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Christian Mairoll

Memory Fixer Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discovered a new outbreak of the  Memory Fixer adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.MemoryFixer.

Memory Fixer is a rogue application, this is another variant of HDD Fix, Scanner, HDD Low, Disk Repair, Defragmenter, HDD Tools, Smart HDD, HDD Rescue, HDD Plus, HDD Diagnostic, Hard Drive Diagnostic, Disk Doctor, Win Defragmenter, WinDefrag, WinHDD, CheckDisk, Ultra Defragger, Quick Defragmenter, Smart Defragmenter, HDD Defragmenter, and System Defragmenter. 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:

  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data~%random%
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data~%random%r
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%.exe
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%.dll
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%.exe
  • %UserProfile%DesktopMemory Fixer.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemptmp1.tmp
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemp%random%.tmp
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempInternetExplorerUpdate.exe
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsMemory Fixer
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsMemory FixerMemory Fixer.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsMemory FixerUninstall Memory Fixer.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet001EnumRootLEGACY_SST3

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