HDD Rescue

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 15,734
Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 6
First Seen: December 13, 2010
Last Seen: May 6, 2024
OS(es) Affected: Windows

HDD Rescue Image

HDD Rescue, also known as HDDRescue, is a fake PC optimization tool designed by malware makers who ultimately want to extort money and any personal information from Web users. HDD Rescue is one of the many rogue PC optimization tools from the FakeSysDef family. HDD Rescue infiltrates a computer through Trojan viruses, designed to infect the computer in a stealthy manner and mostly found bundled in fake video codecs. HDD Rescue claims to detect critical errors and hard disk issues but all its warnings are a ploy to draw out fear and stress to worried computer users. HDD Rescue runs a fake system scanner every time you boot your computer and generates a list of fake system errors as its final diagnosis.

You should not adhere to the fake error messages and scans produced by HDD Rescue; the fake error messages are nothing more than fabricated warnings to lead you to purchase the HDD Rescue application. In some cases, HDDRescue prevents you from opening other Windows tools like the Task Manager or your anti-malware program so you're left helpless with a useless program constantly reminding you that the only available option is to purchase a license of HDD Rescue. Once you purchase HDD Rescue, you will not have a clean computer and you've given your credit card to online fraudsters. Removal of HDD Rescue is essential and can be accomplished by using a reliable anti-malware program capable of running on a computer infected with HDD Rescue.

Among other fake PC optimization tools such as HDD Rescue are System Defragmenter, Ultra Defragger, HDD Control, Win HDD, Win Defrag, Win Defragmenter, Disk Doctor, Hard Drive Diagnostic, HDD Diagnostic, HDD Plus, HDD Repair, Smart HDD, Defragmenter, HDD Tools, Disk Repair, Windows Optimization Center, Scanner, HDD Low, Hdd Fix, PUP.PC Health Kit.

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File System Details

HDD Rescue may create the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. a069696d01e595399a91da3d803c43e37eaa0e840d68b8f3425bfa86bda616f5 - Copy.exe 7abfcf562a560770b8b0899ada7b7530 3


The following messages associated with HDD Rescue were found:

Fix Disk
Windows Disk Diagnostics will scan the system to identify performance problems.
Start or Cancel
Requested registry access is not allowed. Registry defragmentation required
Read time of hard drive clusters less than 500 ms
32% of HDD space is unreadable
Bad sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation table
GPU RAM temperature is critically high. Urgent RAM memory optimization is required to prevent system crash
Drive C initializing error
Ram Temperature is 83 C. Optimization is required for normal operation.
Hard drive doesn't respond to system commands
Data Safety Problem. System integrity is at risk.
Registry Error - Critical Error
Windows Disk Diagnostics
Windows detected a hard disk error.
A problem with the hard drive sectors has been detected. It is recommended to download the following sertified <sic> software to fix the detected hard drive problems. Do you want to download recommended software?


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