What is HDDRescue, How to remove HDD Rescue

HDD Rescue is a harmful program.

remove It is a malicious program, you should immediately remove it using an antivirus and antispyware program.
If that does not help, then ask us for help in the Spyware removal forum.

HDD Rescue associated files and folders:

%UserProfile%\Desktop\HDD Rescue.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\HDD Rescue
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\HDD Rescue\HDD Rescue.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\HDD Rescue\HDD Rescue.lnk

HDD Rescue associated registry keys and values:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run | {RANDOM}

Core filename: {RANDOM}.exe
Command: %Temp%\{RANDOM}.exe
HijackThis shows HDD Rescue:

O4 – HKCU\..\Run: [{RANDOM}] %Temp%\{RANDOM}.exe

Description: HDD Rescue is a fake computer optimization software that installed through the use of trojans without user knowledge and permission. When is started, it will report false information and display fake alerts on the computer. The rogue will perform a fake scan and state that your computer has some serious problems such critical errors in Windows registry, hard drive is missing or unreadable. Moreover, HDDRescue will blocks all the legitimate and trustful applications used on your PC. In order to repair the entire system, the program will suggest you to purchase its full version. Most important, do not pay for the fake software! Instead, follow the removal guide below to remove HDD Rescue from your computer for free using legitimate free antimalware software.

How to remove: use the HDD Rescue removal instructions or the steps below.

1. Reboot your computer in Safe mode with networking.

2. Download OTM by OldTimer from here and save to your desktop. Run OTM, copy,then paste the following text in “Paste Instructions for Items to be Moved” window (under the yellow bar):


Click the red Moveit! button. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes. When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.

3. Download Malwarebytes Anti-malware. Install, perform a scan and let it remove what it found. Reboot afterwards (important).

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