System Check Virus

System Check is a fake hard drive repair and optimization application. This bogus program has been infecting countless computers throughout the internet. If you are infected with the System Check Virus we recommend you remove it immediately using our removal instructions. Removal instructions are at the end of the article.

The graphical user interface, or program interface, pictured below is very convincing. However, this realistic looking aspects of System Check are what make this infection dangerous. The creators of this virus have specifically designed it to look real and fool computer users. The fake program also has an interactive layout complete with scans, results and more.

System Check Virus Image

The first thing that the System Check Virus will do is hide all of your files. When this virus embeds itself onto your system it immediately hides your files and turns your desktop blank. It then begins to cause your computer to run slow and at the same time display alerts and warnings that your computer is in big trouble. Do not believe System Check or anything it says.

If you are wondering how you became infected with this virus you must likely got it while surfing the internet. A lot of computer infections are acquired when people visit malicious websites, hacked websites or download unknown infectious files. Unsafe browsing behavior is also a common cause of becoming a victim of the System Check Virus.

The reason why this virus is so dangerous is because not only does it render your computer useless, it also hides all of your files including important documents, media and more. Most virus infections will not hide your files, unfortunately the System Check Virus does. This is a method they use called social engineering. They hide your files in order to manipulate you into believing that your hard drive is in trouble.

You can completely remove System Check from your computer by following our removal instructions.

The only real problem with your hard drive is System Check itself. The virus is the main cause of all the problems. Your files are hidden, your computer runs slow and you are constantly annoyed with alerts all because of this one infection. System Check will not simply go away on its own, a professional virus removal program is necessary.

You can completely remove System Check from your computer by following our removal instructions. You can also restore your hidden files and desktop by following our restoration instructions which are included after the removal instructions. We have found that our instructions work in order to remove System Check Virus.

We use a program called PC Tools to remove the virus. PC Tools is a superb program that removes all types of malicious infections including viruses such as this one. We highly recommend that everyone use PC Tools and that is the same reason why we use it in our System Check removal instructions.

Virus Removal Instructions
Target Virus: System Check Virus

The virus removal instructions we have outlined below has been proven remove the System Check Virus. You must be on the infected computer when performing these steps.

1 To begin, go ahead and reboot the infected computer. If the infected computer is turned off, go ahead and turn it on.

2 Immediately as the computer begins to boot, press F8 many times. Pressing F8 allows you to access the Advanced Options Menu.

3 Once you are in the Advanced Options Menu, use your arrow keys and select the Safe Mode with Networking option. Press enter when you have selected that option.

Safe Mode with Networking

4 Windows will now boot into Safe Mode with Networking. Safe Mode with Networking will allow you to remove System Check which it would not allow when Windows was in normal mode.

5Now that the virus is not running it is time to begin removal. On your keyboard, click and hold the Windows key, then press the R key. See keyboard diagram below.


6 After you have pressed the Windows and R key, the Windows Run Box will open. Type exactly the following into the run box and click OK:


Windows Run Remove

After clicking OK, your computer will connect to our website and download our recommended virus removal program called Spyware Doctor by PC Tools.

7 When you see the PC Tools download box, click the Run button. The picture of the download box is below. After you click the “Run” button, PC Tools will launch. If your computer asks if you are sure you want to run PC Tools, click OK. The PC Tools installation will begin. After fully installing PC Tools the virus scan will automatically begin.

PC Tools Download Box Click Run

8 After PC Tools has scanned your computer and found System Check it is time to remove it. Simply click “Fix Checked” to remove the virus.

*Please note: You will not see the actual virus name in the list of found infections. The name of the virus in the PC Tools database is different than the name of the virus you see on your computer. If you see various infections on the scan results then that means that PC Tools found the System Check Virus.

9 After you click “Fix Checked” you are going to need to register PC Tools to remove System Check. Please register PC Tools and the System Check Virus will be removed.

Registering PC Tools offers superior benefits including real-time constant protection against any potential threats. PC Tools will detect and remove any future threats that may occur including viruses, spyware, trojans, registry infections and more. It is a great all-in-one solution for your computer security needs and that is why we recommend it.

10 After you have registered PC Tools, and the virus was removed, you can safely reboot into Normal Mode. The virus will be completely gone.

Call us toll free at 888.801.8751 if you wish to speak to our virus removal team.

Restore Hidden Files and Folders

Perform this AFTER you removed the System Check Virus

Unfortunately one of the side effects of becoming infected with the System Check Virus may be that your files and folders appear to be completely gone. However, the majority of the time they are only hidden, not deleted. Let’s begin to restore them. These steps must be performed after you have removed the virus and are in Windows normal mode.

(a) Go into the C: drive

First you must access the C: drive root directory.

1. Open up “My Computer”. Open the C: drive.

Enter C Drive

(b) Access Folder Options

Once you are in the C: drive you will see “Tools” on the menu bar.

1. Select Tools
2. Select “Folder Options”

(c) Select Show Hidden Files

Once you are in “Folder Options” you can un-hide the files in the C: drive.

1. Select View Tab
2. Select the “Show Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives” option.
3. Click “Apply”, then click “OK”.

(d) Highlight all contents and view properties

Now that you have un-hidden the contents of the C: root directory it is time to un-hide everything in the entire C: Drive.

1. Highlight all of the contents of the C: root directory.
2. Right click on the highlighted contents.
3. Select Properties

(e) Uncheck the “Hidden” box

You are now going to set everything in the entire computer to visible.

1. Uncheck the “Hidden” box.
2. Click Apply.
3. Click OK.


You should now be able to see everything throughout your entire computer. Your desktop icons should reappear as well as your start menu items.

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  1. This was extremely helpful!! Thanks guys :)

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