The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the UpdateChecker.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
The process known as Media Player Codec Pack or Windows (version 7 Codec Pack) or FileHippo.com Update Checker or UpdateChecker MFC Application or Update Checker or ASUS Live Update
belongs to software FileHippo.com Update Checker or UpdateChecker Application or Dxtory or ASUS Live
by Cole Williams or FileHippo.com (www.filehippo.com) or Cole Williams Software or ASUSTeK Computer (www.asus.com) or Dxtory Software or ASUS (www.asus.com).
Description: UpdateChecker.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. UpdateChecker.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows.
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 48,200 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 48,248 bytes and 6 more variants.
The file is a file with no information about its developer. It is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run, MACHINE\Run). The program is not visible. UpdateChecker.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
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If UpdateChecker.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 53% dangerous. The file size is 48,248 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 55,992 bytes and 8 more variants. There is no information about the author of the file. It is digitally signed. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run, MACHINE\Run). The UpdateChecker.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. UpdateChecker.exe is able to monitor applications.
If UpdateChecker.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 37% dangerous. The file size is 114,688 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 121,472 bytes and 6 more variants. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, Run, MACHINE\Run). The UpdateChecker.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. UpdateChecker.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.
If UpdateChecker.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 14% dangerous. The file size is 248,832 bytes.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as UpdateChecker.exe. Therefore, you should check the UpdateChecker.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with UpdateChecker. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the UpdateChecker.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.