Windows XP Repair is a new malicious tool from the same creators as Windows XP Recovery. This program will present itself as powerful PC optimization program which is capable enough to find all hard drive problems on your computer. It can be easily predetermined that Windows XP Repair will ‘detect’ numerous issues on your hard drive and then will offer to purchase its license for fixing everything. Please, never buy Windows XP Repair because it’s a dangerous malware that can be stopped with a reputable anti-spyware. We can recommend you using spyhunter or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware anti-spywares.
Windows XP Repair infects computer system through Trojans viruses that are capable to get in unnoticeably. This malware is downloaded together with fake video codecs or other insecure downloads without asking for user approval before installation. It seems like Windows XP Repair does not lack trickeries because additionally this scam starts checking the hard drive and definitely finds tons of various problems. In addition, as soon as Windows XP Repair gets inside the system, it adds a number of files which are meant to be further ‘found’ and labeled as hard drive issues. Windows XP Repair is also set to start as soon as PC is rebooted because of some unnoticeable notifications done to Windows Registry.
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 Vista Repair Diagnostics will scan the system to identify performance problems.
Start or Cancel
Windows Vista Repair 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 software to fix the detected hard drive problems. Do you want to download recommended software?
Requested registry access is not allowed. Registry defragmentation required
Read time of hard drive clusters less than 500 ms
32% of HDD space is unreadable
Bad sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation table
GPU RAM temperature is critically high. Urgent RAM memory optimization is required to prevent system crash
Drive C initializing error
Ram Temperature is 83 C. Optimization is required for normal operation.
Hard drive doesn’t respond to system commands
Data Safety Problem. System integrity is at risk.
Registry Error – Critical Error
As you can see, Windows XP Repair clearly looks like malware which was released to steal users’ money. Be reporting you about problems of your hard drive, this scam expects you to become scared and additionally redirects you to its purchase website. Please, never buy Windows XP Repair because you will let more viruses inside! This scamware will also start tracking your browsing habbits and may even steal your credit card details as well. Remove Windows XP Repair once noticed! Update spyhunter and run a full system scan to remove all trojans spreading Windows XP Repair.
UPDATE! Windows XP Repair, just like many other cyber threats that have been released earlier, may hide your files and folders. To fix the problem, 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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7 responses to “Windows XP Repair”
Thank you for this information! You helped me remove this nasty virus in a quick and efficient manor! I’d love to get my hands on the authors of these viruses!
Additionally a variant I saw set the hidden attribute on all files on the drive. From a cmd.exe console I corrected with the commands:
ATTRIB -H * /S /D
ARGH. This thing is evil. I have no idea how I even picked it up. It isn’t like I the firewall and antivirus aren’t running all the time and aren’t completely up to date (ditto with the MSN XP updates). Plus I do crafts, pretty tame stuff to get hit with this (no, I did not download any rogue programs so I am extremely curious about how my box got it, but from your description it could have been a bunch of completely benign ways).
Anyhoo, thanks for the instructions. Hopefully I can get on the internet to try this once I get back home to my sick ‘puter. I have MalwareBytes but it needs to be updated, I am sure, since this sucker snuck in.
Free malwarebytes would not protect you from this parasite, as it is scanner only ( except if you turn on limited trial). I assume you got free one, as paid one takes care for updates itself. So, you should not blame it 🙂
Grrr,I agree lorwill.I was hoping someone could help.My brother got this headache on my machine when I was not even here.I came home to this nightmare and my external hdd was still plugged in!I have a WD Elements 1 TB split in 2 partitions (ntfs,FAT32),mainly for my PS3 to recognize it.The FAT32 partition was open when I left before this attack,and I have followed all the instructions (THANKS 2- Viruses)and have removed all files and registry entries. Though it seems my partition on my external that was plugged in and open at the time is not showing ANY files!In “My Computer” it shows the size of partition and free space,but no files when I open it.It does not show any files when plugged into PS3 as well!
Please Help.Thank You in advance.
I had this very same problem with this virus and my WD external drive. It seems the virus sets the files and folders on the external drive as hidden. All you have to do is set the drive to show hidden files and away you go. I assume the virus can’t take hold of the external drive because there is no operating system to latch on to. Happy for any experts to advise differently
I have another computer which is affected with this supposed Windows XP Repair (although on my computer it is named Windows XP Fix, same features though). I cannot find the Internet since I got it two days ago and I am not sure how to download the Spyware Doctor on it because I can’t find Internet Explorer. Any advice?