How to remove Hddtools

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Malware Hddtools

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Name

Hddtools

Description

A Hddtools uses a program's built-in programming language to spread and affect software, and possibly cause detrimental effects to a computer. Microsoft Word is most often associated with Hddtools, as this program is one of the most common programs that use a macro language. A Hddtools affects documents and templates rather than programs.

Type

Malware

Alias

Manual

How to manually remove Hddtools guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Hddtools activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Hddtools process running. Use the Ctrl+Shift+Esc buttons combination to open system information window and click Processes tab. Scroll down the whole list and try to find the process named like Hddtools. If you find Hddtools process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Hddtools for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Hddtools using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Hddtools.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Malware usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Malwares are not so “Active” and they can simply disable some Windows features and options. To disconnect your PC from the Internet you need to plug-off LAN cable (if you use LAN connection) or to turn of the Wi-Fi module (if you use Wi-Fi Internet connection). Most of (not 100%) Malwares can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Hddtools from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Hddtools. After turning off the Internet and disabling Hddtools process you will need to reboot your PC in so-called Safe Mode. Safe Mode is a Windows mode which allows you to start the System using only important applications and services. Safe Mode does not usually allow Hddtools to load when the system boots (!!!but exceptions can appear!!!). Choose Restart in Windows Start menu and wait until the screen turns off.

    After that you have to follow the next instructions according to the versions of Microsoft Windows you use:

      Windows XP:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Advanced Options Menu and press ENTER.

      Windows Vista, 7:
    1. Press the F8 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

    2. Use the arrow keys from Windows Advanced Options Menu in order to select Safe Mode and press ENTER.

      Windows 8, 8.1, 10:
    1. Press and hold the Shift button when left-clicking the Restart button on Windows log-on screen.

    2. Select Safe Mode from Windows Troubleshooting boot screen and press ENTER.

  • Step 4: Removing virus files

    Having booted your PC in Safe mode you have to start cleaning your PC manually by deleting every file associated with Hddtools one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Hddtools. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Malwares use very similar filenames as very important system files do and you can mistakenly remove important system file what will harm your system and you will not be able to boot your PC at all.

    Please, remember that viruses are always progressing and sometimes new files can appear. If you are using our offline PDF guide on How to remove Hddtools, please check if you have it’s latest version.

    We do not guarantee that Hddtools has the same file structure at the moment of deleting.

    After removing all files associated with Hddtools that were listed above, reboot your system in normal mode and check if your PC works fine or you still have any troubles.

    It it is OK – congratulations! You have made a great job!

    If it is still NOT ok – use OSHI Defender to check your PC.

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How did my computer get Hddtools?

Hddtools may not necessarily need user interaction to get installed. It can get into your system by exploiting weak spots in your browser or operating system. In most cases, though, Hddtools needs to be installed manually (open a file, install software, etc).

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I detected Hddtools on my computer. What do I do?

Start OSHI Defender or another antimalware program to immediately remove Hddtools. Remember that widely used antivirus software may not detect Hddtools in your operating system.

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What damages can Hddtools do to my computer?

Hackers may use Hddtools to hold your data hostage and extort money from you, steal personal and valuable data from your computer or get access to your bank accounts.

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What are the main symptoms of Hddtools?

Extra HD activity
High network activity
PC slowdown
System crashes
Unusual browser settings
Pop-up windows

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Can Hddtools spread to other computers?

To install Hddtools on other computers in your network, you must perform the same action you did on your infected computer.

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Countries with the highest Hddtools infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Hddtools

2016-02-22

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