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  • 4.0 stars

    "Used while removing the fake "File Recovery" virus"

    August 7, 2012  |   By trogwolf


    I used this as part of the step by step solution offered by http://malwaretips.com/blogs/file-recovery-virus/ for removing the "File Recovery" virus.


    I don't know of any cons. After following the steps recommended by malwaretips.com to remove the "File Recovery" virus (including running RKILL) my PC was back to normal. I ran a quick scan with malwarebytes showing all malware had been sucessfully removed, so I am confident that RKILL is NOT itself a malware program.


    http://malwaretips.com/blogs/file-recovery-virus/ provides a step by step solution for removing the "File Recovery" virus that I found very helpful last week. One of the steps is downloading and running RKILL, which is supposed to re-enable something that the virus disables. After using Malwarebytes to eliminate the virus, itself, UNHIDE is the other utility that is essential for being able to once again see your desktop, documents, music folders and your hard drive and start button contents.

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