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S.M.A.R.T. Check and S.M.A.R.T. Repair

Posted: April 2, 2012

S.M.A.R.T. Check and S.M.A.R.T. Repair are fake features of a new variant of Smart HDD, a rogue defragmenter that provides inaccurate information about your hard drive, RAM and Windows Registry. Since Smart HDD is a fake defragger that doesn't have any ability to detect or repair any kind of system damage, SpywareRemove.com malware experts advise against trying to use Smart HDD's S.M.A.R.T. Repair or S.M.A.R.T. Check features. Both S.M.A.R.T. Repair and S.M.A.R.T. Check will provide fraudulent system information that can lead you to harm your PC, but even if you avoid using either of these features, simply having Smart HDD on your computer can cause security problems up to and including 'vanishing' files, disabled programs, negated browser security and system freezes. If your computer is under attack by this shiny, new version of Smart HDD that's proudly brandishing its fake S.M.A.R.T. Check and S.M.A.R.T. Repair features, you should consider removing Smart HDD and everything that came with Smart HDD by scanning your PC with a reputable anti-malware application, since anything less, including using System Restore, has been known to fail at removing Smart HDD and its S.M.A.R.T. Check and S.M.A.R.T. Repair warnings.

S.M.A.R.T. Check and S.M.A.R.T. Repair, Hand-in-Hand with Smart HDD to Make a Tribunal of Fake System Repair Options

S.M.A.R.T. Check and S.M.A.R.T. Repair are never found by themselves, but rather, are always a part of the newest version of Smart HDD, a fake defragger from the family. Although Smart HDD and its family have been distributing themselves to hapless victims since 2010, it's only recently that a new variant of Smart HDD has surfaced with its brand-new features of S.M.A.R.T. Check and S.M.A.R.T. Repair. Since these features don't have any purpose except to display inaccurate system alerts and pester you into buying Smart HDD, SpywareRemove.com malware researchers stress that there's no reason for you to spend time using either S.M.A.R.T. Repair or its companion feature S.M.A.R.T. Check. With respect to your PC's security, S.M.A.R.T. Check and S.M.A.R.T. Repair are useful only in helping you identify a recent version of Smart HDD that may require updates to your anti-malware software before you can remove S.M.A.R.T. Check and S.M.A.R.T. Repair along with the rest of Smart HDD from your computer.

While purchasing Smart HDD or any other fake defragger that shares its usage of S.M.A.R.T. Check and S.M.A.R.T. Repair features is strongly discouraged, you may wish to try to fake your way through the registration process to disable Smart HDD before you try to disinfect your PC. The codes '0973467457475070215340537432225' or '15801587234612645205224631045976' have both been known to function for Smart HDD's family of scamware products, although registering Smart HDD shouldn't be considered as a complete alternative to Smart HDD's removal by appropriate anti-malware software.

How to Outsmart the S.M.A.R.T. Check and S.M.A.R.T. Repair Scam Before It Ever Arrives on Your Computer

New versions of Smart HDD that contain functions like S.M.A.R.T. Repair-slash-Check have been found to distribute themselves, like many types of scamware, through fake driver updates. SpywareRemove.com malware researchers stress the importance of acquiring your audio and video drivers only from reputable sources, since third-party pop-ups can misrepresent installation files for Smart HDD as being updates. However, other methods may also be used to install rogue defraggers with S.M.A.R.T. Check and S.M.A.R.T. Repair features, such as drive-by-download attacks. Other known members of the FakeSysdef include

The arrival of S.M.A.R.T. Check and S.M.A.R.T. Repair, along with the new version of Smart HDD, also increase Smart HDD's persistence in the face of standard disinfection techniques. Smart HDD and related PC threats may continue to run in Safe Mode or remain on your computer even after a complete System Restore rollback, and these issues cause SpywareRemove.com malware experts to recommend that you delete S.M.A.R.T. Check and S.M.A.R.T. Repair-associated PC threats with the best anti-malware products that are available for your use.

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