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PUA.ErrorFixKit

PUA.ErrorFixKit

Updated:
August 24, 2017
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
ErrorFix Kit 2017
Version:
1.0.0.5
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

PUA.ErrorFixKit is a potentially unwanted application that gives misleading information about issues on the computer. It then asks the user to pay to fix the issues.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version August 24, 2017 revision 003
  • Latest Rapid Release version August 28, 2017 revision 007
  • Initial Daily Certified version August 24, 2017 revision 006
  • Latest Daily Certified version August 28, 2017 revision 022
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date August 30, 2017
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
Once executed, the application creates the following files:
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\ErrorFixKit\error_fix_kit.PNG
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\ErrorFixKit\kit1.PNG
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\admin\Desktop\ErrorFix Kit.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\admin\Recent\ErrorFixKit.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\admin\Recent\error_fix_kit.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\admin\Recent\kit1.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\admin\Start Menu\Programs\ErrorFix Kit\ErrorFix Kit.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\admin\Start Menu\Programs\ErrorFix Kit\Uninstall.lnk
  • %SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Pictures\Sample Pictures\Thumbs.db
  • %ProgramFiles%\ErrorFixKIT\Common.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\ErrorFixKIT\ErrorFixKIT.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\ErrorFixKIT\log4net.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\ErrorFixKIT\Microsoft.Win32.TaskScheduler.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\ErrorFixKIT\Newtonsoft.Json.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\ErrorFixKIT\sciter32.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\ErrorFixKIT\SciterSharpWindows.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\ErrorFixKIT\uninstall.exe

    Next, the application creates the following registry entries so that it runs every time Windows starts:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\"ErrorFixKIT" = ""%ProgramFiles%\ErrorFixKIT\ErrorFixKIT.exe" start"

    The application also creates the following registry entries:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ErrorFixKIT\"SoftwareVersion" = "1.0.0.5"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ErrorFixKIT\"PerformScanOnStartup" = "True"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ErrorFixKIT\"Serial" = ""
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ErrorFixKIT\"Date" = ""
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ErrorFixKIT\"AntivirusPopup" = "True"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ErrorFixKIT\"CompletePopup" = "True"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ErrorFixKIT\"IssuesPopup" = "True"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ErrorFixKIT\"VersionPopup" = "True"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ErrorFixKIT\"FirstScan" = "True"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ErrorFix Kit 2017\"DisplayName" = "ErrorFix Kit 2017"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ErrorFix Kit 2017\"UninstallString" = "%ProgramFiles%\ErrorFixKIT\uninstall.exe"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ErrorFix Kit 2017\"DisplayIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\ErrorFixKIT\ErrorFixKIT.exe"
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ErrorFix Kit 2017\"URLInfoAbout" = "http://www.dllkit.com"

      The application performs a scan and displays misleading information about issues on the computer.



      The application then asks the user to pay in order to fix the listed issues.

      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
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      FOR BUSINESS USERS
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      Removal Tool

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      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.