HDD Tools - How To Remove?

Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware

HDD Tools is a new version of fake system defragmenters. It‘s a clone of HDD Defragmenter, Smart HDD, HDD Repair, HDD Recovery and others. The program displays a fake scanner, imitates looking for infections and in the end offers purchasing a full version of HDD Tools. That‘s how its creators are earning money.

The program will diplays various warnings every time you will try to launch your legitimate programs or perform any other actions on your computer. Basically these messages will state that Windows detected some hard drive problem or it cannot find the program you requested for:

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

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

Fix Disk
Windows Disk Diagnostics will scan the system to identify performance problems.
Start or Cancel

Another thing to be mentioned is tons of security notifications that will be displayed while HDD Tools is running. These messages state that your computer is badly infected and it pose risk to your private data. All this kind of messages eventually will lead to promotion of HDD Tools as the only purpose of its creators is to gain money from as many computer users as possible.

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.

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

System Restore

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

You are strongly advised to get rid of HDD Tools as soon as you notice its activity on your computer. Run a full system scan with a reputable antispyware software and eliminate HDD Tools without any doubts or hesitations. I recommend spyhunter, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, or SuperAntiSpyware. Entering this code: 0973467457475070215340537432225 in help and support section of HDD Tools will stop majority of annoying popups and make its removal easier.

Automatic HDD Tools 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 Tools, 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 Tools screenshots


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December 15, 2010 19:24, April 25, 2012 12:40

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