Don’t you just hate those computer infections that slither into the system unawares and then pop up into your screen saying “Hi! I’m here to save the day! Use me! Use me!”, but in fact they only damage the system and you’re left dealing with a whole bunch of side effects that make you want to tear your hair off? Well, what a surprise, here’s another one – File Recovery. A rogue that you want to remove immediately. Trust me on this. There is nothing promising about this rogue antispyware, because it’s a new version of Data Recovery, and we all know what happened when people got infected with that one, now don’t we?
If you don’t, let me refresh your memory. Data Recovery is a fake defragmenter tool that has been active for quite some time now. There have been a few versions released, and a lot of users got infected just by browsing the Internet. So, File Recovery is no different. It can get into the system via some Trojan, or it might be lurking hidden at some webpage. Personally, I got infected with a fake defragmenter tool once while browsing my blog. I was stalking my followers (bad habit, I know), and some of them were spam accounts, only waiting for the stupid curious user (i.e. me) to click on them. So you land on a random account filled with random stuff, and you think, why on earth are you following me, our interests are totally different. And then OFF IT GOES – the File Recovery infection. It might actually appear as an update to Adobe Flash or a similar application, but believe me, no legitimate update is THAT KEEN on installing itself. So once you click OK, you might as well start looking for an antidote for File Recovery, because it won’t leave you alone until it gets what it wants.
I suppose, there’s no need to tell what File Recovery wants, because just like any other rogue application it targets the user’s credit card. In order to get to it, the rogue employs such tactics a fake security alerts and fake system scan. For example, system error alerts pop up every now and then reporting random errors such as hard drive boot sector reading error or missing system blocks which, let’s be honest, would kill your computer immediately if it were true. But it is not – your computer is still running, right? So that is the best proof that File Recovery is a scam.
Now, I cannot stress enough the importance of rogue removal, but it actually might be tricky for some users, especially keeping in mind the fact that File Recovery blocks certain applications. This is the rogue’s way to protect itself from being removed. However, what goes in, does (and MUST) go out, and you can spur the removal process by “registering” the application with an imaginary email using this activation key:
From there on, everything is simple – you either terminate File Recovery manually or automatically. Automatic removal is a lot simpler than the manual one – you just download a security program of choice and terminate the rogue with it. As for manual removal, there’s a whole list of things you need to do, like deleting files, processes and registry keys related to the malware, so unless you are completely sure of what you’re doing, it’s not recommended to try erasing File Recovery on your own.
Either way, it’s your choice. And the sooner you get rid of this thing the better.