System Fix is an fake diagnostic program which provides a misleading report on the performance and stability of the user’s computer in order to trick the user into believing that there are performance and stability issues in the computer. System Fix has a design which is similar to diagnostic programs which are from Windows and therefore the program may look legitimate. Some users may believe that System Fix is part of the Windows operating system. However, System Fix is not part of Windows and should be removed. The program enters the computer by being downloaded by a virus which then directs the program to be installed and run on the infected computer. Once installed, it will hide all short cuts in the temp folder of the computer. System Fix shares properties and design with Windows XP Repair.
System Fix will set files on the computer to hidden and will move program shortcuts to the computer temp folder. These files can be recovered by restoring the setting on these files, which we will discuss further below. We recommend removing System Fix in safe mode with networking since the program will likely not load in safe mode, making the remove process easy.
Second Option: System Restore
Hidden Files and Folders
System Fix will set files on the computer to hidden. In order to unhide these files, go to folder options, go to the view tab, and click show hidden files, folders, and drives.
System Fix Manual Removal -
Stop System Fix Processes (Learn How)
Delete System Fix Files (Learn How)
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\[RANDOM].exe
Delete System Fix Registry Keys (Learn How)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ”System Fix″
Stop System Fix Start Up (Learn How To Do This)
Below are messages shown by System Fix. The message is fake.
Other fake messages include “Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive” and “Windows can’t find hard disk space. Hard drive error.”