How to remove the annoying Windows Restore?

April 11, 2011 at 08:14:19
Specs: Windows Vista
I wd be most grateful if you cd help. I've got Windows Restore invading my PC. It's changed my destop page, and turned the color into black with only a few icons on it. The "Windows Restore" asked me to fix it, but I didn't respond and just leave it there. It know it is a virus. It just didn't go! To my dismay the data in my folders are all gone! I used MS Security Essentials and check but it says there's no threats found. I then used SuperAntispyware to check and it did find 2 Trojans and quarantined them and removed them and the I was asked to reboot the machine. I did that and thought problems might have gone, but to my surpise the Windows Restore still there. I was saw prompts like "Windows detected a hard dick problem start the back up process" and other similar messages. I consulted Google and was asked to download Stopzilla but it couldn't be downloaded. I just why my data got lost? Is it jsut because of the Windows Restore, or also because of hard disk problem? Do you know how to remove the Windows Restore? I didn't click the "fix" button and so it was not actually installed in my PC, but why it didn't go?! Your help would be most appreciated.

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April 12, 2011 at 23:39:54
Windows Restore Virus is going to say that you have hard drive problems, but you do not. It is a fake alert. It is difficult to get anything to install onto a computer that has this virus, at least for now.

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April 13, 2011 at 20:13:32
in these days,most Win users response to us,this Windows Restore Virus is Determined as Fake Windows Program.
Details on Windows Restore Virus Removal Instructions,you are surely get some more tips here:

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May 5, 2011 at 17:54:13
Have you got rid of Windows Restore now? If you haven't, here are four suggested methods:

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May 5, 2011 at 20:08:36
On removing Windows Restore:

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).

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

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

(If you cannot find the iExplore.exe icon that you downloaded, you can also execute the program by doing the following steps based on your version of Windows:

For Windows 7 and Windows Vista, click on the Start button and then in the search field enter %userprofile%\desktop\iexplore.exe and then press the Enter key on your keyboard. If you Windows prompts you to allow it to run, please allow it to do so.

For Windows XP, click on the Start button and then click on the Run menu option. In the Open: field enter %userprofile%\desktop\iexplore.exe and press the OK button. If you Windows prompts you to allow it to run, please allow it to do so.)

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.

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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May 5, 2011 at 21:11:09
Install MalwareBytes anti malware to get rid of Windows restore virus, for manual removal guide, checkout

Happy Virus Free Computing (.NET)

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August 8, 2011 at 20:15:15
you can try install the avast free version to remove windows restore virus ,for more details read this:
how to remove windows restore virus

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