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Threat's profile Threat indicator: HIGH

Name of the threat:Record Checker

Command or file name:RecordChecker.exe

Threat type:Adware

Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)

Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari

Record Checker - is a browser extension, which developed by Gen Technologies Apps. It may installed on many internet browser, like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox. Creators of this extension say, that Record Checker helps user with browsing by adding various features. However, it is classified as potentially unwanted application, that displays too much advertisements on webpages. We recommend you to remove Record Checker from computer.

Record Checker intrusion method

Record Checker

Record Checker installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Record Checker). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Record Checker copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is RecordChecker.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Record Checker and value RecordChecker.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name RecordChecker.exe or Record Checker. Also, it can create folder with name Record Checker under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Record Checker, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Record Checker from your browsers below.

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  • Removes all files created by Record Checker.
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How to remove Record Checker manually

This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Record Checker, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Record Checker.

To get rid of Record Checker, you should:

1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:

  • RecordChecker.exe
  • common.crx
  • main.js
  • overlay.xul
  • chrome.manifest
  • install.rdf
  • common.dll
  • RecordChecker.ico
  • Uninstall.exe
  • RecordCheckerService.exe
  • RecordChecker64.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use Record Checker Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

2. Delete the following malicious folders:

  • %PROGRAMSDATA%\RecordChecker\

3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:

  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\{384997EE-E3BE-49C4-9ECA-C62B7C08128A}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{44ed99e2-16a6-4b89-80d6-5b21cf42e78b}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Interface\{2830488C-079B-45C2-88B6-AFE4EAA2DF85}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\TypeLib\{781CA792-9B6E-400B-B36F-15C097D2CA54}
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects
  • Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\RecordChecker
  • Key:

Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use Record Checker Removal Tool for safe problem solution.

Uninstall Record Checker related programs from Control Panel

We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Record Checker entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Record Checker won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use Record Checker Removal Tool.

Windows 10

  • Click on the Start menu and choose Settings
  • Then click on System and choose Apps & Features in the left column
  • Find Record Checker under in the list and click Uninstall button near it.
  • Confirm by clicking Uninstall button in opened window if necessary.

Windows 8/8.1

  • Right click on the bottom left corner of the screen (while on your desktop)
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Click Uninstall a program under Programs and Features.
  • Locate programs that can be connected with Record Checker or other related suspicious program.
  • Click Uninstall button.
  • Wait until uninstall process is complete.

Windows 7/Vista

  • Click Start and choose Control Panel.
  • Choose Programs and Features and Uninstall a program.
  • In the list of installed programs find entries related to Record Checker
  • Click Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  • Click Start
  • In the menu choose Control Panel
  • Choose Add / Remove Programs.
  • Find Record Checker related entries.
  • Click Remove button.

Remove Record Checker related extensions from your browsers

Record Checker in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Record Checker. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:

Internet Explorer

  • While in Internet Explorer click cogwheel icon in the top right corner
  • In the menu choose the Manage Add-ons
  • Select Toolbar and Extension tab.
  • Choose add-on possibly related to Record Checker or other related adware BHO.
  • Click Disable button.

Warning: This option will only disable unwanted plugin. For effective Record Checker removal use Record Checker Removal Tool.

Google Chrome

  • Start Google Chrome.
  • In the address bar type chrome://extensions/
  • In the list of add-ons find related to Record Checker and click recycle bin icon.
  • Confirm Record Checker removal.

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Firefox
  • In the address bar type about:addons
  • Click Extensions tab.
  • In the list of extension locate ones related to Record Checker.
  • Click Remove button near it.

Protect computer and browsers from infection

Adware threats like Record Checker are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use Removal Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like Record Checker.

Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Record Checker and RecordChecker.exe we received earlier:

Problem Summary: Recordchecker - Unable to Remove

I am trying to remove 'recordchecker' from my laptop, I have followed instructions on how to do this as follows-
Internet Explorer - Settings - Manage add-ons - Tollbars and Extensions - Recordchecker. I have then disabled it, shut down my laptop and re-started it, but recordchecker is still running in my system tray despite being disabled. It is slowing my laptop down and causing pop ups. Please can you help? Thank You.

Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.

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