FilesFrog Update Checker. How to remove

Update Checker is a potentially unwanted program that prefers to install without user’s permission. It is being spread in bundles with various freeware programs. 

This unwanted program generates annoying pop-ups advising you to update software. Here is an example of such Software Updates & Recommendation notification:

New software updates released this week
New software updates released this week

Below you can find a guide on how to get rid of this program.

Kill processes

There should be the only one process named update_checker.exe with description Update Checker.

First of all right-click the process and select Open file location:


Do not close this window! It could be useful for us on the next step.

Then right-click .exe file again and select End Process Tree:


Uninstall the Program

Look for the uninstall key. If there is one click it and uninstall the application FilesFrog Update Checker:


If there is no uninstall key, launch Uninstall.exe from the folder that you left open on the previous step:


Press Yes to remove the unwanted program:


Files and folders

Delete folder

C:\Users\\AppData\Local\FilesFrog Update Checker

Empty folder


Antivirus scan

Check your system with AdwCleaner and HitmanPro. Remove all found malware.


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