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    How do we delete Win HDD

      Late yesterday our laptop seems have been infected by Win HDD which I understand is a malware - I have run lots of McAfee scans and virus checks and it hasnt detected it. Searching the web there are lots of Malware solutions offered but I am not sure if running one will just increase the problem. How do we get rid of Win HDD?

        • 1. Re: How do we delete Win HDD
          Peter M

          It would help to know what operating system and service pack you are running plus what McAfee version you have.

           

          As this is apparently a rogue defrag tool, conventional antivirus tools are most likely ineffective against it.

           

          I am required to have you read this first:  https://community.mcafee.com/docs/DOC-1294

           

          Although I doubt it will be of much help in this case.

           

          Try downloading the FREE version of THIS tool.  Update it and run a full scan and let it remove anything it finds and reboot immediately if asked to.

           

          If for some reason Win HDD prevents this in normal mode, the last line can all be achieved in "Safe Mode with Networking" reached by tapping F8 repeatedly while booting up.

           

          It is usually the second choice in the ensuing menu.

           

          If that too is ineffective then I would follow the Hijackthis instructions in the lower half of this sticky post:  https://community.mcafee.com/thread/1996

           

          Edit: There's a pretty good removal guide on the web here:  http://www.myantispyware.com/2010/11/27/how-to-remove-win-hdd-uninstall-instruct ions/

           

           

          Message was edited by: Ex_Brit on 28/11/10 7:20:32 CST AM
          • 2. Re: How do we delete Win HDD

            Thankyou for the suggested steps to remove WinHDD. We followed them and have removed from the laptop.

             

            Once again thanks

            • 3. Re: How do we delete Win HDD
              Peter M

              You are very welcome and good luck.

              • 4. Re: How do we delete Win HDD

                I am having the exact same problem.  I went to bed last night and my computer was fine, when I got home from work today I was bombarded by Win HDD and its threats.  I tried the suggestions using the anti-malware program but when I ran the quick scan it did not catch it.  I currently have the full scan running but I was wondering if there is another way to get rid of this thing?  I have completely lost my desktop and task bar so it is very difficult to do much and I am in the middle of finals and projects and I need this things erased IMMEDIATELY.
                Thank you!

                • 5. Re: How do we delete Win HDD
                  Peter M

                  This part of what I said earlier:

                  If that too is ineffective then I would follow the Hijackthis instructions in the lower half of this sticky post:  https://community.mcafee.com/thread/1996

                  • 6. Re: How do we delete Win HDD

                    I believe I have the very same virus currently running jolly on my  system right now; however, the title of the malware on the main screen  say "win defrag" and not "win HDD"; do you happen to know if this is really the same virus.  I'm looking at various sources and  the image and symptoms seem to all be much the same.  My guess is that it is.

                     

                    Also, while running the scan, McAfee's real time scanning was off; attemtping to turn it on causes it to go green, but then it goes off again.  It was fully updated before I entered safe mode.  I'm thinking it is supposed to be off for safe mode.

                     

                     

                    Message was edited by: DanielB on 11/29/10 9:30:22 PM CST
                    • 7. Re: How do we delete Win HDD

                      Hey DanialB, Here is the removal guide for Win hdd.Make sure you follow all the steps in order or it may not work.I believe this should help.

                      link removed         Good luck newjack

                       

                       

                      on 30/11/10 09:41:12 GMT
                      • 8. Re: How do we delete Win HDD

                        Do not post links to myantispyware. They are not a recognised security site, and if like others, they tend to copy/paste information from reputable sites such as BleepingComputer.

                         

                        BleepingComputer has a removal guide for Win HDD:

                        http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-win-hdd

                         

                        There is also inforamtion of how to unlock Win HDD from S!Ri(if required):

                        http://siri-urz.blogspot.com/2010/11/win-hdd.html

                         

                         

                        Stick to reputable sites.

                        • 9. Re: How do we delete Win HDD

                          OK,Sorry I was just trying to help someone out.By the way.1st,I have never seen a List of recognized sites here in the forum.Could you direct me to it?Also a list of programs that do not work in conjunction with Mcafee,maybe.Lastly the poster was looking for help with win defrag i think.They did`nt start a new thread.Since i dont know the list of appropriate sites maybe someone that has the list can help them out. Thanks newjack

                           

                           

                          Message was edited by: newjack on 11/30/10 9:37:22 AM EST
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