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3rd November 2010 

HDD Defragmenter: What It Is, And How to Remove It

There are many different types of spyware, malware and adware that can infect your computer. Here we're going to take a look at the piece of malware known as HDD Defragmenter. This is a typical piece of malware that causes all kinds of problems and can be particularly difficult to remove unless you know exactly what to do. If you're not a computer expert, it can seem daunting to take on such a task, and you might be tempted to just reinstall Windows instead. To help you with these troubles, we're going to take a look at what this program is, who made it, what it does, and most importantly, how to remove HDD Defragmenter manually without having to buy anything.

The HDD Defragmenter program is malware, meaning it is a malicious program that can cause damage to your computer like a virus can. When this program has infected your computer, you can get a lot of errors when you try to run normal Windows applications, and it can feel like something has taken over your computer. Unfortunately, this isn't far from the truth. The way this program works is to make it seem like you have a lot of problems with your computer, and tries to trick you into buying the full version of HDD Defragmenter to fix all of these mysterious problems. And this is the point. Whoever made this is trying to hold your computer for ransom and the ransom money is what you would pay to fix all of these problems that the HDD Defragmenter is falsely reporting to you.

There are two possible ways to remove HDD Defragmenter. For those who are confident in changing or deleting entries from the Windows registry it is possible to remove HDD Defragmenter manually. If you are not that tech-savvy then use a reputable antispyware program such as Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (Malwarebytes has free malware removal) or Enigma's SpyHunter to safely remove it. Whichever option you choose, first you should be sure that you have diagnosed the problem correctly with a simple check. If you try to run a normal Windows application (like WordPad, Solitaire, or Internet Explorer), and you get an error that says, "Exe file is corrupted and can't be run," then you most likely are infected with this program.  

Manual Removal

The first thing you should do is restart your computer and bring it up in safe mode with networking. You do this by restarting your computer normally, but pressing the F8 key at the top of your keyboard while the computer is starting up. If you did this correctly then a menu will come up with the title "Windows Advanced Options Menu", and you should choose the option that says "Safe Mode with Networking". Windows will start up in safe mode, and you'll need to navigate to the temp folder and delete all of your temporary files.

In Windows XP, the path to the temp folder is usually C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\Username\LOCAL SETTINGS\Temp, and in Windows Vista or Windows 7 it's usually C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Temp. Next you'll need to delete two registry values. Go Start, Run, and type in "regedit" without the quotes and press enter. Navigate to  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run and delete the winsp2up.exe value, as well as another value that will be random characters. In case you make a mistake, I highly recommend taking a backup of these registry entries first by right clicking and selecting export. Finally, you'll need to unregister winsp2upd.dll. You do this by going to Start, Run, type in "cmd" without the quotes, and press enter. A box will come up, and you'll need to type "regsvr32 /u winsp2upd.dll", again without the quotes.

After all of this, you can restart your computer and the HDD Defragmenter removal process should be complete. Now you can continue on with your computing life malware-free!  



Removing HDD Defragmenter Automatically/Safely

For free automatic removal we recommend using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. This program is widely recommended by reputable third-party sites, so you can be reasonably confident of its ability to safely get rid of HDD Defragmenter and any hidden Trojans. As a precaution we recommend double checking your system with SpyHunter. This program requires paid registration to enable deletions, however it has a money back guaranteed and is the top of the line in malware removal. It should catch malware that evades Malwarebytes and block anything that tries to reinstal itself.

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Remove HDD Defragmenter Now:

  1. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and SpyHunter Download  
  2. Run a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
  3. Remove all the detected infections (free).
  4. Run a scan with SpyHunter
  5. Remove any remaining infections
  6. Reboot and rescan with SpyHunter. Your computer should now be clean.

Important note: If Malwarebytes is blocked by malware then run Chameleon (Start Menu → All Programs → MalwareBytes' Anti-Malware → Tools → Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Chameleon). If you need further help removing HDD Defragmenter please email us at info@removeadware.com.au or call for personal assistance on toll-free number 888-655-3453, within the USA and Canada.


Disclaimer: This webpage was created to provide information on HDD Defragmenter and how to uninstall it. Manual removal instructions are intended for use by technical experts and should be used at your own risk. We do not own or endorse HDD Defragmenter.




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