Remove HDD Ok

HDD Ok is just one of the clone of so many variants pretending to be a hard drive optimization utility. Coming from the same group who produces HDD Fix and Memory Fixer,  HDD Ok virus will infiltrate a computer by means of an associated Trojan. The Trojan will be able to bypass local security by taking advantages of the exploits located on the system. Once inside, this rogue application will flood the screen with annoying alert messages like:

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 detected a hard drive problem.
Scanning for hard drive errors…
Hard drive scan helps to detect and resolve hard drive problems and system performance issues.

These alerts are part of the promotional process to convince users that the PC is infected and a recommended program called HDD Ok must be obtained as a solution. Aside from fake alerts, an automatic scan is presented that also gives misleading information on the status of the computer. Attempting to repair errors will compel the victim to purchase the licensed version from their online payment web site where another scam will be processed.

What are the Symptoms of HDD Ok Infection?

HDD Ok Image

It will modify Windows Registry and add the following entries:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “(random characters).exe”
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “(random characters)”

The threat will drop the following malicious files:
%AllUsersProfile%\~(random characters)
%AllUsersProfile%\~(random characters)r
%AllUsersProfile%\(random characters).dll
%AllUsersProfile%\(random characters).exe
%AllUsersProfile%\(random characters)
%AllUsersProfile%\(random characters).exe
%UserProfile%\Desktop\HDD Ok.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\HDD Ok\
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\HDD Ok\HDD Ok.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\HDD Ok\Uninstall HDD Ok.lnk

How to Remove HDD Ok Manually

1. Restart your computer in SafeMode
– After Power-On the computer, just before Windows start, press F8
– From the selections, Select SafeMode

2. Remove Registry entries that the threat added. You MUST BACKUP YOUR REGISTRY FIRST.
– Click Start > Run
– Type in the field, regedit
– Navigate and look for the registry entries mentioned above and delete if necessary

3. Delete malicious files that the threat added:
– Base on the given location above, browse and delete the file
– If no location is given, click Start>Search> and search for the files.
– If cannot be deleted, press Ctrl+Alt+Del to access Task Manager, see if the file is running in the process. If it is, select the file and click End Process. Perform file delete again.

4. Scan computer with Antivirus Program
– Update antivirus program
– Scan computer and delete all detected threats.

How to Easily Remove HDD Ok

1. Download and run Removal Tool to remove this computer threat.

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