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System Defragmenter Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the System Defragmenter adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.SystemDefragmenter.

System Defragmenter is a rogue application. A rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive/misleading scan results report, which says that your computer has a problem, or infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to fix it before you purchase.

Create new files:

  • %UserProfile%DesktopSystem Defragmenter.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemp%random%.exe
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemp%random%
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemp%random%.bmp
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsSystem DefragmenterSystem Defragmenter.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsSystem DefragmenterUninstall System Defragmenter.lnk

Create new registry entry:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun, %random%

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.SystemDefragmenter_1-400x26

Adware.Win32.SystemDefragmenter_2-400x26

Adware.Win32.SystemDefragmenter_3-400x20

Adware.Win32.SystemDefragmenter_5-400x26

Adware.Win32.SystemDefragmenter_6-400x26

Adware.Win32.SystemDefragmenter_7-400x25

How to remove the infection of System Defragmenter (Adware.Win32.SystemDefragmenter)?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.



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