Windows 7 Restore is a rogue anti-virus program that falsely alarms you of system errors in order to trick you into purchasing its full version to clean your system.
Is Windows 7 Restore Related to Microsoft Windows?
No. Windows 7 Restore has nothing to do with Microsoft Windows. It only uses the name in order to mislead the user that the warnings and alert messages are legitimate when, in fact, they are fake. Needless to say, this rogue program attacks only Windows users.
What Is Windows 7 Restore?
Windows 7 Restore is a rogue security program and is almost identical to Windows Update, Windows Vista Restore, Windows XP Restore, and more.
Windows 7 Restore will pretend to scan and analyze your system, and although it has no capability of restoring your Windows from any harm, it will make it look like it’s protecting your PC. Once it ‘analyzes’ your system, Windows 7 Restore will start displaying multiple warnings that your system is at risk. Some of these alerts look like this:
A critical error has occurred while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required.
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.
Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive.
Windows can’t find hard disk space. Hard drive error.
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file System32496A8300. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware.
Needless to say, you shall not trust these messages and should not take any of the recommended actions.
What Is Windows 7 Restore’s Purpose?
The main purpose of Windows 7 Restore is to scare you well enough and then take advantage of your vulnerability by asking you to purchase the full version of it. The full version promises to restore your system although it has no capability of doing so. What’s more, this program can and will hide the files on your PC via Windows Explorer. Thus, if you are using a different application to view your files, they will not go missing.
What Should You Do?
If you receive any of the above messages or similar, do not follow the recommended instructions. Purchasing the full version of that rogue Windows 7 Restore program will not restore your data. You should simply look for ways to remove it.
To do so, you can follow the manual instructions below, or use our anti-virus tool to do it for you.