Data Recovery is a fake Defragmenter tool which replaces S.M.A.R.T. HDD virus. It is from the same family as FakeHDD, known by the name Smart HDD from the same family as: FakeHDD. It replaces Smart HDD. other tools from the same family are System Check, System Fix, System Restore, Data restore, Data recovery, Master Utilities and many others. This family used Data Recovery name before, but the product was different and repated more to System check, System Fix. This one has other removal instructions. On newer version of Data Recovery you can see big letters S.M.A.R.T. Repair on the application screen. Smart repair virus has nothing to do with actual Data recovery process.
Data Recovery reports false information about hard drive errors and system failures to make you think that your computer has a lot of problems. Virus will ask to purchase its paid version to fix all these errors. This is typical for all rogue program, Smart repair virus uses misleading methods to trick users into paying for useless software. Data Recovery is promoted through the use of Trojans and misleading websites.
As Smart HDD, S.M.A.R.T. Repair Data recovery will be configured to start automatically when you login to Windows. It will display fake error messages like these:
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.
Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk.
Datarecovery is useless. Do not purchase Data recovery, it uses even the same Graphic user Interface as Smart HDD, and if you already have, please contact your credit card company and dispute the charge.
To register the SMART Repair Data recovery use this code: 08869246386344953972969146034087 and provide any email address. IT will stop the fake notifications and alerts, but it will not remove the infection itself. We strongly recommend you to use an automatic removal tool because Smart HDD may come bundled with rootkits and other malware. From the one which are reputable we recommend Spyhunter, Spyware Doctor and malwarebytes anti-malware.
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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Smart Data Recovery manual removal:
[random].exe processes are random for smart HDD, you should see strings like: 54724.exe, ysrshj.exe
Delete registry values:
[random].dll DLLs are random for smart HDD, you should see strings like: 1346235.dll, oyewfr.dllDelete files:
%Temp%\\[random].exe %Temp%\\[random].dll %Temp%\\dfrg %Temp%\\dfrgr %Temp%\\.exe %UserProfile%\\Desktop\\Smart HDD.lnk %UserProfile%\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Smart HDD\\ %UserProfile%\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Smart HDD\\Smart HDD.lnk %UserProfile%\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Smart HDD\\Uninstall Smart HDD.lnk