How to get rid of pop-up virus?

In the first place, pop-ups in your PC are the result of some disgusting adware to be the part of your computer. So, you will not be able to fully eliminate such pop-ups without utter removal of adware as their initial source. This guide will help you to remove these pop-ups fully from your browser.

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‘System message – Sector Not Found’ scam

System message – Sector Not Found

This is a message that is integrated into the new version of System Repair rogue (fake HDD). There has been the similar malware in the past, however, it had another design which is no longer used by hackers while they develop new viruses. The new version of System Repair scam uses a lot of new scary alerts, warnings and notifications. The message that says ‘System message – Sector Not Found’ is surely scary, yet it is a fake alert that speaks of a problem that simply isn’t peculiar for your machne.

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File system on local disk C contains critical errors. Fake Microsoft Windows alert

File system on local disk C contains critical errors

When analyzing System Repair virus today we’ve encounter another fake alert, which System Repair scam tends to present as the one associated with Microsoft corporation. This alert comes up as the one allegedly coming from Microsoft Windows, after the large mess made by System Repair malware on your system. To be more precise, the warning says this:

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Svchost.exe Corrupt Disk – fake HDD’s scary alert

svchost.exe - corrupt disk

The alert ‘svchost.exe Corrupt Disk’ pursues the goal of making you really scared. It is presented by System Repair, the fake hard drive defragmentation utility. This is a malware that appeared recently, and nowadays it actively attacks thousands if not millions of computers worldwide. The scary alert tells users this:

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Explorer.exe Corrupt Disk – fake HDD’s error

explorer.exe - corrupt disk

The popup that says ‘explorer.exe – Corrupt Disk’ is a fake alert of System Repair fake HDD. In fact, in the past there were many other similar malicious applications, however, they didn’t use this particular faulty alert. The revised version of System Repair scam now uses the series of new scary notifications in order to make users think their system is in danger. The chances are that similar malwares with other names will keep reappearing, being developed by the team of cyber hackers and online frauds.

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

Windows - Read error

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.

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System Repair virus (uninstall guide)

System Repair is the virus that claims to be certain decent system defragmenter. However, the truth of the matter is that it is not able to help your system function better. On the contrary, System Repair malware considerably perverts your operating and file system to such an extent that you would not recognize your computer. Many users get really scared when they see such a mess made by this scam. Very often they do not realize that this is the job of this fake system defragmenter program. They think that the turmoil discovered by fake scan of System Repair indeed took place before this hoax ever appeared inside of their machine, and this is when they are deceived. The malware tells that it is able to fix the detected problems, however, it would not let you do it for free. It asks you to pay for it, and this is so far the only goal pursued by such annoying malware. Its developers only aim to steal your money, that’s it. They do not care about real system protection and improvement of actual system performance.

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dbheuPYTtA.exe file is associated with System Repair hoax


dbheuPYTtA.exe is a malicious file, which is also a running process. It is related to System Repair scam. This program is a serious virus that attacks many computers all over the world today. System Repair trojan is a fake system optimization and hard drive defragmentation utility that acts very aggressively in reaching its many evil purposes. The primary goal of this hoax, of course, is to make money for its developers. dbheuPYTtA.exe is the core process of this malware. The problem is that it cannot be easily terminated with Task Manager, for example. The rogue blocks its launching. In addition, it also hides the majority of your files, such as documents, pictures, desktop icons, etc. This is done by adding the hidden attribute to the majority of such files and folders and by relocating them to the Temp directory, which is hidden likewise. To get rid of System Repair malware and to restore your hidden files please follow the guidelines below.

Read more – fraudulent site associated with System Repair virus is a site you need to avoid by all means. In fact, it doesn’t even exist. This unreal site is yet used in the interface of System Repair fake hard drive defragmenter as a way to collect funds from deceived and tricked users. However, paying money for this program is a serious mistake on the part of users. Regretfully, many people have been already tricked and scared by this program and the bunch of fake system errors, notifications and alerts reported by it during the bogus scan of your system. Here is how this fraudulent web-site looks like:

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System Repair virus removal tool

System Repair virus

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.

