I've written before about fraud ware and malware concocted no doubt by some dweeb in serious need of a blowjob, that is, if anyone could find it for 'em, because if they weren't dickless they'd probably have more to do than sit around concocting bullshit invasive programs. Last one I wrote of was a phony Security Essentials Alert that tried to get the recipient to log on to a fraud software site and download even more bogus programming. This new offering from DWEEB CENTRAL is called HDD Low. One of our computers was recently infected by this latest spawn of the truly worthless. If they had any real balls, they'd be able to develop programs that people want. Instead they create something that loads onto your machine and begins with phony pop up messages saying shit like "hard drive scan required" "missing hard disk" "private data at risk" and other fradulent messages, just to trick someone into buying their worthless tripe. If you try to run the HDD Low scan it tries to direct you to some site where you're supposed to be dumb enough to load up ADDITIONAL worthless software, for a price. Here's what to do: Ignore the popup messages. They're all phony. Instead, right click on the HDD Low icon on your desktop and look under properties. You'll see the name and location of the infecting application and the exact time it was created. It'll probably read: c/user/username/appdata/local/temp/85923806.exe (that last item is the culprit itself). Go into your files under C, find that location, delete the files, and empty your bin. It'll also set up c/users/username/appdata/roaming/Microsoft/windows/start menu/Hdd low and Hdd low 1. Delete that shit as well. Then do a search ("everywhere") for all files created from the exact "file created" time (noted when you right clicked on the HDD Low icon). Remember to include hidden files in your search. After finding their location, delete them all. Empty your bin. Run regedit. Note, all the while it'll keep trying to popup these critical error messages, but keep re-entering regedit and ignore the messages. In regedit delete the line that references 85923806.exe (It'll be in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). Then run your malware removal programs (again ignoring the popups). Microsoft Security Essentials found one file and removed it. The virus programs detected nothing (because it's not a virus). But SPYBOT found the malware itself "Fraud.HDDDefragmenter" and about a dozen other "nasties" it brought along for company. During the scans critical error message boxes will prompt you to log off because of (some bogus shit...can't recall) Don't log off. Ignore it. Don't click ok, nor the X in the corner of the box. Doing either will log you off. The asswipes created this no doubt because they don't want to give you time to scan for the malware. Anyway, after two scans, and the above actions I ridded the computer of this latest nuisance. So I guess for now, the dickless in dweeb central will have to sit around with their knuckles up their bungholes until they come up with something a little more challenging, eh?