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Danger level 8
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Slow Computer
  • Slow internet connection
  • System crashes
Other mutations known as:

Windows detected a hard drive problem

Many users have reported receiving a popup error message on their PCs titled “Windows detected a hard drive problem.” The “Windows detected a hard drive problem” message is actually a fake security notification used by now infamous rogue computer optimization and analysis application Check Disk. Check Disk uses the “Windows detected a hard drive problem” popup as part of its campaign to victimize honest consumers and confuse them into thinking their PC is not functioning at full capacity.

The fake “Windows detected a hard drive problem” popup error message is only one of the bogus notifications used by Check Disk to intimidate and scare its potential victims into paying for its worthless software. The contents of the “Windows detected a hard drive problem” error popup reads as follows:

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

Check Disk might cause irreparable damage to your system, and will eventually bar you from successfully launching any genuine executable. This will render the system effectively worthless and inoperable.

Users are urged to strongly disregard the contents of this popup message, as it is baseless and without foundation. In order to remove Windows detected a hard drive problem and to get rid of Check Disk, its parent parasite, you will need to install the latest antispyware and antivirus software.

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  1. fuck off Jun 22, 2015

    *****in liars

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