Home Malware Programs Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs HDD Low


Posted: December 26, 2010

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 159
First Seen: December 28, 2010
Last Seen: August 17, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotHDD Low (or HDDLow) is a fake PC optimization software considered to be malware and designed to lure unsuspecting PC users to purchase its full version. HDD Low is another version of Disk Repair, HDD Plus, Scanner, and many other bogus system optimizing tools circulating the Web.
HDD Low uses shady tactics to catch its victims. HDD Low uses fake "critical" error messages that to a naive computer user may be utterly frightening; for example, "Data Safety Problem. System integrity is at risk." can drive a computer user to quickly fix the problem.

Every time a user tries to open a program, HDD Low will block the program from executing and deliver a fake error message. HDD Low is simply protecting itself from being removed by an anti-virus program and wants to render the computer useless so the computer user is left with no other option than to purchase the program. Computer users should not be alarmed or purchase the hazardous program HDD Low. HDD Low will also run system scans and point out all the errors it has supposedly detected. Even upon payment, HDD Low will not fix a user's computer problems. Do not fall into the hands of online fraudsters because of HDD Low and remove HDD Low with a realiable anti-malware program.


Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

%TEMP%\edQMMNhhwg.exe File name: edQMMNhhwg.exe
Size: 449.02 KB (449024 bytes)
MD5: 5096de9347e2f2ce8434773317ad3e11
Detection count: 119
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %TEMP%
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 3, 2011
%Temp%\HtmJDNvMU.exe File name: HtmJDNvMU.exe
Size: 397.82 KB (397824 bytes)
MD5: 01941c8a1f5d2e10cec2ee5fd8dab85a
Detection count: 10
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %Temp%
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: August 17, 2022