Remove Smart HDD [Removal Guide]

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Remove Smart HDD [Removal Guide]

Post by Doctor Inferno on Tue 14 Dec 2010, 2:57 am

This guide will give you easy instructions on how to remove Smart HDD for free.


What is Smart HDD? (Information)


Smart HDD is a fake system utility software that uses fraudulent strategies by displaying false or exaggerated security issues on your computer rather than any legitimate ones to coerce you into purchasing their software.

Smart HDD is being promoted as a system maintenance utility and a hard drive defragmenter, it will constantly display a countless number of system errors and will try to convince you to get the full version of the program to fix the errors. Do not fall for this trap and follow our guide to remove it. The group behind Smart HDD has been producing clones of this fake utility to infect more and more users.

Smart HDD is from the same family of rogue software as Win HDD, Hard Drive Diagnostic, HDD Plus, HDD Repair, HDD Rescue.


Smart HDD Screenshot

Smart HDD




Follow these instructions closely to continue:

You have to start computer in Safe Mode by doing the following:

  • Restart your computer
  • After hearing your computer beep once during startup, but before the Windows icon appears, keep tapping F8.
  • Instead of Windows loading as normal, a menu should appear
  • Select the first option, to run Windows in Safe Mode with Networking.




1. Please download this version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware.




2. Install Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware by double clicking on mbam-setup




3. Follow the prompts. Make sure that Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware are checked. Then click finish.




4. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware will automatically update itself after the installation, click the OK button to close that box and you will now be at the main program Window as shown below.

If you are having problems with the updater, you can use this link to manually update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware with the latest database. Make sure that Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware is closed before installing the update.


5. Close All opened Windows, Programs, File or Folders.


6. Make sure you are on the Scanner tab. Select Perform quick scan then click the Scan button as shown below.




7. Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware will now start scanning your computer for infected files as shown below.




8. When the scan is finished a message box will appear, click OK to continue.




9. Click Show Results.




10. You will now be presented with a screen showing you the malware infections like shown below. Yours may look different depending on the infection you have.


11. Click on Remove selected.




12. When removing the files, Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware may require you to restart the computer in order to do a complete removal. If it displays a message stating that it needs to restart, click Yes.




13. After that you can close the Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware window, your computer is now cleaned from the malware infection.


To protect and prevent your computer from experiencing future threats like this, we highly recommend purchasing the FULL version of Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware with real-time (live) protection from this link.




If you are still experiencing problems or difficulties following this guide or require any assistance removing this malware, please post your questions in our Virus, Spyware & Malware Removal forums for free help.

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Malwarebytes Anti-malware fails!!!

Post by wildfly73 on Wed 18 Apr 2012, 10:54 am

Hello,
My Computer infected with Smart HDD. Start up in safe mode with networking by pressing space bar at start up. This enables internet. No links work in GeekPolice Smart HDD removal guide. Began downloading Malwarebytes from Malwarebytes website. instalation begins but will not complete. a pop up says access denied. Then the website address that appears is not the one i typed in. So im being pevented from searching and downloading. Satan is your friend appears in browser then flashes to a usless website and carnt move away from it. Also the @ symbol on my keyboard when pressed with shift key will not produce the @ symbol. So i am using a friends laptop to access internet. Can you help?
many thanks


Last edited by wildfly73 on Wed 18 Apr 2012, 11:05 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : clarification)

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