The warning titled as ‘System Error. Hard disk failure detected’ is a newly designed, well-composed but yet scary and misleading notice implanted by hackers into Smart HDD rogue program. It appears just before Smart HDD fake hard drive defragmenter appears in front of the desktop of the infected PC. Its purpose is to scare users into believing that something horrible takes place with their workstations. As we’ve already said, this program (also referred to as SmartHDD) is a product of online fraudsters, and this time they probably hired more professional designers and content writers to create the program with a better design, better English, better general outlook. What we mean is that System Check (previous fake HDD sample) was evidently designed with lack of good vocabulary, probably in haste to start ripping users off as soon as possible. Still, these amendments didn’t make the very program better. Just like System Check, the hoax ruins the custom-featured settings of specific PC, hides the majority of important data (files, folders, shortcuts, desktop icons, programs, quick launch items, etc.) and starts scaring users with a lot of untrue warnings, alerts, notifications and other annoying popups. The fake scan of this badware are initiated with each system startup, on a regular basis. The final and the key trick of this malware is when it leads users to the page where they are instructed to effect the payment for the full version of this rogue (its activation key) as the supposed remedy against all fake problems supposedly identified by the rogue during its imitated scan. No doubt, getting such a notice is quite unpredictable and might be even scary for those users that haven’t been prepared to resist the attack of Smart HDD. Here is what this particular message says once the scam infects the system:
System Error. Hard disk failure detected
It’s highly recommended to run complete HDD scan to prevent loss of personal files.
The notice recommends users to scan and repair or to cancel and restart their PC, but in either case they would eventually face the very GUI of Smart HDD Trojan. Hopefully, you will be wise not to let this scam trick you. So, when it tells you to buy its licensed version simply ignore its misleading offers. This tool is not able to solve real problems, whereas those it reports are totally fabricated (imitated). So, obtaining the activation code of Smart HDD is the total waste of your funds. In order to delete this rogue please follow this removal guide that was published recently specifically on removal of Smart HDD scam. And, of course, consider another guide that will tell you how to restore your data and files that disappeared due to the malicious activity of the above-mentioned badware on your system.