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!
 

Windows OS PC Security Softwares: 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 07 April 2018 at 5:04 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 24347eb8bb9e091c
48b505c17d237e1a
61341866
ff212d62833c3e43
c382da0e0085a46d
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 1.0.6.1 1.0.5.1 United States N/A
2 N/A Executable 6cdc4360dd63904b
644a3e225838d755
d60825ce
33f0028f8785ee47
2309b70c60742cec
ApplicUnwnt Yes 1.0.6.1 1.0.5.1 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 4595a2a576673da5
5b79bd8ddd38f48f
5b468d7b
86ab006cebf2180c
b16c37a9eb97c4bc
TrojWare.Win
32.Spy.E
No N/A N/A 105.186.120.245/32 N/A
4 N/A Executable 3e1f0e4d11084fb3
6c1d4e06f5d8c160
32c5f2b8
f11210251696d931
8c205bdb113dcc2e
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 1.0.6.1 1.0.5.1 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 10 February 2013 at 10:35 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable ef7f33049ccfc069
d2e7c2e8beac230e
007f5767
7f8337e2936a7f9c
19cb6e2dd97a67c8
Yes N/A N/A Ukraine
2 N/A Executable dccf6b6695c5554d
0214733e04f0138c
335acec2
c77bb2d7d28eb48a
4c9f312d7253dc82
No N/A N/A United Kingdom
3 N/A Executable 35035ed37b5e4dd6
16bf227d8d519dec
d6ffb07b
4661226fcb1153ac
66a9d5ccfa3fb8bd
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States
4 N/A Executable 35035ed37b5e4dd6
16bf227d8d519dec
d6ffb07b
4661226fcb1153ac
66a9d5ccfa3fb8bd
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 10.224.25.96/32
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  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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