HDD Plus is a fake computer optimization and analysis program that displays false information so that it can scare you into thinking that there is something wrong with your computer. HDD Plus is installed via Trojans that display fake error messages on the infected computer. These messages will state that there is something wrong with your computer’s hard drive in order to scare you into purchasing the program.

Once installed, HDD Plus will be configured to start automatically when you login to Windows. Once started, it will display numerous error messages when you attempt to launch programs or delete files. It will then prompt you to scan your computer with the program, which will state that there are a variety of errors that it cannot fix until you purchase the program. If you attempt to use the so-called defragment tool it will state that it needs to run in Safe Mode and will then show a fake Safe Mode background. As this program is a scam do not be scared into purchasing the program when you see its alerts.

Over the past few days, we saw the quick spread of HDD Plus–a malware that (somehow) gets installed on victim computers, and holds the computer hostage by displaying threatening message (that the system is failing), asking you to purchase a license so HDD Plus will fix the problems.

We’ve realized that one of the means for HDD Plus to spread, was via drive-by download malvertising through (at least) DoubleClick and rad.msn.com, which are both the world’s largest ad serving platforms.
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