The Data Recovery Virus has recently been identified by our Malware detection team and it appears to be spreading quickly through the Internet. Data Recovery virus aims to fool people into believing that it is a legitimate program to protect them from threats. The reality is that Data Recovery virus is a real threat to the computer with the intention of getting people to purchase the fake program.
If you are seeing pop-up warnings from a program called Data recovery you may have this infection. This program will restrict the functions of your computer and make it very difficult to download the appropriate software to remove it. Data Recovery is known to hide every shortcut, file and any other contents from your computer desktop. Your start menu will also be wiped clean.
Why does the Data Recovery Virus hide everything? It wants you to believe that your computer is malfunctioning and that your hard drive is corrupt. This is a common scheme used by creators of this type of virus. They want to scare you and have you purchase Data Recovery in order to get your files back. They hold your computer virtually hostage.
Here is a Screen Shot from the Data Recovery Virus
iHOW details the removal process for this infection. We do not recommend that anyone tries to remove the program unless they are a qualified Microsoft Certified technician as the is a very sophisticated virus and its files will be cloaked in the hard drive and the wrong files may be removed.
We did find that this infection can easily be removed by downloading software and running a full scan and removal function.
Our iHOW virus removal team tested the removal process on the Data Recovery Virus on all the Windows operating systems and found that it can be removed. Our team worked diligently to troubleshoot every possible removal program and we recommend Spyware Doctor. Please follow all of our detailed instructions below.
Data Recovery Virus Removal:
Perform the instructions below on the computer infected with the virus.
1. Restart the computer and Boot into Safe Mode with Networking
2. Windows Advanced Options Menu
3. Select Safe Mode with Networking
4. Windows Safe Mode with Networking
5. When in Safe Mode with Networking press the Windows Key and then the “R” Key to open the run box.
This will open the run command box which is another critical step that is needed to follow in order to bypass the virus. See below.
6. Downloading the Virus Removal Software
This step allows you to quickly install the virus removal software with out having it blocked by the virus.
TYPE THE FOLLOWING INTO THE RUN BOX: iexplore http://www.remove.cc
After entering the code into the run box, hit enter.
7. Click Run to Start the Download.
8. Install PC Tools and perform the scan
PC Tools Spyware Doctor with Antivirus is an award-winning virus removal software program that is owned by Symantec, the same company that owns Norton. This is their flagship virus removal program.
9. Remember to register Spyware Doctor in order remove the virus
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