How to uninstall (remove) FilesFrog Update Checker

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What is FilesFrog Update Checker?

FilesFrog Update Checker is a software update module from filesfrog.com. FilesFrog.com is a software catalog – site where you can download various software. FilesFrog Update Checker has certain unwanted features. First of all it comes bundled with various adware from Somoto (known for adware distribution). Second it is set to startup of your OS and this will slow down your PC. And finally – it searches for the new versions of the software on their website (that is not a best source of info) and uses their downloader to download and install this new versions. And guess what? Every time it downloads and attempts to install something it will show you adware offers – accepting any of them may result installing additional advertising program or browser extension. Remove FilesFrog Update Checker right now!

filesfrog update checker

How FilesFrog Update Checker gets on your PC?

The scheme of penetration is simple. FilesFrog Update Checker gets bundled with downloader on flesfrog.com. Assuming you download a program, for example, converter. During installation, you do not pay attention to the agreement and the installation conditions. You just want to install this product quickly. It is the goal of the developers. They expect that you will miss adware offer. Better to carefully read the terms of installation and uncheck or decline sucpicious offers.

How to remove FilesFrog Update Checker from your computer?

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

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

Recommended Solution:

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove FilesFrog Update Checker

Or uninstall FilesFrog Update Checker manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find FilesFrog Update 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 FilesFrog Update 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 FilesFrog Update Checker, select it and click Uninstall.

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

After that remove FilesFrog Update Checker from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find FilesFrog Update 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 FilesFrog Update 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 FilesFrog Update 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.

Remove following registry entries:


HKLMSOFTWAREFilesFrog Update Checker

Then remove following files:


update_checker.exe
uninstall.exe

And these folders


C:Program Filesfilesfrog update checker

Written by Aleksei Abalmasov

Author: Tim Kas
Computer security specialist. I try to do my best and share my knowledge with you by creating simple-to-follow and useful guides on various topics about computer security.

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