How To Remove Data Restore Virus – Removal

Data Restore is fake. Step by step Data Restore Virus removal instructions that we provide will remove it. The Data Restore Virus is a rogue hard drive repair program which wants to steal your money. Do not purchase Data Restore. Removal instructions are at the bottom of the article.

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Your computer becomes infected with the Data Restore Virus when you download and run an infected file. The file contains the Data Restore Virus and the file is usually named something innocent. Most of the time these infectious files are disguised as a picture, video, flash update or video player.

Data Restore was created by cyber criminals to manipulate computer users into believing that there are problems with their computer. The Data Restore Virus then offers to fix the hard drive errors if you purchase the program. Of course there really aren’t any problems with your computer, it is all lies.

Fake hard drive error alerts, fake warnings and constant recommendations to purchase Data Restore are common. These fake alerts, errors and purchase pages will never go away until you remove the Data Restore Virus. This virus will try all means necessary to have you purchase the program. Do not purchase Data Restore for any reason.

Data Restore Virus Screen Shots
Data Restore Virus System Scan Screen

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Data Restore is completely fake and will not fix any hard drive problems.

If you are infected with the Data Restore Virus please do not panic. Your files are still on your computer and you can retrieve them. All of your photos are not lost permanently. You must first remove the Data Restore Virus using our instructions in order to then get your files back.

Some of the numerous errors and warnings that are displayed by Data Restore Virus:

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.

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
Data Restore Diagnostics will scan the system to identify performance problems.

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

Our recommended virus removal program PC Tools, will disable and completely remove Data Restore. We have tested PC Tools to remove the Data Restore Virus using multiple Windows Operating Systems to confirm that our procedure works.

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Begin Virus Removal by Following the Instructions Below
Target Virus: Data Restore Virus

The removal process we are illustrating below has been proven to be the most effective way to remove viruses. You must be on the infected computer when performing these steps.

Follow the instructions below and you will successfully remove the Data Restore Virus.

1 To begin, go ahead and reboot the infected computer. If the infected computer is turned off, go ahead and turn it on.

2 Immediately as the computer begins to boot, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu.

3 Once you are in the Advanced Options Menu, use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option.

Safe Mode with Networking

4 Windows will now boot into Safe Mode with Networking. Safe Mode with Networking will allow you to remove Data Restore which it would not allow when Windows was in normal mode.

5 Now that the virus is not running it is time to begin removal. On your keyboard, click and hold the Windows key, then press the R key. See keyboard diagram below.


6 After you have pressed the Windows and R key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type exactly the following into the run box and click OK:


Windows Run Remove

After clicking OK, your computer will connect to our website and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyware Doctor by PC Tools.

7 When you see the PC Tools download box, click the Run button. The picture of the download box is below. After you click the “Run” button, PC Tools will launch. If your computer asks if you are sure you want to run PC Tools, click OK.

PC Tools Download Box Click Run

8 When PC Tools is launched, complete the installation and perform the virus scan. Once the virus scan is complete, PC Tools will have found Data Restore. Remove the Data Restore Virus by registering PC Tools. You must register PC Tools to remove Data Restore.

9 Complete the registration process. After you have registered PC Tools the Data Restore Virus should be completely gone.

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  1. Randall Savage says:

    After removing the Data Restore Virus you will need to “unhide” the files that the virus hid. Remember that the virus hid all files on your computer in order to make you think that they are gone.

    Go into My Computer. Open the C: drive. On the top menu bar you will see “Tools”. Select Tools, then Folder Options. In Folder Options select the View tab.

    You will then see Hidden Files and Folders. Select the “Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives. That should show the contents of the C: drive.

    After you have done that, highlight all of the contents of the C: drive directory, then repeat the “unhide” process so that you will once again see everything that was hidden within the entire C: drive.

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