How to remove Hdd Defragmenter

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Rogue Application Hdd Defragmenter

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Name

Hdd Defragmenter

Description

A Hdd Defragmenter may claim to find security threats on a computer, but it creates false alerts and then asks users to pay for services or buy additional software to remove malware. Some programs may claim to remove threats but actually install instances of malware.

Type

Rogue Application

Alias

Manual

How to manually remove Hdd Defragmenter guide. Only for ADVANCED users.

  • Step 1: Basic check for Hdd Defragmenter activity

    Check running processes on your system. Usually you can find Hdd Defragmenter 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 Hdd Defragmenter. If you find Hdd Defragmenter process running, right click on it and choose “End Process”. It will disable Hdd Defragmenter for the current Windows session, but remember that if you do not completely remove Hdd Defragmenter using next steps, then your PC will stay vulnerable to malware attack. Next steps are much more important in removing Hdd Defragmenter.

  • Step 2: Disconnect your PC from the Internet

    Prevent the malware from leaking or spreading your personal data. Rogue Application usually uses the Internet to transfer all possible and important information you have. Some Rogue Applications 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%) Rogue Applications can not access Wi-Fi module preferences. Turning off the Internet will disable Hdd Defragmenter from transferring any data from your PC.

  • Step 3: Enter the safe mode.

    The next step is very important in removing Hdd Defragmenter. After turning off the Internet and disabling Hdd Defragmenter 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 Hdd Defragmenter 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 Hdd Defragmenter one by one. Here is the list of all files associated with Hdd Defragmenter. Delete all files listed below using the Shift+Delete buttons combination. Always double check the file name as sometimes Rogue Applications 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 Hdd Defragmenter, please check if you have it’s latest version.

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

    After removing all files associated with Hdd Defragmenter 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 Hdd Defragmenter?

  • I detected Hdd Defragmenter on my computer. What do I do?

  • What damage can Hdd Defragmenter do to my computer?

  • What are the main symptoms of Hdd Defragmenter?

  • Can Hdd Defragmenter spread to other computers?

  • Countries with the highest Hdd Defragmenter infection rates.

  • The first recorded appearance of Hdd Defragmenter

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How did my computer get Hdd Defragmenter?

In most cases, a user installs Hdd Defragmenter after seeing a notification that his computer is infected with a virus.

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I detected Hdd Defragmenter on my computer. What do I do?

Scan your computer for viruses and malware and remove Hdd Defragmenter from the system. Do not believe every pop-up message displayed on websites.

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What damage can Hdd Defragmenter do to my computer?

Hdd Defragmenter can infect your computer with another virus and offer to sell you “effective” anti-virus protection to remove it. It can also block your operating system and ask you to pay to unblock it, or ask you to make a donation. In other words, Hdd Defragmenter will try to squeeze money out of you.

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What are the main symptoms of Hdd Defragmenter?

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

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Can Hdd Defragmenter spread to other computers?

If Hdd Defragmenter contains a virus or a worm, it can infect other computers automatically. Otherwise, the user must take action before it can be installed.

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Countries with the highest Hdd Defragmenter infection rates.

US

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The first recorded appearance of Hdd Defragmenter

2016-02-22

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