Windows XP Restore

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Remove Windows XP Restore. Description and removal instructions

Title: Windows XP Restore Also known as: WindowsXPRestore
Type: Spyware
Severity scale:  (72 / 100)

Windows XP Restore is a rogue computer optimization and defragmentation program that wants to scare you into thinking that your computer has some problems and issues. Windows XP Restore pretends to scan your hard drives and system memory for various errors. Then it states that you need to use the defragment tool to fix supposedly found errors. It fixes some errors for free and then prompts to pay for a full version of the program to fix other programs as well. Please do not fall victim to this rogue program and remove Windows XP Restore from your computer upon detection. Please use the removal instructions below.

Windows XP Restore enters the system without user permission and in order to protect itself attempts to disable legit antimalware software found. Actually, it blocks nearly all programs on the computer. Just run a program several times and it will eventually work. Compromised computer becomes completely taken over by this fake program in the result of such actions and Windows XP Restore begins the campaign it was designed to. Win Defrag will be configured to launch at startup, so be sure it will greatly affect your computer by running fake scanners and pop-up ads or notifications that will annoy you.

Overall, your computer will work slower. You will also see fake alerts from Windows taskbar. As you can see, Windows XP Restore is a total scam. Do not purchase it. If you have this rogue program on your computer please use the removal instructions below. You can remove Windows XP Restore manually but we strongly recommend to use an automatic removal tool given below.

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Automatic Windows XP Restore removal:

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Windows XP Restore manual removal:

Kill processes:

how to kill malicious processes

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random].exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ‘0’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ‘0’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ‘1’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations “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_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ‘1’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ‘1’
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = ‘1’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “Hidden” = ‘0’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0′

how to remove registry entries

Delete files:
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~[random] %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\~[random]r %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].dll %AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random].exe %UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows XP Restore.lnk %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows XP RestoreNINSTALL WINDOWS XP RESTORE.LNK %USERPROFILE%\START MENU\PROGRAMS\WINDOWS XP RESTORE\WINDOWS XP RESTORE.LNK

how to remove harmful files

Delete directories:
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows XP Restore
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\[random]