What is HardDrive Diagnostic, How to remove Hard Drive Diagnostic

Hard Drive Diagnostic 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.

Hard Drive Diagnostic associated files and folders:

%UserProfile%\Desktop\Hard Drive Diagnostic.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Hard Drive Diagnostic
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Hard Drive Diagnostic\Hard Drive Diagnostic.lnk
%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\Hard Drive Diagnostic\Uninstall Hard Drive Diagnostic.lnk

Hard Drive Diagnostic associated registry keys and values:

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

Core filename: {RANDOM}.exe
Command: %Temp%\{RANDOM}.exe
HijackThis shows Hard Drive Diagnostic:

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

Description: Hard Drive Diagnostic is a fake computer optimization software that installed via 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, HardDrive Diagnostic 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 Hard Drive Diagnostic from your computer for free using legitimate free antimalware software.

How to remove: use the Hard Drive Diagnostic 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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