HDDOk malware. How to get rid of HDDOk bogus system optimizer.
HDDOk is the next name in the clan of counterfeit programs pretending to be some powerful system enhancer. HDDOk is a clone of MyDisk and is nothing but a rogue fake system optimizer. However, it bravely claims to be some excellent and standalone remedy for your computer. What a concoction of false promises… However, the truth is that it is just another fake system analysis and optimization tool that shows fake reports in order to make you worry and get convinced that there are some critical problems with your workstation. HDDOk virus penetrates to PCs by means of Trojans that present fictitious error warnings and other security notices on the infected system.
All such messages will claim the availability of some severe problems with your machine hard drive and then suggest you to get and install the remedy that can repair this issue. When you click on of such alerts HDDOk would come up and then be downloaded and later on automatically installed on your system.
Bear in mind that upon its successful infiltration inside of the workstation HDDOk would tune up itself in such a way that it will be launched as a standalone with every Windows startup. As soon as it is started it will annoy you with all sorts of error notices when you attempt to run the preferred applications or delete certain undesired files. HDDOk will then suggest you to scan your computer which will then identity many false errors that it claims it cannot fix until you finally buy the rogue. Please be advised that when you run this so-called defragment tool it will indicate that it should be launched in Safe Mode and then will create the Safe Mode background that would look as if it is indeed defragging your PC. Due to the fact that this tool is just another scam do not let it push you into getting the rogue when you encouter its fictitious notices and warnings.
In order to make its fake claims seem more convincing, HDDOk will also perform some amendments in your computer in such a way that some folders on your computer would show no contents. When you open such folders instead of facing the common files it will reveal entirely opposite information inside or make it look as if the folder does not have any files inside. This is all carried out for the only malicious purpose – to make it seem like there is a total mess on your hard drive that is causing your files to not be revealed and identified.
HDDOk also makes attempts to hinder you from launching any desired programs on your computer. If you try to run a program it will terminate it and state that the desired program or hard drive is corrupted. Do you now realize the reasons for such behavior? Well, this is all done in order to create obstacles for you using good anti-virus programs you may wish to launch and to make your PC inoperable so that you will be later on forced to purchase the rogue. Our summary is that you should remove this virus from your PC without loitering. Seek aid from a reputable tool that can resolve this task, or delete this virus manually if you know how to do it correctly.
HDDOk automatic remover:
1. Download the latest version of GridinSoft Trojan Killer to clear (not infected) computer and install it.
2. Update the virus database.
3. Copy the entire folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” to your jump drive (memory stick). Normally it is located at the following path: (C:\Program Files\GridinSoft Trojan Killer). “C” stands for the system disk of your computer. The name of the system disk, however, can be marked with another letter.
4. Open your jump drive (memory stick). Find the folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” there. Open it , find the file under the name “trojankiller.exe” and rename it to “iexplore.exe”.
5. Move memory stick to infected PC, open “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” folder and run iexplore.exe. Optional: copy the folder “GridinSoft Trojan Killer” from your jump drive to some other folder created on your PC and run “iexplore.exe”.
HDDOk manual removal guide:
Delete HDDOk files:
%Programs%\HDD Ok\Uninstall HDD Ok.lnk
Delete HDDOk registry entries: