System Repair 2013 is a virus that pretends to be a HDD (Hard Disk Diagnosis) program that scans the hard drive for errors. It displays several hard disk errors requesting users to repair them, even though the system is in perfect condition. If you fall for the warnings and proceed with the repair, you are required to purchase the full version of the program.
System Repair 2013 is a program designed by hackers that has no ability to scan the hard disk. As soon as it enters the PC, it infiltrates the user’s operating system settings and registry settings and presents itself as a startup program which hides desktop icons and startup menu entries.
The virus is usually hosted when malicious websites are visited or freeware is downloaded. System Repair 2013 is a rogue program that forces users to buy the full version. It shows hardware errors of the PC similar to boot sector errors and hard drive failures, that sometimes seem legitimate enough to make users fall victim to the hoax and prepared to buy the full version.
Some of the System Repair 2013 fake alerts
“Windows detected a hard disk problem
A potential disk failure may cause loss of files, applications and documents stored on the hard disk. Please try not to use this computer until the hard disk is fixed or replaced. Scan and fix (recommended) Cancel and reboot
Hard Drive Failure – The system has detected a problem with one or more installed IDE/SATA hard disks. It is recommended that you restart the system.
Your computer is in critical state. Hard disk error detected. As a result it can lead to hard disk failure and potential loss of data. It is highly recommended to repair all found errors to prevent loss of lives, applications and documents stored on your computer.
Hard drive boot sector reading error – During I/O system initialisation, the boot device driver might have failed to initialise the boot device. File system initialisation might have failed because it did not recognise the data on the boot device.
System block were not found – This has most likely occurred because of hard disk failure. This may also lead to a potential loss of data.”
Avoid deleting any files from your Temp folders, as when the virus infects your computer, it tends to hide icons and program shortcuts in a temp folder. Once you finish the uninstallation, your temporary folder keeps a backup.
To protect your PC from fake HDD programs and Trojans, make use of legitimate antivirus programs, maintaining them with regular updates.
Registration codes for System Repair 2013
Once the scan is completed, click on the ‘Repair 7 issues’ button. In the opened window select “I already have an activation code”. Select “Click here to activate” and enter the activation code. Any fake email ID can be input in the email registration field.
Activation codes are:
By entering this information, you will make several processes take lesser effect. Fake alerts and annoying pop-ups will also cease, helping you to remove the virus with much more ease.
System Repair Virus 2013 – Virus Removal Instructions
- Restart your browser and tap the F8 key continuously to get into the Windows Advanced options menu. Select Safe Mode with Networking and press Enter.
- After windows launches, open Windows task manager and kill the processes of the System Repair virusrandom.exe
- Delete the files associated with System Repair 2013 by navigating through the below paths.
%CommonAppData%\<random> %CommonAppData%\<random>.exe %CommonAppData%\~<random> %CommonAppData%\~<random> %StartMenu%\Programs\System Repair\ %StartMenu%\Programs\System Repair\System Repair.lnk %StartMenu%\Programs\System Repair\Uninstall System Repair.lnk %UserProfile%\Desktop\System Repair.lnk
- Remove the registry entries created by System Repair 2013 virus in the Registry Editor
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = '1' HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "<random>.exe" 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\Explorer "NoDesktop" = '1'
By following the above steps, you will be able to completely remove the System Repair 2013 virus from 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.