The definitive removal guide of this is here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-hdd-rescue
Scroll down that page, don't click the first links you see as they are advertising which helps that forums finance itself.
you can easily get rid of it using manual removal. I follow this instruction http://www.virusremovalguru.com/ . it works for me.
1. terminate active process
2.delete everything in temp folder
3. make sure your AV up to date
4. run full scan of AV
Thanks for your suggestion, unfortunately it hasn't worked. I followed the link and did everything it asked me to, twice, and still HDD Rescue is on my computer. Last night it seemed to be gone, but I've used my laptop again this evening and it's actually still there. I followed the steps again, and for the second time, Malwarebytes deleted two things. I've restarted, and the pop ups aren't happening, but HDD Rescue is still on my Desktop and my list of programmes. I also can't seem to access internet explorer, it just shuts itself down every time I try to open it. Anything else you can suggest?
Run Hijackthis and post its log on the HJT section of their forum....with an explanation of what you've done already.
Post the logs...
Hopefully their experts will know what to do next.
Will do, thanks for your help.
update us if you need further assistance
Is it now detected by new DAT?