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Friday, November 26, 2010

How to remove Win HDD (Uninstall Guide)

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Win HDD is a fake disk defragmenter and computer diagnostics program that deliberately reports false information and displays bogus errors messages on the computer. The rogue program will state that your computer has some serious problems. It will pretend to scan your hard drive disks, Windows registry and computer memory for errors. Win HDD will state that there are numerous critical errors in Windows registry and that your hard drive is missing or unreadable. What is more, this fake software will block other programs on your computer and won't let you download anything from the Internet. As a typical rogue program it will prompt you to pay for a full version of the program to fix supposedly found system errors. Do not fall victim to this fake program. If your computer is infected with WinHDD then please follow the removal instructions below to remove Win HDD from your computer for free using legitimate anti-malware software for free. You can choose to remove it manually too. Associated Win HDD files are listed below.



Win HDD is from the same family as HDD Control and HDD Defragmenter. It's promoted mainly through the use of fake online scanners and advertisements. The rogue program may install itself on your computer without your permission and knowledge through the use of trojans and other malicious software. The scammers may also distribute their bogus software on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks. Please do not download or install anything from suspicious websites; otherwise you can end up with a rogue program on your computer.

While Win HDD is running, it will display fake pop-ups titled "Critical Error!", "System Restore" from your Windows taskbar. The text of some of the fake alerts you will see include:
Critical Error
Hard Drive not found. Missing hard drive.
Critical Error
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.
Critical Error
Windows can't find hard disk space. Hard drive error
It will block nearly all programs on your computer but if you attempt to run a program enough times it will eventually work. The fake alert that you will see when you attempt run a program are:
Windows detected a hard drive problem.
A hard drive error occurred while starting the application.
Ironically, Win HDD detects the same system errors and issues on different computers. It goes without saying that you should remove this rogue program from your computer as soon as possible. If you have already purchased this bogus program then please contact your credit card provider and dispute the charges. Then please follow Win HDD removal instructions below. If you have any questions or additional information, please leave a comment. Good luck and be safe online!


Win HDD removal instructions using Process Explorer (in Normal mode):

1. Download Process Explorer and end Win HDD process:
  • [SET OF RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe, e.g. 1648411579.exe
2. Download free anti-malware software from the list below and run a full system scan.
NOTE: in some cases the rogue program may block anti-malware software. Before saving the selected program onto your computer, you may have to rename the installer to iexplore.exe or winlogon.exe With all of these tools, if running Windows 7 or Vista they MUST be run as administrator. Launch the program and follow the prompts. Don't forget to update the installed program before scanning.

3. New threats appear every day. In order to protect your PC from such (new) infections we strongly recommend you to use ESET Smart Security.


Win HDD removal instructions (in Safe Mode with Networking):

1. Reboot your computer is "Safe Mode with Networking". As the computer is booting tap the "F8 key" continuously which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to move to "Safe Mode with Networking" and press Enter key. Read more detailed instructions here: http://www.computerhope.com/issues/chsafe.htm


NOTE: Login as the same user you were previously logged in with in the normal Windows mode.

2. Download free anti-malware software from the list below and run a full system scan.
NOTE: in some cases the rogue program may block anti-malware software. Before saving the selected program onto your computer, you may have to rename the installer to iexplore.exe or winlogon.exe With all of these tools, if running Windows 7 or Vista they MUST be run as administrator. Launch the program and follow the prompts. Don't forget to update the installed program before scanning.

3. New threats appear every day. In order to protect your PC from such (new) infections we strongly recommend you to use ESET Smart Security.


Win HDD associated files and registry values:

Files:
  • %Temp%\[SET OF RANDOM CHARACTERS]
  • %Temp%\[SET OF RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • %Temp%\dfrg
  • %Temp%\dfrgr
  • %Temp%\[SET OF RANDOM CHARACTERS].dll
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\HDD Control.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Win HDD\
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Win HDD\Win HDD.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Win HDD\Uninstall Win HDD.lnk
%Temp% refers to:
C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\Local Settings\Temp (in Windows 2000/XP)
C:\Users\[UserName]\AppData\Local\Temp (in Windows Vista & Windows 7)

%UserProfile% refers to:
C:\Documents and Settings\[UserName]\ (in Windows 2000/XP)
C:\Users\[UserName]\ (in Windows Vista & Windows 7)

Registry values:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[SET OF RANDOM CHARACTERS]"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[SET OF RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"
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