SystemDefragmenter is a rogue anti-spyware application which pretends to be legitimate error optimization tool. With the aid of trojan infections, spam emails and various websites it tends to be affiliated one can easily fall victim to this dubious application.
Once exist on PC, numerous fake alerts is issued and misinform that computer is contaminated with virus. These fake reports will read as follows:
Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive.
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.
Windows can’t find hard disk space. Hard drive error
Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk.
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file \System32\496A8300. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware.
A critical error has occurred while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required.
System Restore. The system has been restored after a critical error. Data integrity and hard drive integrity verification required.
Malware will prompt you to buy its “licensed” version which is supposedly able to remove legitimate viruses. Do not believe any information it displays because it is malicious and fraudulent. Buying this rogue program means you’ll get more viruses onto your PC and less money in your pocket. It is dangerous to your computer so you need to ignore all notifications it shows but use reputable anti-spyware application and terminate SystemDefragmenter upon detection.
Manual SystemDefragmenter Removal
SystemDefragmenter registry values:
Help: How to edit windows registry entries
Other malicious SystemDefragmenter files:
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\System Defragmenter
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\System Defragmenter\System Defragmenter.lnk