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: 31 October 2011 at 3:36 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 70aa95b32bc2f198
7c650b4414bfb2db
80733da2
430011f0f2900aa3
5c8ac5a5fd9d392f
Unclassified
Malware
Yes N/A N/A United States N/A
2 FileHippo.com Executable 43fd477ab1c974d4
0d6282625bf7c738
54bb8359
b14557339f7a6e56
d0512e70a9005ee0
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 1.038.0.0 1.038.0.0 149.255.232.27/32 N/A
3 N/A Executable 6c590e8d6a47824a
cbe16ee570c9a241
a3565c8e
dab5169a6a7b4b4f
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Unclassified
Malware
Yes N/A N/A United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 1ba5d9240d95dbfa
04fe957e6f7b99ac
40f94cdc
50b4a24e8fdb2054
59c5080c5a76764a
Unclassified
Malware
Yes N/A N/A 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 N/A Executable fae59cc4c75fddec
14319e74163f5887
e3dd4ce0
bdb9d4649366d7b9
feaa6d3aa7df25fb
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
2 Password Recovery Software Executable b2b1636ec3571bee
5b3c7300f466db3e
cc8f584f
9e0320cfc30f4746
302ba86ab27ef941
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
3 Password Recovery Software Executable a0a1e8663c8fc754
46db1bb71b6db5b9
1bdba63a
dbf6fc4e18b9f315
f90161e174257b99
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
4 Dxtory Software Executable 221bd3663f4393b3
68ebf74d1a892f93
79ddbe44
406e7df08ce79be3
016cc6d15e2ed956
No 2.0.0.0 2.0.0.0 10.224.1.58/32
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