How to remove System Check virus

by Andy Raff on December 30, 2011

System Check Information
System Check Description, Symptoms and Distribution Tactics

Manual System Check Removal Steps

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System Check Removal Steps

Follow steps closely:

Step 1: Grab a piece of paper and write down our Support number. This is just a precaution in case you need help or get caught on one of the steps. We are here to help remove System Check if you need it. System Check Removal Hotline: 888.847.4130

Step 2: Now power down the System Check infected computer.

Step 3: Before your turn the computer back on, please locate the F8 button on your keyboard. F8 is traditionally positioned on the top row of the keyboard. Be ready to tap F8 immediately on step 4.


Step 4: Turn ON the computer infected with System Check and select F8 until you notice the WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU.

Step 5: The WINDOWS ADVANCED OPTIONS MENU will pop up, press down the menu using the direction keys on the keyboard and highlight SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING. Press ENTER.


Step 6: After Step 5, the PC will start up in Safe Mode. Your icons and the display will appear abnormal. This is normal and not caused by the infection.

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Step 7: System Check can adjust the normal browser settings. We need to make sure that System Check has not adjusted the settings on your computer’s proxy.

Step 8: Click and hold down the WINDOWS KEY on the keyboard. This key is commonly located to the left side of the space bar next to the control key.


Step 9: Keep pressing down on the WINDOWS key and press the R key at the same time. The RUN BOX will show up.


Step 10: In the RUN BOX, type iexplore.exe. Click OK.


Step 11: Internet Explorer will launch and appear on your screen. Along the top navigation menu choose TOOLS. Within the next menu hit INTERNET OPTIONS.


Step 12: Select the CONNECTIONS tab in the INTERNET OPTIONS dialog box.


Step 13: Select the LAN SETTINGS button.


Step 14: If there is a check-mark in the box named “Use a proxy server for your LAN”, under the PROXY SERVER section, then click to uncheck the box. If there is not a checkmark located in the box then you can move on to step 15.


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Step 15: To close the LOCAL AREA NETWORK box choose the OK button.

Step 16: Then press the OK button again to shut the INTERNET OPTIONS box.

Step 17: System Check may contain the ability to block any extraction tools from running properly. Rkill will help paralyze that ability. Rkill was developed by to help disarm System Check. Please note that Rkill will not remove System Check. Do not reboot your computer after running Rkill. System Check will re-launch if rebooted. Bring up the RUN BOX by pressing down the WINDOWS key and the R key simultaneously.


Step 18: Type “iexplore.exe” into the RUN BOX. Select OK.


Step 19: The download security box with Rkill will show, select SAVE and save it to the desktop.


Step 20: Close out the DOWNLOAD COMPLETE box once the Rkill download is complete.

Step 21: Locate the Rkill.exe icon on your desktop.

Step 22: Double-click the Rkill icon and run Rkill.exe. Rkill will flash a black MS DOS box and attempt to paralyze System Check.


Step 23: Rkill will generate a Notepad file with information on what it found. You can close that log and go to the next step.

Step 24: Now the computer is prepared to install Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is a very popular Malware removal application. To install Malwarebytes, we need to bring up the RUN BOX again.

Step 25: On the Keyboard press and hold the WINDOWS KEY and the R key simultaneously. The RUN BOX will appear again.


Step 26: In the RUN BOX type “iexplore” and press OK.


Step 27: The download security box with Malwarebytes will appear. The options to RUN, SAVE or CANCEL will show. Select SAVE and then choose to save the file to the desktop.


Step 28: Go to your DESKTOP and locate the Malwarebytes icon on your desktop.

Step 29: Double-click the Malwarebytes icon.


Step 30: Select RUN on the Malwarebytes install box.


Step 31: After that, the SELECT SETUP LANGUAGE box will appear. Select your native language and press OK. English will be in used in the graphics example.


Step 32: The Malwarebytes SETUP WIZARD will show. Choose NEXT to continue.


Step 33: Next screen to show is the LICENSE AGREEMENT. Accept the agreement and choose NEXT.


Step 34: The BASIC INFORMATION screen is shown. Click NEXT.


