Memory Fixer Virus – What is it?

Memory Fixer Virus – What is it?

Memory Fixer is also another fake diagnostic and error detection program, I had a customer call me, understandably worried because she was getting all sorts of error messages on her computer. She was the victim of the Memory Fixer virus. The Memory Fixer virus claims to optimize and fix your computers hard drive. This program will try to scare you into thinking that there are problems with the computer. The Memory Fixer virus can be installed by a Trojan virus that will show fake pop up messages or security alerts on your computer. The messages read that there is something wrong with your computer or your hard drive. Then it tries to get you to download a fake program that will correct these fake problems. If you click on any of these fake pop up warnings, The Memory Fixer virus will be instantly installed on the computer.

Memory Fixer will start up as soon as you start up Windows. It will Show all sorts of fake errors whenever you try to start up programs and even if you try to delete files. The Memory Fixer program will also prompt you to perform a scan of your computer, when it dose scan the computer it will indicate that it found all kinds of errors, Then it will indicate to you that these errors cannot be fixed unless you purchase the “fake” program.

A fake defrag program will show a message that it will need to be ran in Safe Mode. It will then trick you into thinking you are in safe mode by showing a fake or imitation Safe Mode background. After that it acts like it is defragging the computer. Keep in mind that this is all part of the plan to trick you into buying the fake program.

Basically this virus will make it seem like your computer is not working properly, Memory Fixer can also make folders on your computer show up as empty. If you open a folder you may not see anything listed, this is all part of the trick to make you think there is something wrong with your computer. It may also show you a different folder’s contents or make it look like the folder is empty.

The Memory Fixer virus will also make it so you can’t run any programs on your computer. When you try to start up a program it will prevent it from starting and then tell you that the hard disk or the program you want to run is damaged or corrupted. The reason it will do this is to make it difficult or impossible for you to run an anti virus program or tool to remove the Memory Fixer virus. Some messages that it may display are such as
Windows has detected a hard drive problem while starting a program or it cannot find a program, and asks you to search for it.

Basically it is trying to trick you into thinking there are many problems with the computer or the hard disk inside the computer. It can display a message like Windows has detected a hard drive problem, or it may show that it is Scanning for hard drive errors. If you get this virus try not to get too worried. It can be removed. Once it is removed the errors will stop displaying and you can use your computer as usual.

The Difference of Adware Spyware and Anti-virus

The Difference of Adware, Spyware and Anti-virus

Adware, spyware and computer virus share some similarities, one of which is that all three are major nuisances for computer users. Let’s differentiate the three.

Spyware is software that does not intentionally harm your computer. What they do is that they create pathways wherein someone else aside from the computer owner can communicate with the computer. Normally spywares record the various types of web sites you visit which are later used by web advertisers to allow them to send you unwanted emails and pop-ups.

This is why spyware are usually frowned upon and greatly avoided. They are more intrusive than adware. Spyware have their own separate executable programs which allow them to record your keystrokes, scan files on your hard disks and look at other applications that you use including but not limited to chat programs, cookies and Web browser settings.

The spyware then will send the information that it had gathered to the spyware author. The agent will then use this information for advertising and marketing purposes. They even sell the information to advertisers and other parties.

Adware, on the other hand, are more legitimate form of freeware. Similar to spyware, adwares are advertising materials which are packaged into a software or program and are installed automatically once that particular program or software is added into the computer system. Some forms of adware, on the other hand, download advertising contents as a particular application is being utilized. It is quite unfortunate that most of the adware programs take the form of spywares that is they track and report user information to program authors.

Some signs of spyware infections include pop-up ads that seem to be not related to the site you are viewing. More often than not, spyware pop-ups are advertisements about adult contents. Also if you notice your computer slowing down, there’s a big chance that spywares and its other components have found their way in your operating system. When the Windows desktop also takes a longer time to load, its best to scan your computer for possible spyware infections.

Meanwhile, viruses are destructive form of software. They were purely designed and created for one purpose alone: to wreck havoc to your computer. They destroy whatever they come in contact to and will initiate self replication and infect as many components of the computer’s operating system or network as possible.

Nowadays, a lot of anti-virus software also provides spyware and adware scanning and removal utilities. Some programs, however, are focused on located and deleting or destroying spyware and adware programs. Whether is an anti-virus software or a anti-spyware dedicated scanner, they both search your computer and identify any spyware and virus installed on your system.

They then remove it as well as their components located in the system registry among other places in your computer. It is therefore, good to regularly update your virus or spyware scanner to ensure that your computer is protected from the thousands of spyware and viruses in the internet. Never be fooled from ads that claim that their products only contain adware.

These adware maybe spyware in disguised and are just waiting to be deployed for them to gather your information. Learn to setup firewall systems and always block pop-up blockers to minimize computer infection and ensure the security of all your computer files. For Spyware Removers visit 1spywareremovers.com

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