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: 18 August 2017 at 10:53 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 92a78010dec0a5af
021f35286645f5ac
386a42a9
577582c3eb1d3e0a
55a8571156352614
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 1.0.5.0 1.0.5.0 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 52b6246e0b522c3b
aa300f94339ccdb9
f3673924
831be96f9638f9b8
68c7ce3c83710aa2
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 1.0.6.1 1.0.5.1 United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 98a4e75ba2d67d6b
bd5f4e0392243f05
87eb9527
afc0d6fbd0210a8b
b2877cfafab82a66
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 1.0.6.1 1.0.5.1 United States N/A
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2

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 6f86a88f5fd72ddd
a24b3eec21308835
c7eb7080
218843f7f1d90b59
cc5d96ead3472c0f
Yes 1.0.3.0 1.0.3.0 United States
2 FileHippo.com Executable 03d2191aa0ae88b7
f65addd5dbe6462d
023b5446
22681ab59620572a
b0cf4527baa46590
No 1.039.0.0 1.039.0.0 10.108.51.235/32
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  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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