Remove Record Checker
Removal instructions

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Record Checker is also known as RecordChecker | Type: Adware

Record Checker (can also be found as RecordChecker) is a potentially unwanted application, which has been added to 2spyware's data base because of the following reasons. While it is wrong to call this application a 'virus' or 'malware', we don't recommend keeping it on the system. We say so because this program can easily initiate serious issues for its users. Those who have been convinced to install Record Checker virus on their machines, should be prepared for annoying pop-up ads and redirects to questionable websites. In addition to that, this program may also be set to track your browsing habits and may trick you into installing more unwanted programs on your computer. If you want to prevent this, you have to remove Record Checker from your computer without any delay.

How can Record Checker hijack my computer?

Just like any other application, Record Checker can be downloaded from its homepage or other site that has been involved to its distribution. Typically, it is promoted as a tool that is capable of improving people's browsing experience. However, you should also have in your mind that this program may also infiltrate your machine in a bundle with freeware and shareware. This method is usually executed without asking an appropriate user's permission and it is called bundling. Once inside and active, Record Checker virus starts initiating various activities: it tracks its victim, generates pop-up advertisements, initiates browser's redirections, etc. Remember, if you are one of these Internet users, who have discovered Record Checker on their computer out of nowhere, you should remove this application from it. For that, follow this guide:

How to remove Record Checker?

If you noticed Record Checker redirects, annoying pop-up ads and similar inconveniences on your computer, you should waste no time and remove this program from the system. For that we firstly recommend scanning PC system with updated anti-spyware and eliminating malicious entries. We recommend using SpyHunter in this case. Once you finish a scan, follow these steps:

Automatic Record Checker Removal Guide

You can remove Record Checker automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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Record Checker Removal Process

Step 1

Uninstall Record Checker and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for Record Checker or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.

If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.

Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Record Checker or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.

Step 2

Remove Record Checker from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Record Checker and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter your preferred domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Record Checker removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select Record Checker and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Record Checker removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select Record Checker and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Record Checker removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari
Remove dangerous plugins
  • Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences.
  • Here, select Extentions and look for Record Checker or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them.
Reset Safari
  • Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari....
  • Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Record Checker removal process.

What is adware?

Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.

Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.

Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Record Checker:

•  Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
•  Appearance of banners and in-text ads
•  Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
•  Changes in homepage and default search engine
•  Decreased speed of every Internet browser

Geolocation of Record Checker

This map reveals the prevalence of Record Checker. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: United Kingdom and United States.

QR code for Record Checker removal instructions

Record Checker qrcode QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Record Checker are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Record Checker right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2014-09-03 05:42
Information updated: 2014-09-03 05:42

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