Remove System Repair virus
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System Repair virus | Type: Rogue Antispyware | Tags: FakeHDD
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System Repair virus is a fake PC optimization program, which, just like its previous version System Repair, seeks to rip its victims off. While seeking this aim, this scam program attacks its target system without any user's permission asked. Its presence on computer becomes obvious when it starts displaying its fake notifications that report about various problems that are detected on PC's system, hard drive and memory. In reality, all these issues are completely fake because System Repair virus seeks only to create a need of its 'licensed' version. Of course, this program is paid and it can't fix those invented problems. System Repair virus is just a tool used to swindle the money from PC users, so please, never fall for System repair virus and remove it from the system. If simply ignored, this fake optimization program can initiate serious problems on your computer. For example, it can download more viruses on your PC, such as browser hijackers, spyware or ransomware.


System Repair virus is distributed by Trojan horse, which can easily get inside the system once you forget about your computer's protection and stop updating security software. Such infections always hide in spam emails, fake software updates and similar places, so stay away from them! As soon as it successfully overcomes security barriers, malware drops its own files there and also adds some registry entires that help it to start once PC is rebooted. It runs fake hard drive scans next and, as it can be easily predicted, reports about tons of issues. Be sure that System Repair virus will bombard you with its fake errors every time you start browsing on the Internet. In reality, they can be safely ignored because they have nothing to do with a real state of your computer. Additionally, you should ignore its offers to purchase 'licensed' version because it is useless just like the trialware of System Repair. We highly recomend to remove System Repair virus from the system because that's the only wise way, which can be used when dealing with this threat.


When trying to remove System Repair virus from the system, you should run a full system scan with updated anti-spyware. There are several variants that can be used for its removal. For example: STOPzilla, SpyHunter, Malwarebytes Anti Malware and other legitimate anti-malware programs. The most important thing before running these programs is to make sure that use use updated versions.

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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System Repair virus manual removal

Kill processes:
Delete registry values:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[rnd_0].exe %CommonAppData%\[rnd_0].exe
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\DisableTaskMgr 0
Delete files:
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\System_Repair.lnk
%Programs%\System Repair\System Repair.lnk
%Programs%\System Repair\Uninstall System Repair.lnk

Geolocation of System Repair virus

Map reveals the prevalence of System Repair virus. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United States.

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Information added: 02/10/13 08:00; information updated: 02/10/13 08:00

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