Remove WindowsRecoveryCleaner Virus | Updated


I wrote this article to help you remove WindowsRecoveryCleaner. This WindowsRecoveryCleaner removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Unfortunately for all the users out there, not every application you see on an app store is legitimate and reliable. WindowsRecoveryCleaner is the perfect example. You can see it advertised as a utility tool that promises to help you clean junk files. In reality, it is completely useless. IT specialists categorize this application as a Trojan Horse virus. This app is known for its ability to exploit the computer’s resources. It can easily spread around the entire operating system. Not only that, but it can do changes to the Registry, as well as damage essential system files.

Once the virus establishes itself, the real problem occurs. The WindowsRecoveryCleaner Trojan turns your computer into a cryptocoin mining machine. This is possible because the virus has ways to force your PC into performing various services, in order to keep the mining process going. It will concentrate the entire CPU and GPU power solely for its malicious purposes. Such action will soon prove to be very damaging to your entire system. You don’t want to keep this Trojan Horse on your computer for long. You need to immediately proceed with its removal as soon as you detect its vicious presence.

The most common means of Trojan Horse distribution are bundled software and fake update requests. Developers often repackage software and offer them for free. The thing is, they bundle applications and programs along with malware, that the user will be unaware of because it is not properly disclosed. What happens is that users are too quick to get through the installation process and opt for a Quick/Standard install. This gives them no control whatsoever, and they have no way of knowing what is the real content of such free bundle.

We strongly advise going for Custom or Advanced mode in the Setup Wizard instead, so as to have the power to easily deselect any unwanted software that seems suspicious to you or never even wanted to download in the first place. Also, be careful when you have to update a program on your computer. We recommend that you get your updates from official and licensed sources only. Don’t just blindly trust a random pop-up that urges you to follow a link to get the wanted update.

Trojans are probably the most dangerous type of virus out there. They are extremely stealthy and versatile. It is not necessary for them to launch an attack as soon as they penetrate your computer system. It might take some time before it becomes active, which makes the detection of such threat very dangerous. A Trojan Horse like WindowsRecoveryCleaner is very good at concealing itself. Often users notice its presence when it has already caused damages to the system.

When using all of the resources the virus can get its hands on, the computer’s overall performance decreases abruptly. Eventually, you will be unable to use your programs or applications, because the system will be so overloaded with its main mining task, it will cause regular system crashes, making it impossible to do any work on your computer at all. Victims of such Trojan Horse will notice that the damages will become greater and greater with each passing day. We can help you remove this malicious parasite from your PC. Just follow our detailed instructions below.

WindowsRecoveryCleaner Removal

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.


Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.


Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.


Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still cannot remove WindowsRecoveryCleaner from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.


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