System Error. Hard disk failure detected – scam notification

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Today we would like to tell you about another fake notice that comes from one of fake HDD programs. It does not tell about real problem; there is no any hard disk failure. What you have instead is the presence of a serious, scary and misleading malware on your computer. We told you about them in our previous message that was published several minutes ago regarding “Write Fault Error”. To sum up, they all belong to the family of scary system optimization tools that must be removed immediately. Here is what this particular fake notice says:

System Error. Hard disk failure detected
It’s highly recommended to run complete HDD scan to prevent loss of personal files.
Scan and repair, Cancel and restart

In the case when your PC has become the dwelling place for one of these fake HDDs you will eventually see this strange and scary error report. Nevertheless, you should not panic, because this is exactly what the malware developers want from you. There are, in fact, many other similar fake error reports, and we will tell you about them in our next posts. What you should do is immediately get rid of the malware that causes such notice to appear. Do not ever buy this rogue tool. Doing so is a serious mistake on your part, because when you do so you will most probably never get your money back.

Another problem that may be caused by this hoax is the issue of missing or hidden files. This is surely the trouble for many users, but it can be completely explained by the persistency of this malware on your computer. Again, in order to resolve this problem please follow the guidelines below on system recovery and file restoration after fake HDD virus attack.


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:

Run both of them and reboot your PC. Good luck!

Fake HDD automatic remover:

Removal video at YouTube:

Fake HDD manual remover:

Delete Fake HDD files:
%AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\[Fake HDD name].lnk
%Desktopdir%\[Fake HDD name].lnk
%Programs%\[Fake HDD name]\[Fake HDD name].lnk
%Programs%\[Fake HDD name]\Uninstall [Fake HDD name].lnk
%CommonAppData%\[rnd_0].exe
%CommonAppData%\[rnd_1]
%CommonAppiData%\[rnd_1].exe
Delete fake HDD registry entries:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\[rnd_0].exe %CommonAppData%\[rnd_0].exe
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\DisableTaskMgr 0

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