File Recovery Virus Removal Tool
Spreading: Medium
Damage: Medium
Release date: July 16, 2012
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File Recovery is a rogueware which targets Windows-based computers. It ranks high in threat level due to its fraudulent and tricky nature that displays fake, non- existent system error alerts, saying your hard driver is in a critical state, and an emergent repair is needed. It will then try to allure you to activate File Recovery to repair such errors. The trick here is the removal functionality is only available in PAID version.

Removal Instruction:

To completely get rid of File Recovery Virus, you need to download the following removal tools:

File Recovery Killer

Note: Boot your computer into Safe Mode with Networking to fix the problem, or download the removal tools from a clean computer and transfer them to the infected PC via CD/DVD, USB flash drive, or external drive in case that the rogue might prevent you from getting access to the Internet in normal mode.

Removal Description:

In order to completely remove File Recovery Virus, you should do the followings:

Step 1: Double-click on the File Recovery Killer to terminate the rogue, and you should see below image:

Note: If the killer is blocked from running, please rename the file: file recovery virus-killer.exe as explorer.exe.


Step 2: Install and run Anvi Smart Defender to clean out all leftovers of File Recovery Virus. See a detailed removal guide here.





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