February 15, 2011

How to remove Disk Recovery

Disk Recovery is a counterfeit application. The parasite comes along with the download and installs itself automatically. Malware is accompanied by a malicious trojan which enters the system and then creates a backdoor for Disk Recovery to sneak.
Once installed the parasite will set user’s mind that computer has many infections with different types of malware and viruses through its fake alert messages. Disk Recovery does not do anything to prevent or remove legitimate computer viruses, spyware or other kind of malware. It is not able to provide any actual security service. Not only Disk Recovery is incapable of detecting or removing malware it can harm your system by editing registry entries.

You have to get rid of the malware or else the rogue will show an avalanche of pop-ups that literally paralyze your computer system.

Here are few of rogue security alerts:

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

Critical Error
Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive.

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

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 \System32\496A8300. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware.

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

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

Activation Reminder
Disk 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.

Low Disk Space
You are running very low disk space on Local Disk (C:).

Windows – No Disk
Exception Processing Message 0×0000013

Disk Recovery Diagnostics
Windows detected a hard disk error.
A problem with the hard drive sectors has been detected. It is recommended to download the following sertified <sic> software to fix the detected hard drive problems. Do you want to download recommended software?

Fix Disk
Disk Recovery Diagnostics will scan the system to identify performance problems.
Start or Cancel

Windows detected a hard drive problem.
Scanning for hard drive errors…
Hard drive scan helps to detect and resolve hard drive problems and system performance issues.

Manual removal Steps

To get rid of spyware such as Disk Recovery you need to remove processes, search and delete registry keys, DLL and other Disk Recovery related files from your computer.

Uninstall Disk Recovery from Control Panel

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs. Double click to uninstall.

Delete Disk Recovery registry entries:

1. To open registry editor click Start > Run > type "regedit".
2. Delete the following entries
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ".exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run ""
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main "Use FormSuggest" = 'yes'

Note: Please take a back up of the registry before editing it.

To Search and delete the Disk Recovery related files:
%UserProfile%\Desktop\Disk Recovery.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Disk Recovery
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Disk Recovery\Disk Recovery.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Disk Recovery\Uninstall Disk Recovery.lnk


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