Step 35: The SELECT DESTINATION LOCATION screen will appear. Choose the location you wish to have Malwarebytes install the required files. The default location shown is the normal, recommended location. Click NEXT.


Step 36: The next screen is just the SELECT START MENU FOLDER which tells the program where to place the shortcut to the application. Click NEXT.


Step 37: If you want a Desktop Icon and/or Quick Launch icon then opt-in to the corresponding check boxes on the SELECT ADDITIONAL TASKS box. Click NEXT.


Step 38: Now the READY TO INSTALL screen will show. Click INSTALL to start the installation process.


Step 39: The final screen with the pre-checked UPDATE and LAUNCH Malwarebytes will appear. Click FINISH.


Step 40: Malwarebytes will download the latest updates and show a success box. Click OK.

Step 41: The main interface of Malwarebytes with the Scanner tab will launch. Make sure PERFORM FULL SCAN is selected.


Step 42: Next step is to launch the full scan. Click SCAN to start the scan.


Step 43: A box will popup with the local drives, choose the local drives to scan and click SCAN.


Step 44: The scanner will begin. Be patient as the scan is very thorough searching for all the remnants of System Check.

Step 45: Once the scan is finished, a message box saying the scan is complete will appear. Click OK to close the box.

Step 46: After closing the box, click SHOW RESULTS.


Step 47: Once the results show, select REMOVE SELECTED to remove all the Malware found by Malwarebytes including System Check. Malwarebytes will also delete all of the files and registry keys affiliated with System Check and add them to the quarantine.


Step 48: Malwarebytes may need to reboot the system to complete the removal of System Check. Please allow the PC to reboot if Malwarebytes asks for it.

Step 49: After the reboot is complete and the system is relaunched, please follow the on-screen instructions and continue the removal process.

Step 50: A Notepad log will be created by Malwarebytes. Close the log once reviewed.


Step 51: Once Malwarebytes has completed the removal process and has removed all the traces of System Check, your computer should be 100% clean from System Check.

Step 52: If System Check is not removed and you are still having issues. Please call the System Check Removal Hotline toll-free at 888.847.4130



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System Check Description

Careful web surfing out there. Many reports of System Check infecting PCs. Clearly System Check should be classified as a fake security program. This infection is known as being very serious and can fester in your machine if not removed soon. Registry entries and files associated with the infection will be added as well.

System Check Signs and Symptoms

A fake scan begins after the infection is fully installed and the system is infected. System Check then deploys a bombardment of fake security and error alert messages in quick succession. After the scan, a screen displaying fake results appears in an attempt to trick you into buying the infection. Did you make a purchase of System Check? If the response is yes then contact your credit card organization.

System Check Distribution

Impossible to say how System Check got into your machine. A phony scanner website is often the way this infection gets onto PCs. Many times it is concealed as a bona fide window’s screen. Sometimes the infection will look like a legit Flash update or video codec. Once run, the payload is actually System Check. The damage caused by System Check to the operating system will accelerate if the infection is not removed quickly.

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Nate January 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm

I followed the instructions listed above, and it worked perfectly. Thank you for providing this information.

Cole January 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Followed step-by-step after trying a couple other instruction guides from other websites and this is the only one that worked. Thank you so much!

Ryan January 16, 2012 at 11:01 pm

And by work, I mean the virus has to be 100% gone and not just come back a few hours later.

Ryan January 16, 2012 at 11:22 pm

It doesn’t work! This is a waste of time!

amanda January 31, 2012 at 10:50 pm

This worked for me. Now how can i get everything back that was deleted

pamela February 13, 2012 at 9:14 pm

thank you thank you, thought my computer was toast

Spinoza February 14, 2012 at 3:07 am

I did this and it seems to have removed the virus, but i still can’t access my files. how can i get back to my files?! email me answer too plz

Taylor Yates February 15, 2012 at 10:53 pm

These steps worked, now I just have to go figure out how to restore all of my applications, and items in the start menu. Everything is missing and files are still hidden…

clemt0s February 23, 2012 at 8:17 am

It worked (I hope System Check will not come back in few days) Thank you
Now just have to figure out how can I have my files back, I know they are here somewhere …

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