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Data Recovery Removal Guide

Wednesday, May 27th 2015 under Security by

Data Recovery has been classified as a fictitious system optimizer, which is usually distributed with the assistance of third-party installers bundled with other Windows-compatible programs. Due to the fact that Data Recovery is compatible with the three major web browsers – IE, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome, the extension could be installed on any of them. If this case with your PC, you are strongly advised to locate and delete the adware application as soon as you notice it on your virtual machine.

How did Data Recovery get installed on your PC?

Data Recovery shows up as S.M.A.R.T. Check and S.M.A.R.T. Repair tools, which will pretend to detect and remove infections from your PC. These tools will warn you with non-existent HDD problems and will offer you a completely fake tool, supposedly able to remove any problem-causing elements.

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These are the bogus Data Recovery notifications which will be shown on your monitor:

Windows detected a hard drive problem.
A hard drive error occurred while starting the application.

Your computer is in critical state. Hard disk error detected.
As a result, it can lead to hard disk failure and potential loss of data. It is highly recommended to repair all found errors to prevent loss of files, applications and documents stored on your computer.

Hard Drive Failure
The system has detected a problem with one or more installed IDE / SATA hard disks. It is recommended that you restart the system.

How does Data Recovery function?

In order to erase the intrusive Data Recovery alerts and get rid of other system’s dysfunctions, it is recommended to use an activation key, which, eventually, will help you with overall Data Recovery’s removal.

Activation key: 08869246386344953972969146034087

Be aware that this license key is a great way to deceive Data Recovery’s program and its schemers that you have actually bought their fake full version tool, and all of your system’s visible issues will be deleted. This is a great prrof that Data Recovery is a completely useless, fake system optimizer, which cannot solve any problems. Thus, the best thing you could do is to delete Data Recovery from your operating system as soon as possible.

How to remove Data Recovery?

Considering all the above-mentioned, it is certain that Data Recovery is not a beneficial program. However, the good news about this application is that its removal is not so hard. The PUP alongside the advertisements it displays, can be deleted from the system either manually, or automatically. The manual removal instructions are provided bellow this article. Though, even if you have completed the manual removal process, you still have to run a full scan of your PC in order to identify any registry leftovers or temporary files. You can do this by installing a reputable antimalware tool which will erase all the existing threats at once and will protect your system against malware 24/7 a day.

Remove Data Recovery from PC
STEP 1: Work in Safe Mode. Remove all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.
Press and hold the F8 key as your computer restarts.Please keep in mind that you need to press the F8 key before the Windows start-up logo appears.
On the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking , and then press ENTER.
Log on to your computer with a user account that has administrator rights
STEP 2: Remove Data Recovery malicious proxy server
Data Recovery may add a proxy server which prevents the user from accessing the internet,follow the below instructions to remove the proxy.
Start Internet Explorer and if you are using Internet Explorer 9 ,click on the gear icon (Tools for Internet Explorer 8 users) ,then select Internet Options.
Go to the tab Connections.At the bottom, click on LAN settings.
Uncheck the option Use a proxy server for your LAN. This should remove the malicious proxy server and allow you to use the internet again.
If you are a Firefox users, go to Firefox → Options → Advanced tab → Network → Settings → Select No Proxy
STEP 3: Run a reliable antimalware program to terminate known malware processes associated with Data Recovery.
STEP 4: Remove Data Recovery malicious files.
STEP 5: Double check your system for any left over infections.
STEP 6: Unhide your files and folders.
STEP 7 :Restore your shortcuts and remove any left over malicious registry keys.
STEP 8: Restore your desktop settings

Windows XP: Click on the Start button and then select Control Panel. When the Control Panel opens, please click on the Display icon. From this screen you can now change your Theme and desktop background.

Windows 7 and Vista : Click on the Start button and then select Control Panel. When the Control Panel opens, please click on the Appearance and Personalization category. Then select Change the Theme or Change Desktop Background to restore your original Theme and colors.

*SpyHunter's free scanner is only for malware detection. If it detects malicious software on your computer, you will need to purchase SpyHunter's malware tool to remove the detected threats.

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