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Is my System Check virus truly gone?


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#1 Implode

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

My mother's laptop caught a nasty virus called System Check the other day. I did everything I could to get it up and running again, and I'm pretty sure I did, but I'm not too sure. I used Malwarebytes and Super AntiSpyware to get rid of everything. I have AVG too, but I haven't ran a complete scan with it yet. After everything was deleted by those tools, I used Unhide.exe to get all my files and Start menu back to normal. It's an HP laptop, running Windows 7 Home Premium. It appears that everything is fixed, but the taskbar at the bottom of the screen still appears larger than normal and now the "HP Advisor Dock" has it's own dedicated tab on the taskbar on the bottom, whereas it didn't before the System Check virus. The laptop appears to be fuctioning normal again, and in fact, I'm typing this on it. How can I be TRULY sure EVERYTHING is gone, what do I have to do?

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:43 PM

Hello and Welcome to Bleeping Computer!!

My name is Gringo and I'll be glad to help you with your computer problems.

I have put together somethings for you to keep in mind while I am helping you to make things go easier and faster for both of us

1.Do not run any other tool untill instructed to do so!
doing so will only at best cause you unneeded worry as it finds our backups and may even list our tools
and at worst can cause conficts with our tools and lead to unforseen things to happen2.Please Do not Attach logs or put in code boxes.
besides the time it takes me to open the reports it makes it harder to find something if I need to go back to do more research and putting them in code boxes just makes them so hard to read3. After each step give me a little feedback
It does not need to be long but just something so I know how things are going it can be something like
I am still getting redirected
The computer is running as it should
Don't put things like - it is the same as before or still the same this just makes me go back and look for you last feedback as to how things are4. read every post completely before doing anything
Pay special attention to the Notes** I have put in
These are things I have found that happen allot and can be taken care of easily just by reading the Notes**

Click on the Watch Topic Button and select Immediate Notification and click on proceed, this will help you to get notified faster when I have replied and make the cleaning process faster.


Backup any files that cannot be replaced

If you have not done it yet spend a few minutes to backup any files that cannot be replaced. Removing malware can be unpredictable and this may save you and me allot of grief later.

You can put them on a CD/DVD, external drive or a pen drive, anywhere except on the computer.

you may want to backup the whole harddrive there is some good info in the Preparation Guide on how to make full backups and how to restore it back if something goes wrong. Read the tutorial and print it out so you will know what to do in case the unforeseen happens.

When you have the files backed up you may do the following.


Please print out or make a copy in notpad of any instructions given, as sometimes it is necessary to go offline and you will lose access to them.


DeFogger:

  • Please download DeFogger to your desktop.

    Double click DeFogger to run the tool.
  • The application window will appear
  • Click the Disable button to disable your CD Emulation drivers
  • Click Yes to continue
  • A 'Finished!' message will appear
  • Click OK
  • DeFogger may ask you to reboot the machine, if it does - click OK
Do not re-enable these drivers until otherwise instructed.

Download DDS:

  • Please download DDS by sUBs from one of the links below and save it to your desktop:

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    Download DDS and save it to your desktop

    Link1
    Link2
    Link3

    Please disable any anti-malware program that will block scripts from running before running DDS.

    • Double-Click on dds.scr and a command window will appear. This is normal.
    • Shortly after two logs will appear:
    • DDS.txt
    • Attach.txt
  • A window will open instructing you save & post the logs
  • Save the logs to a convenient place such as your desktop
  • Copy the contents of both logs & post in your next reply

information and logs:

  • In your next post I need the following

  • .logs from DDS
  • let me know of any problems you may have had

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#3 gringo_pr

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:44 PM

double post

Edited by gringo_pr, 22 March 2012 - 11:45 PM.

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#4 gringo_pr

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:52 AM

Hello

48 Hour bump

It has been more than 48 hours since my last post.

  • do you still need help with this?
  • do you need more time?
  • are you having problems following my instructions?
  • if after 48hrs you have not replied to this thread then it will have to be closed!

Gringo
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#5 Implode

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:27 PM

Hello

48 Hour bump

It has been more than 48 hours since my last post.

  • do you still need help with this?
  • do you need more time?
  • are you having problems following my instructions?
  • if after 48hrs you have not replied to this thread then it will have to be closed!

Gringo


I need more time to follow your instructions. I have been busy lately, my apologies.

#6 gringo_pr

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 06:35 PM

no problem I will check on you in a couple of days


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#7 gringo_pr

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:20 PM

Hello


Just checking in on you as it has been a couple of days since I have heard from you.

Are you having any troubles or just need more time?




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#8 gringo_pr

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Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:21 PM

Hello

48 Hour bump

It has been more than 48 hours since my last post.

  • do you still need help with this?
  • do you need more time?
  • are you having problems following my instructions?
  • if after 48hrs you have not replied to this thread then it will have to be closed!

Gringo
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#9 gringo_pr

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:04 AM

Due to the lack of feedback, this topic is now closed.In the event you still have problems, please send me or any Moderator a Private Message and ask them to reopen this topic within the next 5 days. Please include a link to your topic in the Private Message. Thank you.
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