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How to Remove Smart HDD Virus/S.M.A.R.T. Check? ( Rogueware Removal Guide)

 

If your computer has been infected by Smart HDD virus or has received S.M.A.R.T check constantly, how do you remove the Smart HDD virus from your computer? Are there any software programs that will do this automatically? And how do you prevent it from infecting your systems in the future? This article is designed to help you to solve these problems completely and thoroughly. Please Read more.

 

What is Smart HDD Virus/S.M.A.R.T Check

 

Smart HDD virus, also called S.M.A.R.T check, is a rogueware that disguises as system diagnostic tool to send you unreal detected results to scare you that your hard disk, RAM and system appears errors. As a result, it tricks you into purchasing the license code of Smart HDD rogueware to activate it to repair these fake errors. Actually, the hard disk, RAM and system errors it alerts you are non-existing. And even if you bought the activation password for this infection, you also cannot figure out these fake errors and you are in the danger of losing your credit card information.

 

Screenshot of Smart HDD virus/ S.M.A.R.T check

 

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Some of fake alerts displayed by Smart HDD virus/ S.M.A.R.T check

Hard drive boot sector reading error

During I/O system initialization the boot device driver might have failed to initialize the boot device. File system initialization might have failed because it did not recognize the data on the boot device.

Critical Error

RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.

System blocks were not found

This has most likely occurred because of hard disk failure.

This may also lead to potential loss of data.

Never believe these fake detected results and even buy this rogueware. Once such bogus alert pops up, you should remove Smart HDD virus/ S.M.A.R.T check immediately.

 

What Smart HDD virus/ S.M.A.R.T check Will Do to Your PC

 

1. As long as Smart HDD/S.M.A.R.T check installs on your PC, it will pop up fake alert claiming that your computer is in critical state and hard disk error detected to frighten unsuspecting victims to trust that their PC do sink into a dangerous condition so as to mislead them to buy this infection stating that it can solve all problems.

2. If innocent computer victims are scared into purchasing this rogueware, it will steal their personal financial information like credit card information.

3. In order to avoiding being removed, not only will it stop the security programs and applications like anti-malware software in your PC from running but also probably adds proxy server to your PC to block you to download anti-malware software from internet.

 

Activation Code to Stop Smart HDD Virus from Popping up False Alerts (Optional operation)

 

Here well offer you the activation code of Smart HDD rogueware to stop it from popping up fake alerts. Remember it is not able to get rid of this infection.

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How to Remove Smart HDD Virus/ S.M.A.R.T check

 

Step 1: Boot/Restart your computer into “Safe Mode with Networking”

Step 2: Remove malicious proxy server added by Smart HDD virus from IE, FF & Google Chrome

Step 3: Use Smart HDD Killer (Smart HDD removal tool) to remove Smart HDD virus

Step 4: Use Anvi Smart Defender ( anti-malware software) to remove all remnants of Smart HDD

Step 5: Use Cloud System Booster to remove residual junk files and optimize your PC system

 

Step 1: Boot/Restart your computer into “Safe Mode with Networking”

 

Attention: You should print this instruction page before restarting your PC. It will not be available after you shut your computer down.

 

a. Click Start and then click Shut Down.

 

b. Click Restart in the drop-down list of the Shut Down Windows dialog box, and then click OK.

 

c. Repeatedly press F8 when the boot menu appears.

 

d. Use the arrow keys to highlight the option “Safe Mode with Networking”, and then press ENTER.

 

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Step 2: Remove malicious proxy server added by Smart HDD virus from IE, FF & Google Chrome

 

Causing Smart HDD virus may prevent users from connecting internet by adding a proxy server silently; we need to remove such proxy server first.

 

For Internet Explore:

 

1. Open IE>click on the gear icon at the upper-right corner of the page (for IE 9)/Tools (for IE 8)>Internet Options.

 

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2. In the Internet Options box, switch to Connections tab, and then click LAN settings.

 

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3. Uncheck the option Use a proxy server for your LAN, and then click OK to remove this proxy server.

 

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For Firefox:

 

1: Open FireFox, click FireFox at the upper-left corner, and then click Option.

 

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2: Switch to Advanced tab, click Network and then click Settings.

 

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3. Uncheck No proxy and click OK to finish the operation.

 

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For Google Chrome:

 

1. Open Google Chrome, click the Wrench or 3-Bars icon( upper-right of the window) and click Settings.

 

2. In the page of Settings, click Show advanced settings.

 

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3. Locate the Network, and click Change proxy settings.

 

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4. In the Internet Properties box, switch to Connections tab, and then click LAN settings.

 

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5. Uncheck the option Use a proxy server for your LAN, and then click OK to remove this proxy server.

 

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Step 3: Use Smart HDD Killer ( Smart HDD removal tool) to remove Smart HDD virus

 

(If you want to run Smart HDD Killer in normal mode, please download the removal tools from a clean computer and transfer them to the infected PC via CD/DVD, USB flash drive, or external drive in case that the rogue might prevent you from getting access to the Internet in normal mode.)

Note: Please rename the file: Smart HDD virus-killer.exe as explorer.exe in case of the killer is blocked from running.

 

1. Download and install Smart HDD Killer from this site:

http://download.anvisoft.com/freetools/smart-hdd-rogue-killer.exe

 

2. After install Smart HDD Killer, double-click on the Smart HDD Killer to terminate the rogueware, and you can see below image:

 

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Step 4: Use Anvi Smart Defender ( anti-malware software) to remove all remnants of Smart HDD

 

1: Install Anvi Smart Defender

 

Download and install the paid or free version of Anvi Smart Defender Anti-malware software.

Free download link: http://dotfab.com/download_asd.html

Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/asdupgrade.php

 

2: Click quick or full scan

 

After you install the program, please open it, and switch to Scan tab, perform quick or full scan to eliminate any possible unwanted programs.

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3. Remove malicious files form your computer

 

Once the scan is over, Anvi Smart Defender will display the scan results. (Click Detail to see detailed results similar as shown in below). Click on Remove button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.

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Step 5: Use Cloud System Booster remove residual junk files and optimize your PC system

 

There may exist some residual junk files and invalid registry entries in your computer system after removing Smart HDD virus. Thus, Cloud System Booster is required to clean up them and to save your disk space so that as to increase running speed of your computer.

 

1. Download and install the paid or free version of Cloud System Booster system maintenance & optimizer software.

Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html

Purchase link: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php

 

2. After you install the program, please open it, click on BOOST button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.

 

Cloud System Booster

 

3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clean button there to remove these junk files, invaild registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.

 

Cloud System Booster-scan finished

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Here are some tips on how to avoid rogue infections while web-browsing and networking:

 

To browse safely, a protective tool like Anvi AD Blocker is necessary to defend your PC against popup ads, malicious websites including phishing websites. It is designed to help you avoid potential risks of getting infections and being tricked by these dangerous or annoying URLs.

Keep your antivirus software and your favorite search engine up to date. Scan and clean up your PC system timely.

Be careful when download free software from internet and always select Customized Installation instead of Recommended Installation.

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