Windows Recovery Description
Windows Recovery is a rogue defragmenter and system maintenance program that creates false system information reports to alarm you into giving away your money. As just a copy of many other rogue security applications, Windows Recovery attacks your PC with well-known tactics like causing fake alerts, showing scans that indicate nonexistent infections and crashing unrelated applications to reduce your security. Although you should remove Windows Recovery as quickly as possible, this process is best done by an appropriate anti-malware program, since some versions of Windows Recovery may use rootkits that are difficult to delete without assistance.
Windows Recovery – Purveyor of Boundless (Fake) Information
Windows Recovery is strongly related to other threats, with some examples being Windows Repair, Windows Tool, Windows Diagnostic and Windows Fix Disk. Windows Recovery clones all try to look highly professional, but you can easily identify them by their identical interfaces along with outright hostile functions.
When Windows Recovery first infects your PC, Windows Recovery will place entries into your Windows Registry that let Windows Recovery run whenever you boot the computer. Windows Recovery will offer many supposed services – RAM monitoring, HDD and system protection, junk file cleanup and a wide variety of other features that sound good but aren’t being actually implemented in Windows Recovery!
Instead of offering useful information, Windows Recovery will try to fool you into purchasing a registration key by creating the appearance of heavy system damage. Windows Recovery does this by displaying errors like the below nigh-continuously:
Low Disk Space
You are running very low disk space on Local Disk (C:).
The system has been restored after a critical error. Data integrity and hard drive integrity verification required.
Windows Recovery Activation
Advanced module activation required to fix detected errors and performance issues. Please purchase Advanced Module license to activate this software and enable all features.
Windows – No Disk
Exception Processing Message 0×0000013
Hard Drive not found.
Windows can’t find hard disk space. Hard drive error.
Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk.
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.
A critical error has occurred while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required.
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file \System32\496A8300. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware.
Attempting to use any of the scanning functions that Windows Recovery offers you in bad faith will result in just more errors. Some commonly-reported scanner errors include:
Requested registry access is not allowed. Registry defragmentation required.
32% of HDD space is unreadable
Registry Error – Critical Error
Drive C initializing error
Bad sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation table
GPU RAM temperature is critically high. Urgent RAM memory optimization is required to prevent system crash.
Hard drive doesn’t respond to system commands
Ram Temperature is 83 C. Optimization is required for normal operation.
Read time of hard drive clusters less than 500 ms
Data Safety Problem. System integrity is at risk.
Recovering from Windows Recovery
Even if you know that Windows Recovery is just a rogue security program to be removed ASAP, actually deleting Windows Recovery can be difficult. Windows Recovery will block applications that could be used to restore system health or remove malware – both Windows tools like MSConfig and anti-virus scanners may be nonfunctional while Windows Recovery is active. Windows Recovery shows the following errors when crashing a program:
An error occurred while reading system files. Run a system diagnostic utility to check your hard disk drive for errors.
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.
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.
Removing Windows Recovery is made even more complex by the potential presence of a related Rootkit.TDSS rootkit infection. These infections are known for corrupting memory processes, hijacking web browsers, and playing obnoxious audio advertisements. Deleting Windows Recovery rootkits is absolutely not something you should attempt to do manually except as a last resort!
Proper removal of Windows Recovery can be accomplished by switching to Safe Mode for the cleanest possible environment, and then running a scan with your choice of updated anti-malware application. You may need to rename the program file to squeak it past Windows Recovery’s program filter, but as a known threat, Windows Recovery has a well-developed software solution.
Windows Recovery Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)
Is your PC infected with Windows Recovery? To safely & quickly detect Windows Recovery, we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.
Download SpyHunter's* Malware Scanner to detect Windows Recovery What happens if Windows Recovery does not let you open SpyHunter or blocks the Internet?
Visual & GUI Characteristics
File System Modifications
Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
- The following files were created in the system:
# File Name Detection Count 1 %USERPROFILE%\ local settings\ application data\ alxjviag.exe 625 2 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ Application Data\ 16113460.exe 564 3 %ALLUSERSPROFILE%\ IQoRoRfnYmWW.exe 12
Posted: March 22, 2011 | By SpywareRemove
Threat Level: 10/10
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