System Restore Virus – Removal Update


The System Restore Virus has become an increasing threat across the internet. After being detected in early October, the System Restore Virus has unfortunately gained momentum. Remove the System Restore Virus as soon as you can to avoid further computer damage. Removal instructions are at the bottom of the article.

Missing Files and Programs

The System Restore Virus removes all of the files and programs from your computer. However, your files are not deleted, they are simply hidden. Getting your files and programs back is possible. First you must remove the virus, then perform a file restore procedure.

*Please visit the Detailed Virus Removal Page for step by step System Restore Virus removal instructions and file restoration guide.

Removal video

The System Restore Virus removal procedure can be seen in the video below.

Virus Image

Image of the System Restore Virus below.

System Restore Virus System Scan Window

How you became infected

Similar to many other methods of infection, the System Restore Virus infects your computer when you unknowingly download and run an infected executable file. The executable file is typically disguised as a software update or free program. If you run the specific file related to the System Restore Virus you unfortunately become infected.

Malicious behavior

The System Restore Virus is a very nasty infection. Not only does it render your computer useless, it hides all of your files, removes your desktop, turns your desktop black, removes all items from the start menu and much more. The System Restore Virus is a fake hard drive repair program. Therefore it intends to trick you into believing that your computer hard drive is malfunctioning.

The fake System Restore program will also prevent you from access the internet and launching any programs. This virus intends to cause a lot of trouble and at the same time attempt to convince you that it is real.

Why it was created

Money is the main reason for the creation of the System Restore Virus. The developers of this fake program want to make lots of money. They want you to feel that your computer is in trouble and that the fake System Restore program can remedy the situation. Of course you are required to pay in order to activate this bogus application.

Fraudulent tactics

Nothing that this fake program states is real. The System Restore program is a bogus Windows application that only intends to steal money. Please do not believe anything that this virus tells you. The System Restore Virus is completely illegitimate.

Virus Removal and Restoration of Files

Our recommended program to remove the System Restore Virus is a highly rated program called PC Tools Spyware Doctor with Antivirus. We have tested our step by step removal procedure outline below and confirmed that the procedure works for removing the System Restore Virus.

Step by step removal

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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.

10 Now that the virus is removed, please click here to learn how to quickly restore all of your files and programs.

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System Restore Virus Removal Video in HD


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