Is your computer still infected with System Check scam? Well, this is the right time and the right place to begin System Check malware removal process. We realize that this blog may be visited by people who cannot afford to buy the licensed version of some reputable anti-virus software. Moreover, the sad reality of the IT world today is that often the world’s well-known reputable anti-virus programs fail to successfully delete System Check fake system optimizer (fake HDD program). So, we prepared the review of totally free anti-malware applications that can help you get rid of System Check virus quickly and quite effectively. Special attention in this newsletter is paid to the issue of file recovery after virus attacks. This rogue program makes a real turmoil with your file and folder system, making your desktop blank or black, without leaving any icons, shortcuts, files or folders. Likewise, user would not be able to identify any program installed on the infected computer. The malware made the provisions to hide all data on the infected computer. Some people think that all their files, folders and other data were totally removed without recovery options, however, this is just the problem of the lack of information about such fake HDD programs on their part. These viruses like System Check do not completely delete the data on infected computers. They indeed remove files from their initial places and locations, however, they also save the backup copy of all user’s data. This is why it is still possible to restore hidden and missing files even if you do not see them now. But first, let us devote some time and efforts to the issue of SystemCheck malware description and removal.
The virus referred to in the paragraph above comes to PCs without user’s consent. The very infiltration of the malware is carried out in a hidden manner without rendering the ability to trace the installation process. System Check hoax cannot be found in the list of programs in the “Add/Remove” section of the Control Panel, this is why there is no such option to uninstall it as easy as other quite legitimate programs. Before the virus actually appears in front of user’s desktop it makes the amendment into the system registry in order to launch itself automatically every time you turn your computer on. The first occurrence of System Check badware is preceded by the strange message titled as Windows – Delayed Write Failed that comes up repeatedly one after another, without any reason for such multitude of warnings to appear. Another quite scary notification peculiar to this virus is called Files indexation process failed. By the way, below please find all other warnings that have been noticed to be originated by this virus application:
Windows detected a hard disk problem
A potential disk failure may cause loss of files, applications and documents stored on the hard disk. It’s highly recommended to scan and solve HDD problems before continue using this PC.
Hard drive critical error. Start a system diagnostics application to scan your hard disk for errors and performance problems.
- Disk drive C:\ is unreadable
- C:\System32\drivers is damaged. This problem may cause a system failure.
- System files are damaged. System is unstable.
- Drive C initializing error
- Hard drive rotational speed decreased by 20%
- Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private data is at risk. Restore is required
- Hard drive rotational speed exceeds system limits and may cause a system failure
- Hard drive space less than technical limits
- RAM memory speed decreased significantly and may cause a system failure
- RAM Memory temperature is 83ºC. Optimization is required for normal RAM functioning
- GPU RAM temperature is critically high. Urgent RAM memory optimization is required to prevent system failure
- Hard drive does not correspond to system requests
- The problem may cause errors while loading your operating system
- Boot sector of the hard drive is damaged
All the above-mentioned notification of System Check virus about system errors and problems are fake. Do not consider them as reliable information about the state of your system. They have the only aim – to scare you into thinking your system is in terrible condition and full or various bugs. The malware then prompts you into paying for its license or registration key, promising you to fix all those fake problems supposedly detected by it. System Check hoax cannot render any decent service for your computer.
To remove System Check virus from your computer please download and run security software recommended by us in the right upper section of this blog.
The last but not the least, you must restore and recover your missing files that were hidden by virus. Running the above-mentioned security programs doesn’t restore your data. In order to see your files again please follow these simple but effective manual file recovery recommendations.
How to download and run letigimate anti-virus software:
- On your keyboard push “Windows” key and hold it (without releasing). This “Windows” key is to the right of “Ctrl” key in the left part of your keyboard. Then strike “R” key and release them all. In other words, this is called “Win + R” keyboard combination (hotkey).
- In the respective field insert “iexplore.exe”. Press “OK”. This would open Internet Explorer, and so you will be able to download any security software of your choice.
- Save the installer to your desktop and then install it, or install it right away.
- Now run the malware remover and remove all threats detected by it. You may download the free malware removers in the right sidebar of this blog.
Malware modifications brought into the system:
List of System Check virus files:
- %AppData%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\System Check.lnk
- %Desktop%\System Check.lnk
- %StartMenu%\Programs\System Check\
- %StartMenu%\Programs\System Check\System Check.lnk
- %StartMenu%\Programs\System Check\Uninstall System Check.lnk
List of System Check virus entries:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘Yes’
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = ’0′
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0′
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1′
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations “LowRiskFileTypes” = ‘.zip;.rar;.nfo;.txt;.exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.msi;.htm;.html;.gif;.bmp;.jpg;.avi;.mpg;.mpeg;.mov;.mp3;.m3u;.wav;.scr;’
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1′
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer “NoDesktop” = ’1′
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1′
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random].exe”
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “[random]“
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1′
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “Hidden” = ’0′
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = ’0′
File Location Remarks and Explanations:
%Desktop% implies that the file is located straight on your PC’s desktop. The full and detailed location is C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\
\Desktop\ for Windows 2000/XP, and C:\Users\ \Desktop\ for Windows Vista and Windows 7.
%Temp% stands for the Windows Temp folder. By default, it has the location C:\Windows\Temp for Windows 95/98/ME, C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\
\LOCAL SETTINGS\Temp for Windows 2000/XP, and C:\Users\ \AppData\Local\Temp for Windows Vista and Windows 7.
%AppData% means the current users Application Data folder. By default, it has the location C:\Documents and Settings\
\Application Data for Windows 2000/XP. For Windows Vista and Windows 7 it is C:\Users\ \AppData\Roaming.
%StartMenu% stands for the Windows Start Menu. For Windows 95/98/ME the location is C:\windows\start menu\, for Windows XP, Vista, NT, 2000 and 2003 it stands for C:\Documents and Settings\
\Start Menu\, and for Windows Vista/7 it is C:\Users\ \AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu.
%CommonAppData% means the Application Data folder in the All Users profile. For Windows XP, Vista, NT, 2000 and 2003 it has the location C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\, and for Windows Vista/7 it is C:\ProgramData.