Posted: November 26, 2010
Threat Metric
Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs 12

Win HDD Description

ScreenshotWin HDD, or WinHDD, is a rogue disk defragmenter tool that uses false error messages to make alarming allegations of detecting serious problems on your Windows Registry, system memory, and hard drive. Win HDD reports uses these false error messages to steal money from non-technical computer users. Win HDD is a clone of HDD Defragmenter and HDD Control. Win HDD may be installed in your computer system through a Trojan or you may have unknownly clicked on a malware-ridden link on a popular social network.

Once infected with WinHDD, your PC will display fake "critical error" messages stating that
your hard drive is unreadable or damaged. What's worst, Win HDD prevents you from opening other Windows programs or downloading anything from the Web so you're left at the mercy of the bogus defragmenter. Win HDD also has the ability to block some anti-virus programs. This is just part of a Win HDD's scam to force you to purchase its full version. Even if you purchase Win HDD, it will not fix your computer problems because Win HDD is the source of the problem.

Once you click on Win HDD's fake error messages, you'll be redirected to a scam website to purchase Win HDD's full version.

Win HDD is also capable of launching fake system scans and display erroneous scan results. Do not let Win HDD make you its prey and use reliable anti-spyware/anti-virus program that will cut through Win HDD's blocking capabilities.


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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:

%TEMP%\98d56f.exe File name: 98d56f.exe
Size: 354.3 KB (354304 bytes)
MD5: 1340ad2e30a4143edba50f3a8de647ba
Detection count: 71
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Path: %TEMP%\
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: January 8, 2020

Additional Information

The following messages's were detected:
# Message
1Critical Error
Windows can't find hard disk space. Hard drive error


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