Remove System Healer Virus (What is System Healer?)

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If you are wondering what is System Healer Virus after finding it installed on your computer. This is a PUP and we urge you to uninstall System Healer immediately for the safety of your system. This is the short version of you question. The longer version you can see below, but the answer doesn’t change. The System Healer Virus should be removed immediately.

system healer virus

This is what System Healer’s UI looks like.

What is System Healer?

System Healer Virus is allegedly software designed to scan, optimize and protect your computer. It boasts to “Save you time and does wonders”, “faster and does the job better” and “Technically, the Best computer cleaner of 2015.” Whether you believe these slogans or not is up to you. The facts are that there is no actual criteria about how these applications are rated, so its just a marketing trick made to impress the unsuspecting victim customer. Unfortunately there is no mention of System Healer Virus on any reputable reviewer’s sites and on popular performance test charts. System Healer Virus has nothing to put forward to protect its claim other then their word and we are not exactly the trustful type on these matters – we prefer facts.

System Healer Virus looks suspiciously similar to a type of useless money-grabbing software

Unfortunately there are many programs in circulation that we call bloatware (or scareware). If you are still wondering what is System Healer, thi is your answer – a piece of bloatware. Bloatware are not exactly malicious, but they don’t perform what they promise to deliver and as such they are mostly known as PUPs (Potentially Unwanted Programs).

What is characteristic of PUPs you may ask?

  • Aggressive self-advertisement
  • Installation without user knowledge – very often through program bundles
  • Inaccurate scan results with many false-positives and exaggeration of problems

Kind of rings a bell when you think of System Healer Virus, doesn’t it?

Unfortunately for an average user it can be very hard to tell if a problem scan is real or fake, leading many to question the nature of the program with the eponymous “what is System Healer.” There is one piece of advice we can give – look at how much time it takes for the program to perform a scan on your computer and how many problems are found. Unless you are running a supercomputer the scan should take at least several minutes the perform – fake scans are usually resolved instantly. The number of errors found is also an indication. An infected computer usually DOES NOT have hundreds of errors – it is much more likely for those to be just a few. If you are seeing a large number of errors then the scan result is likely fake or exaggerated to show problems where there are none, which should prompt you to uninstall System Healer.

what is system healer


Unfortunately System Healer Virus’s scan engine is gated behind the license payment – which is actually smart, because otherwise it would be too easy to expose them. But based on information from users System Healer Virus has a really low scan time, which is worrying,

Another worrying feature is that System Healer Virus’s interface contains links to core Windows functions, but the program passes them as their own. Take for example the Disk Checker option – when you launch it System Healer Virus is actually starting the Windows function that comes with every operating systems. Paying for things that you already have is just not cool in our opinion.

And finally there is the shady way in which System Healer Virus may install itself onto your computer. If you do not remember installing it yourself then it’s likely it was part of a software bundle and it was put into your computer by the installer of another program. This practice is widely used by Malware and Adware applications, so keep in mind that even if System Healer Virus is not malicious on its own another nasty program may have been installed alongside it. We strongly recommend you scan your computer regardless of whether you decide to uninstall System Healer Virus or not.



Name of Threat System Healer
Type Potentially Unwanted Program, possibly Bloatware
Danger Level Low (Not exactly dangerous, but you’ll get little for your money)
Symptoms Flashing messages about problems with your PC – unverifiable
Distribution Method Software bundles or online Ads

1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Uninstall the virus from your Add/Remove Programs.
3: Permanently delete System Healer from Task Manager’s processes.
4: Uninstall the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.

Remove System Healer


The first thing to do is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7: 

Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking.

For W8 and 8.1:

Click the Start button, then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.Administrator permission required


Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK.  Click  Restart in the pop-up.

For W10:

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click the power button icon in the right corner of the Start menu to show the power options menu.
  3. Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.

W10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:

Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).


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Hold the Start Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.


You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for System Healer and suspicious-looking programs. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstallchoose NO:


Hold the Start Key and R againbut this time copy + paste the following and click OK:

notepad %windir%/system32/Drivers/etc/hosts

A .txt file will open – don’t type or change it. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:

hosts_opt (1)

If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.


Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.


Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.


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Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File LocationEnd the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.



Take a look at the following things:

Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a Pop Up window. 


Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.

Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete/uninstall the registries manually:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random Directory. It could be any one of them – ask us if you can’t discern which ones are malicious, but bear in mind they are always different.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—-Windows—CurrentVersion—Run– Random
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random


If these things fail to help you find System Healer you need to resort to a professional scanner – obviously this is a malware that was created to steal your credentials and credit cards – meaning the people who created it spent a lot of resources to make it as dangerous as possible.

Remember to leave us a comment if you run into any trouble!

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  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Thank you for your comment Steve. We will definitely monitor this as it collaborates some of our own findings.

  • nanus
    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Can you share here what these IPs are? Some IPs are generally safe, while others are definitely malware, but until you tell me what these are and I look into them, I can’t really say. I’m here to help 🙂

  • nanus

    hi again, also in step 5 when trying to delete system healer files (I see 4 of them) it says unable to delete all specified values. And on he first step when uninstalling programs I uninstalled all except maxdriverupdater Service it says Installer corrupt: operation code invalid…

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi, nanus:
      just continue with the guide regardless of the errors. If the PUPs don’t let you install them normally, you will eradicate them in Step 3, when you delete the files associated with corrupted processes.

