What is Secure.file-restore-software.com? Is it a normal website? If it is in your computer, what does this website do? And what is File Restore? Is it legitimate or a virus? How can you uninstall it manually?
Secure.file-restore-software.com can be classified as a web browser hijack virus, when your computer is infected by this virus, but it is not same to the other web browser hijack virus, it will not redirect to different website, Secure.file-restore-software.com usually redirect to install File Restore program. it acts as a real anti-virus program, however, it is a fake program, the hijackers use this fake program to cheat money.
You may have a question that how and why your computer is infected by this virus when you are under the protection of the anti-virus program. This is a tricky virus that can hide and change itself, so it can easily escape from the tracking of the anti-virus program. It may infect some link, attachments, website or free program, when you click or download it, your computer will be infected by this virus. Then next time when you run your browser, you will be redirected to the Secure.file-restore-software.com. Then this website will download File Restore program to your computer without your permission. When the downloading completes. This fake anti-virus program has installed to your computer. This program will pop up and do a scan for your computer, then you will see a lot of mistake, virus or Trojans will be shown on this program. They claim that your computer is in a great dangerous you need to fix these problems immediately, if not so, your computer will face a terrible situation. However, when you choose to fix these by File Restore program. It will say that you need activate then it can help you fix it. When you choose to activate this fake anti-virus program and finish payment, you will find that all these problem are “fixed” by it. However, you may find that your computer will be slower and slower then ever before, and this fake anti-virus will pop up automatically. Although it claims that it is a anti-virus program, but the truth is that this is a tricky virus, which acts as the real anti-virus to cheat your money. The virus and Trojans or something dangerous shown in the virus is fake message, actually your computer don’t have these kinds of mistake, they just want to scare you then they can cheat your money!
The following instructions require certain levels of computer skills. If you’re not sure how to delete this nasty virus, please start a live chat with YooCare experts now.
1. Reboot your infected computer and keep pressing F8 key on your keyboard and next use the arrow keys to select “Safe Mode with Networking” and press E/Enter;
2. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del at the same time or right click on the Task Bar to open the Windows Task Manager; then scroll down to End processes related to [File Restore].exe;
3. Open Control Panel from Start menu; then find Folder Options and under View tab, tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) then click OK;
4. Press Windows+R keys to open the Run window and then type in regedit to open Registry Editor.
5: Find out and delete all these associating files and registry entries as below:
Go to %userprofile%\appdata\local\temp
The virus can have names other than “random.exe” but it should look like it doesn’t belong and should have a create date/time the same as a .class file if you sort by file mod/create time you’ll find it.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\”Shell” = “[rnd].exe”
To sum up, Secure.file-restore-software.com is a browser hijack virus that can infect your browser then redirect to download the fake anti-virus program named File Restore. When your computer is infected by this browser hijack virus, it will start to download the fake anti-virus program without your permission, when the fake program has installed to your computer, the infection is done and your computer will become slower and slower. And this program will pop up to do a fake scan to your computer, it will display many fake warning on the File Restore. it claims that your computer is in great dangerous that you need to activate this program to fix it. If you are cheated by this fake program and deciding to pay them, your computer will become slower and slower. Once you choose to activate it, this fake program will start to download different viruses, Trojans or even malware to your computer, they may track your information and steal it. What is more, if you can not remove it completely, it will mess up your system data so that you can not log in at all. You should remember that this is a fake anti-virus program, what it displays is the fame messages, it use this to scare you so that you will choose to pay them. Do not hesitate, when you get this fake anti-virus program, remove it as fast as you can before it does a further damage to your infected computer.
This is a tricky virus that you need to remove it completely from your computer. If you’re not sure how to delete this nasty virus, please start a live chat with YooCare experts now.
Published by & last updated on June 7, 2013 7:48 am