'Serious disk error writing drive C:' Fake Alert

'Serious disk error writing drive C:' Fake Alert Description

File Restore is a fake system optimization tool that has several clones (such as HDD Restore and File Repair). The 'Serious disk error writing drive C:\' fake alert is one of the many bogus error messages that these fake defragmenters use to scam computer users. Basically, File Restore and other fake security applications scare inexperienced computer users into thinking that their computer is severely infected or in severe distress. Computer users faced with the 'Serious disk error writing drive C:\' fake alert and dozens of similar bogus system alerts may believe that File Restore can repair their computer, falling into the criminals' trap. If your computer is showing the 'Serious disk error writing drive C:\' fake alert repeatedly, this may indicate that your computer has actually become infected with a rogue security or system optimization program.

Rogue security programs that use fake system alerts like the 'Serious disk error writing drive C:\' fake alert are among the most common kinds of online scams. Despite the fact that these programs resemble legitimate system optimization tools in their appearance, they are actually part of a malware attack and are typically installed by a severe Trojan infection. Apart from displaying the 'Serious disk error writing drive C:\' fake alert and other bogus system messages, these kinds of fake security programs can cause other problems on the infected computer. These include causing the infected computer to perform poorly, causing browser redirects or preventing the victim from accessing files on the computer. Malware associated with the 'Serious disk error writing drive C:\' fake alert has also been known to interfere with legitimate security software in order to prevent computer users from removing the fake security application infecting their computer.

ESG security researchers strongly advise ignoring the scary, alarming language in the 'Serious disk error writing drive C:\' fake alert and other fake error messages present in rogue security software infections. To stop these from appearing, ESG security researchers advise computer users to use a reliable anti-malware tool to scan their computer for malware. Typically, it will be necessary to remove File Restore and its associated malware as well as reversing the harmful changes this fake security tool makes to your computer's settings.