June 29, 2011

Good Memory.



Good Memory is a rogue disk defragmenter, computer optimization and system protection program that reports false system threats, critical errors and performance issues.
It's classified as a rogue application for several reasons. First of all, it detects the same errors and issues (11) on different computers.

Secondly, Good Memory doesn't scan your computer. It reports premeditated hard drive errors and Windows registry problems. Thirdly, the rogue program gives a false sense of overall system stability, performance and even protection by displaying fake error messages and warnings. This piece of malware states that all these errors are critical. It may even state that your hard drive is missing. It will block other programs on your computer for the same reasons - critical hard drive errors and system stability issues. 

Good Memory has to be manually installed most of the time but it can come bundled with other malware. If you got hit with a Trojan virus then there is also a chance that you will end up with this fake application on your computer. Scammers distribute this bogus software via e-mails, malicious or hacked web pages, social networks, peer-to-peer networks, etc. Good Memory won't show up in add/remove programs list. Uninstall option that doesn't work either. You will have to remove Good Memory manually or with anti-malware software. We prefer second option because there can be more malware installed on your computer that are not included in the malware removal guide outlined below. When Good Memory is running, it may hide and desktop icons, task bar and change desktop background image/color. The rogue application may display even more fake security and system alerts saying that you can lose your files or that your computer may crash. 

Removal:
Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager: 
  • <random>.exe
 Location of the infection:
  1. C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\[random].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = "no"
Although it is possible to manually remove Good Memory, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend  malware and spyware removal applications.

After removing all these files, restart your computer and the issue will be fixed. And don’t forget to do update your Security Software, check the Firewall Settings and the Operating System and finally do a full system scan with the Security Software.
  

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