What is "HDD Fix" virus?
"HDD Fix" is a malicious defragmenter, cyber infection, which is propagated by fake system scanners, other malware and Trojans. Trojans that spread this scamware come inside the PC through security vulnerabilities found and immediately after that prepare it to launch just after computer's reboot. "HDD Fix" is a fake antispyware tool that continues to appear with fake security alert messages on infected system. This malware program slows down system performance and corrupts files and programs. You should remove "HDD Fix" from system as soon as possible. You can use anti-spyware tool to remove it automatically.
How "HDD Fix" affects your PC
It shows false pop-up alerts.
It changes windows screen to black in Windows XP and Vista
It blocks other useful system programs
Redirects browser to unsafe sites
Modifies registry entries
Creates Windows Temp folder to keep its executable files
it will also show a lot of alerts and notifications warning you about system errors and hardware failure. The alert may look like this:
Critical Error!Windows was unable to save all the data for the file [random name]. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware.
Windows detected a hard drive problem.
A hard drive error occurred while starting the application.
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.
How to remove "HDD Fix" virus?
Now there are two methods for removal. Firstly you can use a trusted spyware removal tool or secondly you can remove it manually which may get a little tricky and isn't really recommended because the program may simply reinstall itself after you restart your PC, However here's the method below:
Remove registry values:
Delete "HDD Fix" files:
%Documents and Settings%\[User_Name]\Desktop\HDD Fix.lnk
%Documents and Settings%\[User_Name]\Start Menu\Programs\HDD Fix
%Documents and Settings%\[User_Name]\Start Menu\Programs\HDD Fix\HDD Fix.lnk
%Documents and Settings%\[User_Name]\Start Menu\Programs\HDD Fix\Uninstall HDD Fix.lnk
To remove "HDD Fix" and to remove rogue antivirus from your computer, get one of these antispyware programs to get rid of those annoying malwares.