File Restore Description and Removal Instructions

File Restore Description (Scan your PC to Detect File Restore with SpyHunter)

File Restore is a fake defragmentation application. Rogue security programs model legitimate security or system repair behaviors, including alert protocols, in hopes of scaring PC users into buying bogus software. File Restore is the brother to File Repair, another fake defragmentation program, and also relative to Smart PC Cleaner, File Recovery, Smart Data Recovery, PC Cleaner, Windows Stability Maximizer, Smart HDD and others. Malware makers use rogue security programs to scare the bejesus out of unwary PC users. Think about it. There is nothing more troubling than being bombarded by scary alerts screaming of hard drive and boot sector errors:

Hard Drive Boot Sector Reading Error
During I/O system initialization, the boot device driver might have failed to initialize the boot device. File system initialization might have failed because it did not recognize the data on boot device.


System blocks were not found
This is most likely occurred because of hard disk failure.
This may also lead to a potential loss of data.


System message – Write Fault Error
A write command during the test has failed to complete. This may be due to a media or read/write error. The system generates an exception error when using a reference to an invalid system memory address.


System Error. Hard disk failure detected
It’s highly recommended to run complete HDD scan to prevent loss of personal files.
Scan and repair, Cancel and restart


This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use

Critical error. Drive sector not found error

Data error reading drive C:\


After all, the ‘C’ drive is your bread and butter and where valuable data and program files are being stored. If corrupted and you didn’t properly backup to an external drive, this could mean losing everything, which is why such errors are so scary and why malware makers love to use them.

The primary goal of File Restore is to scare PC users into believing its lies, that File Restore can correct the problems and restore system order, all while saving the victim’s valuable data, but this is a lie! File Restore is not a legitimate solution. In fact, File Restore and the Trojan engineering this farce are the problem. The scans are a fake and are being presented using clever JavaScript and imagery. If you buy into the lies of File Restore, you will not only be giving a hacker your financial data, but you will allow the Trojan to carry out the following underlying attack:

  • Copy data out of the browser cache.
  • Harvest email addresses.
  • Gather system data that can help plan future attacks.
  • Open a port to intercept instructions or more malware.
At a minimum, a backdoor will be downloaded and installed that gives a hacker remote access and control of the infected system. Resources will be stolen to help launch a DDoS attack and to distribute malware. To stop the attack, you will need to remove all files associated with File Restore. Unfortunately, the Trojan is stealth and has put into place a few defense mechanisms to block removal efforts. For instance, administrative controls have been disabled, and the browser hijacked to block traffic to helpful malware removal sites. A rootkit could masks and bury malicious files, making it hard for many anti-virus programs to detect hidden malware and dangerous for novice PC users to look in white listed areas. One wrong modification and you could corrupt the hard drive and permanently erase valuable data. Instead of making a grave error, rely on a professional anti-malware solution stealth enough to combat rootkit technology and safely remove hidden malware.

Automatically Detect File Restore

  1. Download SpyHunter* Scanner to Detect File Restore
  2. Run a full system scan to detect Vista Home Security 2012 files.
  3. Once you've detected File Restore on your PC, you will then need to purchase SpyHunter to start the removal process.
  4. Reboot your PC and rerun the scan for any remaining traces of File Restore.

Remove File Restore Manually



Stop the following File Restore processes:
%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_0].exe
%CommonAppiData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_1].exe

Remove the following File Restore registry keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = "0"
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_0].exe

Locate and delete the following File Restore files:
%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_0].exe
%CommonAppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_1]
%CommonAppiData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS_1].exe
%Desktopdir%\File_Restore.lnk
%Programs%\File Restore\File Restore.lnk
%Programs%\File Restore\Uninstall File Restore.lnk

Spyware Database File Restore