What is HDDScan, How to remove HDD Scan

HDD Scan 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 Scan associated files and folders:

%UserProfile%\Desktop\HDD Scan.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\HDD Scan
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\HDD Scan\HDD Scan.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\HDD Scan\Uninstall HDD Scan.lnk

HDD Scan 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 Scan:

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

Description: HDD Scan is a fake optimization tool. Once installed, it reports false information and displays fake alerts on the computer. The rogue will imitate a system scan and report that your computer has some serious problems such critical errors in Windows registry, hard drive is missing or unreadable. Moreover, HDDScan 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 purchase this fake program! If your computer is infected with this malware then follow the removal guide below to remove HDD Scan from your computer for free using legitimate free antimalware software.

How to remove: use the HDD Scan 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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