Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fake AV: Smart HDD

Smart HDD is another fake antivirus program which display fake alerts and notifications. When this fake program started, it will simulate a scan and will show the computer is malfunctioning. The pop ups and alerts seems legit and professional but when you click on them, it will advice you to buy Smart HDD to fix the problems.

Don't be decived by this another hoax program. You may use this registration code to stop the fake alerts 15801587234612645205224631045976 but this won't remove the program. You still need to manually remove it on your computer.

How to remove this Smart HDD 2012 manually:

1. Go to Control Panel to uninstall Smart HDD 2012.

If you are using Windows XP:
- Open Control Panel then click Add/Remove Programs
- Search for Smart HDD 2012 on the list of programs then hit Remove button
- Restart Computer

If you are using Windows Vista or Win7
- Open Control Panel then click Programs and Features
- Search for Smart HDD 2012 on the list of programs then hit Uninstall button
- Restart Computer

2. Delete Files:

%Temp%[Random Characters]
%Temp%[Random Characters].exe
%Temp%[Random Characters].dll
%Temp%[Random Characters].exe
%UserProfile%DesktopSmart HDD.lnk
%UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsSmart HDD
%UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsSmart HDDSmart HDD.lnk
%UserProfile%Start MenuProgramsSmart HDDUninstall Smart HDD.lnk
%UserProfile% is C:/Documents and Settings for Windows 2000/XP & C:Users for Windows Vista/7
%Temp% is C:/DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS/ProfileName/LOCAL SETTINGS/Temp for Windows 2000/XP & C:/UsersProfile/Name/AppData/Local/Temp for Windows Vista and Windows 7

3. Delete registry entries:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[Random Characters]"
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "[Random Characters].exe"

Hope this manual removal of this Malicious program helps!


  1. good tips on how to resolve the issue about fake antivirus programs

  2. I don’t know how should I give you thanks! I am totally stunned by your article. You saved my time. Thanks a million for sharing this article.

  3. Search for Smart HDD 2012 on the list of programs then hit Remove button

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