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Disk Repair Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the  Disk Repair adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.DiskRepair.

Disk Repair is a rogue application, this is another variant of Defragmenter, HDD Tools, Smart HDD, HDD Rescue, HDD Plus, HDD Diagnostic, Hard Drive Diagnostic, Disk Doctor, Win Defragmenter, WinDefrag, WinHDD, CheckDisk, Ultra Defragger, Quick Defragmenter, Smart Defragmenter, HDD Defragmenter, and System Defragmenter. A rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive/misleading scan results report, which says that your computer has a problem, or infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to fix it before you purchase.

Create new files:

  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Datadfrg
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Datadfrgr
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%.exe
  • %UserProfile%DesktopDisk Repair.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsDisk Repair
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsDisk RepairDisk Repair.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsDisk RepairUninstall Disk Repair.lnk

Create new registry entry:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
    (String) %random% = %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%.exe







How to remove the infection of Disk Repair (Adware.Win32.DiskRepair)?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.

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