Hard Drive Diagnostic is a malicious application that imitates being system optimization tool. It’s another member of fake system defragmenters family that works exactly the same way as its predecessors HDD Scan, Ultra Defragger, Win HDD, HDD Control and others.
Hard Drive Diagnostics tells you about detecting some critical errors on your computer and claims that it can only fix them if you purchase a license of Hard Drive Diagnostic. Those critical errors usually include hard drive errors or RAM memory problems. The program may state that Windows can’t find hard disk space and similar things. Here are notification messages that you may receive while Hard Drive Diagnostic is running on your system:
Windows can’t find hard disk space. Hard drive error
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file \System32\496A8300. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware.
A critical error has occurred while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required.
The system has been restored after a critical error. Data integrity and hard drive integrity verification required.
Bad Sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation table – Critical Error
Hard drive does not respond to system commands – Critical Error
Requested registry access is not allowed. Registry defragmentation required
Read time of hard drive clusters less than 500 ms
32% of HDD space is unreadable
Bad sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation table
GPU RAM temperature is critically high. Urgent RAM memory optimization is required to prevent system crash
Drive C initializing error
Ram Temperature is 83 C. Optimization is required for normal operation.
Hard drive doesn’t respond to system commands
Data Safety Problem. System integrity is at risk.
Registry Error – Critical Error
Moreover, you will be constantly bothered with scans performed by Hard Drive Diagnostics which will keep warning about detecting tons of critical errors. Each such scan will redirect you to the website offering purchasing Hard Drive Diagnostic. Besides, it will disturb you every time you will try to run any of your legitimate programs. Hard Drive Diagnostic will block them and instead display some more warnings:
Windows detected a hard drive problem.
A hard drive error occurred while starting the application.
Windows cannot find wordpadt. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.
Before running a scanner Hard Drive Diagnostic will display another warning:
Windows Disk Diagnostics will scan the system to identify performance problems.
Start or Cancel
Once you click on Start button, the scan will be started and Hard Drive Diagnostic will attempt to convince your system is badly infected.
Please do not fall for this scam created by cyber criminals. You are highly advised removing Hard Drive Diagnostic as soon as you find its existence on your computer.
To disable Hard Drive Diagnostic , use this registration code: 0973467457475070215340537432225. Just click on the Help and Support button, write these numbers and then run anti-spyware (spyhunter or malwarebytes recommended) to remove it completely.
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