Disk Ok

Disk Ok Description

Type: Rogue AntiSpyware Programs

ScreenshotAccording to ESG security researchers, Disk OK is part of a large batch of rogue defragmenters that were released in the final months of 2010 and early months of 2011. This fake defragmenter's behavior is typical of most rogue security applications from the FakeSysDef family, praying on inexperienced computer users by claiming that the victim's computer system is infected in order to convince them to purchase a useless 'full version' of Disk OK. Because of this, ESG security researchers strongly recommend removing Disk OK immediately with a reliable anti-malware program. As part of a Disk OK infection, the victim will probably experience various forced redirects to a website containing a form for entering their credit card details in order to purchase this fake defragmenter. ESG security analysts strongly advise against letting your credit card information fall into the hands of the criminals behind Disk OK, because it can end up as identity theft or another similar scam. If you have already purchased the Disk OK fraudulent full version, ESG malware analysts recommend calling your credit card company and reporting the charges as part of a scam.

Protecting Yourself from a Disk OK Infection

The main way in which computer users can protect themselves from scams like Disk OK is learning to spot them and to know the difference between a rogue defragmenter and a real system optimization program. The following characteristics should immediately raise red flags when it comes to a Disk OK infection:

  • Disk OK is installed without the computer user's authorization. It will often appear on the victim's computer after having opened a malicious file attached to an unsolicited email.
  • Disk OK cannot be removed from the Control Panel's 'Add and Remove Programs'. As soon as the victim's computer is rebooted, Disk OK is reinstalled automatically.
  • While Disk OK's error report claims to have found various severe problems on the victim's computer, these are often vague rather than specific. Legitimate security programs will tell you exactly which ones of your files are infected and what you can do about it.

There are numerous rogue defragmenters similar to Disk Ok. Examples of these rogue defragmenters include System Defragmenter, Ultra Defragger, HDD Control, Win HDD, Win Defrag, Win Defragmenter, Disk Doctor, Hard Drive Diagnostic, HDD Diagnostic, HDD Plus, HDD Repair, HDD Rescue, Smart HDD, Defragmenter, HDD Tools, Disk Repair, Windows Optimization Center, Scanner, HDD Low, Hdd Fix.

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SpyHunter Detects & Remove Disk Ok

File System Details

Disk Ok creates the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detection Count
1 GXADAOEbUaHOS.exe 988d2dd020a97506e6e7aae9b0d81d4e 1
2 HAxHiltNLTtQl.dll 7c7427e37c85d4e269c3ad47d9591293 0
3 zhhJ9qbh5Mht.exe 79850a200781e8de6823ce8e501450ce 0

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