Developers of rogueware simply do not quit. Coming up with many innovative ways to hide the true nasty natures of the rogues they develop, some users have a hard time distinguishing between genuine tool and rogues, as in the case of Win HDD. This Win HDD is a rogue defragmenter deriving from the same family of rogue defragmenters Check Disk and Ultra Defragger, both well known and hotly despised rogues.
Win HDD follows the same MO as most rogue defragmenters, in that they make use of fake system scans and security notifications to create panic among their victims. Some of these bogus security messages read as follows:
“Windows detected a hard drive problem.
Win HDD will do everything in its power to convince users of its legitimacy and will block access to essential parts of your PC, barring you from executing legitimate programs and from accessing the Internet.
In order to effectively delete Win HDD off your PC, you will need to kill 1explore.exe, 98d56f.exe and 26628.exe, all processes of Win HDD. Make use of the removal power of a powerful security tool which is able to permanently eliminate Win HDD off the PC for good. This will limit the damage posed to the system by this harmful rogue, and will restore control back of the system to the rightful owner.
How to manually remove Win HDD
Files associated with Win HDD infection:
%StartMenu%\Programs\Win HDD\Uninstall Win HDD.lnk
%StartMenu%\Programs\Win HDD\Win HDD.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Win HDD
Win HDD DLL's to remove:
Win HDD processes to kill:
Remove Win HDD registry entries: