Windows Recovery Virus: Remove It



Windows Recovery Virus, or WindowsRecovery, is a fraudulent computer program that displays bogus information in order to fool a users into believing their PC has a problem. Windows Recovery is introduced through an infection that displays fake error pop ups and fake security alerts on a users’ PC. These alerts will claim that the computers’ hdd is malfunctioning and offers to help given that the user downloads and installs specific software. If you are tricked into believing the alert is real, and click on the button, Windows Recovery Virus will instantly download and install onto a users’ PC.


Once embedded and installed, Windows Recovery Virus opens automatically upon Windows startup. When automatically launched, Windows Recovery Virus will further alert the user when they open programs or files. Windows Recovery Virus will then scan the users’ computer and find numerous problems and offers only one solution to solve the problems: you purchase the fake program.


Windows Recovery Virus:

Windows Recovery Virus Fake Microsoft Program

Alias: WindowsRecovery, Windows Recovery

Damage Level: high

Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7



To Windows Recovery Virus will alter the way files are displayed on your computer, specifically hiding files in folders. Windows Recovery Virus achieves this “no files in folder” method by displaying another empty folder and not the intended directory or setting all files in the folder as hidden. The virus can add the hidden attribute to the files in the directory, so that you cannot see them. This is done to make it seem like there is corruption on your hard drive that is causing your files to not be displayed. The main reason for Windows Recovery Virus to set all files to hidden, is to fool the PC user into believing that their computer is infected and must use Windows Recovery Virus to ‘remedy’ the situation.

Under no circumstance should you purchase this Windows Recovery Virus. Giving your personal and financial information to the authors of this malicious software can result in future problems.



Windows Recovery Virus also blocks the PC user from opening installed programs, and displays a bogus popup stating that the computer hard drive is corrupt. This is another ploy that this virus uses in order to convince the PC user that something is truly wrong with the computer, when in fact it is Windows Recovery Virus causing the problems all along. Windows Recovery Virus also achieves the ability to block your attempts at running an antivirus or spyware removal program by disabling your ability to open installed programs.


A Windows Recovery Virus Fake Alert:

Windows Recovery Virus Fake Hard Drive Alert



Bogus errors that Windows Recovery Virus will display:

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.

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


After closing any of these bogus error pop ups, Windows Recovery Virus will attempt to convince the PC user that it will help fix the issues. A fake computer scan is initiated by Windows Recovery Virus and displays false results such as: “Windows detected a hard disk error” and “a problem with the hard drive sectors has been detected.” Yet another attempt to make the PC user believe that Windows Recovery Virus is the cure-all to the hard disk problems.


Windows Recovery Virus fake scan and errors found:

Windows Recovery Virus Fake Scan Results


A Windows Recovery Virus fake system error alert:

Windows Recovery Virus Pop Up Warning

How to remove the Windows Recovery Virus

Virus Lab Recommended Procedure
Removal success rating: 97.7%

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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