Need Help to remove fake Windows Recovery!

March 22, 2011 at 04:14:59
Specs: Windows XP
I downloaded a program called Windows Recovery from a site which I do not remember two days ago. I thought it could help me recover my Windows XP, but it is such a big trouble! The system recovery failed when using it, and can never process to the end. I finally get back to the Windows, but the whole computer is badly slow, and Windows Recovery just won’t allow me to remove it. What should I do?Really Help! Thanks

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March 22, 2011 at 04:22:30
Here is the best solution:

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April 29, 2011 at 14:42:43
Jason W,

...or, you can try the following:

If downloading files to the infected computer is not possible, access a clean computer and transfer files to the infected computer using a USB flash drive, or other removable media (CD/DVD, external drive).

Also, if you encounter any problems while performing any of the tasks below, let us know.

Now, download one of these files: iExplore.exe or eXplorer.exe. They are renamed copies of RKill:

Save the file selected to the Desktop, and double-click on it. (For Vista/Windows 7, select: Run as Administrator)

If you get a message that RKill is an infection, just ignore it. If you run into infections warnings to close RKill, leave the warning on the screen and run RKill again.

If you encounter problems running RKill, download another renamed version of RKill from its download page.

Do not reboot your computer after running Rkill!

Next, download Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware (black button with green and white icon) Save to the Desktop:

Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. (For Vista/Windows 7, select: Run as Administrator)

Run Malwarfebytes’ AntiMalware and update the program.
Once updated, select Perform Full Scan and click the scan button.

When the scan finishes, click OK in the message box, and you will see the results of the scan.

Click <Remove Selected

When Malwarebytes finishes, you may be prompted to reboot. If so, reboot.

Please post the Malwarebytes log in your reply, and we will determine if any further action is necessary.

Note: This infection may hide all the files on your computer. To make files visible again, download the following program to the Desktop:


Double-click on the Unhide.exe icon on the Desktop and allow the program to run.

Unhide.exe removes the Hidden attribute from the files on your hard drive. If there are any files that were purposely hidden by you, you will need to hide them again after this tool is run.

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