Smart HDD Virus – Removal Instructions

This article contains all the information necessary to remove the Smart HDD Virus with a simple and easy to understand virus removal instructions. You can find these specific instructions to remove Smart HDD Virus at the bottom of this page.

Smart HDD Virus is the latest rogue malware application to be found by our malware detection network. Many rogue viruses are infecting more and more computers nowadays, and one of the newest ones to hit the web is the Smart HDD Virus virus. This is another fake virus that makes the user think that their computer is infected with a bunch of trojans and other viruses, when in reality it is just infected by the Smart HDD itself. It will display several fake warnings labled S.M.A.R.T. Check and S.M.A.R.T. Repair. Please note that these warnings are fake but this virus can cause serious harm to the computers it infects.

Smart HDD Virus Image

Its aim to to get people to purchase the security protection, which of course is fake, so that the maker can earn money off of a virus. It is not easy to remove Smart HDD Virus, so a lot of people are having various problems with it. It begins to mess with various parts of the user’s computer just to annoy them and make them want to actually purchase it just so that it will stop.

Smart HDD aims to make users think that their computer is infected, which is also why it messes with certain programs, such as your internet browser. However, there are ways to remove this virus. Do not purchase it, as that will just help fund the develops to keep making similar viruses and will encourage them to make malicious programs such as this one.

In order to have the computer work properly again, you will need to remove Smart HDD from the computer entirely. Because Smart HDD has been programed to block the installation of most antivirus products, there is no easy point and click solution to remove it at this time. However, by following the step-by-step instructions below, you can remove this virus permanently from your computer.

Virus Removal Instructions
Target Virus: Smart HDD Virus

The virus removal instructions we have outlined below has been proven remove the Smart HDD Virus. You must be on the infected computer when performing these steps.

1 To begin, go ahead and reboot the infected computer. If the infected computer is turned off, go ahead and turn it on.

2 Immediately as the computer begins to boot, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu.

3 Once you are in the Advanced Options Menu, use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option.

Safe Mode with Networking

4 Windows will now boot into Safe Mode with Networking. Safe Mode with Networking will allow you to remove Smart HDD which it would not allow when Windows was in normal mode.

5Now that the virus is not running it is time to begin removal. On your keyboard, click and hold the Windows key, then press the R key. See keyboard diagram below.


6 After you have pressed the Windows and R key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type exactly the following into the run box and click OK:


Windows Run Remove

After clicking OK, your computer will connect to our website and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyware Doctor by PC Tools.

7 When you see the PC Tools download box, click the Run button. The picture of the download box is below. After you click the “Run” button, PC Tools will launch. If your computer asks if you are sure you want to run PC Tools, click OK. The PC Tools installation will begin. After fully installing PC Tools the virus scan will automatically begin.

PC Tools Download Box Click Run

8 After PC Tools has scanned your computer and found Smart HDD it is time to remove it. Simply click “Fix Checked” to remove the virus.

*Please note: You will not see the actual virus name in the list of found infections. The name of the virus in the PC Tools database is different than the name of the virus you see on your computer. If you see various infections on the scan results then that means that PC Tools found the Smart HDD Virus.

9 After you click “Fix Checked” you are going to need to register PC Tools to remove Smart HDD. Please register PC Tools and the Smart HDD Virus will be removed.

Registering PC Tools offers superior benefits including real-time constant protection against any potential threats. PC Tools will detect and remove any future threats that may occur including viruses, spyware, trojans, registry infections and more. It is a great all-in-one solution for your computer security needs and that is why we recommend it.

10 After you have registered PC Tools, and the virus was removed, you can safely reboot into Normal Mode. The virus will be completely gone.

Call us toll free at 888.801.8751 if you wish to speak to our virus removal team.


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