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HDDoctor. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as HD Doctor, HDD Doctor | Type: Spyware
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HDDoctor is a rogue hard disk repair and optimization tool that reports fake system errors. It will pretend to scan your hard drive for problems. Then it will list numerous problems and will prompt you to install low-level access module to fix some of the errors it detecs. In reality, though, these errors and problems do not even exist. HDDoctor uses a typical scheme on how to scare users into thinking that their computers are infected with malware or has some sort of problems. If you find that your computer is infected then please use the removal instructions below to remove this rogue and any related malware.

HDD Doctor 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 hdddoctor.exe . 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, HDDoctor will display a fake a error message with the following text:


The system will reboot in xxx seconds
Windows can not continue operating due to fatal system error.
Windows was forced to restart.
All unsaved data will be lost.


The system disk contains a large number of critical errors.
Windows could not fix most of them.
You can install install trial version of the third party software "HDD doctor" to fix found bugs. Install "HDD Doctor" now?

It goes without saying, HDD Doctor is a scam and should be removed from the computer as soon as possible. Detailed removal instructions are given below. Also note that 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 HDDoctor and related malware from the computer. HDDoctor properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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Reimage is recommended to uninstall HDDoctor. Free scanner allows you to check whether your PC is infected or not. If you need to remove malware, you have to purchase the licensed version of Reimage malware removal tool.

More information about this program can be found in Reimage review.
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HDDoctor manual removal

Kill processes:
hdddoctor.exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "Shell" hdddoctor.exe
Delete files:
hdddoctor.exe
Delete directories:
%AppData%\install_hdd

Geolocation of HDDoctor

Map reveals the prevalence of HDDoctor. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Pakistan, India, Turkey, Brazil and United Kingdom.

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