Data Recovery (Fake PC Optimizer) Uses the Same Interface as Fake S.M.A.R.T. HDD

May 04, 2012 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
The fake Data Recovery program was known, according to the updated removal report at, as a scareware program that uses aggressive methods to scare PC users into registering and buying the Data Recovery application.

Data Recovery will attempt to play itself off as an optimization tool for a PC. It will even perform system scans to supposedly detect and report issues that can be resolved to improve performance. Much like other fake antispyware programs, the fake Data Recovery application will lead users to a registration page to pay for its 'services', which allegedly fixes the PC that it is installed on.

Many of the Data Recovery or Smart Data Recovery symptoms have remained the same. What has changed about Data Recovery is that it is a new interface completely different from the older version. The interface colors and menus have been updated, quite possibly to confuse PC users who may have caught onto Data Recovery's devilish scheme of money extortion.

The part about Data Recovery's new interface that does not jive with advanced PC users, is its references to S.M.A.R.T, which is commonly referred to a self-monitoring system for hard disk drives in the PC environment. Having this association within a security program may have dire consequences instead of having the normal characteristics of being just an antimalware application.

Data Recovery's older version and newer version both have the same specific objective of taking naïve computer users for a virtual ride that will end up costing them somewhere around $60 or more. The Smart HDD program is another fake security programs that have received an update similar to that of Data Recovery's most recent.

One could come to the conclusion that the fake Data Recovery and Smart HDD programs are very similar because there's a striking resemblance in Data Recovery and other known rogue optimization tools. You could even deduce that both Data Recovery and Smart HDD were created by the same group of hackers.

It would not be a wise choice to utilize the fake Data Recovery or Smart HDD programs for any use other than performing a daredevil act with your PC. PC users who have been bombarded by Data Recovery's endless and bogus pop-up messages may look to an easy solution. Fortunately, security outlets such as have provided a new removal report with essential removal resources. These resources are able to assist users with safely removing the updated, and old, version of Data Recovery.

The newly updated removal report for the fake Data Recovery program may be accessed at: or