What is SmartHDD, How to remove Smart HDD

Smart HDD 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.

Smart HDD associated files and folders:

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

Smart HDD associated registry keys and values:

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

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

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

Description: Smart HDD is a malware that pretends to be a computer optimization software. The rogue is installed via trojans without user knowledge and permission. Once 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, SmartHDD 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 Smart HDD from your computer for free using legitimate free antimalware software.

How to remove: use the Smart HDD 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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