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HDD Fix Adware Removal Instructions

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The Emsisoft malware research team has discovered a new outbreak of the  HDD Fix adware. Emsisoft Anti-Malware detects this malware as Adware.Win32.HDDFix.

HDD Fix is a rogue application, this is another variant of Scanner, HDD Low, Disk Repair, Defragmenter, HDD Tools, Smart HDD, HDD Rescue, HDD Plus, HDD Diagnostic, Hard Drive Diagnostic, Disk Doctor, Win Defragmenter, WinDefrag, WinHDD, 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:

  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%.dll
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%.exe
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data~%random%
  • %AllUsersProfile%Application Data~%random%r
  • %UserProfile%DesktopHDD Fix.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempInternetExplorerUpdate.exe
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsHDD Fix
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsHDD FixHDD Fix.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsHDD FixUninstall HDD Fix.lnk

Create new registry entries:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
    (String) %random% = %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%.exe
    (String) %random% = %AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%.exe









How to remove the infection of HDD Fix (Adware.Win32.HDDFix)?

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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