April 29, 2011

Fast Disk.


  
Fast Disk is a fake system optimization utility.
It belongs to defragger family, that includes such malware as Memory Fixer, HDD Low, System Defragmenter and many others. This family of malware advertises system repair tool by simulating system malfunction. Fast Disk  is not different as well, the single difference is the name program is using.
Typically, one starts seeing Fast Disk popups and alerts after one visits infected websites. These websites might have been harmless, but someone had injected them with malicious advertisements. Once inside,
Fast Disk  will insert itself in system start up and start scaring owner by various alerts.Fast Disk alerts state same problems as other fake defragmenters : 32% of hard disk is not accessible, GPU and Memory are overheating, system files are corrupted, and registry needs optimization. Some of these problems could not be fixed by software solutions even if they were real. In many cases PC would be unbootable with such problems. However, everything Fast Disk  states is fake and should be ignored.

The good news are that there are no real problem with your hard drive or other hardware overall. 

Removal:

Kill malicious Processes from Task Manager:
  • [random].exe
Location of the infection:
  1. %UserProfile%\Application Data\[random]\
  2. %UserProfile%\Application Data\[random]\.[random].exe
  •  HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce "[random]" 
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe "Debugger" = 'svchost.exe'
Although it is possible to manually remove Fast Disk,  such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend  malware and spyware removal applications.

After removing all these files, restart your computer and the issue will be fixed. And don’t forget to do update your Security Software, check the Firewall Settings and the Operating System and finally do a full system scan with the Security Software.
 

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