Trojan:W32/Fixer is a malicious program that demands a ransom from the user by encrypting and disabling documents and media files. The only way to decrypt the files is by purchasing a program being offered by the malware author(s). As such, this malware is a type of ransomware. The details below apply to the Trojan:W32/Fixer.A variant.
Based on the settings of your F-Secure security product, it will either move the file to the quarantine where it cannot spread or cause harm, or remove it.
The trojan's main component is a DLL that is dropped to:
This DLL is injected into almost all running processes. It is not injected into some executables, including:
It adds a launchpoint in the registry as below:
It creates these registries probably as infection markers:
Once installed, the DLL encrypts files with the following extensions to disable them :
Any newly created files on the system that use one of the extensions listed above are also encrypted.When user tries to open the encrypted files a screen like below is shown:
It also shows a popup like below at the bottom right corner on the system tray :
The only way for users to fix the so-called corrupted files is to purchase the FileFixPro program. If the "repair file" option is selected, user will be directed to this site:
The downloaded program is a scanner that will show a screen like below:
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