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Windows Diagnostic. How to Remove? (Uninstall Guide)

removal by - -   Also known as WindowsDiagnostic | Type: Rogue Antispyware
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Windows Diagnostic is a fake disk defragmenter that displays fake error messages and pop-ups to make you think that your computer has some serious hard drive problems. The rogue program prompts to pay for a full version of the program to fix the errors. If you choose to purchase this bogus program, you will lose your money and give your credit card details to the scammers who created this malware. Please use the removal instructions below to remove Windows Diagnostic from your computer as soon as possible.

Windows Diagnostic enters the system via Trojans, infected websites and fake online scanners. The program runs system scanner and later on reports critical errors detected on your system. It warns you that some of your private data might be lost because of the lack of free space, RAM memory usage, etc. The truth is that it is fake information and Windows Diagnostic only wants you to believe your system is infected. Windows Diagnostic will offer you purchasing a full version of its program with a promise that this will fix everything. However, its real intention is to receive your money, but in return you won’t get anything. Do not buy this rogue program. It won't help you.

In order to stop all malicious activities on your computer you should remove Windows Diagnostic upon detection. You can remove Windows Diagnostic manually too, but remember that manual removal guide was made for the rogue program only and do not include other possible malware, rootkits. That's why you should scan your computer with Spyware Doctor or other anti-spyware software.

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

Windows Diagnostic properties:
• Changes browser settings
• Shows commercial adverts
• Connects itself to the internet
• Stays resident in background

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

Kill processes:
[random].exe
Delete registry values:
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[random].exe"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[random]"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAssociations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesAttachments "SaveZoneInformation" = '1'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDownload "CheckExeSignatures" = 'no'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain "Use FormSuggest" = 'yes'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings "WarnonBadCertRecving" = '0'
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
Unregister DLLs:
[random].dll

Delete files:
[random].exe
[random].dll
Windows Diagnostic.lnk
Uninstall Windows Diagnostic.lnk

Geolocation of Windows Diagnostic

Map reveals the prevalence of Windows Diagnostic. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Philippines, Australia, United States, Canada and United Kingdom.

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