How To Remove System Restore Virus – Removal

System Restore is a fake program. This page contains step by step System Restore Virus removal instructions. The System Restore Virus is a bogus system repair program infecting Windows computers. Do not buy or attempt to activate System Restore. Removal instructions are at the bottom of the article.

Commonly named:
Restore Virus
System Restore Virus
System Restore
Windows System Restore Virus
Windows Restore Virus
Windows System Virus

System Restore Virus Removal Video in HD

A users computer becomes infected by the System Restore Virus when a malicious executable file is downloaded and run. The file is the installer for the System Restore Virus. The infected file that contains this virus is usually a video update, flash update or video.

The System Restore Virus was created by cyber gangs to make a profit. Their intentions are to scare computer users with fake alerts, convince the computer user that System Restore can fix the issues, and recommend the purchase of the fake program.

Unfortunately the System Restore Virus will hide all of your files, cause your hard drive to spin constantly, remove shortcuts from the start menu and cause the desktop to go black. This virus is extremely malicious. However, your files are not permanently gone, they have simply been hidden by the System Restore Virus.

System Restore Virus Screen Shots
System Restore Virus System Scan Screen

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

Please do not panic if you are infected with the System Restore Virus. The warnings and alerts displayed by computer which are infected with the System Restore Virus are completely false. The only problem with your computer is that it is infected with System Restore.

Errors and alerts displayed by the System 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
System 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.

If you are infected with the System Restore Virus please do not panic. If you follow our removal instructions below you will remove this infection AND be able to get your hidden files back. We have tested all infections and confirm that our removal instructions will work for removing System Restore Virus.

Step by Step System Restore Virus removal

For detailed System Restore Virus removal instructions, and information on restoring your hidden files, please click here.

Quick virus removal steps
Target Virus: System Restore Virus

The quick virus removal steps we outlined below has been proven remove the System Restore Virus. You must be on the infected computer when performing these steps.

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 System Restore which it would not allow when Windows was in normal mode.

5Now 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 Once the virus scan is complete, PC Tools will have found System Restore. Remove the System Restore Virus by registering PC Tools. You must register PC Tools while still in Safe Mode to remove System Restore.

9 After you have registered PC Tools, and the virus was removed, you can safely reboot into Normal Mode. The virus should be completely gone.

For detailed System Restore Virus removal instructions, and information on restoring your hidden files, please click here.

Call us toll free at 888.801.8751 and we can gladly walk you through these steps.

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  1. Nice tutorial on removal, like the detailed pics.

  2. I have the same problem with one huge difference. I cannot even get into safe mode. I am left with a blank balck screen with a flashing white cursor in the upper left hand corner. Pressing F8 doesnt work all I can get into is my bios

  3. Got down to PC Tools box, but when clicked “Run” computer said not valid System 32 application. Can you help further:? Thankks.

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