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ErrorRepair

Updated:
April 22, 2009 9:24:09 AM
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
ErrorRepair
Risk Impact:
Medium
Systems Affected:
Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows NT, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Behavior
The program must be manually installed.

The program reports false or exaggerated system security threats on the computer.





The user is then prompted to pay for a full license of the application in order to remove the threats.





Installation
When the program is executed, it creates the following files:
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\ErrorRepairTool\Logs\[DATE FORMAT].log
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\ErrorRepairTool\Results\Evidence.db
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\ErrorRepairTool\Results\Junk.db
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\ErrorRepairTool\Results\Registry.db
  • %UserProfile%\Application Data\ErrorRepairTool\Results\Update.db
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\escan-parsed.log
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].tmp
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\ErrorRepairTool.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\ErrorRepairTool\ErrorRepairTool on the Web.lnk
  • C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\ErrorRepairTool\ErrorRepairTool.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\Downloaded Installers\{2C94E4E3-3E09-4285-9F72-DA40F9C30E5C}\setup.msi
  • %ProgramFiles%\ErrorRepairTool\definitions.db
  • %ProgramFiles%\ErrorRepairTool\ErrorRepairTool.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\ErrorRepairTool\ErrorRepairTool.url
  • %ProgramFiles%\ErrorRepairTool\privacy.db
  • %Windir%\Installer\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].msi
  • %Windir%\Installer\{2C94E4E3-3E09-4285-9F72-DA40F9C30E5C}\Icon.exe
  • %Windir%\Tasks\ErrorRepairTool Scan.job


Next, the program creates the following registry entry so that it executes whenever Windows starts:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"ErrorRepairTool" = "%ProgramFiles%\ErrorRepairTool\ErrorRepairTool.exe -boot"

It also creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\ErrorRepairTool
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\3E4E49C290E35824F927AD049F3CE0C5
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\3E4E49C290E35824F927AD049F3CE0C5
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\UpgradeCodes\6D4A22EA0F76866418C9EF7DD18D3682
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ErrorRepairTool
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{2C94E4E3-3E09-4285-9F72-DA40F9C30E5C}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ESENT\Process\ErrorRepairTool
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\12D75FA4684B5D14C90E739A093B6041
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\9A3C48B56DCF42A489F4D91839FD8E7B
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\BD561BBCA1F45824FB493ADF001CA7CC
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Components\DB882DDE54F704F47B0C4271C027D0A7
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\3E4E49C290E35824F927AD049F3CE0C5
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