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FixToolFraud

Updated:
April 17, 2009 4:09:45 PM
Type:
Misleading Application
Name:
Fix-Tool
Version:
4.0.10.18
Publisher:
www.fix-tool.com
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 errors 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 folders:
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\FixTool
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Backup\Application
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Backup\Registry\FullBackup
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Backup\Service
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Data
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Update


It also creates the following files:
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Fix Tool.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Fix-Tool.exe
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Fix Tool\Fix Tool.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Fix Tool\Uninstall.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Fix Tool\Website.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\ActiveX.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Apps.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Backup\Registry\FirstBackup\20090417134619.Reg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Components.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Fix Tool.url
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Fix-Tool.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\MFC42D.DLL
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\MFCO42D.DLL
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\MSVCRTD.DLL
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Alert.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Bad.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Bad_24x24.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Bad_32x32.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Check.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Data.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Disk.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\DotLine.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Error.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Frame.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Good_24x24.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Good_32x32.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Home\green.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Home\orange.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Home\Red.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Home\Thumbs.db
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Home\yellow.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Icon\block_activeX.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Icon\evidence_clean.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Icon\junk_file_clean.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Icon\registry_clean.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Icon\startup_optimize.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Icon\system_optimize.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Icon\Thumbs.db
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Info.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Jpg\SEM_EC_Image_BG.jpg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Jpg\SEM_FSR_Image_BG.jpg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Jpg\SEM_FSS_Image_BG.jpg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Jpg\SEM_FST_Image_BG.jpg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Jpg\SEM_Home_Image_BG.jpg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Jpg\SEM_MO_Image_BG.jpg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Jpg\SEM_RSO_Image_BG.jpg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Jpg\SEM_RSO_Image_Info.jpg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Jpg\SEM_RSR_Image_BG.jpg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Jpg\SEM_RSS_Image_BG.jpg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Jpg\SEM_RST_Image_BG.jpg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Jpg\SEM_Top.jpg
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Jpg\Thumbs.db
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_BackGround.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_BackGround.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Backup_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Backup_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Backup_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Clean_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Clean_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Clean_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_DriveBackup_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_DriveBackup_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_DriveBackup_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_EvidenceClean_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_EvidenceClean_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_EvidenceClean_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_FavoritesBackup_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_FavoritesBackup_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_FavoritesBackup_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Home_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Home_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Home_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_IERepair_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_IERepair_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_IERepair_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_JunkFileClean_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_JunkFileClean_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_JunkFileClean_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_MomeryOptimizer_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_MomeryOptimizer_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_MomeryOptimizer_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_OneClick_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_OneClick_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_OneClick_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Optimize_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Optimize_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Optimize_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Options_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Options_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Options_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_RegistryClean_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_RegistryClean_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_RegistryClean_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_RegsitryBackup_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_RegsitryBackup_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_RegsitryBackup_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Repair_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Repair_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Repair_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Results_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Results_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Results_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_Small_BackGround.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_SpyClean_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_SpyClean_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_SpyClean_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_StartupManager_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_StartupManager_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_StartupManager_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_SystemOptimizer_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_SystemOptimizer_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_SystemOptimizer_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_SystemRepair_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_SystemRepair_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_SystemRepair_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_SystemRestore_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_SystemRestore_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_SystemRestore_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_UninstallManager_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_UninstallManager_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_UninstallManager_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_WindowsRepair_Down.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_WindowsRepair_Normal.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\SEM_Button_WindowsRepair_Over.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Menu\Thumbs.db
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Progrss.bmp
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Safe.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Sys.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Thumbs.db
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Res\Uncheck.png
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\SEClean.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\SERepair.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\SEStyle.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Temp\__clean_disk.bat
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Temp\__repair_components.bat
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Temp\__repair_errors.bat
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Temp\__start_schedule.bat
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\uninst.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fix Tool\Update.exe
  • %Windìr%\Tasks\Fix_Tool_OneClick.job


Next, the program creates the following registry entry so that it executes whenever Windows starts:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"Fix Tool" = "C:\Program Files\Fix Tool\Fix-Tool.exe"

It also creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.pox
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pofile
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\Fix-Tool.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Fix Tool
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Miracle
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