System Check

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System Check Information
Type: Spyware
Analysis: Installs & gathers info from a PC without user permission.
Infection: By downloading freeware & shareware.
Symptoms: Changes PC settings, excessive popups & slow PC performance.
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System Check is yet another malicious malware product that has been introduced to the Web by the same family of rogue anti-spyware applications that are responsible for System Fix and Data Repair. Hailing from a very large and incredibly dangerous family of rogue defragmenting tools, System Check is an absolutely bogus and useless fake computer analysis and optimization program that is out to scam and rob unsuspecting computer users. System Check convinces computer users that there is something seriously wrong with their computer systems.

The System Check Scam-Art


As a rogue defragmenter, System Check will definitely work to convince you that it is a legitimate defragmenting application. This malicious program possesses a convincing outer shell and works to emulate the real functionality and inner workings of authentic, legitimate defragmenting software. System Check was created and designed by cybercriminals to be especially convincing in its false pretense of legitimacy, because much of this scam relies on System Check's ability to convince you that it is a real computer defragmenting program.

The System Check scam works by running fake system scans on infected machines and concluding these bogus scans with equally phony error detections. Fake detections that the System Check scans claim to have found on compromised machines always claim to have discovered all kinds of hard drive-related problems.

This is why System Check's attempts to convince you that it is a legitimate defragmenting application is so central to its scam. This rogue defragmenter needs to convince you that there is definitely something severely wrong with your system's hard drive, and in order to do this successfully, it needs you to genuinely trust in its bogus and non-existent air of authenticity.

Additionally, System Check will work to create a flood of pop-up error alerts on your infected computer system, and these alerts will bare messages meant to reiterate the false claims made by this malicious defragmenter's fake scans and detections. Such messages may appear on your desktop, as follows:

System Error
An error occurred while reading system files. Run a system diagnostic utility to check your hard disk drive for errors.


Critical Error
RAM memory usage is critically high. RAM memory failure.


Critical Error!
Damaged hard drive clusters detected. Private Data is at risk.


System Check is a Malicious and Dangerous Rogue Deframenter


As is hopefully clear from this discussion of System Check, this entire malware-laced cyber scam heavily relies on methods of trickery and manipulation to achieve its end-game of convincing its unlucky victims to purchase the full version of the bogus System Check defragmenting application. System Check also relies heavily on its internal scareware mechanisms that are designed to frighten you into believing its lies.

Do not allow System Check to dupe you into purchasing its useless and entirely bogus computer defragmenting software. As a rogue defragmenter, System Check cannot offer any real, helpful or useful services to you or your computer system.

In fact, this rogue defragmenter is a dangerous malware product that is capable of seriously threatening not only your pocketbook, but also your vulnerable computer system. If you suspect that this program has been able to breach your system successfully, in hopes of severely compromising it, it is very important that you take the necessary steps to remove this harmful rogue defragmenter program from your infected machine completely.

To check your computer for System Check, download SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool.

SpyHunter spyware detection tool is only a scanner meant to assist you in detecting System Check and other threats. If you detect the presence of System Check on your PC, you have the opportunity to purchase the SpyHunter removal tool to remove any traces of System Check.

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Detection of System Check (Recommended)

System Check is difficult to detect and remove. System Check is not likely to be removed through a convenient "uninstall" feature. System Check, as well as other spyware, can re-install itself even after it appears to have been removed.

You also run the risk of damaging your computer since you're required to find and delete sensitive files in your system such as DLL files and registry keys. It is recommended you use a good spyware remover to remove System Check and other spyware, adware, trojans and viruses on your computer.

Run a System Check scan/check to successfully detect all System Check files with the SpyHunter Spyware Detection Tool. If you wish to remove System Check, you can either purchase the SpyHunter spyware removal tool to remove System Check or follow the System Check manual removal method provided in the "Remedies and Prevention" section.

Method of Infection

There are many ways your computer could get infected with System Check. System Check can come bundled with shareware or other downloadable software.

Another method of distributing System Check involves tricking you by displaying deceptive pop-up ads that may appear as regular Windows notifications with links which look like buttons reading Yes and No. No matter which "button" that you click on, a download starts, installing System Check on your system. System Check installs on your computer through a trojan and may infect your system without your knowledge or consent.

If you think you may already be infected with System Check, use this SpyHunter Spyware dectection tool to detect System Check and other common Spyware infections. After detection of System Check, the next advised step is to remove System Check with the purchase of the SpyHunter Spyware removal tool.

Symptoms

System Check may attempt to change your computer's desktop, hijack your browser, monitor your Internet browsing activities, change system files, and can do this without your knowledge or permission. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to remove all traces of System Check from your computer.

Remedies and Prevention

System Check, as well as other Spyware, are constantly evolving and becoming more advanced to avoid detection. System Check along with its variants can install in different locations and even when you try to uninstall it you find they reappear when you reboot your computer.

Install a good anti-spyware software

When there's a large number of traces of Spyware, for example System Check, that have infected a computer, the only remedy may be to automatically run a Spyware scan from a good anti-spyware software designed to detect System Check and other types of spyware.

Remove System Check manually

Another method to remove System Check is to manually delete System Check files in your system. Detect and remove the following System Check files:

Processes

  • %Documents and Settings%\[User Name]\Local Settings\System Check\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe

Other Files

  • %Temp%\smtmp\
  • %Temp%\smtmp\1
  • %Temp%\smtmp\2
  • %Temp%\smtmp\3
  • %Temp%\smtmp\4
  • %Documents and Settings%\[User Name]\Start Menu\\Programs\System Check\Uninstall System Check.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\[User Name]\Desktop\System Check.lnk
  • %Documents and Settings%\[User Name]\Local Settings\Application Data\~[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
  • %Documents and Settings%\[User Name]\Local Settings\Temp\smtmp\
  • %Documents and Settings%\[User Name]\Local Settings\System Check\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]
  • %Documents and Settings%\[User Name]\Local Settings\Temp\smtmp\1
  • %Documents and Settings%\[User Name]\Local Settings\Temp\smtmp\2
  • %Documents and Settings%\[User Name]\Local Settings\Temp\smtmp\3
  • %Documents and Settings%\[User Name]\Local Settings\Temp\smtmp\4
  • %Documents and Settings%\[User Name]\Start Menu\\Programs\System Check\
  • %Documents and Settings%\[User Name]\Start Menu\\Programs\System Check\System Check.lnk
  • %StartMenu%\Programs\System Check\
  • %StartMenu%\Programs\System Check\System Check.lnk
  • %StartMenu%\Programs\System Check\Uninstall System Check.lnk
  • %UserProfile%\Desktop\System Check.lnk

Registry Keys

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32\LastVisitedMRU "MRUList"
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
  • 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\Internet Explorer\Main "Use FormSuggest" = 'Yes'
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings "CertificateRevocation" = '0'
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Associations "LowRiskFileTypes" = '/{hq:/s`s:/ogn:/uyu:/dyd:/c`u:/bnl:/ble:/sdf:/lrh:/iul:/iulm:/fhg:/clq:/kqf:/`wh:/lqf:/lqdf:/lnw:/lq2:/l2t:/v`w:/rbs:'
  • 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\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS]"
  • 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\Policies\System "DisableTaskMgr" = '1'
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run "[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe"
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced "ShowSuperHidden" = '0'

External links

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