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File Restore (virus). How to remove it

File Restore virus

Restoring files that are missing is a good and surely necessary function with which some decent and powerful system optimization tools possess. In some cases that data that you need so desperately can be missing or hidden by malware. Hiding such data occurs by setting up the hidden attribute to files and folders, thus resulting in impossibility of user to view/see them. This is when some reputable and great system optimization utilities can help you recover the data that you don’t see. This can be said of File Restore virus program, even though it bears such a proud name. This application doesn’t restore files. To the contrary, it hides them, it plays the direct part in concealing them from your attention. Hence, the acts of File Restore program contradict to its claimed mission (to restore hidden files). Thus, instead of helping users it makes the mess with the entire file system and creates the turmoil on the PC’s hard drive and in the brain of many people whose systems got infected with this nasty malware sample.

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Seek Error – Sector not found – new scam by fake HDD program

Seek Error - Sector not found

The warning that you might occasionally get that says “Seek Error – Sector not found” is another scary popup that appears on computers infected with one of the variants of fake HDD programs. As an example we can mention File Restore, being the latest variant of these bogus system optimizers. Thus, when they attack the compromised machine, they will throw the bunch of such misleading error reports, popups and warnings in the right-bottom part of your screen. Plus, there will be many other repeated and quite annoying notifications from this scam. Their goal is to make users believe their system is in danger and must be immediately fixed.

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Data Error Reading Drive C:\ – scary popup of fake HDD virus

Data Error Reading Drive C:\

Data Error Reading Drive C:\ is another horrifying message that often appears in the right-bottom section of your computer infected with one of the variants of fake hard drive defragmenters (fake system optimization tools). File Restore virus is one of their latest examples, by the way. If this scam is inside of your machine then the chances are that you will eventually see this scary notification that will tell you – Data Error Reading Drive C:\.

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Critical Error. Hard drive controller failure scam

Critical Error. Hard drive controller failure

Fake HDD programs nowadays occupy quite a large niche in the overall “pie” of malicious applications. File Restore is one of the latest examples of fake HDD tools (bogus system optimization utilities). This program, in spite of its name, takes an active part in creating the real mess out of your file system and hiding the majority of your important data. Plus, it begins to display many bogus system error alerts and popups that assert that your system is full of bugs that supposedly caused all the above-mentioned data absence troubles.

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Critical Error. Drive sector not found error scam from File Restore virus

Critical Error. Drive sector not found error

File Restore virus program surely knows how to scare users into thinking their PC is in a dangerous condition. When this virus enters your computer it begins displaying various fake system error notifications in various manners. There are numerous repeated error warning messages that are formalized in the form of pretty large windows. There are also some small popups that appear in the bottom-right section of the desktop of the infected PC. The alert that says: “Critical error. Drive sector not found error” is the example of such scary and fake popups often displayed by File Restore scam.

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File Restore virus description and removal

File Restore virus

File Restore stands for the new version of fake hard drive defragmentation utility, being the direct successor of File Recovery malware previously reviewed by us. Both of these applications are typically alike, sharing the same interface, having the same evil goals and fraudulent intentions. These bogus system optimizers bear in mind to scare users with imitation of PC system scan and its subsequent report that gives a lot of deceitful information about the condition of your system. Removal of such fake HDD tools is surely a challenge for many security blogs and online malware removal platforms, including our site. The mission of this article is to explain to you the basic features and peculiarities of File Restore malware, to give you the effective guidelines on removal of this scam and on restoration of your files and other important data that was hidden by this malicious utility. Please carefully follow the instructions below and you will face no difficulty removing File Restore virus from your system.

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This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. Fake alert from File Restore scam

This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use

File Restore virus, as you know, displays many fake system error popups, alerts and notifications. Today we will tell you about another scary warning that often appears while File Restore fake HDD is running on your machine. It says “This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use”. The aim of such faulty information is simply to make you believe that something horrible is going on with your machine. The virus has in mind to trick you greatly – to make you buy its fake and helpless full version that is not able to keep its promises. The fake alert of this rogue that says “This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use” must be completely ignored, because it actually means nothing worth paying attention to.

