Information On ‘Windows Disk’ Rogue Optimization Program And Why It Is Not Trustworthy

Has your computer ever started to slow down because of some disk issue such as it being fragmented or your PC was suffering from malware? It has happened to the best of us. One program that cybercrooks are marketing to PC users with that type of issue, called Windows Disk, was found to be a scam.

Windows Disk or WindowsDisk, is a scam in the way that it was created by cybercrooks with the intent to swindle computer users out of money. The Windows Disk program is offered on malicious sites that pretend to be a legitimate source for solving computer issues. These sites may offer an application to ‘solve performance issues’ and ‘fix PC errors’. But after seeking information from various reputable PC security sources, it was discovered that Windows Disk is nothing more than part of a scam.

Windows Disk, after installation, will attempt to mimic the actions of a trusted PC performance boosting application. It will act as if it has found several computer errors on the PC that it is installed on and then offer a solution only if you purchase the full Windows Disk program. Windows Disk will even go as far as to offer disk defragmentation, which is another fabricated feature of Windows Disk. Computer users who encounter Windows Disk are strongly urged to remove it at once. By purchasing Windows Disk it will do nothing but put you at risk of your credit card information being stolen by some hacker all for a useless PC optimization program created by cybercrooks.

How Can You Remove Windows Disk?

Windows Disk may prove to be difficult to uninstall. Windows Disk can be very difficult to manually remove if you are an inexperienced computer user. Not to mention, Windows Disk 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 Windows Disk from your Windows computer.

To easily remove Windows Disk, find the following process and end them in the task manager. After that is done, delete each related Windows Disk file from your hard drive. In additional to locating the following processes, it is recommended that you delete any Windows Disk related registry entries which can be found by searching your Windows registry (regedit). It is also a good idea to uninstall the Windows Disk application via your add/remove programs function found in the Windows Control Panel if your system recognizes Windows Disk has an installed program. You may be required to boot your system into Safe Mode (F8) to attempt manual removal of Windows Disk.

Windows Disk files (and folders) to remove:

  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Disk\Windows Disk.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Disk\Uninstall Windows Disk.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Disk\
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows Disk.lnk
  • %AllUsersProfile%\[random]
  • %UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Disk\Windows Disk.lnk%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Disk\Uninstall Windows Disk.lnk%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Windows Disk\%UserProfile%\Desktop\Windows Disk.lnk%AllUsersProfile%\[random]