There are two fake hard drive defragmenters today attacking so many computers in the world. They are called Smart HDD and Data Recovery. By the way, they were reviewed by us already in several of our previous posts. Time has come today for us to tell you more about these malicious applications again. Probably the worst problem users often have is when their files and folders are hidden because of the malicious activity of these malwares. Keep in mind that the issue of missing data is totally caused by the above-mentioned rogues. Getting rid of these scarewares doesn’t yet help to restore your information that was hidden. In this post you will find out how to effectively eliminate this Trojan horse and to restore your missing data.
These rogues act in the following manner. First, they infiltrate machines without your invitation or approval. This means that the malware doesn’t care at all whether you want to see it or not on your workstation. Then the hoax modifies your system in such a manner that allows it to be launched automatically together with every system startup. This actually means that as soon as you launch your PC you would see one of these fake hard drive defragmenters performing their malicious actions on your PC.
Smart HDD and Data Recovery rogues begin their malicious activities first by imitating the fake scanning of your computer. They tell that your system is in a horrible condition and then tell that you must immediately fix your computer to prevent further damage of it. No doubt, it is quite scary to receive such information by user who doesn’t realize that what he/she sees in front of the machine is actually a scam. Ignoring the faulty and deceitful statements of the above-mentioned rogues is what should be done by you immediately, without hesitation.
You may find the detailed information on how to delete these malicious pests from your PC and how to restore your hidden data as described below. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any problems removing these serious threats from your workstation.
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!