Windows Error Recovery

Windows Error Recovery Description

Type: Trojan

Windows Error Recovery is a fake disk defragmenter and system optimization tool, which declares to provide a variety of security services that include analysis of the system status that is a system health, hard drives, ram memory, etc., diagnostics, and the ability to repair any system errors. Windows Error Recovery is installed without the affected PC user's consent through a Trojan, which is downloaded through a security flaw. Windows Error Recovery can also propagate through a PDF exploit, where is a security flaw in the PDF file, which allows Windows Error Recovery to be downloaded through it. When installed on the infected machine, Windows Error Recovery executes a false computer system scan and generates numerous system errors and other computer threats, which, in truth, are nonexistent. Windows Error Recovery attempts to frighten you that your PC is seriously infected and is at risk. Windows Error Recovery also displays fictitious error notifications and warning messages that state your PC is compromised and numerous HDD errors have been detected.

Windows Error Recovery is part of the FakeSysDef family and has among its family members System Defragmenter, Ultra Defragger, HDD Control, Win HDD, Win Defrag, Win Defragmenter, Disk Doctor, Hard Drive Diagnostic, HDD Diagnostic, HDD Plus, HDD Repair, HDD Rescue, Smart HDD, Defragmenter, HDD Tools, Disk Repair, Windows Optimization Center, Scanner, HDD Low, Hdd Fix.

Then, Windows Error Recovery will offer you to buy its "registered license" that can allegedly repair your PC problems and system errors. After a successful installation on a targeted PC system, Windows Error Recovery will generate itself to run automatically each time you start your Windows. Do not rely on anything Windows Error Recovery would tell or show you because all information it gives is fake and is created to scare you into trusting your PC is infected and doesn't work. The main purpose of Windows Error Recovery is to persuade you to buy its so-called full version which supposedly is able to resolve all your computer problems. Never purchase Windows Error Recovery because it won't fix your HDD errors and other security issues. ESG's malware researchers highly recommend you to remove Windows Error Recovery as quickly as possible by using a legitimate and effective anti-malware application.

Technical Information

File System Details

Windows Error Recovery creates the following file(s):
# File Name Detection Count
1 %Documents and Settings%\[User Name]\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Error Recovery N/A
2 %Documents and Settings%\[User Name]\Desktop\Windows Error Recovery.lnk N/A
3 %Documents and Settings%\[User Name]\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Error Recovery\Uninstall Windows Error Recovery.lnk N/A
4 %Documents and Settings%\[User Name]\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Error Recovery\Windows Error Recovery.lnk N/A

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