Better Mechanic Virus

Also Known As: Better Mechanic Trojan.Clicker
Type: Trojan
Distribution: Moderate
Damage level: Severe

Better Mechanic virus removal guide

What is Better Mechanic?

People who developed Better Mechanic promote it as optimization tool for Windows systems. According to their website, this program cleans and fixes registry, removes junk files and boosts memory and improves overall computer's performance. However, in reality this is a Trojan.Clicker malware which is disguised as legitimate and useful program. This malicious software is designed to perform an illegal action known as click fraud.

Better Mechanic malware

Once Better Mechanic is installed, it runs a process in the Task Manager named EpizyCleanup. This is a process of the aforementioned Trojan.Clicker which is designed to perform automated click fraud. Click fraud occurs is a type of fraud that happens in pay-per-click (PPC) advertising. Simply said, people use illegal tools like Trojan.Clicker to generate invalid ad clicks. These clicks could be used either to generate revenue or to drain competitor's budget. Click fraud is committed by people who use it to increase their own personal ad revenues (to profit from clicking ads of their own). In other cases it could be used against competitors, clicking their ads with tools like Trojan.Clicker can deplete their advertising budget and make their ads stop from appearing. Another way to benefit from malicious programs like this one is to use it for clicking ads displayed on its user's website and to make that page more likely to be chosen for other people's ads. One way or another, click fraud is quite a big issue in Pay-per-click advertising and there are many people and companies fighting against it. In order not to be part of it we recommend to uninstall Better Mechanic/Trojan.Clicker as soon as possible.

Threat Summary:
Name Better Mechanic Trojan.Clicker
Threat Type Trojan.Clicker, fake system optimizer.
Detection Names (WRCFree.exe) Avast (Win32:Trojan-gen), DrWeb (Trojan.MulDrop8.43952), ESET-NOD32 (MSIL/TrojanClicker.Agent.NTL), Kaspersky (Hoax.Win32.DeceptPCClean.eky), Full List (VirusTotal)
Malicious Process Name(s) EpizyCleanup (the process name may vary).
Symptoms Trojans are designed to stealthily infiltrate victim's computer and remain silent thus no particular symptoms are clearly visible on an infected machine.
Distribution methods Infected email attachments, malicious online advertisements, social engineering, software cracks.
Damage Diminished computer performance, decreased Internet speed, potential installation of additional malware.
Removal

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This is not the only case where Trojan.Clicker is disguised as some other (optimization) program. Here are some examples of other programs that are operate not as they supposed to: Registry Mechanic, Microsoft Cleaner and Registry Doctor. Besides, there is a high possibility that none of these "optimizers" fix any problems or even detect existent problems. Another problem is that some Trojan.Clickers might be designed to spread computer infections, so if there is one of these programs installed on a computer, it should be eliminated immediately.

How did Better Mechanic infiltrate my computer?

Better Mechanic is promoted on some shady website and can be downloaded from there. However, malicious programs can be proliferated in various ways. One of the ways is to send emails, (spam campaigns). Cyber criminals send various emails with attachments included that, if opened, download and install various malware. These attachments could be Microsoft Office or PDF documents, executables (.exe files), ZIP, RAR or other archives, JavaScript files etc. Another common way to get a computer infected is through a trojan that already has infiltrated the system. It is known that programs of this type are designed to cause chain infections. Various untrustworthy/unofficial websites or sources such as freeware download websites, free file hosting websites, P2P (Peer-to-Peer) networks like torrent clients, eMule (and other similar tools) can be used to trick users into downloading and installing various malicious programs too. It happens when people download and open files that actually are infected files designed to install malware. Fake/unofficial updaters are often used as tools to download and install various malicious software instead of updates, fixes or to exploit outdated software's bugs, flaws. Furthermore, software 'cracking' tools are known as programs that allow their users to bypass paid activations. However, very often they infect computers instead of activating paid software.

How to avoid installation of malware?

