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Danger level 9
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Blocks internet connection
  • Block exe files from running
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer

File Restore

File Restore is a fake tool that pretends to be a powerful hard disk defragmenter that analyzes the system and detects all possible errors that have to be fixed. However, this fake program is the latest clone of File Recovery, Data Recovery and Smart HDD. In the system, File Restore modifies the Registry, which causes some noticeable changes in the computer’s processing. For example, computer programs may not respond as quickly as they normally do, which leads to great inconvenience; therefore, the removal of File Restore is highly recommended.

Do not think that the impairments of the PC are present due to the errors detected. You may find that the PC is being scanned to check DRQ, HDD servo status, SMART state, etc. All the results that are given in the Check table should be disregarded as well as the ones found in the Repair table. For example, it is possible that you will find these errors:

Hard drive boot sector reading error
During I/O system initialization, the boot device driver might have failed to initialize the boot device. File system initialization might have failed because it did not recognize the data on the boot device.

System blocks were not found
This has most likely occurred because of hard disk failure.
This may lead to a potential loss of data.

As the only goal of this bogus tool is to obtain your money as soon as possible, bogus system alerts are used. Some of them are displayed below:

Critical Error. Hard drive conroller failure

Device initialization failed

Critical error. Drive sector not found error

Pay no attention to the errors that are being displayed by the fake tool, because all of the issues presented will disappear once you remove File Restore, and the removal of this rogue should be your main task. Do not purchase the activation key of the program, because the key will only disable scans and annoying warnings. If you want to stop those messages, do not waste your money but use one of the keys provided by our researchers. If necessary, use any email address to register the malicious program:




After registering the tool, remove File Restore with SpyHunter. This spyware removal tool will identify every single component of the rogue and will terminate them so that no malicious files will be downloaded to restore the infection.

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How to manually remove File Restore

Files associated with File Restore infection:

%UserProfile%\Desktop\File Restore.lnk
%UserProfile%\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\File_Restore.lnk
%StartMenu%\Programs\File Restore\Uninstall File Restore.lnk
%StartMenu%\Programs\File Restore\File Restore.lnk
%StartMenu%\Programs\File Restore\
%CommonAppData%\-[Random file name]
%CommonAppData%\[Random file name]
%CommonAppData%\[Random file name].exe

File Restore processes to kill:


Remove File Restore 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\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" = '.zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;.scr;'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer "NoDesktop" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[Random file name]"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[Random file name].exe"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'

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