Seek Error – Sector not found – new scam by fake HDD program

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The warning that you might occasionally get that says “Seek Error – Sector not found” is another scary popup that appears on computers infected with one of the variants of fake HDD programs. As an example we can mention File Restore, being the latest variant of these bogus system optimizers. Thus, when they attack the compromised machine, they will throw the bunch of such misleading error reports, popups and warnings in the right-bottom part of your screen. Plus, there will be many other repeated and quite annoying notifications from this scam. Their goal is to make users believe their system is in danger and must be immediately fixed.

Seek Error - Sector not found

However, these programs are fake hard drive defragmenters. They cannot assist you in fixing your system of bugs. They can only scare users into buying their fake and helpless licensed version (activation code) which is not able to speed up the performance of your system. What you should understand is that buying the license of these bogus system optimizers is a serious mistake, because hackers will probably never give your money back to you.

The worst thing about fake HDDs is the problem of hidden files. The malware sets up the hidden attribute to the majority of your data. This problem can be easily fixed if you follow the removal guidelines below. First, get rid of the source of the infection (the very malware like File Restore, for example). Finally, you will find out how to restore your hidden files as stipulated below.


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 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:

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

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