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System Restore Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discovered a new outbreak of the System Restore adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.SystemRestore.

System Restore is a rogue application, another variant of Data Restore, Data Recovery, System Recovery, Master Utilities, PC Repair, HDD Repair and System Repair. A rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive or 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:

  • %AllUsersProfiles%Application Data~%random%r
  • %AllUsersProfiles%Application Data%random%.exe
  • %AllUsersProfiles%Application Data%random%.exe
  • %AllUsersProfiles%Application Data%random%
  • %AllUsersProfiles%Application Data~%random%
  • %UserProfile%DesktopSystem Restore.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempsmtmp
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempsmtmp1
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempsmtmp2
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempsmtmp4
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsSystem Restore
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsSystem RestoreSystem Restore.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsSystem RestoreUninstall System Restore.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_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer
    NoDesktop: 0×00000001
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAssociations
    LowRiskFileTypes: “.zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;
    .mp3;.m3u;.wav;.scr;”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAttachments
    SaveZoneInformation: 0×00000001
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
    %random%: “%AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%.exe”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDownload
    CheckExeSignatures: “no”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced
    Hidden: 0×00000000
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced
    ShowSuperHidden: 0×00000000

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.SystemRestore

Adware.Win32.SystemRestore

Adware.Win32.SystemRestore

Adware.Win32.SystemRestore

Adware.Win32.SystemRestore

To register and uninstall this rogue application, you can try the following serial number, and enter any email:

1203978628012489708290478989147

How to remove the infection of System Restore (Adware.Win32.SystemRestore)?

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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