Description of Windows Fix Disk and consequences of its residing on your PC

Windows Fix Disk, otherwise known as WindowsFixDisk, is not a proper fix for computer disk. If you see popups of the program on your monitor, you really need to be alarmed as there is a counterfeit probably supported by TDSS rootkit.
The rootkit is a protection preventing users from exterminating the fake disk fix. To remove Windows Fix Disk, both the rootkit and the malware it safeguards should be deleted at once. Relevant  fix for the above union of adware and rootkit is ready for download here.
The counterfeit reviewed is a piece of adware of a cloned type. It is certainly not a thing to be understood as one of a kind. Its appearance is of remarkable similarity to SystemRestore and a number of applications known as the pretended system improvers.  This article describes already third release of pretended system improvers in April 2011 (see also SystemRestore removal guide and WindowsRestore removal guide.

Windows Fix Disk Technical Details:

  • Full name and aliases: Windows Fix Disk, WindowsFixDisk, Windows FixDisk, WindowsFix Disk, WinFix Disk, WinFix Disk
  • Version: 2011
  • Type: Rogue anti-spyware
  • Origin: Russian federation

Signs of being infected with Windows Fix Disk:

There are too many signs of the adware presence. That is why it is classified as a strong adware (annoyware).
It shows a variety of messages referring to different facets of computers state. In particular, it says that RAM memory cannot operate properly, because its temperature has reached extremely high  level; more than 30% of the memory cannot be read; application cannot be executed; disk space on drive C is insufficient.
Being supported by rootkit the fake optimizer easily backs up words with deeds. It is not that it actually  detects the errors, but it makes the error messages sound convincing as they are often preceded or followed by  actual error so that there seems to be a sequence rendering the suspicious statements of the program trustworthy in the user’s opinion.
That is how it may happen in the wild: a users is ordering to open any software. In response to that action, the malware blocks it and either does not allow its startup at all or terminates or freeze it in a while. Prior to the software running failure or after that one of the following alerts are shown by Windows Fix Disk:

“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.”

“Software initialization error.
The program has failed to start due to hard drive error”

To get rid of Windows Fix Disk and thus run any software you like at any time, click the free scanner link here.

Windows Fix Disk automatical removal:

Treatment of rootkit computer disease requires a special care to be taken as the rootkit is a pure evil program. Its only purpose is to combat host system and it certainly has smart self-securing mechanisms.
In order to overcome the adware rootkit protection, if in place, as well as to remove Windows Fix Disk malware itself, follow the link below.

Windows Fix Disk Removal Tool

Manual Removal of Windows Fix Disk:

Follow the link below to get TDSS removal help.

TDSS removal guide

However, the adware is not necessarily supported by the malicious protector above so you may try to remove Windows Fix Disk manually first. The rootkit, if in place, will meddle into the extermination and anyway will not   let you completing it.
Just like for any other malware, Safe Mode is a preferable system state during Windows Fix Disk removal by means of manual deletion of its components.

Remove Windows Fix Disk files and dll’s:

%AllUsersProfile%\~<random>
%AllUsersProfile%\~<random>r
%AllUsersProfile%\<random>.dll
%AllUsersProfile%\<random>.exe
%AllUsersProfile%\<random>
%AllUsersProfile%\<random>.exe
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows Fix Disk.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Fix Disk\
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Fix Disk\Uninstall Windows Fix Disk.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Fix Disk\Windows Fix Disk.lnk

Unregister Windows Fix Disk 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′

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