How to get rid of the UpdateCheck VirusSometimes the UpdateCheck file may cloak a virus, such as TrendMicro found ADW_Adpeak, as well as Microsoft found Adware:Win32/Peapoon. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with UpdateCheck.exe
The UpdateCheck.exe process is also known as UpdateCheck and is a part of unknown. This software is produced by Coupoon. An obsolete or defective version of UpdateCheck.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- UpdateCheck has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- UpdateCheck has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- UpdateCheck.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module UpdateCheck.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about UpdateCheck.exe UpdateCheck
UpdateCheck.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file UpdateCheck.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
The file size is 53,040 bytes.
It is the service "UpdateCheck".
File properties have not been internally documented by the producer or developer. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows. UpdateCheck.exe is capable of modify other Windows tasks as well as monitor other applications. For this reason, 59% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find UpdateCheck.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about UpdateCheck?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall unknown
To remove UpdateCheck from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate unknown in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if UpdateCheck.exe (UpdateCheck) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of UpdateCheck. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for UpdateCheck or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or UpdateCheck.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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