How to Remove Update Checker Virus (Chrome/Edge/Firefox) | Updated

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I wrote this article to help you remove Update Checker Virus. This Update Checker Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

The Update Checker program is an imposter. It doesn’t deliver any of its promises. It doesn’t check for any updates. It simply messes with your online activities in a bad way. Update Checker is categorized as an adware pest. In order to survive, it has to generate commercials. And it does, believe us. But do not imagine an ad or two. Oh, no. The infection drowns you in a sea of nasty advertisements on daily basis.

Every time you go online, you get bombarded with ads in all shapes and forms. Even the sites which used to be ad-free are not completely covered with banners, coupons, hyperlinks, in texts, sliding panels, offers, best deals, etc. You cannot make a single online move without the adware interrupting. And all of this worsens with time. The annoying commercials grow in numbers with every single day. Do not put up with all of this and delete the adware as soon as possible. It will never be beneficial to you in any way. Get rid of it immediately.

Remove Update Checker
The Update Checker Virus

As we said, Update Checker bombards you with commercials. But do you know why? It is not because it wants to enhance your online shopping experience, that’s for sure. No, the adware`s purpose is to generate pay-per-click revenue for it owners. Every time you click on an ad, these crooks get paid. They get even better paid every time you get redirected to a sponsored webpage. You basically become their sponsor just by keeping the nasty adware on board. Not to mention that it completely ruins you browsing by interrupting you every online move. You cannot get any work done. You try to load a page, you get redirected to a dangerous one. You try to check your email, numerous commercials appear on your screen and block the page`s content. You try to watch an online video, it gets paused to commercials breaks every 10 seconds. It is a nightmare.

The adware ruins your online activities. It turns them into a nightmare and you get so annoyed and you start avoiding using your own machine. However, avoidance is not a solution. But nor is putting up with the intruder and its never-ending shenanigans. The only solution which works for you is the removal of Update Checker as soon as possible. Once you get rid of this pest, everything will get back to normal and you will be able to surf the web at peace again. Also, your machine`s performance will improve and you won`t be experience system crashes and reboots on daily basis. Do not hesitate. Find where the deceptive pest is hiding and get rid of it immediately. If you want to do that manually, use our removal guide at the end of this article. Do it now! The sooner it is gone, the better.

How did you get infected with Update Checker? The truth is that you let the adware enter your PC. You were the one to give it green light. As the pest cannot get it without approval, it asked for it and you, being distracted and careless, said yes without knowing what you are agreeing to. One of the most popular tactics that adware uses is fake program or system updates. You may think you are updating Adobe Reader while, in fact, you are installing adware. This happened because you were negligent and you didn’t read the Terms and Conditions before accepting them. Never make this mistake twice. Always double-check everything before giving your consent. Infections pray for your negligence. Do not make their job easier by providing it.

Update Checker Virus Uninstall

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

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

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

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

Still can not remove Update Checker Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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