Disk Repair (DiskRepair) Virus Removal Guide

Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10

Disk Repair (DiskRepair) is a fake defragmentation program. The program makes an attempt to mimic other real defragmentation programs; however, it is fake program. Disk Repair is part of a line of fake defragmenter programs which look almost identical; other fake defragmenter programs include HDD Rescue and Smart HDD. Disk Repair is generally installed through the use of a trojan horse, which is generally downloaded without user consent while browsing the internet. Disk Repair will display many alerts to scare the user into purchasing Disk Repair, which include:

Hard drive doesn’t respond to system commands – Critical Error
Bad sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation table – Critical Error
37% of HDD space is unreadable – Critical Error
Boot sector of the hard drive disk is damaged – Critical Error
Files placement on hard drive is not optimized. Defragmentation is required – Performance Issue
Critical Error – Hard drive not found. Missing hard drive.

Below is our recommended removal tool for Disk Repair. The removal tool has been rated 5 cows out of 5 by Tucows and was previously CNET’s Editor’s Choice. Feel free to download it below.

If you are unable to run the removal tool, or are unable to run any programs in general, you may need to stop the processes associated with Disk Repair with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by Disk Repair, try using Process Explorer.

When attepting to open a program, Disk Repair will generally display “a hard drive error occurred while starting the application” and block the application from starting. Generally, if you repetitively attempt to open the program, Disk Repair will be unable to block the program and it will eventually open.

It is recommended to use safe mode when removing the virus because Disk Repair will generally not be able to load in safe mode. To enter safe mode, restart the computer and press F8 multiple times before the Windows screen to bring up the boot options.

Boot Menu

The safe mode with networking option will allow the user to be able to use the internet in safe mode. Disk Repair can be removed by using the

or by manually removing the virus. Click here to learn more about safe mode.

View Disk Repair Files
View Disk Repair Keys

Manual Disk Repair Removal – In order to manually remove Disk Repair, the processes associated with Disk Repair must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before Disk Repair entered the computer.

Important: Before attempting to manually remove Disk Repair, we recommend that the user read through comments posted by other users on how they removed specific fake antivirus programs since many fake antivirus programs are similar. These comments can be found by clicking here. These comments may provide additional information which may be useful in removing Disk Repair. However, please use discretion since these specific comments pertain to other fake antivirus programs.

Stop Disk Repair Processes (Learn How To Do This)
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Remove Disk Repair Files (Learn How To Do This)
C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Local Settings\temp\[random].exe

Remove Disk Repair Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
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If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to comment below. If you need any help with any of the steps, please don’t hesitate to comment below. We recommend that you follow our safety tips so that you can keep your computer clean Please Click Here to View Our Safety Tips.

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2 Responses to “Disk Repair (DiskRepair) Virus Removal Guide”

scada1 December 23rd, 2018 at 4:10 am

Okay guys. I have this nasty little thing and can’t get rid of it. I come home and the kids have done something to the PC. I read all the comments, but can’t find any strange files with random characters in front of an .exe! Help!

Drewx843x January 3rd, 2019 at 5:11 pm

Did it show up on your Desktop without any installation?

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