The Fake Defragmenter Invasion

Since the beginning of its popularity in the end of October 2010; a rogue defragmenter still continues to haunt the users, which in the end of 2010 has reached 20 variants, and may still continue to rise. The author has never stopped producing new variants.

As is typical of the rogue application, this rogue defragmenter run automatically when starting Windows and displays the problem of the systems including hard drive problems, and then suggested users to run defragmentation.

Users will see many “problems” that can not be repaired, to able to fix it users are required to purchase the product license about $69.95 USD.

We try to see the popularity of this rogue defragmenter through Google Insights for Search by entering the word “defragmenter”. And this is what we get:

From the results it can be seen that the search terms for “defragmenter virus” became very popular in the U.S at the end of this year. Also, Google marks it as “Breakout”. Here is the definition of “Breakout” by Google:

The following is some screenshots of rogue defragmenter, enjoy :)

System Defragmenter

Adware.Win32.SystemDefragmenter

HDD Defragmenter

Adware.Win32.HDDDefragmenter

Smart Defragmenter

Adware.Win32.SmartDefragmenter

Quick Defragmenter

Adware.Win32.QuickDefragmenter

Ultra Defragger

Adware.Win32.UltraDefragger

Check Disk

Adware.Win32.CheckDisk

Win HDD

Adware.Win32.WinHDD

Win Defrag

Adware.Win32.WinDefrag

Win Defragmenter

Adware.Win32.WinDefragmenter

Disk Doctor

Adware.Win32.DiskDoctor

HardDrive Diagnostic

Adware.Win32.HardDriveDiagnostic

HDD Diagnostic

Adware.Win32.HDDDiagnostic

HDD Plus

Adware.Win32.HDDPlus

HDD Rescue

Adware.Win32.HDDRescue

Smart HDD

Adware.Win32.SmartHDD

HDD Tools

Adware.Win32.HDDTools

Defragmenter

Adware.Win32.Defragmenter

Disk Repair

Adware.Win32.DiskRepair

HDD Low

Adware.Win32.HDDLow

Scanner

Adware.Win32.Scanner

You can find more detail information about rogue defragmenter including the removal instructions on our New Malware Blog.

And, last but not least, we wish you a Happy New Year 2011!