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Windows Recovery Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discovered a new outbreak of the Windows Recovery adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.WindowsRecovery.

Windows Recovery is a rogue application. 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.

Variants of the rogue defragmenter:

Create new files:

  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%.exe
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%.exe
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data~%random%
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data~%random%r
  • %UserProfile%DesktopWindows Recovery.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemp%random%.tmp
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemp%random%.tmp
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsWindows Recovery
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsWindows RecoveryUninstall Windows Recovery.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsWindows RecoveryWindows Recovery.lnk

Create/modify registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionpoliciessystem
    DisableTaskMgr: 0×00000001
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware
    75fa38b7-8b94-4995-ad32-52e938867954:
    BD: 43 00 3A 00 5C 00 44 00 6F 00 63 00 75 00 6D 00 65 00 6E 00 74 00 73 00 20 00 61 00…
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain
    Use FormSuggest: “Yes”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings
    WarnonBadCertRecving: 0×00000000
    CertificateRevocation: 0×00000000
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesActiveDesktop
    NoChangingWallPaper: 0×00000001
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAssociations
    LowRiskFileTypes: “/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAttachments
    SaveZoneInformation: 0×00000001
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem
    DisableTaskMgr: 0×00000001
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
    EAGueaRwrDlOoPP: “%AllUsersProfile%Application DataEAGueaRwrDlOoPP.exe”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDownload
    CheckExeSignatures: “no”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced
    Hidden: 0×00000000
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced
    ShowSuperHidden: 0×00000000

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.WindowsRecovery_1-400x268.p

Adware.Win32.WindowsRecovery_2-400x268.p

Adware.Win32.WindowsRecovery_3-400x268.p

Adware.Win32.WindowsRecovery_4-400x268.p

How to remove the infection of Windows Recovery (Adware.Win32.WindowsRecovery)?

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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