Do not open the attachments/web links that are presented in irrelevant emails received from unknown or suspicious addresses. It is very common for these emails to be disguised as important and official. However, it does not mean that they can be trusted. Besides, most of them are irrelevant/do not concern their recipients at all. Always update your software or/operating system using implemented functions or tools provided by official developers only. Do not download software from untrustworthy and unofficial websites, nor using any third party downloaders (and other questionable sources). Download it using official, trustworthy sources and direct download links only. Is is also very important to have a reputable anti-spyware or and anti-virus software installed and to keep it enabled and updated at all times. Additionally, do not activate software using third party ("cracking") tools. Such programs are illegal and could be used by cyber criminals with intentions to spread malware. If you believe that your computer is already infected, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate infiltrated malware.

Website promoting Better Mechanic:

better mechanic website

Better Mechanic's installation setup:

better mechanic setup

Better Mechanic program:

better mechanic application

Better Mechanic on "Programs and Features" list:

better mechanic on the list of installed programs

Appearance of Better Mechanic:

better mechanic appearance

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How to remove malware manually?

Manual malware removal is a complicated task, usually it's better to let antivirus or anti-malware programs do it automatically. To remove this malware we recommend using  Spyhunter for Windows. If you wish to remove malware manually, the first step is to identify the name of the malware that you are trying to remove. Here's an example of a suspicious program running on user's computer:

malicious process running on user's computer sample

If you checked the list of programs running on your computer, for example using task manager and identified a program that looks suspicious you should continue with these steps:

manual malware removal step 1 Download a program called Autoruns. This program shows auto-start applications, Registry and file system locations:

screenshot of autoruns application

manual malware removal step 2Restart your computer into Safe Mode:

Windows XP and Windows 7 users: Start your computer in Safe Mode. Click Start, click Shut Down, click Restart, click OK. During your computer start process, press the F8 key on your keyboard multiple times until you see the Windows Advanced Option menu, and then select Safe Mode with Networking from the list.

Safe Mode with Networking

Video showing how to start Windows 7 in "Safe Mode with Networking":

Windows 8 users: Start Windows 8 is Safe Mode with Networking - Go to Windows 8 Start Screen, type Advanced, in the search results select Settings. Click Advanced startup options, in the opened "General PC Settings" window, select Advanced startup. Click the "Restart now" button. Your computer will now restart into the "Advanced Startup options menu". Click the "Troubleshoot" button, and then click the "Advanced options" button. In the advanced option screen, click "Startup settings". Click the "Restart" button. Your PC will restart into the Startup Settings screen. Press F5 to boot in Safe Mode with Networking.

Windows 8 Safe Mode with networking

Video showing how to start Windows 8 in "Safe Mode with Networking":

Windows 10 users: Click the Windows logo and select the Power icon. In the opened menu click "Restart" while holding "Shift" button on your keyboard. In the "choose an option" window click on the "Troubleshoot", next select "Advanced options". In the advanced options menu select "Startup Settings" and click on the "Restart" button. In the following window you should click the "F5" button on your keyboard. This will restart your operating system in safe mode with networking.

windows 10 safe mode with networking

Video showing how to start Windows 10 in "Safe Mode with Networking":

 

manual malware removal step 3Extract the downloaded archive and run Autoruns.exe file.

extract autoruns.zip and run autoruns.exe

manual malware removal step 4In the Autoruns application click "Options" at the top and uncheck "Hide Empty Locations" and "Hide Windows Entries" options. After this procedure click the "Refresh" icon.

Click 'Options' at the top and uncheck 'Hide Empty Locations' and 'Hide Windows Entries' options

manual malware removal step 5Check the list provided by Autoruns application and locate the malware file that you want to eliminate.

You should write down it full path and name. Note that some malware hides their process names under legitimate Windows process names. At this stage it's very important to avoid removing system files. After you locate he suspicious program you want to remove right click your mouse over it's name and choose "Delete"

locate the malware file you want to remove

After removing the malware through Autoruns application (this ensures that the malware won't run automatically on the next system startup) you should search for the malware name on your computer. Be sure to enable hidden files and folders before proceeding. If you find the file of the malware be sure to remove it.

searching for malware file on your computer

Reboot your computer in normal mode. Following these steps should help remove any malware from your computer. Note that manual threat removal requires advanced computer skills, it's recommended to leave malware removal to antivirus and anti-malware programs. These steps might not work with advanced malware infections. As always it's better to avoid getting infected that try to remove malware afterwards. To keep your computer safe be sure to install latest operating system updates and use antivirus software.

To be sure your computer is free of malware infections we recommend scanning it with Spyhunter for Windows.