Windows Restore Virus: Remove This Now

Windows Restore Virus is another scanning scam intended to fool computer users around the world into thinking that their computer is malfunctioning and infected. The alerts and scan results it produces are completely fake and are only intended to scam computer users into purchasing Windows Restore.

Windows Restore Virus Screenshot

Alias: Windows Restore Virus

Damage Level: medium

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

The sole purpose of Windows Restore Virus is to scare computer users into purchasing this fake program.

The Windows Restore Virus is introduced to a users computer through trojans via malicious ads, peer to peer file sharing networks, malicious websites and infected email attachments. Once installed, the system registry will be edited allowing Windows Restore to run completely undetected. It will perform a fake scan of the computer, indicating that the users’ computer is infected with many threats. It then recommends that the user remove the threats that it “found”.

A Windows Restore Virus Fake Alert:

Windows Restore Virus Fake Hard Drive Alert

Bogus errors that Windows Restore 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.

A Windows Restore Virus fake scan:

Fake Windows Restore Virus Alert

If the computer user believes that Windows Restore is legitimate, and decides they need to use this program they will be prompted to purchase Windows Restore. The sole purpose of Windows Restore Virus is to scam people and take their money without providing any benefit. It is another one of the fake spyware programs introducing financial scams spreading around the globe.

Do not under any circumstances purchase Windows Restore Virus. This is a complete scam created by cyber criminals to steal users’ money as well as their financial information. If you have this Windows Restore, please contact your bank or credit card company immediately and make them aware of exactly what you have purchased. It is imperative that you have your credit card deactivated to avoid further financial loss.

Affected Files:
%Desktop%Windows Restore.lnk
%Programs%Windows Restore
%Programs%Windows RestoreWindows Restore.lnk
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun “[random]”
HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun “[random].exe”

How to remove the Windows Restore Virus

Virus Lab Recommended Procedure
Removal success rating: 99.6%

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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