What is System Error. Hard Disk Failure Detected?
"System Error. Hard disk failure detected" is a fake security notification that pops up on your screen when you are infected with a rogue antispyware program. According to security specialists, this fake notification indicates the onset of either Smart HDD or Data Recovery infection. There are even more rogues from the same fake defragmenter family,so it is quite possible that you are infected with any of them, if you see "System Error. Hard disk failure detected" notification appear.
The notification itself reads as:
System Error. Hard disk failure detected
It's highly recommended to run complete HDD scan to prevent loss of personal files.
Scan and repair
Cancel and restart
The fact that this notification is fake is more than obvious, because of the short forms used in the message. As you can see, "System Error. Hard disk failure detected" fake alert urges you to "scan and repair" your computer that actually means you are supposed to "scan" your system with a fake application and then "repair" it by purchasing the full version of whichever rogue you are infected with.
It goes without saying that spending your money on "System Error. Hard disk failure detected" fake alert and the rogue antispyware application that comes with it. Not to mention that if you click any of the two buttons on the fake message, your computer will be locked immediately, and you will be redirected to a rogue purchase page, where you will be asked to pay a certain sum of money. Actually, in this case we witness a rogue behaving like a ransomware application, and it is possible to conclude that such tactics prove to be successful, if computer threats resort to that kind of treachery.
Aside from terrorizing you for money, "System Error. Hard disk failure detected" fake alert, you might get a taskbar pop-up message that says "Critical Error. Drive sector not found error". Some of your desktop files might disappear as well, but you should not panic, because "System Error. Hard disk failure detected" cannot delete them. Your files only get hidden.
In order to clean your computer, you are advised to use SpyHunter to remove "System Error. Hard disk failure detected" fake alert and the rogue infection that causes it. A lot of users report that manual removal is rather complicated, so it is recommended to delete the infection automatically with a reliable computer security program.
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