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S.M.A.R.T. Repair. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as Smart Repair Data Recovery | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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S.M.A.R.T. Repair, just like Data Recovery, is a fake PC optimization tool that tries to make users believe that there are numerous hard drive issues on their computers. You should be sure that all this is done for the only aim – to make them purchase licensed S.M.A.R.T. Repair version which is usually promised to fix everything if purchased. However, though it looks legitimate and trustworthy, you must keep in mind that this program is a malware that demands money for its imaginary services and gets on people’s nerves as soon as it manages to come inside the system. S.M.A.R.T. Repair Data Recovery has been reported to disrupt computer systems and let more viruses inside so that it could earn more money. In order to prevent such intruders, computer experts recommend installing reputable anti-virus and anti-spyware versions. In addition, use them to remove S.M.A.R.T. Repair from your PC before it does more damage on it.

S.M.A.R.T. Repair is quite an obnoxious rogue product that is usually distributed with a help of trojans. That means that this program installs itself on the system without any prior notification and permission of a user asked and additionally sets itself to start together with every computer's reboot. This is done by replacing some registry entries with it own. If we analyze its additional activity, intruder can be also reported to display continuous alerts and scanners that all pretend to be notifying users about numerous hard drive issues detected. Trying to look like a normal defragmenter, S.M.A.R.T. Repair displays such alerts and warnings:


Hard Drive Boot Sector Reading Error

During I/O system initialization, the boot device driver might have failed to initialize the boot device. File system initialization might have failed because it did not recognize the data on boot device.

System blocks were not found
This is most likely occurred because of hard disk failure.
This may also lead to a potential loss of data.

Leaving this rogue on the system is a huge mistake because S.M.A.R.T. Repair literally paralyzes normal system functioning and leads to continuous popup activity. In addition, you will also be interrupted by security scanners always displaying deliberately falsified scan results and then offering to purchased licensed version. If receiving continuous alerts from this program, note that your privacy is at considerable risk. So, instead of letting this rogue to get into your wallet and steal money from it, you are highly recommended to remove S.M.A.R.T. Repair from your computer. Here are some tips that will help you to do that easier:

1. Run a full system scan with different anti-malware programs. We recommend scanning with Reimage, PlumbytesWebroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.

2. If you are disabled from launching anti-malware programs, enter this fake registration code first so that Smart Repair would think you have purchased the license: 08869246386344953972969146034087. Run a full system scan next.

The latest parasite names used by FakeHDD:
S.M.A.R.T. Repair, File Rescue virus, File Restore virus, File Recovery, Smart Data Recovery

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S.M.A.R.T. Repair manual removal

Kill processes:
[random].exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Use FormSuggest" = 'Yes'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "CertificateRevocation" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop "NoChangingWallPaper" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer "NoDesktop" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ".exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ""
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "Hidden" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "ShowSuperHidden" = '0'
Delete files:
%LocalAppData%\
%LocalAppData%\.exe
%LocalAppData%\~
%LocalAppData%\~
%StartMenu%\Programs\Data Recovery\
%StartMenu%\Programs\Data Recovery\Data Recovery.lnk
%StartMenu%\Programs\Data Recovery\Uninstall Data Recovery.lnk
%Temp%\smtmp\
%Temp%\smtmp\1
%Temp%\smtmp\1
%Temp%\smtmp\2
%Temp%\smtmp\3
%Temp%\smtmp\4
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Data Recovery.lnk

Geolocation of S.M.A.R.T. Repair

Map reveals the prevalence of S.M.A.R.T. Repair. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

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