What is System Repair Virus?
System Repair virus is a fake computer application which imitates the operations of a computer optimization program and presents false positives to prompt you to pay money for its fake full version. The threat cannot be trusted because it belongs to the same fake HDD family to which File Restore, File Recovery and other fake hard drive defragmentation tools are attributed. If System Repair is on your computer, you should not wait any longer and remove it straight away.
Why should I remove System Repair virus?
The ultimate goal of System Repair virus is to deceive you into thinking that your computer cannot function normally because of some system errors. To create and illusion that the PC may soon become inoperable, the fraudulent application displays various pop-up alerts and messages, some of which you can find below:
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.
An error occurred while reading system files. Run a system diagnostic utility to check your hard disk drive for errors.
System Repair Diagnostics will scan the system to identify performance problems.
If you launch a system scan using System Repair virus, you will surely be provided with all types of errors which are said to be fixed only after activating the program. System Repair application is a scam, so do not even think of exposing your credit card details and home address in the purchase form of this bogus tool.
Moreover, this obnoxious application can remove your shortcuts from the Start menu list and hide or replace the contents of various system folders. If you try to browse your System32 folder or other directories, some of them may be empty or filled with various harmful files.
As you can see, System Repair virus makes a lot of unauthorized changes within the system, so do not allow it to gain full control over the PC which could be done by downloading more malware onto the system.
How to remove System Repair virus?
Do not try to remove System Repair virus manually so as not to remove the files which are vital for the proper performance of the machine. Anti-Spyware-101.com team suggests that you use SpyHunter as it can easily terminate the unwanted threats unlike other anti-malware programs.
Do not give up if you have downloaded and found that the installer is blocked by the infection. The following instructions will show you how to change the extension of the installer so that you can launch it.
- Go to the Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Select Appearance and Personalization (for Windows XP, click on Appearance and Themes).
- Click on Folder Options.
- Under the View tab, un-tick Hide extensions for known file types and press OK.
- Change the installer’s file extension from “.exe” to “.com”.
- Run the installer and scan the PC to remove the infection.
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