File Restore virus. How to recover files hidden by malware
File Restore is a virus that attacks many computers in the world today. However, this scam appeared in the cyber world quite a long time ago. This took place in the fall of the year 2012. This is a fake hard drive defragmenter (fake HDD). It is also referred to by some online malware removal blogs and security forums as bogus system optimization utility. Both of these definitions clearly tell of what to expect of File Restore fraudulent application. You might ask why we consider this tool to be fraudulent. Well, this is because eventually the programs asks user to pay for its full version, which is a total waste of funds due to absolute inconsistency and inability of this program to really improve your system functionality.
File Restore is a scam that attacks systems unexpectedly. What we mean by this is that it comes to computers without user’s knowledge or approval. This is done by means of various infiltration methods. Primarily this occurs through participation of a special Trojan horse that takes the direct part in the infiltration process of this hoax. While the infiltration is taking place, the virus amends your system to such an extent that allows the rogue to be started (self-launched) automatically together with every system startup. Hence, once you turn the computer next time to do something important, File Restore virus comes up right away in front of your eyes. It is quite a surprising fact that the program considerably perverts your file and folder system. It first sets up the hidden attribute to the majority of your data, including all your documents, pictures, programs, etc. This results in the fact that you see simply a black (blank) screen in front of you and nothing else. Surely, this is a very scary event for all users, even those who know that File Restore is a virus.
In addition to the above-mentioned perversions, File Restore runs the faulty and imitated scanning of your computer in order to report various system and memory errors that aren’t even peculiar for your system. As we’ve said, such problems reported by this program are all invented. Indeed, there’s a problem of missing/hidden files, but it is completely caused by the presence of File Restore scam on your system.
The purpose of File Restore is to make money for its developers by means of deceiving tricked and scared users. After fake reports of this program the malware prompts users to buy its activation key (license) as a supposed remedy (solution) for fixing the above-mentioned bugs and errors. Surely, this is a fraudulent technique applied by hackers, because you know that such errors are simply invented by this hoax. Hence, it is not a good idea to invest money into this malware. If you have already done so by mistake, please immediately refer to your good bank in order to dispute the charges made via your good bank.
To remove File Restore malware from your system you need to run security program that will eliminate all files and registry entries associated with this scam. However, this is not enough. You will need to launch additional tools elaborated by GridinSoft LLC IT team that will help you restore your files and other important data that was hidden by File Restore malware. Please find these procedures described below in the text instructions and in the video guide that we’ve located at YouTube.
File Restore malware screenshot:
File Restore virus removal milestones:
In order to get rid of File Restore scam from your system it is strongly recommended that you first run GridinSoft Trojan Killer. Apply Win + E” hotkey combination to open “My Computer” window. From this stage (in the address field) you may insert the address of GridinSoft Trojan Killer’s site https://trojan-killer.net and download our recommended software. Install and update it, run the scan and remove all threats it finds. Then download two additional free applications called Unhider.exe and restore.exe. The download links are as follows:
- GridinSoft Unhider https://trojan-killer.net/download/unhider.exe
- GridinSoft Restore https://trojan-killer.net/download/restore.exe
Run both of them and reboot your system. Good luck!
Removal video at YouTube:
File Restore manual removal:
Associated File Restore files to be removed:
%AppData%MicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchFile_Restore.lnk %Desktopdir%File_Restore.lnk %Programs%File RestoreFile Restore.lnk %Programs%File RestoreUninstall File Restore.lnk %CommonAppData%[rnd_0].exe %CommonAppData%[rnd_1] %CommonAppiData%[rnd_1].exe
Associated File Restore registry entries to be removed:
HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun[rnd_0].exe %CommonAppData%[rnd_0].exe HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionpoliciessystemDisableTaskMgr 0