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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

FilesFrog Update

One of the reasons why computer users download unnecessary and sometimes even dangerous applications onto their computers is that they do not know enough about computer and internet security. As a result, FilesFrog Update and other similar applications end up being installed on numerous computers worldwide without any second thoughts. FilesFrog Update is obviously a potentially unwanted application that is often exploited by third parties to promote their content. It is definitely not a malicious computer infection, but if you did not intend to have this application, it is for the best to remove FilesFrog Update right now.

Computer security experts often stress how important it is to keep your programs up-to-date. Outdated programs are an easy target for computer hackers and cyber criminals, but it might be hard to keep track of all of your applications at the same time, and this where FilesFrog Update and other similar applications come in. FilesFrog Update regularly scans your computer and informs you about updates and upgrade patches available. The application seems to be doing its job quite well, although the question is why one should download updates via third party downloader when you can do it directly.

Another suspicious thing about FilesFrog Update is that it is published by Somoto Ltd. and this publisher cannot be trusted. It has released a lot of adware applications and unwanted browser toolbars, for example, Movie Toolbar. Therefore, FilesFrog Update might as well be related to other third party programs as well, and by having this application on your PC, you could get exposed to malicious content.

FilesFrog Update is available for download at filesfrog.com, but that is obviously not the only method of distribution. Potentially unwanted applications are often bundled with freeware and FilesFrog Update is of no exception.

Based on our security research FilesFrog Update can be bundled with FLV player, Apps Hat and other adware applications that pose certain computer security risks. Therefore, FilesFrog Update should not be allowed to remain on your system, and the sooner to get rid of this program the better.

Quite a few computer security applications detect FilesFrog Update as malicious program, because it could be exploited to promote corrupted third party content. For example, whenever you initiate an update download via FilesFrog Update, it is very possible that you will download additional adware applications onto the PC as well.

Therefore, scan your computer with a reliable antimalware scanner and then uninstall FilesFrog Update via Control panel. A full system scan will help you find other freeware applications that should be removed from the system ASAP.

Invest in a powerful antispyware tool if necessary and then do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions on FilesFrog Update or your computer security in general.

How to remove FilesFrog Update

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charm bar and select Control Panel.
  3. Go to Uninstall a program and remove FilesFrog Update Checker.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove FilesFrog Update Checker.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and click Settings.
  2. Go to Control Panel and open Add or remove programs.
  3. Uninstall FilesFrog Update Checker.
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How to manually remove FilesFrog Update

Files associated with FilesFrog Update infection:

uninstall.exe
update_checker.exe

FilesFrog Update processes to kill:

update_checker.exe
uninstall.exe
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