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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:
Infection Video Memory Fixer

Memory Fixer

It can be easy to fall victim to the brilliant sophistication which goes into the design and development of rogue system optimizers – as in the case of Memory Fixer. This rogue, which hails from the same family as well known rogues HDD Fix, Quick Defrag, and Full Scan and Easy Scan. This rogue can easily pass as a genuine system optimization tool at first glance, but advanced users will be able to quickly identify Memory Fixer as the rubbish rogue it is.

As is the case with most rogueware, users won’t even be aware of infiltration or infection. Memory Fixer will forcefully enter the system through browser and system exploits with the help of illicit websites making use of drive-by download techniques. It also bundles its Trojans and malware to legitimate security updates and other software obtained from third party sites. And the user will remain oblivious to Memory Fixer’s presence on his PC until the rogue deigns it the appropriate time to reveal itself in the form of a fake system scan and incessant pop up messages. These excessive fake security alerts are fake in nature, and should not be trusted or believed. Be on the lookout for the following fake security notifications from Memory Fixer which will appear in the Windows taskbar:

"Critical Error!
Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk."

"Critical Error
Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive."

"Critical Error
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure."

"Critical Error
Windows can't find hard disk space. Hard drive error"

"Critical Error!
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file System32496A8300. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware."

"Critical Error
A critical error has occurred while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required."

"System Restore
The system has been restored after a critical error. Data integrity and hard drive integrity verification required."

"Activation Reminder
Memory Fixer Activation
Advanced module activation required to fix detected errors and performance issues. Please purchase Advanced Module license to activate this software and enable all features."

"Low Disk Space
You are running very low disk space on Local Disk (C:)"

"Windows - No Disk
Exception Processing Message 0x0000013"

Obviously none of these fake alerts can be trusted, and users should never act on any call to action incited by Memory Fixer. While running, Memory Fixer will try to prevent the PC owner from running any type of security program which might be able to detect and remove Memory Fixer from the system. In trying to avoid this, Memory Fixer will block any attempt to run an application on the system. When trying to launch a program, the user will be presented with one of the following fake error messages:

"Windows detected a hard drive problem.
A hard drive error occurred while starting the application."


"Windows cannot find notepad. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search."


"Windows detected a hard drive problem.
Scanning for hard drive errors...
Hard drive scan helps to detect and resolve hard drive problems and system performance issues."

When the user closes the fake alert, another fake notification will pop up on the screen which pretends to be able to fix the error on the hard drive:

"Fix Disk
Windows Disk Diagnostics will scan the system to identify performance problems.
Start or Cancel"

If the user makes the mistake of acting on this call to action and presses Start, Memory Fixer will proceed to scan the PC and report that there is something severely amiss with the system:

"Windows Disk Diagnostics
Windows detected a hard disk error.
A problem with the hard drive sectors has been detected. It is recommended to download the following sertified software to fix the detected hard drive problems. Do you want to download recommended software?"

If the user decides to run the Memory Fix scan, it will state that the system is afflicted with numerous crippling messages. It will go on to inform the user that it can fix these supposed problems, but only after he purchases Memory Fix. Examples of the fabricated problems Memory Fix will report on include:

“Requested registry access is not allowed. Registry defragmentation required
Read time of hard drive clusters less than 500 ms
32% of HDD space is unreadable
Bad sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation table
GPU RAM temperature is critically high. Urgent RAM memory optimization is required to prevent system crash
Drive C initializing error
Ram Temperature is 83 C. Optimization is required for normal operation.
Hard drive doesn't respond to system commands
Data Safety Problem. System integrity is at risk.”

Should you wish to active Memory Fixer on your system, in an effort to activate your Internet connection and be able to run executables again, type in the following security key:


This should effectively “activate” Memory Fixer on the system and stop the incessant pop up messages from spamming you as well.

Do not fall victim to this incredulous rogue. Memory Fixer is a fake security application, and should not be allowed to run on your system. Remove Memory Fixer in an effort to prevent it from completely ruining your system. Make use of a genuine security tool which will not only erase Memory Fixer from the PC, but also offer future protection against similar threats.

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How to manually remove Memory Fixer

Files associated with Memory Fixer infection:

Uninstall Memory Fixer.lnk
Memory Fixer.lnk
%UsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Memory Fixer\Uninstall Memory Fixer.lnk
%UsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Memory Fixer\Memory Fixer.lnk
%UsersProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Memory Fixer\
%UsersProfile%\Desktop\Memory Fixer.lnk
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random]
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].exe
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].dll
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~[random]r
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~[random]
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Memory Fixer
Uninstall Memory Fixer.lnk
Memory Fixer.lnk

Memory Fixer DLL's to remove:

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].dll

Memory Fixer processes to kill:

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].exe

Remove Memory Fixer registry entries:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]”
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random].exe”

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