‘System message – Sector not found’ is a fake alert displayed by rogue antimalware software known as System Repair. The System Repair virus is a hard disk defragmentation program which scans the PC for errors and also defrags the drive. As mentioned earlier, it is a stubborn virus that generates fake notifications and scare tactics to startle users.
The System Repair virus generates misleading notifications. It’s a virus that disables antivirus functionality and modifies computer privacy and security settings. ‘System message – sector not found’ (shown below), is another one of the alerts used by System Repair virus.
“System message – Sector Not Found
The drive cannot find the sector requested. A data integrity checksum error occurred. Data in the file steam is corrupt.”
To get rid of these errors, the virus asks you to buy the full licensed version of the rogue software. You cannot remove the ‘System message – Sector not found’ virus with any tool as the process can be very tedious and risky.
It can be remove manually by following the steps below:
Step to remove the ‘System message – Sector Not Found’ virus:
- Reboot your computer. Keep the F8 key continuously, while Windows is starting up. Select Safe Mode with Networking on Windows Advanced Options Menu and press Enter.
- After Windows launches, press CTRL+ALT+DEL to open Windows Task Manager. Find the processes related to the ‘System message – Sector not found’ virus. Stop those processes by clicking on End Process button.
- Open Windows Explorer and find the files which are associated with System message – sector not found virus.
%Userprofile%\[random]\ %Programs%\[random-text].lnk %CommonAppData%\[random-text].exe %CommonAppData%\[random-text].dll
- Open Registry Editor (Open RUN and type regeditthen press Enter). Navigate to the below registry entries which are created by System message – sector not found virus and delete the entries.
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\DisableTaskMgr = 0 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer "NoDesktop" = '1' HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random-text].exe" HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\[random numbers] HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell = [random-text]
By following the above steps, you will be able to completely remove the ‘System message – Sector not found’ virus your computer. If you still experience issues, contact online Virus Removal services like Jupiter Support, who will guide you through the removal of the virus at a low cost of only $29.