'System Error. Hard Disk failure detected' Fake Alert Description
The 'System Error. Hard Disk failure detected' fake message is generated by various fake hard drive defragmenters that belong to an extensive family of bogus system optimizer applications. The 'System Error. Hard Disk failure detected' fake message is not generated by your operating system but is actually part of a Trojan infection designed to carry out a common online scam. If your computer is displaying the 'System Error. Hard Disk failure detected' fake message, then it is likely that it is either infected with malware or that it has been exposed to websites that have the potential to install malware on your computer. ESG malware analysts strongly advise ignoring the contents of the 'System Error. Hard Disk failure detected' fake message and instead using a real anti-malware program to scan and remove any Trojans and rogue security software from your computer.
Rogue security software and bogus system optimization tools are among the most common kinds of online scams. Basically, criminals make programs that are disguised as legitimate system optimization tools, especially hard drive defragmenters. These kinds of programs have no way of cleaning, repairing or optimizing a hard drive. Rather, they are designed to display intrusive error messages and claim that the victim's computer is infected with malware, regardless of the actual state of that computer's hard drives. This is done in an attempt to lure inexperienced PC users that they need to purchase a useless application because their computer is in severe trouble. For example, in the case of the 'System Error. Hard Disk failure detected' fake message, it claims that the victim's hard drive has failed. By choosing the option to download a supposed system repair utility, it will actually install one of these fake programs. Then, this fake program will claim that the victim's computer can only be fixed if the victim is willing to pay for an 'upgrade' to an expensive, but completely useless 'full version' of the fake system optimization program in question.
The presence of the 'System Error. Hard Disk failure detected' fake message on your computer will usually mean that your computer has been infected with malware. Following the instructions in this message will typically worsen any malware problem on your computer. Instead, ESG security researchers advise rebooting the compromised machine in Safe Mode and performing full system scans with a strong anti-malware program that is fully updated.
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- Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
- Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
- IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.
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