Windows XP Restore

Posted: June 9, 2011

Windows XP Restore Description

ScreenshotWindows XP Restore is a clone of older rogue security programs like Fake Windows Restore. Although Windows XP Restore pretends to be a that creates false positives, instead of real threat detection messages. Windows XP Restore may also alter file displays to make folders look empty, hijack your browser or stop you from using certain programs. You should delete Windows XP Restore by using a fully-updated anti-malware program and avoid any contact with websites related to Windows XP Restore.

Windows XP Restore: A Fake Restoration Utility with Real Dangers Embedded Inside

Windows XP Restore is a copy of quite a few other rogue security programs in its diverse family; some of Windows XP Restore's many relatives are Fake Windows Restore, Windows Repair, Windows Recovery, Windows Vista Restore and Windows 7 Restore. These programs reuse the majority of their code, but different security software updates may be necessary to protect yourself from any one individual in the overall Windows XP Restore group.

Windows XP Restore and related threats pretend to be defraggers, general security and system cleanup utilities, but Windows XP Restore can't provide any of these functions. Any PC that's infected with Windows XP Restore will be forced to display a stream of error messages, with some of the prominent possibilities being:

Critical Error
A critical error has occurred while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required.

Critical Error
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.

Critical Error
Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive.

Critical Error
Windows can't find hard disk space. Hard drive error.

Critical Error!
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file System32496A8300. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware.

Critical Error!
Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk.

System Restore
The system has been restored after a critical error. Data integrity and hard drive integrity verification required.

Since these errors are created without Windows XP Restore trying to scan your system for problems, to begin with, you can and should ignore them. Besides being fake and in many cases nonsensical, these errors can endanger your PC if you follow any advice that Windows XP Restore provides.

Windows XP Restore will continue to generate errors like these until you've resigned yourself to purchasing Windows XP Restore, just to make the problems vanish. However, purchasing Windows XP Restore is unnecessary, and outright dangerous to your credit card-related finances.

The Files Hidden Up on Windows XP Restore's Sleeves

Windows XP Restore also has a magic trick in the form of disappearing files that can cause panic in victims who aren't prepared to see it. By attacking the default Windows Explorer file viewer, Windows XP Restore can make it look like a folder is empty, even if its contents haven't changed at all. This sleight of hand attack doesn't harm the files or folders, and if you use an alternate application to locate your files, you'll see that nothing is amiss.

Rogue security programs like Windows XP Restore are also known for hijacking web browser and stopping programs from working, especially in combination with fake website errors and fake infection alerts. You should consider unusual program behavior to be the fault of Windows XP Restore by default, until you're certain that Windows XP Restore isn't active.

The easiest way to deactivate Windows XP Restore is to use Safe Mode, which can be found in the alternate boot menu in Windows, by hitting F8 before Windows begins to load. This will let you delete Windows XP Restore with no attacks getting in the way, although it's still suggested that you use a quality security program to do this.

Using the code ' 8475082234984902023718742058948' to register Windows XP Restore for free, may also help reduce its attacks prior to removing Windows XP Restore.


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File System Modifications

  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name
    1 %Desktop%\Windows XP Restore.lnk
    2 %Programs%\Windows XP Restore
    3 %Programs%\Windows XP Restore\Windows XP Restore.lnk
    4 %TempDir%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
    5 %TempDir%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
    6 %TempDir%\dfrg
    7 %TempDir%\dfrgr

Registry Modifications

  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY..\..\..\..{Subkeys}HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS]"HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"

Additional Information on Windows XP Restore

  • The following messages's were detected:
    # Message
    1 System Restore
    The system has been restored after a critical error. Data integrity and hard drive integrity verification required.
    2 Critical Error!
    Windows was unable to save all the data for the file System32496A8300. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware.
    3 Critical Error!
    Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk.
    4 Critical Error
    Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive.
    5 Critical Error
    Windows can't find hard disk space. Hard drive error.
    6 Critical Error
    RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.
    7 Critical Error
    A critical error has occurred while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required.

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