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Apr 01

How to Remove the Smart HDD Rogue

Smart HDD is a rogue of the FakeSysDef Family which uses fake alerts of having hard drive and system errors to scare those infected to purchase the rogue.

The FakeSysDef rogues also includes an MBR (Master Boot Record) Rootkit like TDSS, TDL#, or Sinowal used for profiting from search engine results hijackings even after the user purchases the rogue.

Smart HDD (FakeSysDef) GUI

Files and Locations:
%LOCAL_APPDATA%\<Random File Names>.exe
Note: %LOCAL_APPDATA% refers to:
For XP OS
<drive>:\Documents and Settings\<user>\Local Settings\Application Data
For Vista/Win 7 OS’s:
<Drive>:\Users\<User>\AppData\Local

The Smart HDD Rogue can be removed with manually  methods, however, as this rogue also includes Master Boot Record Rootkit infections, it is recommend to use our Malware Removal tool, VIPRE Antivirus.

You can download a free trial to remove the rogue by clicking on the link below:

http://www.vipreantivirus.com/Antivirus-Trial/VIPRE-Antivirus/

 If you are unable to download and install our malware removal tool because the rogue has infected your computer and is not allowing you to  install the program, you can use our VIPRE Rescue Disc here:

http://live.sunbeltsoftware.com

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