System Recovery Removal Guide

Do you know what System Recovery is?

It would seem as though the developers of the well-known and despised rogue defragmenter FakeHDD has been hard at work with their latest rogue application, System Recovery. This malicious rogue does such a good job of emulating the workings of a real defragger that it succeeds in tricking users into paying for its completely worthless software. System Recovery may appear to be legitimate, but that does not change the fact that it is unable to detect or fix any type of error on the system.

Established forms of infection are used as part of System Recovery’s online marketing campaign. These range from browser hijacking websites to fake online malware scanners. Recently it has also been reported that System Recovery makes use of infected online flash ads as a part of its online marketing campaign.

Once System Recovery infects the PC, it will delete all of the shortcuts on the PC, and make a backup of them in the %Temp%\smtmp folder. It does this so that each time the user attempts to launch a shortcut from his Start menu, it won’t load. The user will then be led to believe that his PC is acting erratically. It is for this reason that users are warned not to empty their Temp folder, or use a Temp folder cleaning utility.

Soon after this System Recovery will initiate a fake system scan and bogus system error messages, all of which informs the user that his system is being overrun with crippling errors. This is completely bogus, and should receive no attention. One of the more popular fake alerts to be on the lookout for includes:

Critical Error
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.

Other symptoms associated with System Recovery include users being unable to launch applications on the infected PC, blocked Internet connections and increased erratic system behavior. Users have also complained about poor system performance.

In order to protect your PC against these aggressive attack tactics, users are urged to destroy System Recovery straight away. Do this easily and safely by using a properly functioning security tool which will not only get rid of System Recovery but also protect the PC against similar future attacks.

In non techie terms:

System Recovery is a fake defragmenter unable to live up to any of its over embellished promises. Annihilate System Recovery and take back control of your PC.

Aliases: SystemRecovery.