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How To Remove File Restore Virus

What is File Restore?

File Restore is another clone of fake hard disk recovery applications, which tries to scare you into believing that your personal data is at risk. Do not ever trust this program, as all messages generated by it are definitely fake and should not be considered truthful. If you see numerous of popups stating that your hard disk has critical errors, remove File Restore as soon as possible.

What harm does File Restore do?

File Restore may get installed into your system by your Internet browser security holes. The risk of getting File Restore on your computer increases if you don't have the latest Windows updates installed, as such updates usually patch holes that are used by malicious programs to spread into your computer. Here is a list of symptoms that indicate the presence of File Restore virus on your computer:

  • A window is popping up, stating that your hard drive contains critical errors (such as the one shown in the screenshot above)
  • You receive numerous popups or system tray notifications with hard disk errors
  • Your system has significantly slowed down
  • You no longer see your documents in your documents (or any other) folder

It is very important to remove File Restore infection as soon as possible, because it can also download additional spyware that can activate at a later time. Your privacy is also at risk, because trojans are known to steal your personal information.

How to remove File Restore?

You can remove File Restore using a reputable antispyware application, such as SpyHunter, or you can do so manually (not recommended).

Automated File Restore removal instructions

  1. Restart your computer into Safe Mode:
    1. When your computer is booting up, keep pressing F8 key until you see the screen, pictured below:
    2. Choose "Safe Mode with Networking"
  2. Once your computer boots up in Safe Mode, download SpyHunter:

    Download File Restore removal tool

    or type in the following URL:
    Read more about SpyHunter and how to install it

  3. Install SpyHunter by double-clicking on the installed file and follow the on-screen instructions.

Manual File Restore removal instructions

In order to remove File Restore from your computer, do the following:

  1. Restart your computer into Safe Mode as explained in the automated File Restore removal instructions above.
  2. Remove any random .exe files in "%CommonAppData%" folder.
  3. Open up Registry Editor and delete all random entries located in "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run".
  4. Delete all Desktop and Start Menu shortcuts, linking to File Restore.

Please note that by following the steps above, only core File Restore files and starting points will be removed. We highly recommend an automated removal, because SpyHunter can also kill and delete all processes and files related to File Restore virus. It also features a proactive protection to prevent any further attacks against your computer.

Article written by Adam G.

Adam is a computer security enthusiast, web developer and Windows/Linux geek. Loves metal music, chess and Starbucks.

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