that your machine has errors in its hard drive. Before you fall into this entire trap, keep in mind that this is a rogue application and that you must remove Windows XP Fix immediately. It is a typical fake optimization tool that only imitates a scan of your hard drive and then reports numerous problems. Please, use Spyhunter, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware or other reputable anti-spyware to eliminate this program hailing from the same family as Windows XP Repair.
As soon as Windows XP Fix gets inside the system, it is also set to start just after you reboot your computer. It is usually installed with a help of Trojans that come together with insecure downloads. However, having licensed version of Spyhunter could save you from this unexpected intrusion because such programs provide a real time protection and stop viruses before they manage to infiltrate!
After using trojan viruses to spot vulnerabilities of your Operating System, malicious files of Windows XP Fix are uploaded next. Like it was mentioned earlier, Windows XP Fix will be sure to run numerous hard drive scans and then will report something like this:
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.
An error occurred while reading system files. Run a system diagnostic utility to check your hard disk drive for errors.
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 XP Fix Diagnostics will scan the system to identify performance problems.
Start or Cancel
Windows XP Fix Diagnostics
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?
The idea of all these actions is to convince you in the false information that your machine is at risk and swindle your money. Windows XP Fix creators will additionally ask you to register the ‘licensed’ software for fixing the issues and errors found on the hard drive. However, this malware must be uninstalled from your computer immediately otherwise it will mess up your system badly, so remove Windows XP Fix without any doubt!
To make you think that you have some errors on your hard drive, Windows XP Fix may also change your Windows settings so that you cannot view hidden and system files. To unhide them, follow these steps:
1. Open Folder Options in Control Panel: click Start, and then click Control Panel -> Appearance and Themes -> Folder Options.
2. On the View tab, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.
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