Hard Drive Diagnostic

Posted: December 5, 2010
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 19

Hard Drive Diagnostic Description

Hard Drive Diagnostic is a fake optimization tool that uses bogus system error messages to lure users to purchase the full version and may be installed in your computer system through a Trojan. Hard Drive Diagnostic is a clone of HDD Scan and HDD Control. The fake error messages state to have detected serious problems on user's hard drive or system memory.

Once Hard Drive Diagnostic is intalled, it will run a system scan and come up with fake reports stating that the user's hard drive is damaged. Hard Drive Diagnostic only uses fake system alerts because it wants users to be afraid and rush to purchase a program that has no value. Even if you purchase Hard Drive Diagnostic, it will not fix your computer problems because Hard Drive Diagnostic is the source of the problem.

It is recommended for affected PC users to use a reliable anti-spyware/anti-virus program that will stop Hard Drive Diagnostic in its tracks.


TR/FakeAV.AF [AntiVir]Trojan.Win32.Generic.pak!cobra

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

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The following files were created in the system:

%TEMP%\3316904037.exe File name: 3316904037.exe
Size: 357.37 KB (357376 bytes)
MD5: 436b5d683105b951e14bb1368f475fd7
Detection count: 9
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %TEMP%\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: April 1, 2020

Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Bad Sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation table ??? Critical Error
2Requested 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
3The system has been restored after a critical error. Data integrity and hard drive integrity verification required.

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