  • Hawaii Tom

    God Almighty, this thing is genius. It shut down Malwarebytes, even. I had to use Malwarebytes Chameleon to even get past their loaders. There were about 6 programs to uninstall: System Healer, WebProtect, 3D Bubble Sound, Search protect,. Consumer Input Update, Oasis Space, Fokesnofu and a couple with gibberish random character names. Then I had to stop various spurious applications and processes in Task Manager. I had 8 phony hosts, all using, which is the usual internal Windows localhost address. Most are gibberish, but some were to Baidu2016, which might indicate Chinese origin. Once everything phony looking I could find was disabled in some method, Malwarebytes was ultimately able to identify over 612 files, DLL’s, registry entries, etc. that needed to be eliminated. I noted that like so many of these viruses, they hide a lot of sleeper files in the C:UsersAdminAppDataLocalTemp directory, which people usually don’t ever empty. That way, the virus can regenerate itself even if you think you have installed everything.
    I believe I know how we got it. My wife only has Microsoft Edge and IE on her Windows 10 machine, and wanted to install Chrome. She just did a search, and the first thing that pops up in Bing, because it’s a paid ad, is Net-Download(.)com/chrome. In the fine print it promises to install the actual working Google version of Chrome, but you also automatically give permission for them to install 3rd party software of their choosing. Now I really don’t want to click that button and check what happens, but it’s the odds-on favorite for being the blanket installer for all those Trojan Horses from China. Net-Download was registered through Domain(.)com, and they got .com, .co, .net and .org.

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Thank you for the post. I’ll start investigating all of this. I hope everything worked out for you 🙂

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Pamela,

    I cannot tell without looking at the IPs first, but you should delete them anyway. Nothing bad will happen if you delete safe IPs, but if they are bad you are putting your PC at risk.

    Let me know if you have any problems with that.

    • Pamela Grandon

      shall I just delete them from the text file or is there some special way?

      • HowToRemove.Guide Team

        Yes, just delete them from the text file. Just don’t forget to save it afterwards.

        • Pamela Grandon

          Thank you. Everything seems to be fine now, except there is this one file called bsdriver.sys that I can’t delete. I heard it’s rather dangerous. Is there anything I can do?

          • HowToRemove.Guide Team

            Hi again Pamela,

            You should be able to delete the driver in safe mode. Did you try that already?

  • Inferno

    There are other Ips in the file how do I delete them???

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team


      To be able to delete them you need to go to the program you are using to edit the hosts file.

      Press the Windows button, write Wordpad/Notepad and right click on the program -> open as administrator.

      Now when the program starts click open, navigate to the Hosts file in C:WindowsSystem32driversetc and open it, You should now be able to edit it.

      This should help. Let me know how it goes.

      • Inferno

        I am not sure how to navigate to the hosts file, do I just hit open on th notepad?

        • HowToRemove.Guide Team

          Yes, notepad or wordpad work just fine.

      • Inferno

        Mine only has run as administrator and I don’t how to get to system 32

        • HowToRemove.Guide Team

          Hi again,

          Go to My Computer->C->Windows->system 32

      • Inferno

        Thank you, but no items matched the search

  • Inferno

    Which of these are dangerous I googled them but cannot tell

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team


      HelpPane is an unfamiliar process for me. Open it and see where it leads.

  • Sierra

    I’m trying to delete

  • Sierra

    Everytime I try to uninstall system healer, it will be back again in 5 minutes. Am I doing something wrong?

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi Sierra,

      Did you turn safe mode on? This should turn off the self-restore feature of this PUP so you can delete it properly.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi again,

    Where do you look for the files? If its in the folder of System Healer delete at your leisure.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi there, what you need to do is simply delete those lines from the file, then save it. If you don’t get permission to do that first run Notepad as an admin (search for notepad in windows search,, right click on exe-> run as admin) and then open the Hosts file from the inside menu of Notepad: File->Open.

    • XIXcards

      Thanks for that, also there is one process on start-up which has no publisher called ‘idscservice’. It has no impact on start up so should I still remove it from the registry? Thanks once again.

      • HowToRemove.Guide Team

        Hi there, this is a parasitic process left behind by System Healer or some other PUP you have had on your computer previously. I recommend that you delete it.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Please refer to this page – it will help you solve your problem.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team


    After you have completed our instructions you can safely restart your device and use it in “normal” mode.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Lauren, system healer is definately annoying, but should not be capable of doing what you describe. It’s more likely that you have a virus carrying the same name.

    Did you try turning the PC in safe mode first? That should prevent system healer/the virus from starting.

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Maria, if you know where the files for the program are you can delete them manually. If the program is currently running shut it down from the task manager so you can delete its files. You can also right click on the process to open its location in order to find it easier.

  • Jose

    I can’t even do the first step. When booting up I’m spamming the f8 key by holding down FN and taping the f8 key and nothing comes up so nothing is happening.

    • HowToRemove.Guide Team

      Hi Jose,
      did you try to press it without holding the FN key? What OS are you using ?

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi sloan,
    you can try the software we are using SpyHunter. You can download it from one of our banners above and try it by yourself 🙂

  • HowToRemove.Guide Team

    Hi Thomas,
    are you executing the steps in Safe Mode ?