HDD Defragmenter fake security application. How to get rid of HDD Defragmenter malicious program
We, the team of GridinSoft software developers, take heed to warn you of HDD Defragmenter – malware that is being so widely spread at present time. Pretending to be a reputable computer optimizing program, in reality it is just one more senseless rogue developed for the purpose to fool many people.
Its behavior is quite predictable – first it appears to detect some serious system errors, then it will try to persuade you to buy its full version to remove the detected errors. However, they have nothing to do with true errors. You need to be aware that HDD Defragmenter is very similar to another fake system optimizer – System Defragmenter. HDD Defragmenter gets planted to your PC without your knowledge or authorization. This is all carried out via special trojan that makes a path for its interference into your PC. HDD Defragmenter will also present fake results on system diagnostics in order to convince you in various vulnerabilities of your machine. It will report the presence of thousands of system errors and many other problems. This may include reports on corrupted hard drive clusters, problems with RAM memory and even errors in detection of hard drives. One more characteristic of HDD Defragmenter is a fake Safe Mode interface that it can show in some cases.
To make the long story short, it does not matter how decent HDD Defragmenter may seem to be – do not trust into its fake promises and claims. No matter how strong HDD Defragmenter might be in trying to convince you to purchase its registered version – make sure to entirely disregard it. Thus, be on alert and do not permit this fake application trick you. If it is available on your PC make sure to get rid of it immediately by following the recommendations given below.
HDD Defragmenter automatic removal:
HDD Defragmenter manual removal guide:
Delete HDD Defragmenter files:
• %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\HDD Defragmenter
• %UserProfile%\Desktop\HDD Defragmenter.lnk
Remove HDD Defragmenter registry entries:
• HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]“
• HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “winsp2up.exe”
However, please be aware that manual removal of HDD Defragmenter is a time-consuming undertaking. Moreover, it does not always ensure full deletion of the rogue due to the fact that certain files might be hidden or even may be restored automatically afterwards. In addition, such a manual interference might damage the PC. That’s why we strongly recommend automatic removal of HDD Defragmenter. By choosing GridinSoft Trojan Killer for this purpose you will be able to save your time and get the required result.