So it happens that your computer runs slower than the usual. Normally you and I would think that it is caused by way too many processes running in the system, or by overcrowded hard-drive and, naturally, one of the ways to improve system performance is to defragment the drive. There are many tools that help you do it, but Smart HDD is definitely not one of them. If you have it, you must erase Smart HDD from your computer immediately, because you have no idea how much trouble this program can cause. Or perhaps you do.
So what is Smart HDD? To put it simply, it is a fake computer optimization program. It pretends to be a system defragmenter tool that can optimize your computer performance, but in fact it is a dangerous infection, which has been created to steal your money. Now you might wonder how it is possible for something like Smart HDD to steal your money. Actually, everything is quite simple – since Smart HDD looks and behaves like the real deal a lot of inexperienced users get fooled by this program. And when something like Smart HDD says that your computer is in danger and you need to purchase the full version of the program, a lot of users plunge into the trap without any second thought.
Why is Smart HDD so successful at what it does? It obviously had a lot of practice. Smart HDD first appeared at the end of 2010, and even back then it wasn’t a new kid on the block. The defragmenter tool was only a new version of HDD Plus and HDD Rescue – yet another batch of fake defragmenters. Actually the new Smart HDD does not differ much from its predecessor save for the fact that it has an eye-catching under title saying S.M.A.R.T. Repair.
Needless to say, that there is nothing smart about it. Even though Smart HDD claims to perform a full system scan, the scan in itself is a fake, and the rogue program cannot give an exact diagnosis of your system status. Smart HDD generates various errors and fake system messages in order to scare people, and make them think that they simply must purchase Smart HDD, otherwise the computer is doomed. In the case of Smart HDD’s infection, the users are exposed to similar fake error messages:
Windows detected a hard drive problem.
A hard drive error occurred while starting the application.
Windows can’t find hard disk space. Hard drive error
The system has been restored after a critical error. Data integrity and hard drive integrity verification required.
To be honest, I would also freak out if I were to receive these messages, but as long as you stay calm, you are in control. And the first thing you must do about Smart HDD is removing it from your computer. It will be a lot easier to do, if you use this sequence of numbers:
It is called the “registration code”, and you can apply it by clicking on Smart HDD’s activation (or purchase) button. The code has an effect similar to that of a real license and it makes the rogue think that you have actually purchased it. However, it only works for a little while, so in the meantime you must find yourself a good antimalware tool that will help you to delete Smart HDD from your computer.
There are actually many ways to go around such infection as Smart HDD, because the automatic removal is the most pragmatic one, because it is done by a program and you do not need to do anything yourself. Choose wisely and keep in mind that safety comes first. Better safe than sorry!