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Serious disk error writing drive C. Fake alert from File Restore scam

Serious Disk Error Writing Drive C:\

Serious disk error writing drive C:\ is a scary popup that is peculiar for computers infected with one of the variants of fake hard drive defragmenters (viruses). File Restore is one of the most vivid examples because it is the latest hoax of this type. Apart of this scary notification, it also displays many other fake alerts, popups, warnings and notifications that are meant to scare users into believing their system is in a horrible condition. Later on the malware has in mind to bring users to the point where they will be asked by the scam to buy the so-called licensed version of it. But this is surely not a good investment of your funds.

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Device initialization failed. Fake alert from File Restore virus

Device initialization failed

File Restore malware previously described by us presents the wide number of fake system error alerts to scare users tremendously. The warning that comes up as a popup in the right-bottom section of your screen that says “Device initialization failed” is a fake bug report displayed by this fake hard drive defragmentation utility. By the way, there are many other invented errors by this virus. All of them are fake and must be entirely ignored as far as the contents of the fake alerts are concerned. However, you should not tolerate the impact of File Restore virus onto your workstation. This is why you should take heed to delete this nasty malware sample from your computer.

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File Restore virus. Removal tools

File Restore virus

There are several programs that are recommended by us for successful removal of File Restore malware. The first thing is to run our proven, reliable and effective security application – GridinSoft Trojan Killer. Yet, running anti-virus program is not enough to completely recover your system after File Restore virus attack. Why is it so? Because this fake hard drive defragmenter makes a serious mess on your computer with your file system. It sets up the hidden attribute to your files, folders and all data available on your computer. Please be aware of the fact that the files you have on your computer aren’t removed by virus. Due to the presence of File Restore malware they now have the hidden attribute, plus they were relocated by the virus into other specifically created folder (which also has a hidden attribute, by the way). In order to restore your missing items you also need to run two additional applications called GridinSoft Unhider and GridinSoft Restore. By the way, these two applications are totally free to use. Below please find the detailed step-by-step description of File Restore malware removal process and recovery of your missing data that you need so desperately. We know you’re in trouble because of this scam, and we want to help you in restoring your system back to the previous fully functional mode.

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File Rescue virus description and removal

File Rescue malware belongs to the virus clan of fake hard drive defragmenters, also known as fake system optimizers. This fake HDD tool is the master of deceit and trickery. The program looks just as its another “big brother” – File Restore virus. These bogus system optimization utilities have the only thing in mind – to trick users into believing their system is in danger due to presence of various system, hard drive and memory errors. Nevertheless, all such errors are fake and not even peculiar to your machine.

Read more – fraudulent site of File Restore virus

File Restore virus is a fake site that isn’t even included into Google index (or the index of other search engine). However, the imitation of this site is directly attached to the payment processing interface of File Restore fake hard drive defragmenter, of which we’ve recently written about. Be careful not to indicate any financial information in the fields that are contained at this fake and fraudulent web-page. Do not indicate your credit or debit card details, not even your name and address. This inexistent site is a tool in the hands of online crooks who want to deceive you and trick you into wasting your funds for the program that is totally useless.

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How to get rid of File Restore virus. Removal video

File Restore virus

File Restore is the malware that has been already described and reviewed by us a couple of days ago. Today we’ve been able to catch this malware and test it behavior on the infected machine. No doubt, the results of its works are really devastating. First of all, probably the worst thing about this hoax is the issue of hidden and missing data that was completely concealed by File Restore infection. The files were not deleted, of course, but a hidden attribute was set to all of them, plus they were relocated to a special smtmp folder (which is also hidden, by the way). All such unexpected turmoil and fuss due to absence of important data (pictures, documents, icons, desktop shortcuts and list of programs in the Start menu) is the result of the malicious activity of File Restore virus. So, do not think that this type of software can restore you data. Instead, it will do all it can to scare you tremendously with the bunch of its faulty statements, error reports and notifications. Be careful not to trust any portion of deceitful information that is being popped up by this outrageous and fraudulent application.

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File Recovery virus aftermath. How to restore hidden and missing files

File Recovery program you see depicted at the screenshot below is not actually a software to recover files. Do you know that it hides your data, pictures, documents and programs, instead of actually restoring them? If you think that this is the program you need to keep inside of your workstation then you’re seriously mistaken. File Recovery is a virus, the malware that belongs to Fake HDD clan, and there have been many other similar malwares like this before. Removal of this hoax and recovery of your missing data after virus attack is going to be the subject of our today’s discussion.

