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PUA.SlowPCfighter

PUA.SlowPCfighter

Updated:
February 27, 2017
Infection Length:
Varies
Name:
Slow PCfighter
Version:
1.1.81.0
Publisher:
SPAMfighter ApS
Risk Impact:
Low
Systems Affected:
Windows

Behavior

PUA.SlowPCfighter is a potentially unwanted application that scans the computer and repairs errors in the registry. It also displays misleading information about issues on the computer.

Antivirus Protection Dates

  • Initial Rapid Release version February 26, 2017 revision 005
  • Latest Rapid Release version May 03, 2017 revision 022
  • Initial Daily Certified version February 26, 2017 revision 022
  • Latest Daily Certified version May 04, 2017 revision 001
  • Initial Weekly Certified release date March 01, 2017
Click here for a more detailed description of Rapid Release and Daily Certified virus definitions.
When the application is installed, it creates the following folders:
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages

The application then creates the following files:
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\CommonToolkitSuite.cts
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\CommonToolkitSuiteLight.dll
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\language_BG.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_CS.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_DA.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_DE.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_EL.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\language_EN-US.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_EN.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_ES.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_FI.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_FR.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_HU.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_IT.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\language_JA.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_NL.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_NO.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_PL.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_PT.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_RU.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_SV.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_TH.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\language_TR.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_TW.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Languages\Language_ZH.xml
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\SLOW-PCfighter.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Uninstall.exe
  • %ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\UpDates.exe
  • %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\SLOW-PCF1488097280\SLOW-PCfighterSetup.exe

Next, the application creates the following registry subkeys:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SLOW-PCfighter
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}

The application then creates the following registry entries:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\App Paths\SLOW-PCfighter.exe\"" = "%ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\SLOW-PCfighter.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\%ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\"" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\%ProgramFiles%\Fighters\"" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\%ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\"Languages" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\"" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Fighters\"" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\%Windir%\Installer\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SLOW-PCfighter\"DisplayVersion" = "1.1.81"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SLOW-PCfighter\"Brand" = "Fighters"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SLOW-PCfighter\"DisplayIcon" = "%ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\SLOW-PCfighter.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SLOW-PCfighter\"DisplayName" = "SLOW-PCfighter"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SLOW-PCfighter\"InstallLocation" = "%ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SLOW-PCfighter\"NoModify" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SLOW-PCfighter\"NoRepair" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SLOW-PCfighter\"Product Code" = "{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SLOW-PCfighter\"Publisher" = "SPAMfighter ApS"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SLOW-PCfighter\"UninstallString" = "%ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\Uninstall.exe"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\SLOW-PCfighter\"URLInfoAbout" = "http://www.spamfighter.com/SLOW-PCfighter/"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"AuthorizedCDFPrefix" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"Comments" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"Contact" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"DisplayVersion" = "1.1.81"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"HelpLink" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"HelpTelephone" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"InstallDate" = "20170226"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"InstallLocation" = "%ProgramFiles%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"InstallSource" = "%AppData%\Fighters\SLOW-PCfighter\InstallCache\{A37D264D-78BD-4387-BB9B-D9363DBA4088}\"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"ModifyPath" = "MsiExec.exe /X{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"NoModify" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"Publisher" = "SPAMfighter ApS"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"Readme" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"Size" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"EstimatedSize" = "375F"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"SystemComponent" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"UninstallString" = "MsiExec.exe /X{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"URLInfoAbout" = "http://www.spamfighter.com/SLOW-PCfighter/"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"URLUpdateInfo" = ""
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"VersionMajor" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"VersionMinor" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"WindowsInstaller" = "1"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"Version" = "1010051"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"Language" = "0"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{BDE0CF4C-8DE2-41DB-A845-78D48874E2C6}\"DisplayName" = "SLOW-PCfighter"

The application is a registry optimizer that allows users to uninstall any unwanted programs. The application scans the computer and displays leftover registry entries, files, and folders.


The application then asks users to register before it removes the related items. It also displays misleading information about issues on the computer.


    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
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    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.