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AdvancedFix

AdvancedFix

Updated:
March 23, 2015
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
AdvancedFix
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

AdvancedFix is a potentially unwanted application that makes exaggerated claims about issues on the computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version March 20, 2015 revision 004
  • Latest Rapid Release version September 22, 2016 revision 024
  • Initial Daily Certified version March 20, 2015 revision 016
  • Latest Daily Certified version September 22, 2016 revision 025
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 25, 2015
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
When the program is installed, it creates the following files:
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Advanced Fix 2014.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop\Advanced Fix 2014.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced Fix\Advanced Fix 2014.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Advanced Fix\Uninstall Advanced Fix 2014.lnk
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced Fix\AdvancedFix.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced Fix\CommExport.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced Fix\EvidenceProc.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced Fix\JunkFile.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced Fix\JunkFileProc.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced Fix\RegCleanDll.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced Fix\Thepromotion.ini
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced Fix\unins000.dat
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced Fix\unins000.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Advanced Fix\unins000.msg
  • %Windir%\Prefetch\ADVANCEDFIX_SETUP.EXE-20D94195.pf
  • %Windir%\Prefetch\ADVANCEDFIX_SETUP.TMP-237F1C35.pf

Next, the program creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"Inno Setup: Setup Version" = "5.4.2 (u)"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"Inno Setup: App Path" = "%ProgramFiles%\Advanced Fix"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"InstallLocation" = "%ProgramFiles%\Advanced Fix\"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"Inno Setup: Icon Group" = "Advanced Fix"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"Inno Setup: User" = "Administrator"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"Inno Setup: Selected Tasks" = "desktopicon,quicklaunchicon"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"Inno Setup: Deselected Tasks" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"Inno Setup: Language" = "english"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"DisplayName" = "Advanced Fix 2014 version 2.1.6.80"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"DisplayIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\Advanced Fix\Uninstall.ico"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"UninstallString" = ""%ProgramFiles%\Advanced Fix\unins000.exe""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"QuietUninstallString" = ""%ProgramFiles%\Advanced Fix\unins000.exe" /SILENT"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"DisplayVersion" = "2.1.6.80"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"Publisher" = "Advanced Fix, Inc."
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"URLInfoAbout" = "[http://]www.AdvancedFix.com[REMOVED]"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"HelpLink" = "[http://]www.AdvancedFix.com[REMOVED]"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"URLUpdateInfo" = "[http://]www.AdvancedFix.com[REMOVED]"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"NoModify" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"NoRepair" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"InstallDate" = "20150323"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"MajorVersion" = "2"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0094D07C-1FFB-4450-8D10-AD7E05A318DF}_is1\"MinorVersion" = "1"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3867651352-1424935759-6573989-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist\{75048700-EF1F-11D0-9888-006097DEACF9}\Count\HRZR_EHACVQY:%pfvqy2%\"Nqinaprq Svk"= "[HEXADECIMAL NUMBERS]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3867651352-1424935759-6573989-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist\{75048700-EF1F-11D0-9888-006097DEACF9}\Count\HRZR_EHACVQY:%pfvqy2%\Nqinaprq Svk\"Nqinaprq Svk 2014.yax" = [HEXADECIMAL NUMBERS]
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3867651352-1424935759-6573989-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\UserAssist\{75048700-EF1F-11D0-9888-006097DEACF9}\Count\HRZR_EHACVQY:%pfvqy2%\Nqinaprq Svk\"Havafgnyy Nqinaprq Svk 2014.yax" = "[HEXADECIMAL NUMBERS]"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3867651352-1424935759-6573989-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\%SystemDrive%\SAMPLES\"AdvancedFix_Setup.exe" = "Advanced Fix 2014 Setup"
  • HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-3867651352-1424935759-6573989-500\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\MUICache\%SystemDrive%\DOCUME~1\ADMINI~1\LOCALS~1\Temp\is-6C9GK.tmp\"AdvancedFix_Setup.tmp" = "Setup/Uninstall"

The program may then scan for empty registry entries, junk files, and shared libraries and claim that they may decrease the computer's performance and stability. It asks the user to pay for a premium version of the software in order to remove these items.
You may have arrived at this page either because you have been alerted by your Symantec product about this risk, or you are concerned that your computer has been affected by this risk.

Before proceeding further we recommend that you run a full system scan . If that does not resolve the problem you can try one of the options available below.



FOR NORTON USERS
If you are a Norton product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resources provide further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.


FOR BUSINESS USERS
If you are a Symantec business product user, we recommend you try the following resources to remove this risk.


Identifying and submitting suspect files
Submitting suspicious files to Symantec allows us to ensure that our protection capabilities keep up with the ever-changing threat landscape. Submitted files are analyzed by Symantec Security Response and, where necessary, updated definitions are immediately distributed through LiveUpdate™ to all Symantec end points. This ensures that other computers nearby are protected from attack. The following resources may help in identifying suspicious files for submission to Symantec.


Removal Tool

If you have an infected Windows system file, you may need to replace it using the Windows installation CD .


How to reduce the risk of infection
The following resource provides further information and best practices to help reduce the risk of infection.
Protecting your business network



MANUAL REMOVAL
The following instructions pertain to all current Symantec antivirus products.


1. Performing a full system scan
How to run a full system scan using your Symantec product


2. Restoring settings in the registry
Many risks make modifications to the registry, which could impact the functionality or performance of the compromised computer. While many of these modifications can be restored through various Windows components, it may be necessary to edit the registry. See in the Technical Details of this writeup for information about which registry keys were created or modified. Delete registry subkeys and entries created by the risk and return all modified registry entries to their previous values.