Do you know what HDD Fix is?
Although the popularity of defragmenters is rising among developers of rogueware, PC owners should still take care to protect their systems against even the worst of rogues. HDD Fix should not be underestimated, especially not with the company it’s keeping. HDD Fix derives from the same family of rogues as Quick Defrag, Easy Scan, Full Scan and HDD Low. This is disturbing in its own right, but following is a thorough description of why you need to erase HDD Fix from the system as soon as possible.
As with any type of rogueware, HDD Fix was designed with the exclusive purpose of defrauding consumers out of their money. Do not be fooled, HDD Fix has no ability or capability to live up to its overhyped promises. PC owners who fall victim to this cleverly marketed fake application soon figure out their mistake but for some it’s too late, as irreversible damage had already been caused to their PCs. Do not let this be you.
HDD Fix enters the system through seditious Trojan infections. These Trojans enter the system either forcefully through browser hijacking domains online, or subversively as part of genuine downloads from third party websites. Either way, after it roots itself in the system, the PC owner won’t find it easy to get rid of HDD Fix.
This rogue will do everything in its power to attain its ultimate goal of fleecing the consumer out of his money. As a first part of its attack, HDD Fix will barrage the PC owner with various fake security alerts. These alerts act as an excuse for all the erratic system behavior, as HDD Fix goes on to inform the PC owner that his system is being crippled by various fake infections. Some of the fake alerts to be on the lookout for include the following:
Windows was unable to save all the data for the file [random name]. The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware.”
“Windows detected a hard drive problem.
A hard drive error occurred while starting the application.”
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.”
Windows can’t find hard disk space. Hard drive error”
HDD Fix will offer to remove these supposed infections, but only after the user pays for a HDD Fix license. This should never happen, as the user will effectively be handing over his sensitive personal information over to cyber criminals.
Symptoms of an HDD Fix infection have been reported as blocked internet connections, the inability to access certain parts of the system and not being able to run programs on the PC. Increased erratic system behavior and poor system performance was a common trait among infected PCs.
Do not become these cyber criminals’ next victims. In order to fully take back control of your system, you will need to destroy HDD Fix. Do this by making use of a properly functioning security application which will not only obliterate HDD Fix from the system, but also offer protection against similar threats in the future.
In non techie terms:
HDD Fix is not a real system optimizer. Criminals are behind it, and PC owners who value the health of their systems will need to eliminate HDD Fix from the system as soon as possible.