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.
The very process of infiltration of File Recovery virus is quite typical and even predictable. Like all other rogues, it enters the machine without your consent or approval. Once this happens the malicious files and registry entries are copied from the installer onto your hard drive, and then something extraordinary happens. Your entire screen (desktop) turns black or blank, without any data available on it. It is peculiar that the very face of File Recovery malware doesn’t come up yet, being preceded by the scary alert that looks like this and reports the following fake problems:
System message – Write Fault Error
A write command during the test has failed to complete. This may be due to a media or read/write error. The system generates an exception error when using a reference to an invalid system memory address.
Then another fake notification comes up, reporting the similar scary content:
System Error. Hard disk failure detected
It’s highly recommended to run complete HDD scan to prevent loss of personal files.
Scan and repair, Cancel and restart
Afterwards the GUI of File Recovery becomes visible, and the program immediately begins implementing its malicious plots. It starts running a fake scan of your system, memory, hard drives, etc. for availability of errors. And, of course, it finds some errors, however, they all are totally fake. They were simply invented by this malware, having nothing to do with the real condition of your workstation. The rogue program reports many other errors, the list of them is quite large and is worth paying special attention. Please find below some examples of fake alerts as reported by this malicious utility.
File Recovery then instructs users that in order to fix all these fake bugs the payment should be made for its full version. The truth of the matter is that buying this licensed version of File Recovery (its activation code, license or registration key) is the total waste of money. The problems reported by it are all but invented, being far away from reality. The trouble of missing files, data, pictures, documents and programs on your computer was 100% caused by File Recovery virus. And then here it comes and tells that you must pay money to restore them!!! Never make such a serious mistake, please. Doing as instructed by this malicious utility is a serious mistake. Avoid its fake payment processing site known as secure.file-recovery-software.com where the money is collected in favor of the crooks who developed this hoax. Remove this malicious application immediately, before it damages your PC completely and makes the total turmoil on your hard drives. Keeping this rogue is dangerous because it may invite other malwares onto your system. Thus, be wise not to follow its commands. The removal instructions for File Recovery malware you see below also explain to you how to recover and restore your data that was hidden and concealed by File Recovery trojan.
In order to remove File Recovery 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:
- GridinSoft Unhider https://trojan-killer.net/download/unhider.exe
- GridinSoft Restore https://trojan-killer.net/download/restore.exe
Run both of them and reboot your PC. Good luck!
File Recovery automatic remover:
Removal video at YouTube:
File Recovery manual remover:
Delete File Recovery files:
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\File_Recovery.lnk
%Programs%\File Recovery\File Recovery.lnk
%Programs%\File Recovery\Uninstall File Recovery.lnk
Delete File Recovery registry entries: