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.
File Restore virus, of course, acts typically like all the rest of malwares. It doesn’t come to your PC by asking your permission. Its infiltration is carried out in a hidden manner, when you don’t even expect the virus to come into your machine. While the infiltration process takes place, the malware tunes up your PC in a manner that allows the hoax to be started automatically together with every system startup. This means that you will eventually see the very window of this hoax each time you turn your computer on.
Once File Restore is loaded it immediately begins to implements its many malicious and evil plots on your computer. First, it hides all your important data and makes the desktop of your PC totally blank (missing or black). In addition, it hides the majority of items at your desktop (shortcuts, icons, etc.) and even removes the list of all your programs in the Start menu. Then it runs the fake scan of your system and reports many fake system errors, bugs and breakdowns. The reason why the virus does this is because it wants to scare you even more with all such faulty statements. Below please find the list of some of the fake system errors stated by File Restore malware:
- Seek Error – Sector not found
- Data Error Reading Drive C:\
- Critical Error. Hard drive controller failure
- Critical Error. Drive sector not found
- This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use
- Serious disk error writing drive C
- Device initialization failed
- System Error. Hard disk failure detected
- System message – Write Fault Error
Summarizing the above-mentioned information, we can surely assert that File Restore is a serious virus that should be immediately removed from your infected computer. Please ignore the bunch of its faulty statements, popups, alerts and notifications quoted above. Instead, please follow our simple and clear removal guide that will show you how exactly to get rid of this scam with the help of GridinSoft Trojan Killer. And, by the way, the guide will also give clear instructions to you on restoring your missing data as a result of File Restore virus presence on your system.
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:
- GridinSoft Unhider http://trojan-killer.net/download/unhider.exe
- GridinSoft Restore http://trojan-killer.net/download/restore.exe
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
%Programs%\File Restore\File Restore.lnk
%Programs%\File Restore\Uninstall File Restore.lnk
Delete File Restore registry entries: