S.M.A.R.T. Data recovery is a new virus which plagues computers worldwide in 2012. It is a fake defragmenter tool which uses scareware techniques to steal money from the users. Smart data recovery virus has nothing in common with actual data recovery service. They use this name as it is very difficult to get ranked in Search results by this name. The same virus family used data recovery name for other parasite, which was the clone of system check and system fix. In 2012 year, they started to use data recovery name for the parasite which was known by the name Smart HDD.

What is smart data recovery? What does s.m.a.r.t. check do? Does s.m.a.r.t. repair fixes the system?

Smart data recovery uses some sneaky methods to get into the system. The most easy way is through the malicious link, which can be sent via skype, facebook or even through Jurgita.com internal messaging system. If you will enter the malicious site, this virus will use some vulnerabilities of your system and will get into your computer without noticing. Jurgita magazine advises all its readers to look which links they access. If some unknown person sends you some questionable link to see, so it is better not to press it.

After the Smart Virus gets into the system, it starts its action. Users starts seeing security alerts, which are related to some hardware errors and looks really scary. For an example:

Critical Error!
Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data are at risk.

These error messages have nothing to do with actual errors. They are made up to scare you. Smart Data recovery claims that it will fix these errors, but you need to purchase its full version. You need to understand that purchasing the full version removes only fake alerts, but your will waste your money, as the real virus will stay resident on your system.

Getting rid of Smart "repair" data recovery

It is not so easy to delete smart virus from the computer. There is an activation code, which you can enter and these irresistable pop ups will stop, but the infection will stay resident. After you can use manual removal guide to remove data recovery virus. It is advised to use some reputable anti-spyware solutions to kill the virus. The safe and well known are: spyhunter, malwarebytes anti-malware, hitman pro.

Stay safe.
JURGITA team