‘Win HDD’ Proves To Be a Fake Disk Defragmenter Application (How To Remove Win HDD)

Numerous computer users have encountered an application called ‘Win HDD‘ which has been discovered to be a program that touts the ability to defragment your PC hard drive(s). Some computer users have intentionally downloaded and installed Win HDD only to find out that it does not defragment their hard drive and proves to be a worthless application. Aside from being worthless, Win HDD has been known to run scan reports and return exaggerated results about a PC’s system registry and hard drive.

Win HDD, or what some refer to as WinHDD, is actually a program created by hackers and cyberthieves with the intent to extort money from computer users. After Win HDD is installed, it starts to play tricks on the computer user and block other applications from running. Win HDD makes a computer user believe that they must purchase a full version of Win HDD to alleviate these issues but it is only a misleading ploy that leads to a quick pay day for these cybercrooks. Win HDD is a misleading product and should never be utilized as a system tool for your Windows based computer for any reason.

How do you know if you have installed Win HDD?

Win HDD usually will display a variation the following popup alert messages and initiate system scans without your permission.

Critical Error
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.

Critical Error
Windows can’t find hard disk space. Hard drive error

Windows detected a hard drive problem.
A hard drive error occurred while starting the application.

How Can You Remove Win HDD?

Win HDD can be very difficult to manually remove if you are an inexperienced computer user. Not to mention, Win HDD has been known to populate the Windows Registry with many different entries and removing the wrong entries could render a PC damaged or useless. The use of a reputable antispyware or antivirus tool is recommended to safely remove Win HDD from your Windows computer.

To easily remove Win HDD, find the following process and end them in the task manager. After that is done, delete each related Win HDD file from your hard drive. In additional to locating the following processes, it is recommended that you delete the System Tool 2011 registry entries listed below as well. It is also a good idea to uninstall the Win HDD application via your add/remove programs function found in the Windows Control Panel if your system recognizes Win HDD has an installed program.

Win HDD files (and folders) to remove:

  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Win HDD\Uninstall Win HDD.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Win HDD\Win HDD.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Win HDD\
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\HDD Control.lnk

Win HDD registry entries to remove:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe”
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[RANDOM CHARACTERS]“