I am looking for some guidance in getting rid of the System Check virus on XP. I got the virus yester day and found this step by step guide for uninstalling it http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/remove-system-fix. I followed the steps successfully. Malwarebytes ran and seemed to quarantine the virus, but I am still having several problems with my computer: (1) Malwarebytes is telling me via popups that it is block threats from websites, (2) When i use google to find webpages i am redirected to the yellowpages.ca website (e.g. i googled skype and click on it and was redirected) and (3) Some programs bring up error messages that they have to shut down immediately after opening - Office 2007 programs are working fine but Skype shuts down. Also, the System check icon is styill on the desktop. I read another step by step guide which said to run Combofix - which I did. After doing so it appeared to hang-up in the scanning process so I did a bit more looking around and got scared at what I saw! I ended the scan, rebooted and uninstalled Combofix. It does not appear to have caused any additional damage.
I would appreciate any advice possible - please be aware that I am not technologically inclined, so go slow
Edited by hamluis, 19 January 2012 - 02:32 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected.