HDD Tools. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Jake Doevan - -   Also known as HDDTools | Type: Spyware
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HDD Tools is a rogue defragmentation program from the same family as as Smart HDD and Win Defragmenter. It will pretend to scan your hard drives for problems. Then it will prompt you to buy a license of HDD Defragmenter in order to fix the supposedly found errors. HDD Tools uses a typical scheme on how to scare users into thinking that their computers are infected with malware or has some sort of errors. Do not buy this bogus program. If you find that your computer is infected with HDD Tools then please use the removal instructions below.

HDD Tools can be removed from the computer either manually or with an automatic removal tool given below. One way or another, you will have to end the main processes of this rogue program first. Otherwise, you won't be able to delete the files or use our removal tool. If you can do this in normal mode then reboot your computer in safe mode with networking and try again. Once installed, HDD Tools will display a fake a error message with the following text:

Windows detected a hard drive problem.
A hard drive error occurred while starting the application.

It will display fake warnings from your Windows taskbar too. Some of the fake errors read:

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

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

As you can see, HDD Tools is a scam and should be removed from the computer as soon as possible. Detailed removal instructions are outlined below. If you have already purchased this bogus program then you should contact your credit card company and dispute the charges. We also strongly recommend you to use an automatic removal tool to remove HDD Tools and related malware from the computer.

The latest parasite names used by FakeHDD:
[newest id=”fakehdd”]

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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.

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HDD Tools

HDD Tools manual removal:

Kill processes:
[random].exe

Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[random]"

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[random].exe"

Unregister DLLs:
[random].dll

Delete files:
%Temp%\[random].exe

%Temp%\[random].dll

%Temp%\[random].exe

%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\dfrg

%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\dfrgr

%UserProfile%\Desktop\HDD Tools.lnk

%UserProfile%\Desktop\HDD Tools

%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\HDD Tools\HDD Tools.lnk

%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\HDD Tools\Uninstall HDD Tools.lnk

Delete directories:
%Temp%[random]

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