HDD Tools

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 10,613
Threat Level: 100 % (High)
Infected Computers: 104
First Seen: December 16, 2010
Last Seen: October 31, 2022
OS(es) Affected: Windows

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HDD Tools (or HDDTools) is a fake PC optimization tool designed by malware makers who ultimately want to extort money and any personal information from Web users. HDD Tools infiltrates a computer through Trojan viruses, designed to infect the computer in a stealthy manner and mostly found bundled in fake video codecs. HDD Tools 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 Tools 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 Tools; the fake error messages are nothing more than fabricated warnings to lead you to purchase the HDD Tools application.

In some cases, HDDTools 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 Tools. Once you purchase HDD Tools, you will not have a clean computer and you've given your credit card to online fraudsters. Removal of HDD Tools is essential and can be accomplished by using a reliable anti-malware program capable of running on a computer infected with HDD Tools.

HDD Tools is one of the many rogue PC optimization tools that belong to the FakeSysDef family among others like 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, Disk Repair, Windows Optimization Center, Scanner, HDD Low, Hdd Fix, PUP.PC Health Kit.
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SpyHunter Detects & Remove HDD Tools

File System Details

HDD Tools creates the following file(s):
# File Name MD5 Detections
1. 98e738.exe 942eabc803d63810c638650779524928 1

Registry Details

HDD Tools creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
File name without path
HDD Tools.lnk

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