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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's

FriendsChecker

Have you installed a new application for Facebook and started seeing advertisements while you are browsing the internet? If yes, you might have FriendsChecker on your system. Even though this application claims to be able to show you a list of people who are no longer friends with you and even much more, it is not as useful as you might think. Instead, it is known that this program might show you annoying pop-ups. You should know that it is compatible with all the popular browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox, which is why you will not be able to avoid this program very easily once installed onto the computer. The best what you can do if you want to get rid of this application, is to remove FriendsChecker entirely.

This application is known to be free, which is why it is closely related to advertisements. They are usually shown in order to keep the program free. Pcthreat.com researchers have implemented a study and found out that this application tends to show from one to five pop-up advertisements per page. As one of its main purposes is to promote particular products and services, it is classified as adware, which means that you should be very careful and avoid clicking on these advertisements. Of course, you might ask us why. It is simple – these advertisements might lead you to potential threats because FriendsChecker itself is not responsible for the content and material of those websites. It means that you will never know where you will be redirected if you click on those ads which are displayed.

FriendsChecker application checks your friend list on Facebook at specific times and then a message appears to you if any of your friends decided to delete you from this list. When this dialog box appears, you might still be able to see the profile picture of these people as well as what action they did. In addition, you should know that this program needs to access such information as your name, profile picture, gender, and list of friends. Thus, you agree to share this information if you install this application. If you do not want to reveal this data to the publishers of the program, unfortunately, you will have to remove it from your system.

Finally, you should be really careful when installing FriendsChecker because it might come bundled together with other programs. Thus, you should carefully monitor the installation process, unmark all the unnecessary elements or even cancel the installation wizard if you have decided not to install it anymore. You can use manual removal instructions that our specialists have prepared for you (see below) or you can acquire a reliable antimalware tool. The choice is yours.

FriendsChecker removal

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find the unwanted application on the list.
  4. Click the Remove button.

Windows Vista and 7

  1. Click the Start button in the Task bar.
  2. Select Control Panel and then go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the program and click the Uninstall button.

Windows 8

  1. Right-click on the background of Metro UI.
  2. Select All apps and then find Control Panel.
  3. Select it and then go to Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on the FriendsChecker.
  5. Click the Uninstall button to remove it from your system
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How to manually remove FriendsChecker

Files associated with FriendsChecker infection:

FriendsChecker.exe

FriendsChecker processes to kill:

FriendsChecker.exe
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