How to remove HDrive Sweeper?
What is HDrive Sweeper?
HDrive Sweeper (a.k.a HDrive Sweeper Pro) is a new rogue registry cleaner and performance enhancer – a parasite, which uses disinformation to trick the user into purchasing it’s "licensed version". HDrive Sweeper usually enters the system by using trojans, such as Zlob or Vundo, which disguise themselves as Video ActiveX codecs.
Once inside and active, HDrive Sweeper will flood the user with popups and fake system notifications, supposedly to inform him of errors found in the Windows registry, as well as unnecessary files and other things. While pretty much every system has registry errors, HDrive Sweeper is neither the program to detect nor remove them. In order to further mislead the user, HDrive Sweeper will perform fake registry scans, which produce exaggerated results.
hdrivesweeper.com, the home of this parasite, is no different than any other rogue website: there is no useful information and no contact details.
HDrive Sweeper is a scam and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and block hdrivesweeper.com and hdrivesweeperpro.com using your HOSTS file.
HDrive Sweeper is Extremely dangerous
HDrive Sweeper may spread via Trojans
HDrive Sweeper may display fake security messages
HDrive Sweeper may install additional spyware to your computer
HDrive Sweeper may repair its files, spread or update by itself
HDrive Sweeper violates your privacy and compromises your security
for HDrive Sweeper detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like HDrive Sweeper and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Manual HDrive Sweeper removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove HDrive Sweeper, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other malware and spyware removal applications found on 2-viruses.com.
Stop these HDrive Sweeper processes:
Remove these HDrive Sweeper Registry Entries:
Remove these HDrive Sweeper files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other HDrive Sweeper infected files and get help in HDrive Sweeper removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing HDrive Sweeper and similar threats.
HDrive Sweeper is classified as Rogue Anti-Spyware. After infecting a user’s system, it proceeds to scare its victim into buying the “product” by displaying fake security messages, stating that your computer is infected with spyware and only HDrive Sweeper can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads HDrive Sweeper trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, HDrive Sweeper offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, HDrive Sweeper does not only fix the errors, but it also takes the user’s money and may even install additional spyware into the victim’s computer.
Some Rogue Anti-Spyware, such as HDrive Sweeper, may offer users to buy it after the victim clicks on a banner or a pop-up while surfing the internet. Usually, a Trojan is installed to a victim’s computer after clicking on the advertisement. It then proceeds to download or even install HDrive Sweeper, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as HDrive Sweeper, is nearly impossible to remove manually.