What is System Repair?
System Repair Virus is a fake computer optimization tool that makes you think your PC is full errors and you need to fix them immediately. This threat is not extremely dangerous, but it can seriously slow down your system and it tries to steal your money, so it is important that you remove System Repair Virus immediately. The longer this fake optimization program remains on your system, the more problem it may cause you. Not to mention that it could be related to other computer infections as well, so you are recommended to run a full system scan with SpyHunter scanner to check for other possible infections.
Where does System Repair Virus come from?
System Repair Virus belongs to a large group of fake computer system optimizers, and it is a direct clone of such notorious applications as File Recovery, File Restore and others. It arrives at your system stealthily and gets installed on your PC behind your back. Sometimes you may initiate the download of System Repair Virus yourself by landing on an infected website, but it does not ask for your permission to be installed on your computer.
Once the installation is complete, System Repair Virus loads automatically whenever you turn on your computer, because it adds specific auto-run entries into your registry in order to do so.
What does System Repair Virus do?
This infection does not differ much from the rest of the family – it performs a fake system scan and “detects” an extensive number of errors. The scan results are supported by a variety of fake security messages, for example:
An error occurred while reading system files. Run a system diagnostic utility to check your hard disk drive for errors.
Hard drive critical error. Run a system diagnostic utility to check your hard disk drive for errors. Windows can’t find hard disk space. Hard drive error.
The thing is that if most of the errors described by System Repair Virus were really present, you would not be able to run your PC at all! It only proves that this optimization tool is fake and you need to remove System Repair Virus from your computer before it manages to steal your money or slow down your system.
How to remove System Repair Virus?
Users are highly advised to remove System Repair Virus automatically, because manual removal may be too challenging unless you are a computer expert. Invest in a powerful antimalware tool and terminate this fake optimization program along with other infections. Also, in case System Repair Virus tries to block computer security programs, do the following:
- Open Start Menu and click Control Panel.
- Click Appearance and Personalization (or Appearance and Themes for Windows XP).
- Go to Folder options and select View tab.
- Uncheck Hide extensions for known file types and click OK.
- Access http://www.anti-spyware-101.com/download-sph and download SpyHunter.
- Change the extension of the downloaded file from “.exe” to “.com”.
- Run the fill and scan your PC.
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Stop these System Repair Processes:
Remove these System Repair Files:
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\System Repair
Remove these System Repair Registry Entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1′