Do you know what Windows XP Fix is?
It has become increasingly more difficult even for experienced users to distinguish between genuine security and optimization tools and rogue defragmenters like Windows XP Fix due to its increasing sophistication. This rogue in particular emanates from a family of rogues capable of adapting its properties to fit in with its environment, depending on which OS its victim is operating. The rogue will try and come across as a genuine and user friendly application out to benefit the PC owner’s system, but in reality Windows XP Fix has no ability to detect or fix any system eror, and is nothing more than a malicious infection in itself.
Windows XP Fix makes use of established forms of infection, including using bogus online malware scanners and seditious browser hijackers. Of late, it has been reported that Windows XP Fix has been bundling its Trojans and malware together with other legitimate security updates and downloads obtained from third party sites. It also makes use of infected online flash ads.
Once Windows XP Fix securely roots itself in the system it will start its attack by generating a fake system scan. This scan will inevitably yield bogus scan results which will be used to panic the user into paying for worthless software. As a further attack on the system Windows XP Fix will spam the user with incessant pop up messages designed to fool the user into paying for Windows XP Fix products.
It will also block the user’s access to the Internet and prevent him from running any type of application on the system. This is done in an effort to prevent the user from running or downloading any type of tool which could detect and destroy Windows XP Fix.
You will only be able to take back control of your PC if you get rid of Windows XP Fix straight away. The safest way to achieve this is to invest in a genuine security tool.
In non techie terms: Windows XP Fix is a bogus defragmenter with none of the abilities it professes to have. Limit the damage this malicious rogue will cause to your PC and obliterate Windows XP Fix without further delay.