Have you ever got a constant pop up message on your computer saying that “A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart”? Don’t know how to fix it? Don’t even know what kind of error it is? Then how can we stop it from popping up? Would a system restore work?
A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart is defined as a fake alert that should be generated by Trojan viruses. When your computer has been infected by a Trojan, you will have the opportunity to receive this warning from malicious programs which pretend to be legitimate anti-virus tools. So to completely get rid of this fake warning, it’s better to manually remove the related Trojans. Only in this way can it be stopped from constantly popping and annoying you.
Have you tried to scan through your computer with several anti-virus programs hoping to detect any threats and then remove them? As a matter of fact, the related Trojans are believed to be created by hackers in order to steal your personal information and get your money without permission. Thus, they have given the abilities to the viruses to escape from anti-virus tools. It will be worthless if you still search online for a better program. To get this “A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart” fake message, you may have accidentally clicked on hacked sites or links which might look common and legit to you. But a wrong redirection online would give enough time for Trojans to sneak inside. Other than this fake alert, you may also receive other problems such as malware asking money or PC getting blocked. To completely delete this alert, you can choose to follow the manual instructions or get help from online experts immediately if you don’t want to take any risks with this computer.
In case that any mistake might occur and cause unpredictable damages during your manual removal, please spend some time on making a backup beforehand. Then follow these steps given as below:
1. Reboot your infected computer and keep pressing F8 key on your keyboard. Use the arrow keys to highlight “Safe Mode with Networking” and press E/Enter;
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del keys together to open Windows Task Manager and then end related process;
3. Open Control Panel from Start menu and go to Folder Options;
4. Under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK;
5. Press Windows+R keys to open the Run window and type regedit to open Registry Editor;
6. Find out and delete all these associating files and registry entries as below:
%Documents and Settings%\[UserName]\Application Data\[random]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Shell” = “[rnd].exe”
To conclude: “A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart” is just one of the fake alerts generated by Trojan viruses. When your computer has been infected by a Trojan, this virus can help to bring more viruses and spyware to your computer without permission. Among the brought malicious programs, fake anti-virus software is one of them. By boasting to you that your computer have been severely infected by many kinds of problems including more viruses, bugs and system critical errors, it just tries to help hackers collect as much money as possible from you. You may not notice how is this fake message going to steal your money since it’s just a pop-up warning. But as mentioned above, you should realize that it’s the Trojan that helps hackers. Have you been annoyed by this pop-up alert so much? Now you may think of reinstalling Windows to get rid of this unwanted message. But since there’s a much easier way, why do you still want to reinstall your computer? Besides, reinstalling Windows too often can shorten the lifetime of PC. The easier way is to manually get rid of it which has been elaborated above. But if you are not sure how to follow the above steps or have stuck, you are welcome to contact YooCare Online Expert for further information.
Published by Vinson J.Porche on August 4, 2012 | Fake Alert Removal Guide