How to get rid of System Restore fake error fixer
System Restore is supposedly delivered to fix particular Windows errors as it is typically installed on invitation of alerts generated by trojan. Those alert notify of certain system errors such as inability to find a hard drive.
One may conclude without further clarification judging by the engagement of the trojan in the scheme that the program in question is not an error fixer, but rather a trouble maker. In the wild,
the software under review is a replica of old fake system defragmenter.
Once it is installed as the trojan suggested or if another method of its introduction is applied, it configures computer system to enable its popups whenever it wants. It also claims the privilege to interrupt other processes and may be drawn into long affair of making necessary for that maladjustments. Many users decided for System Restore removal when the adware generated its alerts that commented on inability to delete files or launch programs immediately after such instances had occurred. That was found suspicious, and not for vain.
Removal of System Restore will for sure enhance computer system performance. If you are still unsatisfied, your PC got more viruses to deal with applying free security solutions – for example, one of those available here. Troubleshooting in case of encountering difficulties to get rid of System Restore malware is available with Tutorials.
System Restore Removal Manual
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Incomplete or incorrect extermination of files and registry values constituting the infection, e.g. deletion of harmless files and registry entries instead of those specified below due to mistyping, is quite possible. Furthermore, resent observations on fake security tools have shown that this kind of malware might strike back, i.e. make harm to computer system in response to attempt of deleting its components.
If you are a Windows user, secure your computer system before proceeding to the adware extermination by means of system and registry backup prior to launching deletion of the adware components.
4 easy steps to remove fake antivirus:
Step1. System Backup
Step2. Killing System Restore Processes (in Windows)
You must kill System Restore processes:
Once system and registry backup is complete, make sure the infection you want to get rid of is not currently running any processes; otherwise kill its processes in the Task Manager.
Step3. Exposure and Detection and Deletion of System Restore Files
Once the targeted infection is idle, you need to find its relevant entries. Some of them might be hidden as the malware often attributes such value to its files in order to reduce the risk of their deletion.
%StartMenu%\Programs\System Restore\System Restore.lnk
%StartMenu%\Programs\System Restore\Uninstall System Restore.lnk
*This malicious software creates the folders and files with random names, most likely you will not find in their files and folders with names such as in the example above, but they will look something like this.
Step4. Delete System Restore System Registry Values
Edit System Registry deleting the following entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "CertificateRevocation" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop "NoChangingWallPaper" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '.zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;.scr;'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer "NoDesktop" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "Hidden" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "ShowSuperHidden" = '0'