Do you know what HDD OK is?
Despite the best efforts of the online security industry to educate its customers on the perils of roguewares, many PC owners continue for the cleverly marketed rogue defragmenters such as HDD OK. This rogue has been noted for its vicious and vitriolic attack on its victims’ PCs, as part of its attack on their systems in order to successfully attain its goal. HDD OK, which hails from the same destructive family of rogues as Memory Fixer and My Disk will stop at nothing fleece its victims out of their hard earned money, even if it means causing permanent and irreparable damage to their systems.
HDD OK enters the system without the knowledge of its victims. It does this by bundling its pernicious malware and Trojans with legitimate security updates and software downloads obtained from third party websites. HDD OK also makes use of illicit websites which act as browser hijackers, making use of disputed drive-by download techniques in an effort to forcefully redirect PC owners to the site and infect their systems with the HDD OK Trojan.
Victims of HDD OK will mostly remain unaware of its presence on their systems until HDD OK deigns it the appropriate time to reveal its presence to them through the use of fake security messages. These messages are not to be trusted, as they are designed with the express intention to fool PC owners into thinking their systems are compromised, and to paint HDD OK in an authoritative light. Some of the more notorious fake security messages read as follows:
"Windows detected a hard drive problem.
A hard drive error occurred while starting the application."
"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 certified software to fix the detected hard drive problems. Do you want to download recommended software?"
HDD OK will also display fake pop up messages which will proclaim that the user’s private data is at risk. These fake warnings read as follows
My Disk Activation
Advanced module activation required to fix detected errors and performance issues. Please purchase Advanced Module license to activate this software and enable all features."
"Low Disk Space
You are running very low disk space on Local Disk (C:)"
"Windows - No Disk
Exception Processing Message 0x0000013"
All of these fake security messages are suspect and without merit. PC owners are warned to disregard them, however legitimate they may seem, and never to act on any calls to action contained in them. Consider all correspondence received from HDD OK as extremely suspicious, and trust nothing it has to say.
Users infected with HDD OK complained about being unable to connect to the Internet or launching programs on their systems. This is because HDD OK wants to effectively prevent the user from running or downloading a program which will detect and remove HDD OK from the system. In order to activate HDD OK on your PC and get rid of the annoying symptoms, enter the following security key:
Do not think that after entering this security key that you have now successfully removed HDD OK from the system – you still need a security tool to erase HDD OK from the system for good in order to avoid permanent damage from occurring. Invest in a genuine security tool which will not only obliterate HDD OK from the PC, but also offer future protection against similar threats.
In non techie terms:
HDD OK is a fake system optimizing tool. This fake product was created with the intention of stealing your money, while delivering on none of its advertised promises. Destroy HDD OK off your PC before it destroys your system.