How to get rid of Windows XP Restore scam. Automatic and manual removal instructions
Windows XP Restore stands for the awful and bogus computer analysis and optimization device which tends to deceive unwary users in order to scare them into believing that their system is vulnerable and being permanently damaged, primiarily warning of hard drive issues. Please bear in mind that Windows XP Restore infiltrates your system via Trojans that present bogus error notices and warnings on the contaminated computer. All such messages will do all they can to convince you that there are some serious issues with the computer HDD and other hardware devices. Performing all the above-mentioned steps they hope to trick their potential victims to download and install Windows XP Restore program which, supposedly, can eradicate all problems and errors. When the user hits on these messages, Windows XP Restore automatically downloads and installs itself inside of your PC.
After successful infiltration and further installation Windows XP Restore makes its amendments with your computer in such a manner that it will be launched automatically with every Windows boot. From now on Windows XP Restore will commence to fulfill its evil plot: it will show all kinds of error notifications when the user tries to run the applicatins or perform other things on the computer. Windows XP Restore initiates fake computer checkup, which finally supposedly identifies plenty of errors and then states that it can fix all such issues if you pay for its commercial version. This fake defragmenter tool states that it is a mandatory requirement for you to launch your computer in Safe Mode and then shows the fake Safe Mode background that imitates to defrag your HDD. Needless to mention, this tool is the fake one and it is not worth your trust. Just disregard it completely.
At first sight it may seem that your PC does not work properly, this is all because Windows XP Restore initiates things in such a manner that certain folders reveal no contents. So, when user opens such folders, such as C:\Windows\System32\ or with other drive letters, instead of encountering the common list of files it instead shows a different folder’s contents or makes it as if the folder shows no data 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 revealed. Windows XP Restore does this by adding hidden attributes to all of your files, which causes your files to turn out hidden. It makes some amendments of your Windows settings so that you cannot see hidden and system files. Thus, in order to make your computer function properly, it is a must-do thing to apply some decent anti-virus tool. We recommend you to choose GridinSoft Trojan Killer. Please, read the removal instructions below which will explain to you how to remove Windows XP Restore scam with the help of GridinSoft Trojan Killer.
Windows XP Restore 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 Restore virus is shown in the video below:
Windows XP Restore 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 Restore manual removal guide:
Delete Windows XP Restore files:
%Desktop%\Windows XP Restore.lnk
%Programs%\Windows XP Restore
%Programs%\Windows XP Restore\Windows XP Restore.lnk
Delete Windows XP Restore registry entries: