Guide how to get rid of Windows XP Repair virus. Automatic and manual removal
Windows XP Repair implies the horrible and totally fabricated PC analysis and defragmentation tool which is known to fool so many PC users worldwide in order to push them into thinking that their computer is exposed to threats and is being constantly damaged, primiarily warning of hard drive problems. Please keep in your head that Windows XP Repair comes to your computer by means of Trojans that show fake error notifications and alerts on the attacked workstation. All such notifications will do all they can to persuade you that there are some serious problems with the PC hard drive and other hardware components. By applying all the aforesaid tricks these cyber crooks try to fool their potential victims to download and install Windows XP Repair tool which, allegedly, can fix all bugs and errors. When the user hits on these messages, Windows XP Repair automatically downloads and installs itself inside of your workstation.
After successful penetration and subsequent installation Windows XP Repair makes its modifications with your system in such a manner that it will be launched automatically with every Windows startup. From now on Windows XP Repair will begin to implement its malicious plot: it will show all kinds of error notices when the user tries to run the programs of his/her choice or perform other things on the system. Windows XP Repair runs bogus PC checkup, which finally supposedly detects all kinds of errors and then claims that it can repair all such issues if you give money for its so-called registered or full version. This fake oprimization application indicates that it is a must-do thing for you to launch your PC in Safe Mode and then represents the bogus Safe Mode background that pretends to defrag your hard drive. Needless to repeat, this tool is the bogus one and it is not worth your trust. Just ignore it entirely.
At first sight it may seem that your computer does not function properly, this is all because Windows XP Repair initiates things in such a way that some folders show no contents. Thus, when user opens such folders, such as C:\Windows\System32\ or with other drive letters, instead of facing the common list of files it instead shows a different folder’s contents or makes it as if the folder shows no information or contents at all. It is all done in order to make it seem as if there is a corruption on your HDD that is causing your files to not be shown. Windows XP Repair does this by adding hidden attributes to all of your files, which causes your files to turn out hidden. It makes some modifications of your Windows settings so that you cannot see hidden and system files. Hence, in order to make your PC function properly, it is a must-do thing to use some reliable anti-virus program. We recommend you to pay attention to GridinSoft Trojan Killer. Please, read the removal guidelines below which will explain to you how to get rid of Windows XP Repair rogue by means of GridinSoft Trojan Killer.
Windows XP Repair automatic remover:
1. Download the latest version of GridinSoft Trojan Killer to clear (not infected) computer and install it.
2. Update the virus database.
3. Copy the entire folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” to your jump drive (memory stick). Normally it is located at the following path: (C:\Program Files\GridinSoft Trojan Killer). “C” stands for the system disk of your computer. The name of the system disk, however, can be marked with another letter.
4. Open your jump drive (memory stick). Find the folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” there. Open it , find the file under the name “trojankiller.exe” and rename it to “iexplore.exe”.
5. Move memory stick to infected PC, open “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” folder and run iexplore.exe. Optional: copy the folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” from your jump drive to some other folder created on your PC and run “iexplore.exe”.
The procedure of removal of Windows XP Repair virus is shown in the video below:
Windows XP Repair modifies your file system in such a way that all files and folders become hidden. In order to remove this “hidden” attribute users may download the application called Unhider from this site https://trojan-killer.net/download/unhider.exe and run it. File and folder system should be restored back to normal mode. Please carefully watch the video guide below which will explain to you how to restore your files, folders, desktop, icons and programs in the Start menu.
Windows XP Repair manual removal guide:
Delete Windows XP Repair files:
%Desktop%\Windows XP Repair.lnk
%Programs%\Windows XP Repair
%Programs%\Windows XP Repair\Windows XP Repair.lnk
Delete Windows XP Repair registry entries: