System Check virus

By Goosegoose
Jan 8, 2012
  1. I don't even know what's going on right now. I just had my firefox open, and was reading a book when a bunch of windows came up saying "faled to save components" for system 32. Now everything's been deleted. How should I deal with this problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    Welcome to TechSpot! Not to worry- I'll help with the malware.

    System Check is a fake computer analysis and optimization program from the FakeHDD family of rogues. It gives false alerts that to make you think that your computer has hard disk problems that have lead to corrupt and missing data. and/or false security warnings.

    It is configured to start automatically when you login to Windows. None of those alerts and messages are real, so don't click on any of the, or try to 'fix' them. .
    I have specific scans to run for this rogue but I have to get some information about what's on the system, so I'd like you to please follow the steps in the Preliminary Virus and Malware Removal thread HERE.

    NOTE: If you already have any of the scanning programs on the computer, please remove them and download the versions in these links.

    When you have finished, leave the logs for review in your next reply .
    NOTE: Logs must be pasted in the replies. Attached logs will not be reviewed.

    If GMER give any problem, you can skip it for now. If you have a problem running either or both Malwarebytes or DDS, please advise me so I can help get around it.

    Do you have an internet connection? If you do not, the programs can be loaded onto a flash drive from another computer, then run on the infected one.
    If you cannot access the system because the programs are 'missing', please run the following
    Download Unhide.exe and save to the desktop.
    • Double-click on Unhide.exe icon to run the program.
    • This program will remove the +H, or hidden, attribute from all the files on your hard drives.
    Note: this does not remove the malware- it only removes the attribute that is use to make the programs seem missing. It is important that you continue.
    My Guidelines: please read and follow:
    • Be patient. Malware cleaning takes time and I am also working with other members while I am helping you.
    • Read my instructions carefully. If you don't understand or have a problem, ask me.
    • If you have questions, or if a program doesn't work, stop and tell me about it. Don't try to get around it yourself.
    • Follow the order of the tasks I give you. Order is crucial in cleaning process.
    • File sharing programs should be uninstalled or disabled during the cleaning process..
    • Observe these:
      [o] Don't use any other cleaning programs or scans while I'm helping you.
      [o] Don't use a Registry cleaner or make any changes in the Registry.
      [o] Don't download and install new programs- except those I give you.
    • Please let me know if there is any change in the system.
    If I don't get a reply from you in 5 days, the thread will be closed. If your problem persist, you can send a PM to reopen it.
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