Critical Error. Hard drive controller failure scam

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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.

One of the examples of fake critical error popups as displayed by File Restore virus says this: “Critical Error. Hard drive controller failure”. Here is how it looks like when it appears in the right-bottom section of your screen:

Critical Error. Hard drive controller failure

Be very careful not to trust any misleading and scary information, like the one you see above. There are, in fact, many other similar messages that are all but fake and tell of the same thing – your computer is supposedly in danger and in order to fix its numerous invented critical system errors you must allegedly purchase the full licensed version of fake HDD utility (whatever it is). As we’ve mentioned already, File Restore is the latest scam of many fake HDDs. There have been many other representatives of them in the past, by the way. The odds are that there will be many similar virus programs in the future that will display the same scary content. For this purpose you should be very careful when dealing with them. Ignore all deceitful statements, warnings, alerts and popups as displayed by File Restore rogue (or any other similar malware program). In order to remove this hoax you may follow the guide below which, by the way, will also explain to you how to restore your missing data for free after virus attack.


In order to remove File Restore 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 https://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!

File Restore automatic remover:

Removal video at YouTube:

File Restore manual remover:

Delete File Restore files:
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\File_Restore.lnk
%Desktopdir%\File_Restore.lnk
%Programs%\File Restore\File Restore.lnk
%Programs%\File Restore\Uninstall File Restore.lnk
%CommonAppData%\[rnd_0].exe
%CommonAppData%\[rnd_1]
%CommonAppiData%\[rnd_1].exe
Delete File Restore 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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