Windows XP Recovery is a misleading program. Fake security web sites spread this malware and promote it as valid system optimization software. Another approach to circulate the malware is through fake Adobe Flash player update. In certainty, Windows XP Recovery is a virus that penetrates a computer then installs itself to provide false findings. It tries to misinform computer users and urgently recommend acquiring licensed version of the program. If loaded, this fake optimization product launches a performance scan and announced several hard disk drive errors, junk files and folders, registry errors and outdated drives. These alerts seem to make look valid findings but since it came from unknown, we presume them as fake. Identified problems do not really exist on the system.
To persuade computer users into buying the paid version of Windows XP Recovery, the rogue program floods the computer with too much alerts coming from Windows taskbar. Any attempt to fix these errors will refer user to payment web site where credit card account will be processed online. Since Windows XP Recovery belongs to a rogue category, expect that even the paid version will not help fix performance and stability problems. As mentioned, there are no errors needed to be fixed. Most of all, bear in mind that rogue software were developed only to steal money from innocent victims.
Damage Level: Medium
Systems Affected: Windows 9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7