Do you know what MyDisk is?
Despite the continued effort of the online industry security, many users are still falling prey to the devious lies and pernicious products designed by developers of rogueware. MyDisk, a rogue system defragmenter which originates from the same despicable family as Memory Fixer, HDD Low and HDD Fix, is no exemption. This exceptionally baneful piece of rogueware will absolutely stop at nothing in order to successfully pull of its scheme and rip its victims off, not caring about the permanent damage it inflicts to its victims’ PCs in the process. It’s for this reason that you simply have to steer clear of this rogue, and erase MyDisk from your system if you suspect an infection.
MyDisk certainly does not break new ground in infection and distribution methods. It will enter its victim’s system through a variety of sneaky means, the most popular being riding on the backs of other legitimate software downloads and upgrades obtained from third party websites. Other popular forms for MyDisk to enter and compromise its victims’ systems are through the use of fake online scanners. This, along with seditious browser hijackers forcefully infects the user’s system without his knowledge. It’s clear to see from the nature of MyDisk that there is nothing legitimate about this rogue, and that PC owners who value their system health simply have to get rid of MyDisk.
MyDisk, like any other rogue will not stop at anything to attain its main goal. After the MyDisk infection roots itself in the PC it will soon afterwards start spamming the user with various fake security alerts in the form of pop up messages. These false security alerts contain information about bogus system infections and were designed with the express intention to mistakenly convince the user that his PC is under attack, and that MyDisk is able to ward off this attack. This is not true, as MyDisk has no interest in offering any form of help to the user, and does not own the ability to detect, quarantine or remove any viruses or infections. In fact, MyDisk is nothing but an infection in itself. Some of the more notorious fake alerts used by MyDisk as part of its assault on the system include the following:
"Can not find file: C:\WINDOWS\system32\iexplore.exe
File may be deleted or corrupt.
It is strongly recommended to check the disk for errors. "
Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk."
Notice the grammatical and spelling mistakes in the false alerts, as this should already be indicative of MyDisk’s suspect intentions and motives. MyDisk’s fake security alerts will usually contain calls to action. It’s simply imperative that the user not act on any instructions contained herein, as this is what MyDisk requires in order to successfully reach its target goal. If the user refuses to interact with the rogue, and instead decide to get rid of MyDisk then it won’t ever be able to successfully pull off its scam.
Users infected with MyDisk complained about being unable to launch any files on their systems, as well as being unable to establish a connection to the Internet. This is done by MyDisk in order to prevent the user from downloading or running a security tool which can detect and delete MyDisk from the system. In order to reestablish your Internet connection, as well as be able to launch executables on your system, enter the following security key into the MyDisk application:
You still need to obliterate MyDisk from your system, as entering the above key will merely remove the symptoms of the infection but will not eliminate MyDisk from the system. Take the time to get rid of MyDisk properly by installing a security tool which will erase MyDisk from the PC for good.
In non techie terms:
MyDisk is a fake system optimizer, only out to steal your money. No good will come from this rogue, and you need to delete MyDisk from your PC in order to prevent this rogue from permanently damaging your PC.
Aliases: My Disk.