Getting annoyed with another version SMART HDD Virus/S.M.A.R.T Repair Virus/S.M.A.R.T Check Virus which is called Data Recovery? The new Data Recovery virus in 2012 makes all your files missing? Now the following post will provide you a step-by-step guide to help you safely and quickly remove this nasty virus. Learn more.

Data Recovery Virus Description:

Data Recovery Virus is a notorious hard drive defragmenter (optimizer) which was firstly discovered on September, 2011. As time goes by, this virus has mutated and it has the same interface as SMART HDD Virus/S.M.A.R.T Repair Virus/S.M.A.R.T Check Virus now. Criminal adds more features to this rogue program in order to make chaos to the infected computers. This virus can enter in a disguised way to your computer without your knowledge or permission and spread quickly via help of Trojans and various rootkits. Once it is on board, a bogus scan will be shown up on your screen, it pretends to check your computer and report dangerous computer status to you, saying there are serious problems about your hard drive that need to be fixed quickly. However, smart users must realize this is just a hoax since the criminal uses scare tactics to mislead you and redirect you to its payment website and pay for the useless product which may cause money loss as well as identify theft as a resuly. This fake application also can add several malicious registry entries which will force your computer to run its executable files each time when Windows starts. That is to say, everytime you turn on the computer, Data Recovery virus will take over your screen completely. What’s more, it is capable of hiding all the icons and start menu programs. It will also hide desktop wallpaper and replace it with a black wallpaper. While this virus is active on your computer, it will continuously manufacture fake alerts in System Tray like: Your computer is in critical state. Hard disk error detected. At that time, you will totally get mad since it is difficult to get rid of all the popups. Your current Antivirus is of no use and no matter how hard you try, you can’t find your data back anymore since this pesky virus has hidden all. In a word, Data Recovery is a disaster for all the computer users. In order to secure your computer, there is no doubt to remove it immediately.



Why antivirus can’t help to catch this pesky virus? If I replace another Antivirus, does it help?

No. Many users may be curious that why Data Recovery Virus can escape from being detected by the Antivirus they have downloaded, also they may still try to look for a better one which can let this virus away permanently. Unfortunately, they get nothing helpful. The reason is that there is no Antivirus can remove it completely at this moment. As we all know that antivirus is produced by human being, it also takes time to make its function well to handle with a new virus. Furthermore, such nasty rogue program can block any legitimate security programs already installed on the system which may lead to its removal. Therefore, if you want to remove this pesky virus completely, manual guide is suitable. However, careful users may notice that all the infected files or registry entries from different sites are always different. Data Recovery virus can root its related files in the same directory with random names to prevent antivirus detection and add more difficulty to manual removal. Therefore, it will be difficult if you have not enough experience removing a virus before. You can watch the following video for reference.

Manual Removal Guides:

1. Restart the computer to Safe mode with networking by restarting your computer, hit F8 key constantly before Windows launches.

2. Select Safe mode with Networking and hit Enter key.

3. Use manual way as follow.

Delete Registry

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce “[RANDOM]“
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM]“
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM].exe”

Remove Folders and Files

  • %LocalAppData%\.exe
  • %LocalAppData%\~
  • %LocalAppData%\~
  • %StartMenu%\Programs\Data Recovery\


Data Recovery Virus Removal Video Guide is as Similar as SMART HDD Virus/S.M.A.R.T Repair Virus/S.M.A.R.T Check Virus:

Note: Be caution because if you delete the things you are not sure, it may result in performance problems, registry errors as well as instability issues.

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