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HDD Tools

Posted: December 15, 2010

Threat Metric

Ranking: 6,801
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 180
First Seen: December 16, 2010
Last Seen: December 6, 2021
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotHDD Tools (or HDDTools) is a rogue program which has nothing to do with a reputable Windows application with the same name. HDD Tools' outward appearance may seem quite attractive but this is only a farce for unwary computer users to believe it is a decent security program. HDDTools is a typical rogue tool that only strives to stealing funds out of your wallet. Once HDDTools becomes active in a targeted computer it will initially bombard the system with fake warnings in the form of annoying popups. These bogus alerts claim that the computer has been infected with all sorts of malware. HDD Tools will then market itself as the solution to these so-called threats. The trick is you have to pay for this. Do not be fooled. HDDTools is a fake program and will not provide any service to you. Remove this rogue immediately using an updated malware remover before it starts wreaking havoc on your PC.

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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:



%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\98e738.exe File name: 98e738.exe
Size: 384 KB (384000 bytes)
MD5: 942eabc803d63810c638650779524928
Detection count: 61
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Temp\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 16, 2010

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

File name without pathHDD Tools.lnk