SMART HDD

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SMART HDD is a malicious program for Microsoft Windows that attempts to confuse computer users into thinking it is the similarly named S.M.A.R.T. hardware monitoring system.[1][2][3]

It interacts with the user by appearing as a popup stating that the hard drive is failing, and that a subscription is required to fix the issue.[4] Like "Fake-AV" software, SMART HDD will attempt to prevent the user from accessing any applications and will attempt to disable any antivirus software that may be present.[5]

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