Smart HDD looks like a real legitimate anti spyware but in reality it is not. It belongs to the family of rogue anti spywares. Users need to be extra careful from these rogue applications because they are designed with such sophistication that they look like a well-developed high class application – but this is just a trap. Like many other malicious applications, the main goal of Smart HDD is to gain all the money from the users by using any method they can. The Smart HDD enters illegally into user’s computer system and installs itself without your permission. It then informs the users that there are various malfunctions and viruses in the computer system which should be cleaned instantly. The user believing the reports generated by the Smart HDD asks the rogue program to clean the viruses; the Smart HDD now asks for the up gradation which costs a handsome amount of money.

Remove Smart HDD processes

  1. Go to start button > Run.
  2. Type taskmgr in the space and press enter.
  3. In the windows task manger select the tab which is named ‘processes’.
  4. In the tab ‘processes’ find the following processes:



%Temp%\Windows Update.exe

  1. Right click on the above mentioned processes and select the option Delete from many choices.

Remove Smart HDD registry key values

  1. Open Run using the above mentioned steps.
  2. Type ‘regedit’ and press Ok.
  3. In the registry editor there will be two sides you need to go in the left pane of the editor.
  4. Click on Edit then on Find.
  5. Enter the Smart HDD registry entries and press enter.
  6. Now right click on the found result and press Delete.

The Smart HDD registry entries that must be found and deleted are:

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random].exe”

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[Strange File Name With Numbers]“

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnOnHTTPSToHTTPRedirect” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegistryTools” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “ConsentPromptBehaviorAdmin” = 0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “ConsentPromptBehaviorUser” = 0

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “EnableLUA” = 0

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “Inspector”

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “net” = “2012-3-28_1″

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings “UID” = “wmvbpkcnoi”

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\AAWTray.exe

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\brw.exe

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\driverctrl.exe

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\hotactio.exe

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\luspt.exe

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\ncinst4.exe

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\pcscan.exe

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\smartprotector.exe

Remove Smart HDD DLL File

  1. Go to Start > Search.
  2. Click on the option ‘For files and folders’.
  3. Enter the Smart HDD file name which is %Temp%\[random].dll and select the option ‘My computer’ or ‘Local hard drives’ to get speed up results.
  4. Right click on the file and select Delete.

Remove Smart HDD other files

  1. Open Run.
  2. Type cmd and press enter.
  3. If the method does not work go to Start
  4. Select the option ‘All programs’.
  5. Click on ‘Accessories’.
  6. Now further click on the ‘Command prompt’.
  7. In the Command prompt write the complete path of the file and press enter.
  8. Now type ‘regsvr32 /u [file_name]’.
  9. Replace file_name with the following files:





%Documents and Settings%\[User_Name]\Start Menu\Programs\Smart HDD

%Documents and Settings%\[User_Name]\Start Menu\Programs\Smart HDD\Smart HDD.lnk

%Documents and Settings%\[User_Name]\Start Menu\Programs\Smart HDD\Uninstall Smart HDD.lnk

%Programs%\Smart HDD\Uninstall Smart HDD.lnk

%Programs%\Smart HDD\Smart HDD.lnk

%Programs%\Smart HDD

%Desktop%\Smart HDD.lnk

%Temp%\Windows Update.exe







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