Article ID: 2617291
While browsing the Internet or working on your computer after browsing the internet, you may notice that a new window titled PC Repair may open, you are asked to defragment your computer and then asked for personal information such as your email address. This is a variant of the Win32/FakeSysdef malware and can delete or hide files as well as engage in other malicious activity on your computer.
This issue can be resolved and the PC Repair virus removed by running the Microsoft Safety Scanner. To do this, follow the steps below:
For more information about the Microsoft Safety Scanner, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/security/scanner/en-us/default.aspx
For more information about the Win32/FakeSysdef malware and it's variants, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/Threat/Encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?name=Trojan%3aWin32%2fFakeSysdef&threatid=4295122934
Microsoft offers a free security program, Microsoft Security Essentials, that will help protect your computer from being infected with malware. For more informaiton about Microsoft Security Essentials, visit: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security_essentials/default.aspx
For information on how to keep your computer safe from hackers, malware, and other malicious activity, visit Microsoft's Safety and Security Center at: http://www.microsoft.com/security/default.aspx
Article ID: 2617291 - Last Review: April 9, 2013 - Revision: 2.0