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How to retrieve hidden and missing files after virus attack

Today many users all over the world have a serious problem of their files missing because of virus on their PC. There have been many of such malicious programs in the past. All of them belong to the fake HDD rogue group. We can name the following applications that cause such problems: File Recovery, Smart HDD, Data Recovery and many, many others. These rogue applications act like this: first, they come to your computer without your consent or approval. Additionally, they tune up your computer in a manner that allows the rogue to be launched automatically together with every system startup. And then a really horrible thing occurs. All files users have on their desktop suddenly disappear. Sometimes users thing that they are permanently gone (deleted). But this is not so, of course. The data was hidden by the malicious application. It was, in fact, relocated to other folders specifically created by the fake HDD program.

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How to neutralize File Recovery malicious activity. The step-by-step removal guide.

It is a well-known fact that File Recovery software is malicious one. We have informed about it in our previous posts. Nevertheless we continue receiving numerous messages with the claims of our customers that their PCs are infected with this malady. So, some words about this parasite: it extremely dangerous tool fabricated to deceive the innocent Internet users and stealing their money. Its predecessors are: Data Recovery, Smart HDD and some others. This malware bears a noble name of File Recovery. One can think that it is a tool designed to unhide and restore the missing information after massive virus attack. Vice versa it hides all your files, folders, pictures, programs and other important data. The victims who have run into this problem are in panic because of loss of the necessary information. Do not worry; if there is a problem, there is a solution also. You will find the detailed algorithm of your action to kill this parasite and restore your hidden info.

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System Error. Hard disk failure detected – scam notification

Today we would like to tell you about another fake notice that comes from one of fake HDD programs. It does not tell about real problem; there is no any hard disk failure. What you have instead is the presence of a serious, scary and misleading malware on your computer. We told you about them in our previous message that was published several minutes ago regarding “Write Fault Error”. To sum up, they all belong to the family of scary system optimization tools that must be removed immediately. Here is what this particular fake notice says:

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‘System message – Write Fault Error’ fake alert

Write Fault Error

If you ever see the scary notification about “System message – Write Fault Error” then, most probably, your PC is surely in trouble. This message is a fake one, it doesn’t tell of a real system problem. This means that your computer is seriously infected with fake HDD tool. To say it shorter, you have a virus on your computer. This virus belongs to the special group of fake hard drive defragmenters, and recently there have been many of their examples actively spreading their malicious roots around the world wide web. In particular, we wrote special articles (posts) on their effective removal. Here are the examples of the latest fake HDDs that cause such message to appear:

As for the fake and misleading message originated by them, here is the quite from it:

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How to remove File Recovery virus

File Recovery stands for the extremely malicious and dangerous application. There were many similar programs before, such as Data Recovery, Smart HDD and many others. The list is quite long and there’s no great need to tell about all of them in details – because they share the same GUI. Their behavior is also the same, being directed at ruining the existing file settings. In fact, File Recovery scareware, contrary to its name, hides all your files, folders, pictures, programs and other important data. Users who have this malady on their PCs are surely disappointed once they catch this serious cyber disease. Nevertheless, all infections have certain remedies that can cure them, so we therefore publish this malware removal guide to assist you in removal of File Recovery malware.

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secure.file-recovery-software[dot]com – fraudulent site to avoid

File Recovery is a rogue system optimization utility that belongs to fake HDD group of malwares. This nasty pest is malicious and can literally make ruins out of your file system. Even though it bears such a proud name as File Recovery – the hoax literally creates problems of hidden files, missing data, lost pictures, documents, desktop icons, etc. As you see, the works of this program are quite opposite to its name. The software we’re talking about was specifically developed by the group of cyber fraudsters specifically for the purpose of scaring users a lot with the bunch of bogus system errors and other troubles allegedly taking place on your machine. But, in fact, nothing reported by this hazardous application is of the truth. You’re simply being deceived by its various scary yet untrue statements. What is the purpose of them all? Please find the answer to this essential question in the next paragraph.

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