Hard Drive Diagnostic Virus
Get to know more about hard drive diagnostic virus
The Hard Drive Diagnostic Virus is a false computer program. The fake application is purposefully installed on users' computers and causes false messages to appear on the system. The program usually appears as a computer optimization and analysis utility that is very essential for the system. But the program is a rogue application. As the name indicates the Hard Drive Diagnostic Virus displays error messages related to hard drive issues. The messages prompt the user to defragment the hard drive and force him to install the complete version of the Hard Drive Diagnostic Virus software. The issue can even redirect the browser actions. The Trojans are responsible for their spread over the Internet.
Here are the different ways the virus spreads along with tips to remove the hard drive diagnostic virus:
- Impact of Hard Drive Diagnostic Virus
- Ways of Spreading
- Ways to Find and Remove Hard Drive Diagnostic Virus
Impact of Hard Drive Diagnostic Virus
The hard drive diagnostic virus causes frequent occurrence of error messages along with prompts for installing the complete program. The user download and install the program as a tool for troubleshooting issues with the system hard drive. Once the virus is installed on the system, the program deletes the files from the hard drive, corrupt the system registry and annoy the user with frequent error messages. As a result the system performance slows down.
Ways of Spreading
The Hard Drive Diagnostic Virus get installed on users' computers with the help of Trojans. The viruses also get into the system with TDSS rootkits. The Hard Drive Diagnostic Virus spreads with the installation process of the program on the computer.
The action of the virus can be stopped by clicking on 'End Process' option at the task manager. The user should open the processes tab at the task manager and then find and select the virus running on the system. Then click on 'End Process' option. The virus can also be detected and removed with the help of protection agents. They scan the system for the presence of the virus and remove the complete file installations. Registry cleanup should also be performed on the system.
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