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Check2push.com. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Alice Woods - - | Type: Adware

Check2push.com is an adware which pushes spam notifications 

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Check2push.com is a redirect virus which demands to enable push notifications.

Check2push.com is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) which appears as spam notifications pop-up[1]. Users are asked to enable push notifications when they are redirected to a suspicious site. However, experts warn that if you are redirected to such page, your computer is infected with adware. Note that enabled notifications would flood your regular browsers with annoying ads and other e-commerce content which can be potentially dangerous to your computer's security. 

Name Check2push.com
Type Adware
Danger level Medium. Performs browser modifications
Symptoms Redirects to a questionable site and asks to enable push notifications
Distribution Arrives in a software-bundle or infiltrates via malvertising
Removal You can get rid of Check2push.com by cleaning your system with a professional malware removal tool. Try Reimage

Experts warn that adware infections might infiltrate your system together with free applications. Once the computer is infected, users are constantly redirected to Check2push.com site where they receive a pop-up which asks to enable push notifications. Be aware that you should NEVER enable them as your browser will be filled with never-ending ads. 

Furthermore, even though Check2push.com virus is not a precise term to describe this infection, users often use it in online forums due to the annoying and potentially dangerous activity of this adware. Usually, ads by Check2push.com are customized according to your interests since the ad-supported program gathers the following details:

  • Clicked ads;
  • Frequently visited pages;
  • Browsing history;
  • IP address[2];
  • Geolocation;
  • ISP;
  • Etc. 

While experts categorize this information as non-personally identifiable, some of the collected data can contain personal details as well (e.g., Email address). Check2push.com adware performs data tracking activities since customized ads attract more users to click on them and help generate pay-per-click revenue. 

Note that the developers of Check2push.com are not interested in the content they promote as long as it increases monetary benefits. Likewise, users can be redirected to malware-hosting sites and increase the risk of infecting their systems. Therefore, we strongly advise you consider Check2push.com removal as soon as you encounter the first pop-up.

First, close the tab or window displaying Check2push.com notification and then install a professional security tool. Note that you should NOT click on anything posted on the site to avoid further damage. Reimage can help you remove Check2push.com and clean your system from other potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).

Third-party applications are pushing adware-type programs

While many people might not know, developers of adware programs distribute their products via bundling technique. This tactic is based upon the recklessness of computer users as they are prompted to install two programs as one. This happens when users agree to the Quick or Recommended installation mode when getting third-party applications. 

Therefore, you should make sure that you change the installation settings to Custom or Advanced ones before you proceed. Later, carefully search for unknown software components that come as pre-selected elements. Opt them out and double-check your system with a reliable anti-malware program.

Get rid of Check2push.com redirect virus

If you have accidentally enabled notifications by Check2push.com, you have to options to stop the annoying ads from disrupting your browsing activity. You can either remove Check2push.com manually or automatically depending on the IT knowledge you have. 

For beginners, researchers[3] suggest installing a professional security tool to help protect their systems and uninstall Check2push.com. Since ad-supported programs perform browser modifications and infiltrate various suspicious plug-ins or add-ons, it is better to let the antivirus deal with the infection and its components. 

Advanced computer users can perform manual Check2push.com removal. However, we still suggest reading and following the guidelines presented at the end of this article. They will guide you through the process step-by-step and help to reset the settings of affected browsers. 

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Check2push.com, follow these steps:

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Remove Check2push.com from Windows systems

You should make sure that all suspicious programs are uninstalled from your Windows OS:

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / 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 'Windows 10 / 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'.
  3. Uninstall Check2push.com and related programs
    Here, look for Check2push.com or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Uninstall Check2push.com from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Check2push.com or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Erase Check2push.com from Internet Explorer (IE)

It is essential to delete all questionable entries from IE.

  1. 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. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Check2push.com and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. 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.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Check2push.com removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Get rid of Check2push.com from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Check2push.com should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Eliminate Check2push.com from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Fix Mozilla by cleaning the browser from suspicious entries:

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Check2push.com and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Check2push.com removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Delete Check2push.com from Google Chrome

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Check2push.com and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Check2push.com removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Remove Check2push.com from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Check2push.com or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. 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 Check2push.com removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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