What is DownChecker?

Some useful-looking programs turn out to be completely useless, and users know them as potentially unwanted programs. DownChecker is a PUP as well, and most users are quick to find that this program is not exactly what it says it is. If you install this program onto your operating system, it is very likely that soon you will encounter banner and pop-up advertisements. Surprisingly, the program that is supposed to help you manage software updates also acts as an advertisement-supported program! Needless to say, this is not something that most users expect when they decide to try out this program. Are you worried? researchers claim that you should be worried because the advertisements injected by this PUP can be unreliable. The unpredictability of these ads is the reason we advise removing DownChecker.testtest 100% FREE spyware scan and
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How does DownChecker work?

Many computer users are aware of security issues that they could encounter if they were not cautious when browsing the web, downloading software, and visiting unreliable sites. Unfortunately, there are many users who are completely careless and do not think twice before interacting with unreliable content. One of the easiest ways for unreliable parties to reach out to users is to employ software bundles. Unreliable software distributors can be paid to support any piece of software, and this is how malware is often spread. Do you already know where we are going with this? You have guessed it right if you figured that DownChecker can be spread using malicious installers as well. Even though this PUP is not incredibly dangerous, you must not forget that it could be installed with much more devious, clandestine, and malicious infections.

Once installed, DownChecker runs in the background. This way, it can initiate certain processes without alarming the user. In fact, many users forget that this PUP is installed because it is quite clandestine. Of course, as soon as the suspicious ads start popping up, you might be able to connect the dots and trace this activity back to the PUP. And if you have analyzed this program at before installing it, you should be aware that it can display advertisements, as this is disclosed in the EULA. If you do not want this program to spy on you using web cookies and introduce you to suspicious ads, it is best to delete it right away.

How to remove DownChecker

DownChecker should be a great tool, but, in reality, it is not that reliable. If you delete this program from your operating system, you will not need to worry about random ads popping up every time you browse the web. Keep in mind that the advertisers this PUP works with are undisclosed, which means that the ads shown to you are very unpredictable as well. You can delete DownChecker using the instructions below, and you might even use them to remove other untrustworthy programs that might have entered your PC along with the PUP. Of course, we cannot make any promises that you will be able to handle all unreliable programs yourself. If you are not experienced, we strongly advise installing automated malware removal software.

Delete DownChecker

Windows 8 & Windows 8.1:

  1. Access the Charm bar and click the Search icon.
  2. Find Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the undesirable program and select Uninstall.

Windows Vista & Windows 7:

  1. Click the Windows/Start menu on the Taskbar.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the undesirable program and select Uninstall.

Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu from the Taskbar.
  2. Move to Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click the unwanted application and select Remove.
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