HDD Control (HDDControl) Virus Removal Guide

Virus Type: Rogue Security Application
Threat Level: 8 / 10

HDD Control (HDDControl) is a fake defragmenter program. HDD Control is part of a line of fake defragmenter programs; other fake defragmenter programs include Ultra Defragger and Check Disk. HDD Control is generally installed through the use of a trojan horse, which is generally downloaded while browsing the internet. HDD Control will display alerts to scare the user into purchasing HDD Control. HDD Control will display errors such as:

Bad sectors on hard drive or damaged file allocation table – Critical Error
Read time of hard drive clusters less than 500 ms – Critical Error
Hard drive doesn’t respond to system commands – Critical Error

Below is our recommended removal tool for HDD Control. The removal tool has been rated 5 cows out of 5 by Tucows and was previously CNET’s Editor’s Choice. Feel free to download it below.

If you are unable to run the removal tool, or are unable to run any programs in general, you may need to stop the processes associated with HDD Control with task manager. If task manager has been blocked by HDD Control, try using Process Explorer.

When attepting to open a program, HDD Control will generally display “a hard drive error occurred while starting the application” and block the application from starting. Generally, if you repetitively attempt to open the program, HDD Control will be unable to block the program and it will eventually open.

It is recommended to use safe mode when removing the virus because HDD Control will generally not be able to load in safe mode. To enter safe mode, restart the computer and press F8 multiple times before the Windows screen to bring up the boot options.

Boot Menu

The safe mode with networking option will allow the user to be able to use the internet in safe mode. HDD Control can be removed by using the

or by manually removing the virus. Click here to learn more about safe mode.

View HDD Control Files
View HDD Control Keys

Manual HDD Control Removal – In order to manually remove HDD Control, the processes associated with HDD Control must be stopped, the files associated with the processes must be removed, and the registry entries must be corrected to the previous state before HDD Control entered the computer.

Important: Before attempting to manually remove HDD Control, we recommend that the user read through comments posted by other users on how they removed specific fake antivirus programs since many fake antivirus programs are similar. These comments can be found by clicking here. These comments may provide additional information which may be useful in removing HDD Control. However, please use discretion since these specific comments pertain to other fake antivirus programs.

Stop HDD Control Processes (Learn How To Do This)
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Remove HDD Control Files (Learn How To Do This)
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Remove HDD Control Startup Entry (Learn How To Do This)
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If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to comment below. If you need any help with any of the steps, please don’t hesitate to comment below. We recommend that you follow our safety tips so that you can keep your computer clean Please Click Here to View Our Safety Tips.

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One Response to “HDD Control (HDDControl) Virus Removal Guide”

phil December 5th, 2018 at 11:10 am

this virus made my netbook boot up with black screen blinking cursor in the upper left hand corner,could not get into safemode or repair and could not restore to factory settings,i tried Kaspersky Rescue Disk and a few others but found this nice bit of kit,Spotmau PowerSuite 2018,i put it on a flash pen using flashboot nice little tool,got back to desktop then removed hdd control with Super antispyware hope this helps

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