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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:

Windows 7 Recovery

There is a fake computer analysis and optimization application called Windows 7 Recovery that promotes itself by pretending to be a beneficial program while in fact it is a rogue, which is highly dangerous to you and your computer. Windows 7 Recovery’s usual plan of action consists on sending you various error messages in order to convince you that there is something terribly wrong with your system. Due it its malicious nature this rogue cannot be allowed to stay in your computer for a long period of time.

Windows 7 Recovery starts telling you lies even before it is installed in your system. Usually, when a user browses the internet, he can come across flashy malicious messages, displaying false information that the computer has been infected. The user will be urged to click on these messages, in order to download an install a program, which will fix the errors. Needless to say, that the program downloaded via such fake advertisements will be the malicious Windows 7 Recovery.

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When Windows 7 Recovery lands in your computer, it will load automatically whenever you boot your Windows. The program will display a series of fake security error messages, whenever you will try to launch some program, or delete a file. It will not take long before Windows 7 Recovery will urge you to perform a full system scan (which is obviously fake), and its results will tell you that there is a whole list of errors in your computer which you cannot fix unless you purchase the program.

If you stay strong and refrain from buying, yet allow Windows 7 Recovery to remain in your computer, the rogue will continue rendering your computer inoperable. It will hide contents in certain folders, so that you wouldn’t be able to launch a program, or access an important file. Usually the contents of C:\Windows\System32\ are affected by this. The program behaves like that because it wants to scare you into purchasing it. It wants you to think that the only way to get rid of these errors and messages is by using Windows 7 Recovery. Here are a few examples of the messages this program displays:

Hard Drive Failure
The system has detected a problem with one or more installed IDE / SATA hard disks. It is recommended that you restart the system.

System Error
An error occurred while reading system files. Run a system diagnostic utility to check your hard disk drive for errors.

Critical Error
Hard drive critical error. Run a system diagnostic utility to check your hard disk drive for errors. Windows can't find hard disk space. Hard drive error.

Fix Disk
Windows 7 Recovery Diagnostics will scan the system to identify performance problems.
Start or Cancel

A more acute user will notice immediately that something is wrong with these messages, namely - the missing logic in the Critical Error messages. It actually would not be possible to operate your computer if you had a critical error in your hard drive, not to mention receive a message like, so it is obvious that this message is fake.

The most important thing is not to succumb to the harassment of this program and take control of your system. Purchasing Windows 7 Recovery would not solve anything, things would only get worse. You need to terminate Windows 7 Recovery before it manages to inflict any more harm. If you find manual removal a little bit too complicated for your liking, use a reliable program, which will locate and terminate Windows 7 Recovery along with its components.

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How to manually remove Windows 7 Recovery

Files associated with Windows 7 Recovery infection (Win7, Vista):

%UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows 7 Recovery.lnk
%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows 7 Recovery\Windows 7 Recovery.lnk
%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows 7 Recovery\Uninstall Windows 7 Recovery.lnk
%UserProfile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Windows 7 Recovery

Windows 7 Recovery DLL's to remove:


Windows 7 Recovery processes to kill:


Remove Windows 7 Recovery registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Use FormSuggest" = 'yes'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "Hidden" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "ShowSuperHidden" = 0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "CertificateRevocation" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop "NoChangingWallPaper" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random]"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random].exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'

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