How to uninstall (remove) Down Checker

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What is Down Checker?

Down Checker – an extension for the browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer), that is one of the potentially unwanted software. Down Checker comes bundled with free software without the user’s consent. After coming to a computer, Down Checker displays a huge amount of publicity. This advertising can be of different forms: banners, coupons, pop-ups, links to ad sites and so on. At first glance, Down Checker may seem so helpful. Down Checker “helps” the user to find the best deals of online stores. In fact, most promotional offers are false. Down Checker trying to force the user to spend money for nothing. Also, Down Checker adds registry entries, can change the settings of your computer, change your homepage, replace the search results, redirect you to ad sites and much more. Down Checker very malicious program, so you need to remove it right away.

Down Checker

How Down Checker gets on your PC?

Adware, such as Down Checker, comes to PC bundled with free software without the user’s consent. This happens because users rarely follow the installation process. This program can get on the computer along with the archivers, players and other freeware. Always follow the installation process to avoid infecting your computer. Also, read the user agreement, don’t click the “Next” button if you doubt that the program is safe. No need to click “I agree” if the additional software that you are offered is unknown and uncertain. Choose the Advanced installation type to see everything that the installer offers you. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to get rid of Down Checker right now.

How to remove Down Checker from your computer?

To uninstall Down Checker remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Down Checker in their database. You can try to use them for removing Down Checker.

Recommended Solution:

Norton is a powerful removal tool. It can remove all instances of newest viruses, similar to Down Checker – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solution:

Thor Antivirus – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Down Checker.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Down Checker

Or uninstall Down Checker manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Down Checker.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Down Checker and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Down Checker, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove Down Checker from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Down Checker.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Down Checker.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Down Checker.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

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Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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