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HDD Repair Adware Removal Instructions

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

HDD Repair is a rogue application, another variant of System Repair. A rogue application tries to trick you by displaying false positive or 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:

  • %AllUsersProfiles%Application Data~%random%r
  • %AllUsersProfiles%Application Data%random%.exe
  • %AllUsersProfiles%Application Data%random%
  • %AllUsersProfiles%Application Data~%random%
  • %UserProfile%Application DataMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchHDD Repair.lnk
  • %UserProfile%DesktopHDD Repair.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempsmtmp
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempsmtmp4
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempsmtmp1
  • %UserProfile%Local SettingsTempsmtmp2
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsHDD Repair
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsHDD RepairHDD Repair.lnk
  • %UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsHDD RepairUninstall HDD Repair.lnk

Create/modify registry entries:

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionpoliciessystem
    DisableTaskMgr: 0×00000001
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftware
    75fa38b7-8b94-4995-ad32-52e938867954:
    BD: 43 00 3A 00 5C 00 44 00 6F 00 63 00 75 00 6D 00 65 00 6E 00 74 00 73 00 20 00 61 00…
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerMain
    Use FormSuggest: “Yes”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionInternet Settings
    WarnonBadCertRecving: 0×00000000
    CertificateRevocation: 0×00000000
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesActiveDesktop
    NoChangingWallPaper: 0×00000001
  • 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: 0×00000001
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun
    %random%: “%AllUsersProfile%Application Data%random%.exe”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerDownload
    CheckExeSignatures: “no”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced
    Hidden: 0×00000000
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced
    ShowSuperHidden: 0×00000000

Screenshots:

Adware.Win32.HDDRepair

Adware.Win32.HDDRepair

Adware.Win32.HDDRepair

Adware.Win32.HDDRepair

Adware.Win32.HDDRepair

Adware.Win32.HDDRepair

Adware.Win32.HDDRepair

How to remove the infection of HDD Repair (Adware.Win32.HDDRepair)?

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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