‘Windows – Read error’ scary notice from System Repair hoax

There’s a large number of fake alerts, popups and warnings displayed by System Repair scam, of which we previously written in several of our posts. ‘Windows – Read error’ is just one of them. There are many others, in fact. The purpose of these deceitful statements expressed by System Repair is to make users believe that their system is in a horrible condition. Then, of course, the virus will prompt users into buying the so-called licensed version of this malware, even though it is a totally useless application when it comes to optimizing your workstation.

Windows – Read error
Exception Processing Message 0xC0000029 Parameters 0x7C800023 0x000000BE 0x7C800784 0x7C8002E1

If you have System Repair hoax on your system you probably understand what it really is and what consequences it brings onto your computer. The worst thing resulted by the presence of this Trojan is the issue of hidden files. However, you should not worry for them. They’re still on your PC and know the ways how to restore them. Simply ignore all deceitful alerts of this hoax, including the message ‘Windows – Read error’, and keep up with the malware removal milestones outlined below.


Screenshot of fake alert:

Windows - Read error

Removal instructions:

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:

Run both of them and reboot your PC. Good luck!

System Repair automatic remover:

Similar removal video at YouTube:

System Repair manual remover:

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

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