Nowadays there are many rogue system optimization utilities (fake HDD tools) that not only infect PCs but also cause various problem, quite serious ones, in fact. For example, they set up the hidden attribute to the majority of files and folders, including your pictures, icons, desktop shortcuts, etc. Thus, they hide your important data that you often cherish (like your pictures, for example). In addition, they not only hide them but also relocate to other locations (ones you don’t see as well). Instead of your common desktop background you have a problem of just blank (black) screen, sometimes also referred to as empty desktop. Many people whose computers were attacked by this scam know how scary it might be when you don’t realize that the program that caused such problems is fake. Regretfully, some have even decided to make the payment for its license, but this is the waste of money and surely not some good investment at all.
In other words, the program makes problems and then asks you to pay for its license (activation code) to fix them. This is quite a deceitful technique, of course, but it is sad to admit that some have become the victims of this hoax. If you have the trouble of your PC being infected with fake HDD junkware you need to follow our malware removal recommendations you see below.
System recovery principles:
In order to remove fake HDD malware from your PC it is strongly recommended that you first run GridinSoft Trojan Killer. Use “Win + E” hotkey combination to open “My Computer” window. From this stage (in the address field) you may insert the address of GridinSoft Trojan Killer’s site https://trojan-killer.net and download our recommended software. Install and update it, run the scan and remove all threats it finds. Then download two additional free applications called Unhider.exe and restore.exe . The download links are as follows:
- GridinSoft Unhider https://trojan-killer.net/download/unhider.exe
- GridinSoft Restore https://trojan-killer.net/download/restore.exe
Run both of them and reboot your PC. Good luck!