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Some users have problems with the ProxyCheck executable file. Some report launch errors associated with this executable (Proxycheck.exe has stopped working), while others find the file consumes system resources (RAM and CPU) for no apparent reason.
In fact, this particular set of problems refers to the executable proxy check that security researchers have reported as an adware object. There are several strategies to solve this problem, but the ultimate goal is the same: to remove the main executable file, the parent application and all the dependencies associated with this adware.
What is Proxycheck.exe process?
Proxycheck.exe is an unwanted program that is used to verify that your computer is connected to a specific proxy server. This program is part of the ISP AnonymizerGadgett and will run several instances of it if you look in the Task Manager. For example, you can see several instances of the Proxycheck.exe process running in the Task Manager below.
This program is unwanted because it uses a CPU and is part of a package that displays ads on your computer.
How did Proxycheck.exe install on my computer?
It is important to note that Proxycheck.exe is included in the package and is installed together with free programs that have not yet shown that other software will be installed together with Proxycheck.exe. It is therefore important to keep a close eye on license agreements and installation screens when installing anything offline. If you are offered selective or advanced installation options on the installation screen, it is recommended that you select them as they usually indicate which other third-party software will also be installed. If the license agreement or the installation screens indicate that you want to install a toolbar or other unwanted advertising software, it is recommended that you cancel the installation immediately and do not use any free software.
If you do not know how Proxycheck.exe was installed on your computer, it is likely that it was installed using the adware package. Since this program is part of the adware, it is recommended that you remove it. To uninstall Proxycheck.exe, you can remove it for free using the uninstall guide below.
- Open Malwarebytes and select> Settings> Protection tab.
- Scroll down to “Scan Options” to make sure the “Search for rootkits” and “Search in archives” checkboxes are checked.
- Go back to “DashBoard” and select the blue “Scan Now” tab.
- When the scan is complete, all found entries will be processed …
- To get the Malwarebytes log, do the following:
- On the “User Interface” tab, go to the “Report” tab.
- Double-click the scan log, which displays the date and time of the scan that was just performed.
- Click Export> When exporting, you have two options:
- Copy to the clipboard. Once you have selected this option, right-click the answer and select Paste. The protocol is pasted.
- Text file (* .txt) – when you select this option, you will need to name the file and save it in the place of your choice. Advise “Desktop” and add it in response
Removal of potentially unwanted applications using the Microsoft Windows control panel
Some applications are free just because their installation file contains a virus, such as Proxycheck.exe. This unwanted software brings profit to the developers when installing it. Many unwanted applications can be removed by simply uninstalling them through the “Uninstall program” in MS Windows control panel.
- Make sure that you have closed all Internet browsers and other software. Simultaneously press CTRL, ALT and DEL to open Windows Task Manager.
- Go to the Processes tab and find something questionable, like Proxycheck.exe virus and other security threats. Then right-click on it and choose either “Complete the task” or “Complete the process”. In most cases, malware is masked to avoid detection by imitating legitimate Windows processes. One process is particularly suspicious: it takes up a lot of memory (even if you have closed all your programs), you don’t know its name (if in doubt, you can always check the program by searching by its name in Google, Yahoo or Bing).
- Then remove unknown and suspicious applications from the control panel.
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