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Should I remove Hard Drive Alt?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0009%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.17 days
241.03 days >
Average installed length: 126.64 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.0 100.00%

Hard Drive Alt

What is Hard Drive Alt?

This is a WinCheck/CMI (variant) adware/browser hijacker variant that injects code into the user's web browser (IE, Chrome and Firefox). It is known as an ad-injector, a malicious process that once inside the web browser will hijack existing advertisements of underlying web sites (not associated with the website itself). It will also inject new ads in white space on the site or images that have standard banner sizes. These ads are typically for promoting shopping discount coupons, ads for PC optimizers or bundled PUP offers, or malvertising since it runs on sketchy ad networks.This runs as a startup process called WinCheck in the user's startup registry (Run key) and will execute each time the computer is restarted and the user logs in.

How do you know if you are infected? First, if you have this program installed then this adware is most likely still running. Next, you see ads in the browser that say something like "Ads by WinCheck".

Overview

Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is bnsxb7fc.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Hard Drive Alt.
bnsxb7fc.exe (f407ac497821b146ec85dea78442353d) has been flagged by the following 23 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 537 Application.Generic.1257800
Agnitum Outpost 7.1.1 PUA.ConvertAd
Arcabit 1.0.0.425 Application.Generic.D133148
avast! 2014.9-150816 Win32:Dropper-gen [Drp]
AVG 2016.0.3015 Generic_r
AVware 1.5.0.21 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International 4.0.3.15816 Adware.Win32.ConvertAd.NR
Bitdefender 1.0.20.1140 Application.Generic.1257800
Cyren 5.4.16.7 W32/Application.YEZJ-8698
ESET-NOD32 9.11792 a variant of Win32/Adware.ConvertAd.NR
Fortinet FortiGate 8/16/2015 Riskware/ConvertAd
F-Secure 11.2015-16-08_1 Application.Generic.1257800
G Data 15.8.25 Application.Generic.1257800
K7 AntiVirus 13.205.16251 Adware
K7GW 13.205.16252 Adware ( 004c22981 )
McAfee 5600.6671 Artemis!F407AC497821
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6671 Artemis
MicroWorld-eScan 16.0.0.684 Application.Generic.1257800
Panda Antivirus 15.08.16.06 Generic Suspicious
Sophos 4.98 Generic PUA IF
Symantec 8/16/2015 rev. 1 VOPackage
Tencent 1.0.0.1 Trojan.Win32.YY.Gen.0
VIPRE Antivirus 41174 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
       View all 23 all detections

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\c073d2c7-1429515754-dd11-a70e-001e333eb143
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\C073D2C7-1429515754-DD11-A70E-001E333EB143\uninstall.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Hard Drive Alt

Program executable:bnsxb7fc.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\local\c073d2c7-1429515754-dd11-a70e-001e333eb143\bnsxb7fc.exe
MD5:f407ac497821b146ec85dea78442353d
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • bnsxB7FC.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WinCheck' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\C073D2C7-1429515754-DD11-A70E-001E333EB143\bnsxB7FC.exe.

How do I remove Hard Drive Alt?

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Or, you can uninstall Hard Drive Alt from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Hard Drive Alt, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Hard Drive Alt.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 8%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.33%
Windows 8 25.00%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Windows XP 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.33%
Windows 8 Pro 8.33%
Windows 8.1 8.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.18%
  Brazil 17.65%
  Germany 11.76%
  Canada 11.76%
  India 5.88%
  DZ 5.88%
  Argentina 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Acer 11.11%
ASUS 11.11%
Toshiba 11.11%
Sony 11.11%
Dell 11.11%
Common models
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TOSHIBA Satellite L355D 12.50%
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