How to Remove “UpdateChecker.exe”

What is UpdateChecker.exe?

UpdateChecker.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as  Media Player Codec Pack. It is associated with software FileHippo.com Update Checker  developed by Cole Williams.  It is located in C:\Program files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as UpdateChecker.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with UpdateChecker.exe malware?

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with UpdateChecker.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • UpdateChecker.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible UpdateChecker.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program files perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove UpdateChecker.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove UpdateChecker.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 18 April 2011 at 10:38 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 92a78010dec0a5af
021f35286645f5ac
386a42a9
577582c3eb1d3e0a
55a8571156352614
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 1.0.5.0 1.0.5.0 United States N/A
2 N/A Executable 2e3ca76fd9ebf003
56beeb4de3730712
521869a4
41dd6382341e8ff6
375bff094e007878
ApplicUnwnt Yes 1.0.5.1 1.0.5.1 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable f5a2646ed4c2a802
0ae330716d458add
5710c944
94f7b70a64af7712
7f38ed77296e22eb
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 1.0.5.1 1.0.5.1 United States N/A
4 N/A Executable d21a089a6ee92daf
54ecd044e19dbac5
98e22392
840f1ebc7ff7219a
b2b514ca9101af46
ApplicUnwnt.
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 1.0.5.0 1.0.5.0 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 October 2010 at 8:30 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 FileHippo.com Executable 2067e0f170bd364a
89c5b78f510ff359
cee6aed9
7034d09742e4e263
9e0d20fa6e46b95f
No 1.041.0.0 1.041.0.0 198.20.167.84/32
2 FileHippo.com Executable 3f8609c14ca3fb9b
9690958f1d619ff2
ed4b94ec
d72d08898e2ba14b
8fd6e9533c714385
No 1.040.0.0 1.040.0.0 United States
3 N/A Executable 6f86a88f5fd72ddd
a24b3eec21308835
c7eb7080
218843f7f1d90b59
cc5d96ead3472c0f
Yes 1.0.3.0 1.0.3.0 198.20.167.84/32
4 N/A Executable 6f86a88f5fd72ddd
a24b3eec21308835
c7eb7080
218843f7f1d90b59
cc5d96ead3472c0f
Yes 1.0.3.0 1.0.3.0 United States
Display 4 items per page
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  • 32 items per page
 
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