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Smart Data Recovery. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Lucia Danes - -   Also known as S.M.A.R.T. repair, Smart HDD, Data recovery, Smart repair | Type: Malware

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:

Critical Error
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.

Critical Error!
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, STOPzilla and malwarebytes anti-malware.

The latest parasite names used by FakeHDD:
[newest id=”fakehdd”]

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Smart Data Recovery manual removal:

Kill processes:
[random].exe processes are random for smart HDD, you should see strings like: 54724.exe, ysrshj.exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[random]"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[random].exe"

Unregister DLLs:
[random].dll DLLs are random for smart HDD, you should see strings like: 1346235.dll, oyewfr.dll

Delete 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

Delete directories:

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    Yes, its a real fake and a colleague of mine fell into this trap and needed to reformat the entire machine.
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  • pc doctor ny

    Yes, its a real fake and a colleague of mine fell into this trap and needed to reformat the entire machine.
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  • amod

    Best Solution – Install a free software like Glary utilities … It has a feature of Start Up Manager ….. Which shows a EXE of this particular programme. Just delete it & it will not pop up next time … Also use R.kill exe It works …. Good Luck …

  • Ricardo

    Wooooow Susan its work for me… with 2 steps
    1 the code acivation and 2nd the download to unhide the files
    Thank you Susan you save my life thaaaaaaaaannnksssssss

  • Piratekitty

    O God..Help Me…PLease…

    I told someone i was going to Sue Linden Lab for ignoring the abuse reports i made aginst people who was trolling me and for ignoring the abuse reports i made on other stuff…that is when the person told me not to sue linden lab or he will do somthing bad to me.. just mins after telling him that he can not stop me from sueing Linden Lab my PC got infected with this virus and i trid to remove it with Malwarebytes Anti-Makware but it only removed it from the “safe mode part”.. not the hole conputer.. when i go out of safemode it is still there and it freezes my pC up.. not leting me close the window.. and the virus starts to spam me with yellow pop ups and “deletes evrything on my hard drive”.. i use to have enuff proof to sue Linden Lab utill all the stuff i had got deleted OMG.. Help me get my items back and help me get rid of the virus!

  • Susan

    This download will unhide your files

  • Susan


    Here is a activation code. Just put thin in with a fake e-mail and the notices will stop. Use spyware to find and remove the virus.

  • Frustrated

    All it did was make EVERY file a hidden file. Make sure you can see hidden files, select everything in the drive, and unhide. It should restore everything.

  • poobah

    I got this virus by accidentally opening a label_parcel zip and executable on a USPS delivery email. I think Ive finally go the vius removed but now Im having a hard time seeing my files and folders. Any help would be greatly appreciated. poobah88(at)yahoo(dot)com. THanks

  • Ken Black

    I did not know that about smart data recovery, but thank you for the information. It is a touchy subject these days.