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Danger level 8
Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:

HDD Scan

HDD Scan is a rogue defragmenter application. Also referred to as HDDScan, this application should be removed and not encouraged! HDD Scan hails from the same defragmenters family as Win Defrag, Win HDD. As is quite common with these type rogue defragmenter programs, HDD Scan enters into a computer system via Trojan infections, spam emails and through its affiliated websites. What HDD Scan does is it creates a vast amount of fake pop-up alert messages, combined with fake security system scans – all of which are utilized to ensure the user is coerced into thinking their system is infected terribly – and the only solution is to purchase the full version of HDD Scan. This is not fact! Do not fall for this tactic of persuasion, as HDD Scan will only cause damage to any system it has infiltrated. Should you suspect your system is infected with HDD Scan, remove it ASAP!

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How to manually remove HDD Scan

Files associated with HDD Scan infection:

%StartMenu%\Programs\HDD Scan\Uninstall HDD Scan.lnk
%StartMenu%\Programs\HDD Scan\HDD Scan.lnk
%StartMenu%\Programs\HDD Scan

HDD Scan DLL's to remove:


HDD Scan processes to kill:


Remove HDD Scan registry entries:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random].exe”
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]”

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