Title: HDD Scan
Type: Spyware
Also known as: HDDScan

Remove HDD Scan
Removal instructions

Severity scale:HDD Scan severity is 63  (63 / 100)

It seems that fake system defragmenters is a new trend in a world of cyber criminals. Another rogue program spreads on computers using HDD Scan name. It's a program that imitates being computer optimiztion tool and offers fixing your system errors for a certain amount of money.
HDD Scan runs system scanner and imitates looking for system errors. It imitates finding some and then asks computer user to pay for its license in order to repair those errors. Actually it's the way computer hackers earn money, you you shouldn't fall for this scam.
Here are some of the security warnings you may receive if HDD Scan has entered your computer:

Critical Error
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.


Critical Error
Windows can’t find hard disk space. Hard drive error


Critical Error!
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file System32496A8300. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware.


System Restore
The system has been restored after a critical error. Data integrity and hard drive integrity verification required.

Both the scanner of HDD Scan and all these messages pushing you into purchasing HDD Scan are completely fae. You are strongly recommended to remove HDD Scan immediately after noticing it on your system.

NOTE!! Trying to disable HDD Scan, use this registration code: 973467457475070215340537432225
After registering and disabling malware, run a full system scan with Spyware Doctor, malwarebytes or automatic removal tool from this website to remove HDD Scan completely.

The latest parasite names used by FakeHDD:
S.M.A.R.T. Repair, File Rescue virus, File Restore virus, File Recovery, Smart Data Recovery

Related files: HDD Scan.lnk, dfrg, [random].dll, [random].exe

HDD Scan properties:
• Connects itself to the internet
• Hides from the user
• Stays resident in background

Automatic HDD Scan removal:

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall HDD Scan. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove HDD Scan using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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We are testing STOPzilla's efficiency at removing HDD Scan (2010-12-06 04:38:13)
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Defender Pro Ultimate
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what to do if you failed to remove the infection?
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Help Line to remove HDD Scan
HDD Scan snapshot:
HDD Scan snapshot

HDD Scan manual removal:

Kill processes:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random]"
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[random].exe"
Unregister DLLs:

Delete files:
%Documents and Settings%\\[User_Name]\\Desktop\\HDD Scan.lnk
%Documents and Settings%\\[User_Name]\\Start Menu\\Programs\\HDD Scan
%Documents and Settings%\\[User_Name]\\Start Menu\\Programs\\HDD Scan.lnk
%Documents and Settings%\\[User_Name]\\Start Menu\\Programs\\Uninstall HDD Scan.lnk

Geolocation of HDD Scan:

This map reveals the prevalence of HDD Scan. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Russia, Ukraine, Vietnam, Poland and United Kingdom.

QR code for HDD Scan removal instructions:

HDD Scan qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like HDD Scan are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall HDD Scan right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2010-12-05 03:16:08
Information updated: 2010-12-06 02:00:58

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