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Windows Recovery. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as WindowsRecovery | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Windows Recovery is a fake disk defragmenter that displays fake error messages and pop-ups to make you think that your computer has some serious hard drive problems. The rogue program prompts to pay for a full version of the program to fix the errors. If you choose to purchase this bogus program, you will lose your money and give your credit card details to the scammers who created this malware. Please use the removal instructions below to remove Windows Recovery from your computer as soon as possible.

Windows Recovery enters the system via Trojans, infected websites and fake online scanners. The program runs system scanner and later on reports critical errors detected on your system. It warns you that some of your private data might be lost because of the lack of free space, RAM memory usage, etc. The truth is that it is fake information and Windows Recovery only wants you to believe your system is infected. Windows Recovery will offer you purchasing a full version of its program with a promise that this will fix everything. However, its real intention is to receive your money, but in return you won’t get anything. Do not buy this rogue program. It won't help you. In order to stop all malicious activities on your computer you should remove it upon detection. You can remove Windows Recovery manually too, but remember that manual removal guide was made for the rogue program only and do not include other possible malware, rootkits.

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

Windows Recovery properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
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Windows Recovery manual removal

Kill processes:
[random].exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[random].exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[random]"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAssociations "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_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAttachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDownload "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain "Use FormSuggest" = 'yes'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
Unregister DLLs:
[random].dll

Delete files:
[random].exe [random].dll Windows Recovery.lnk

Geolocation of Windows Recovery

Map reveals the prevalence of Windows Recovery. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Sri Lanka, Nepal, India, Pakistan and Philippines.

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Comments on Windows Recovery

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An thony
What the program actually does is to change the attributes of all of your files to hidden. Even though you remove the program your files are still hidden. I took me numerous hours to go in and try to "unhide" all of my files. I also have to use the original installation disks to recover the Start files as they too were emptied.
Microsoft Security Essentials was able to pick up the program and get rid of it after infection. As mentioned you can get rid of it but you need to manually go in and repair the damages that this program causes.
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Caroline
I have just got this nuisance virous and cant seem to get rid of it as I am no expert. Can anyone provide a guide for dummies to get rid of this.

Also can you assure me that this will not upload another virous

Thanks

Caroline

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