MS Recovery Tool Virus Removal: How To Remove It

Here is another all too familiar additional to the rogue viruses: MS Recovery Tool. Following in the footsteps of his predecessors, the MS Recovery Tool Virus injects a trojan onto a users’ computer, produces fake alerts, downloads the main program and attempts to scare users into purchasing the “full version”. Remember that this fake program is in no way legitimate nor is it affiliated with Microsoft.

MS Recovery Tool Virus Screenshot

Alias: MS Recovery Tool Virus

Damage Level: high

Systems Affected: Windows 7, Vista, XP

Just like the others, MS Recovery Tool Virus begins its life cycle as a trojan, usually picked up by users through emails, malicious websites, torrents and more. The trojan is more of a stepping stone for the main virus: MS Recovery Tool Virus. Once the trojan is introduced onto a users’ computer, it begins with annoying and fictitious alerts in an attempt to get unwitting computer users to download a bogus virus scanner.

Remember that this fake program is in no way legitimate nor is it affiliated with Microsoft.

If the user becomes convinced that the alerts are real, they will download the real problem, the MS Recovery Tool Virus. Once this virus is on the users’ computer, it begins an onslaught of alerts. The user is urged to scan their computer using MS Recovery Tool Virus in order to find all “threats” and remove them. If the user submits to performing a scan, the fake scan will take place, producing completely bogus results.

MS Recovery Tool Fake Alerts:
“Your PC is infected with dangerous viruses. Activate antivirus protection to prevent data loss and avoid the theft of your credit card details. Click here to activate protection”

“Intercepting programs that may compromise your privacy and harm your system have been detected on your PC. Click here to remove them immediately with MS Recovery Tool”

Remember that the results of the MS Recovery Tool Virus fake scan are completely bogus. They are meant to make users believe that there are indeed real threats on their computer. After the scan is performed, MS Recovery Tool Virus recommends that the user remove the threats. However, the only way to remove the bogus threats is to pay for the “full version” of MS Recovery Tool. This is of course another step in the online financial scam taking place.

Under no circumstances should anyone purchase the “full version” of MS Recovery Tool. It is a completely bogus program and only wishes to steal your money. Once it has taken your money there is little that can be done. Contact your bank or credit card company if you feel you have been victimized by this scam. It is also recommended to remove the MS Recovery Tool Virus from your computer to avoid further hassle.

Malicious MS Recovery Tool Virus Files:
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Data[random]
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Data[random][random]
c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication Data[random][random].exe

Registry Modifications By MS Recovery Tool Virus:
KEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunOnce “[random]”

How to remove the MS Recovery Tool Virus

Virus Lab Recommended Procedure
Removal success rating: 99.3%

1. Click the yellow button above. (keep clicking until the download starts)
2. Download and run the .exe file.
3. Install and perform the free virus scan.

Having trouble?
Can’t get the .exe file to open or run?
Can’t save the installer .exe to your computer?
Can’t access the internet on your infected computer?
Can’t download the .exe when you click the yellow button?

Find more help at the Advanced Troubleshooting Page.

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