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

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.

Serious Disk Error Writing Drive C:\

The only goal of fake HDD tool (File Restore virus in particular) is only to bring money to its developers who are hackers and online frauds by their entire nature. And it obviously seems that they’re not even going to repent. They develop new types of infections and launch them into the world wide web. The problem that is caused by fake HDDs is not just the issue of annoying popups (like “Serious disk error writing drive C:\). Apart of this there are many other scary popups as we’ve mentioned already, but probably the most unpleasant outcome because of presence of this hoax on your PC is the issue of hidden and missing files and other important data. This problems is 100% caused by the viruses like File Restore. Thus, instead of restoring your data they hide your files and even move them to some other specifically designated locations. If this is the case and your system now suffers from fake HDD program and you are being permanently annoyed by its scary and untrue alerts, please follow the guide below that will explain to you how to remove the source of the infection and to restore your hidden information that you need so desperately.


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

Leave a Comment

*