HDD Diagnostic - How To Remove?

Type: Rogue application

HDD Diagnostic is a freshly released malware which poses to be created for the computer’s optimization. However, in reality HDD Diagnostic seems to be replacing other malicious applications from the family of fake defragmenters – Hard Drive Diagnostic, HDD Scan and others. All these malwares are installed with a help of Trojans viruses and you won’t even be informed about that. Trojans that download and install the unregistered version at the beginning, additionally start displaying fake error messages with a reason of making you purchase its license. TDSS rootkit was also found to be spreading HDD Diagnostic.

When inside, HDD Diagnostic is sure to try and swindle your money. For that it starts its misleading campaign dedicated to make you believe that your PC is unsafe. For this purpose it starts showing misleading warning messages and also offers a free system scanning stating that there are numerous errors that can’t be fixed. If you try to use this fake defragmenter, it requires launching Safe Mode and then shows a Safe Mode background which is fake. It’s very important to be aware that following HDD Diagnostic recommendations is dangerous for your computer!

HDD Diagnostic additionally displays such alerts:

Windows detected a hard drive problem.
A hard drive error occurred while starting the application.

Windows cannot find notepad. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again. To search for a file, click the Start button, and then click Search.

Windows Disk Diagnostics
Windows detected a hard disk error.
A problem with the hard drive sectors has been detected. It is recommended to download the following sertified <sic> software to fix the detected hard drive problems. Do you want to download recommended software?

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


Critical 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.

Critical Error
A critical error has occurred while indexing data stored on hard drive. System restart required.

System Restore
The system has been restored after a critical error. Data integrity and hard drive integrity verification required.

Don’t believe these pop-ups and scan windows, because they have been designed by scammers for only making you tricked into paying for fake license. NEVER pay for HDD Diagnostic and contact your credit card company to dispute the charges if you have already did this.

For removal, use a registration key to disable HDD Diagnostic: 0973467457475070215340537432225 . Then download CCleaner and do a full system temporally files removal – HDD Diagnostic executable is in temporally folders. Then scan with spyhunter or malwarebytes to remove it completely.

Automatic HDD Diagnostic removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual removal


Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove HDD Diagnostic , 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 Reimage or other tools found on 2-viruses.com.


HDD Diagnostic screenshots


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December 7, 2010 10:36, December 7, 2010 12:07

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