This article has been created in order to show you how you can remove the Proxycheck.exe process from your computer and how you can stop it from running adware activities on your computer.
Proxycheck.exe is a process which is associated with the Anonymizer Gadget potentially unwanted software, which aims to run it automatically In the background of your computer. The proxycheck.exe process may run multiple times simultaneously and this may result in your computer becoming slow and sluggish. In addition to this, the Proxycheck.exe adware is also bundled with other programs this adware carries alongside it that may additionally display advertisements, create shortcuts and even infect your PC with malware as a result of a browser redirection or other forms of advertised content. If you have been affected by this pesky application, we recommend that you read this article in order to learn how to remove the Proxycheck.exe adware from your computer completely and remove all of the advertisements related to it.
|Name||proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP|
|Type||PUP and CryptoCurrency Miner|
|Short Description||It can install other adware and display advertisements in the background of your comptuer.|
|Symptoms||The program AnonymizerGadget and the process prox.|
|Distribution Method||Via the AnonymizerGadget program bundled together with the installers of various free progams dowloaded from third-party low-rep sites.|
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Proxycheck.exe Virus – How Does It Spread
For this unwanted software to get into your computer one strategy of distribution might be seen more often than others. It is known as software bundling and it includes the Anonymizer Gadget PUP to be included in the installers of other free programs under the pretext that the software is a “free extra” of some sort and the user should agree to install it alongsite their current installation, similar to what the image underneath displays:
Since this installation step is often residing well hidden within the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation modes, it is strongly recommended to focus on each installation step when you download and install freeware from third-party sites.
Proxycheck.exe Process – More Information
Once the program has been installed on your computer it may run automatically alongside it, it may execute the proxycheck.exe process in Windows Task Manager without the victim realizing it:
Once the program is installed on your computer, security researchers report that it may also install other programs which are ad-supported as well, like the following PUP(potentially unwanted programs) which have been reported so far in association with proxycheck.exe:
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These installations may further slow down your computer, change your default search engine and introduce a lot of advertisements on your computer, such as;
- Ad-supported search results.
- Online banners.
- Highlighted text ads.
- Browser redirections.
- Shortcuts to different websites on your desktop.
In addition to these, the proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget may pretend as if they are legitimate programs running on your computer aiming to act as a VPN service or a proxy. However, do not be fooled because In reality they may also collect different information from your computer, such as:
- Where you click online.
- What types of websites you have visited.
- Any information you have typed on your web browser.
This data may be used for different purposes by the proxycheck.exe PUP, the main of which is to get you to click on advertisements which may redirect you to websites that are unsafe. Such types of sites may be of a scamming or malicious type and this is the main reason to consider removing the proxycheck.exe and all of the related adware programs to it as fast as possible, if you encounter them on your computer.
Remove Anonymizer Gadget Ads from Your Computer. How to Remove Proxycheck
If you want to make sure that Anonymizer Gadget is fully removed from your computer system, we would advise you to follow the removal instructions underneath this article. They have been created with the purpose to help you delete this software manually or automatically. If manual removal does not help you, be advised that there is a good chance the proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP have left multiple different files on your computer that may still be introducing advertisements. This is why, security researchers advise that the best way to remove the Anonymizer Gadget PUP from your computer is to scan it with an advanced anti-malware software. It will automatically secure your computer while it provides real-time protection against other intrusive software that might be installed without your consent.
- Guide 1: How to Remove proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
How to Remove proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP
Step 2: Uninstall proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP will be removed.
Eliminate proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by proxycheck.exe and Anonymizer Gadget PUP from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".