System Health Checker
In this text, we would like to discuss a rather suspicious browser extension called System Health Checker. We believe users could download the application accidentally through bundled software installers. It is doubtful security-minded users would allow such add-on to enter their system when there is no information how it works or where does it come from. The only description System Health Checker has is one single sentence, which suggests the tool is to monitor system’s health. However, our researchers who tested the extension say they did not notice the program doing anything that could help protect the computer. Without knowing what this add-on does, leaving it unattended might be highly dangerous because it could act undesirably. Therefore, we advise you to erase it as quickly as possible. Since we cannot say it is harmful, the application was categorized as a potentially unwanted program. You can learn even more details about it if you continue reading our report.
At the moment, System Health Checker is targeted at Google Chrome users, so it should not work on any other browser. To our knowledge it was being distributed through Chrome Web Store; the add-on was available via chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/system-health-monitor/mbmpjhclgodpjgbjhlnknfjdnjkijokf?hl=en link, but since the provided link no longer works it is most likely that Google’s team decided not to distribute this potentially unwanted program any further and removed it from their website.
Nonetheless, System Health Checker still has an official web page available on systemhealthchecker.com. This site is rather unusual as it does not give any information about the software either. It only shows a pop-up message saying “Add Extension To Leave.” Such tone might suggest the user cannot leave the website without adding the plugin to his browser. Actually, you can do so if you simply exit the browser or close the tab with systemhealthchecker.com, because the Cancel button on the pop-up does not seem to work.
Lastly, it is important to know that this potentially unwanted program can change the way your browser works. Apparently, it might modify some of the browsing application’s buttons. To be more precise, our researchers noticed it could stop the user from accessing the extensions menu. Instead, the user gets redirected back to his homepage. Clearly, the threat does it so you would be unable to remove it.
All things considered, it seems to us System Health Checker is a completely useless tool as it does nothing to help you protect the system or improve the browsing quality. On the contrary, its presence can make it difficult to manage your extensions, and it might endanger the system or your privacy. We believe these reasons are quite enough to explain why it would be best to erase this potentially unwanted program. If you wish to do so manually, we invite you to follow the instructions located at the end of the text. For users who prefer automatic tools, we advise installing reliable antimalware software.
Remove System Health Checker from the system
Erase System Health Checker from Google Chrome