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Friday, February 8, 2013

Svchost.exe – Corrupt Disk. Fake HDD’s alert

The popup message that says “Svchost.exe – Corrupt Disk” is a fake alert associated with the new version of System Repair malware (fake hard drive defragmenter). This scam pops up periodically while System Repair runs its fake scan. The purpose of this and many other fake error notifications is to scare users into thinking their system is out of order. Hence, below is one of the most widely spread fake disk errors reported by this rogue:

Svchost.exe – Corrupt Disk Exception Processing Message 0x0000249 Parameters 0x7C80029B 0x000002B3 0x7C8005EE 0x7C8001A4

All information that is stated by this new example of fake hard drive defragmentation utility is far away from the truth. In fact, there are no such disk, hard drive and memory problems as reported by this malware. System Repair scam only imitates scanning of your system. As for those bugs that are mentioned by it, they’re all but invented.

The most serious trouble caused by System Repair virus is the issue of hidden files and many important documents. However, files have not disappeared once and for all. They can be restored if you follow our recommendations carefully. What you first need to do is ignore all fake system errors claimed to exist by System Repair, including the fake message “Svchost.exe – Corrupt Disk”. Then you need to download and run our recommended security application (GridinSoft Trojan Killer) to remove all files and registry entries associated with this virus. Finally, you need to run additional free tools developed by GridinSoft LLC that will help you recover your data that was hidden by malware. Please find the removal instructions below.

Malware removal steps:

  1. Apply "Win + E" hotkey combination to open Windows Explorer.
  2. In the address field type
  3. Download, install, update and run GridinSoft Trojan Killer.
  4. Scan your computer with it and remove all threats by clicking "Remove selected" button.
  5. Download and run GridinSoft Unhider via
  6. Download and run GridinSoft Restore via
  7. Reboot your computer.

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