Device initialization failed. Fake alert from File Restore virus

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.

Device initialization failed

File Restore virus plays the game of imitating the traits of some superb system optimization utility. However, legitimate programs never behave like that. First of all, this virus enters the machine without user’s approval or permission. It does not even let users know about its infiltration attempt, thus coming into the machine in a secret and hidden manner. Furthermore, it modifies the system parameters of your computer in such a manner that makes it possible for the hoax to be launched automatically together with every system startup.

After successful infiltration without user’s consent the hoax named File Restore begins implementing its many evil plots. First, it hides all files, folders and other data on the infected machine by setting up the hidden attribute to all your pictures, documents, desktop icons, shortcuts, as well as the list of programs in the Start menu. The desktop of the infected computer turns out to be complete black or blank. Users often complain that their desktop disappeared or is missing, as well as their files. The data, however, was not removed permanently by the malware but rather moved to another specifically designated located created by the rogue (with this secret folder also being hidden). Then, after the series of fake system scans initiated by File Restore, the misleading report is presented in front of users to scare them even more. There are many scary alerts, popups, warnings and notifications displayed by the hoax, and “Device initialization failed” is just one of them.

Be not deceived or tricked by File Restore malware. What you need to do is to get rid of this hoax without hesitation. Please follow this removal guide below that will explain the basis removal milestones to delete File Restore virus. It is also important that you carefully follow our specially designated guide that will explain to you how to restore your files and other data that were hidden by fake HDD malware program.


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 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!

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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