System Repair is a fake system defragmentation utility (fake HDD). When this scam enters your system it beings playing the role of some system optimization and enhancement tool. So, it scans your system for presence of many system, hard drive and memory errors and “finds” them. However, this is just the imitation of real functionality improvement. In fact, all troubles and bugs supposedly detected by System Repair are fake. They were simply invented by this faulty and deceitful program in order to scare users into obeying further fraudulent instructions of this scam.
Needless to mention, the ways how System Repair Trojan enters your system are not legal. The program doesn’t ask for user’s permission to come into the computer. This infiltration procedure is taking place due to certain vulnerabilities detected inside of your system security settings. Often users prefer not to have any antiviruses at all, and in such cases it is surely not surprising to see malwares like System Repair attacking systems. In many cases, however, it is the fault of security software installed on your PC when it doesn’t detect malware intrusion attempts of this scam into your workstation.
During the infiltration and installation process System Repair rogue modifies your system settings in order to be started automatically together with every system startup. This means that you will eventually see the GUI of this hoax each time you turn your computer to do something important on it. Immediately the program does something horrible with your PC. What is it, by the way? Surely, the most scary event to experience is when this Trojan hides that majority of your data (pictures, documents, files, etc.) that are very important for you. This is done by means of setting up the hidden attribute to all your files, including the list of programs in the Start menu and those, icons and shortcuts at your desktop, etc. Thus, you see nothing except for the blank or black screen and the icons associated with System Repair scam.
In addition to the above-mentioned perversions, System Repair presents the bunch of fake security alerts and notifications to scare users even more. You may find the screenshots and the extracts from these faulty statements, notifications and alert below.
System message – Write Fault Error
A write command during the test has failed to complete. This may be due to a media or read/write error. The system generates an exception error when using a reference to an invalid system memory address.
System Error. Hard disk failure detected
It’s highly recommended to run complete HDD scan to prevent loss of personal files.
Scan and repair, Cancel and restart
|Fake HDD’s alert screenshot||fake HDD’s alert quotation|
|This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use|
|Critical error. Drive sector not found error|
|Data error reading drive C:\|
|Critical Error. Hard drive controller failure|
|Serious disk error writing drive C|
|Seek error. Sector not found|
|Device initialization failed|
System Repair virus has in mind to trick users into buying its registration key (activation code) as a supposed solution to fixing all the above-mentioned bugs and restoring your hidden files. But remember that the files were initially hidden by this scam, so this is surely a rogue program that first makes problems for you on your computer and then asks you to pay for it to “solve” these problems. The thing is that such problems can’t be solved or fixed by System Repair. They will remain even after you mistakenly buy its full version. Hopefully, this will never be the case with you. Thus, instead of trusting and obeying this malware, please follow the guidelines below that will help you remove this malicious application from your system and restore you files, pictures and other important documents that were initially hidden by this virus application on your computer.
In order to remove System Repair malware from your PC it is strongly recommended that you first run GridinSoft Trojan Killer. Use Win + E” hotkey combination to open “My Computer” window. From this stage (in the address field) you may insert the address of GridinSoft Trojan Killer’s site http://trojan-killer.net and download our recommended software. Install and update it, run the scan and remove all threats it finds. Then download two additional free applications called Unhider.exe and restore.exe . The download links are as follows:
- GridinSoft Unhider http://trojan-killer.net/download/unhider.exe
- GridinSoft Restore http://trojan-killer.net/download/restore.exe
Run both of them and reboot your PC. Good luck!
System Repair automatic remover:
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System Repair manual remover:
Delete System Repair files:
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\System_Repair.lnk
%Programs%\System Repair\System Repair.lnk
%Programs%\System Repair\Uninstall System Repair.lnk
Delete System Repair registry entries: