PRLog - Nov. 9, 2012 - File Restore is a scam. This is the fact in which we're 100% confident. The same conclusion we can draw from the site we've found recently that gives the detailed instructions on successful removal of this malware. The installation of File Restore virus isn't coordinated with user. This means that you don't literally participate in the installation process of this program. The virus doesn't ask for your consent or permission to enter your machine. In addition, you cannot easily uninstall it (via respective sections of the Control Panel). These few facts we've mentioned about this program gives us all the grounds to confidently say that such application is a rogue that should be avoided.
File Restore scam
File Restore virus after successful infiltration into your computer tunes up your system in a manner that makes it possible for this program to be launched automatically together with every system startup. This is done by means of adding certain registry entries that are malicious and are responsible for such non-authorized launches of this software.
The virus tries to imitate the traits of some system enhancement software. Each time you launch your computer you will see this virus up and running. It begins imitating the scanning of your system and afterwards reports many fake errors supposedly peculiar to your system. We've decided to summarize the majority of such fake system errors as stated by File Restore scam. Please find them listed below.
1. System message – Write Fault Error
A write command during the test has failed to complete. This may be due to a media or read/write error. The system generates an exception error when using a reference to an invalid system memory address.
2. System Error. Hard disk failure detected
It’s highly recommended to run complete HDD scan to prevent loss of personal files.
Scan and repair, Cancel and restart
3. Additional scary and fake popups:
- This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use;
- Critical error. Drive sector not found error;
- Data error reading drive C:\;
- Critical Error. Hard drive controller failure;
- Serious disk error writing drive C;
- Seek error. Sector not found;
- Device initialization failed.
As we've mentioned already, all such alerts, popups, warnings and error reports are fake and the problems are invented by File Restore malware. So, please do not trust any information presented by this malicious application. The virus has in mind to trick users into believing their system is in danger, and then on this basis it plans to convince you to buy its fake and helpless license (registration key of File Restore) which is not able to fix real computer problems. The very presence of this malware slows down your system considerably and is not really a pleasant experience. In addition, the virus hides the majority of your important data (files, folders, desktop icons, shortcuts, pictures, etc.) and places this data into "smtmp" folder. It was specifically created by the virus and, by the way, it also has the hidden attribute. So, users can't see it to find their missing data.
We have found the site that explains how File Restore malware can be effectively removed from your system. It also explains how the missing data can be restored after File Restore virus attack. Please visit the guide below for additional details.
File Restore malware removal guide: