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Proxycheck Virus Removal

Can’t Remove Proxycheck? This page includes detailed Proxycheck Removal instructions!

Does your computer behave oddly? Is your browser flooded with adverts? Do you think that your Internet connection is unusually unstable? Did it all start with the appearance of the Proxycheck process? It probably did. This process is behind all these issues and many more. Security reserves have discovered that it is started by the intrusive Anonymizer Gadget. This parasite enters you OS unnoticed and infects everything. But it doesn’t arrive alone. The nasty intruder installs a whole array of adware-type of parasites. The so-called Proxycheck virus is one of these invaders. The symptoms of the infection are hard to be missed. Slow and unresponsive computer, unstable Internet connection, and online ad interference. The good news is that Proxycheck is not a full-fledged virus. It is a malicious program (malware) which falls under the PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) category. The PUP is programmed with one main goal: to generate revenue. To do so, it takes advantage of a pay-per-click system, as well as a coin mining scheme. The thing about this intruder is that it may affect its individual victims differently. The parasite bombards all its victims with adverts, but for some, it also steals their computer resources. If your apps take forever to load, your computer crashes for no apparent reason, or your machine radiates heat, it is possible that the PUP has turned your machine into a coin miner. If that’s the case, your computer is now forced to perform complicated accounting services for a coin platform. In exchange, it gets rewarded with coins. The money, however, is not transferred to you, but to the crooks’ cyber-wallet. These people are making a mint while you suffer the side effects. Do not become their sponsor. Do not put up with the Proxycheck PUP. Get back in control of your own computer. Remove this nasty intruder the first chance you get. The sooner it’s gone, the better!

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How did I get infected with Proxycheck?

The Proxycheck “virus” is distributed through trickery. This parasite cannot infect your machine on its own. To penetrate your security, it relies on your help. That is not a bad joke. You let the PUP on board. Not intentionally, of course. You either installed it as an extra to some freeware or downloaded an infected software copy. Your naivety got you in this trouble. Were you a bit more vigilant, you could have prevented this infection. From now on, download your software from reputable sources only. Avoid using torrents. Be extra cautious during all installation processes. If available, always select the Advanced/Custom installation option. Under it, you will be presented with all additional programs that are about to be installed alongside the app you’ve downloaded. Deselect the extras. You don’t want these apps. If you truly needed them, you would have downloaded them by yourself. This is your computer, you decide what to be installed on it. Don’t let others make this decision for you. Furthermore, these third-party apps, more often than not, are malicious. Make sure you don’t let parasites on board. Read the Terms and Conditions/End User License Agreement. If you don’t have the time to do so, scan the document with an online EULA analyzer. If you spot anything out of the ordinary, abort the installation immediately.

Why is Proxycheck dangerous?

The Proxycheck PUP is extremely intrusive. It bombards you with numerous adverts. You cannot use your computer normally because of the parasite. Every time you as much as touch your browser, dozens of adverts cover your screen. When you least expect them, audio adverts play in the background. Of course, the browser redirection is the most irritating issue of them all. Numerous suspicious-looking websites load automatically. Adult websites, online gambling platforms, and various web stores load every time you click on a link or type in a search bar. The parasite is very hard to be tolerated. And it shouldn’t. Proxycheck PUP tends to get more aggressive with each passing day. This intruder will ruin your browsing experience. Unfortunately, it may cause real damage too. The PUP does not display random adverts. No, it monitors your browsing-related data and uses the collected information for targeted ads. In other words, it spies on you. Everything you do online is recorded and analyzed. As for the data, its sold to third parties. Anyone willing to pay can use the information against you. Either for targeted advertising or for online scams. Unfortunately, it is quite possible. Numerous online scams are run through the PUP. With this utility on board, you are more likely to end up on a bogus website than on a legitimate one. This parasite turns you into a target! It is too hazardous to be kept on board. Remove it before it lures you into unwanted actions.

How Can I Remove Proxycheck?

If you perform exactly the steps below you should be able to remove the Proxycheck infection. Please, follow the procedures in the exact order. Please, consider to print this guide or have another computer at your disposal. You will NOT need any USB sticks or CDs.

  • Open your task Manager by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+ESC keys simultaneously
  • Locate the process of Proxycheck.exe and kill it

kill-hpnotify-exe

  • Open your windows registry editor by typing”regedit” in the windows search box

Navigate to (Depending on your OS version)

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run]

and delete the display Name: Proxycheck

Simultaneously press the Windows Logo Button and then “R” to open the Run Command

Type “Appwiz.cpl

Locate the Proxycheck program and click on uninstall/change. To facilitate the search you can sort the programs by date. Review the most recent installed programs first. In general you should remove all unknown programs.

Navigate to C:/Program Files and delete Proxycheck folder. Double check with any antimalware program for any leftovers. Keep your software up-to date!

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