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WinHDD Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discoverd a new outbreak of the WinHDD adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.WinHDD.

WinHDD is a rogue application, this is another variant of CheckDisk, Ultra Defragger, Quick Defragmenter, Smart Defragmenter, HDD Defragmenter, and System Defragmenter. A rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive/misleading scan results report, which says that your computer has a problem, or infected with viruses or trojan, but you will not be able to fix it before you purchase.

Create new files:

  • %UserProfile%DesktopWin HDD.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempdfrgr
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemp%random%
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemp%random%.exe
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempdfrg
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsWin HDD
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsWin HDDUninstall Win HDD.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsWin HDDWin HDD.lnk

Create new registry entry:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
    (String) %random% = %UserProfile%Local SettingsTemp%random%.exe

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.WinHDD_1-400x269.png

Adware.Win32.WinHDD_2-400x269.png

Adware.Win32.WinHDD_3-400x269.png

Adware.Win32.WinHDD_4-400x252.png

How to remove the infection of WinHDD (Adware.Win32.WinHDD)?

To delete this malware infection, please download and install Emsisoft Anti-Malware. Run a full scan on all drives and move all detected items to the quarantine.



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