Cyber threat analysts have confirmed that the Filecheckerapp is a browser hijacker. When downloaded and launched onto a personal computer, this hijacker infection quickly changes the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Edge and Chrome browser’s settings such as default search provider, new tab page and homepage to its own web site without any permission. For this reason, every time you launch the affected web-browser, it being redirected to the Filecheckerapp.com page. Even though you have deleted its address from your internet browser’s settings, after restart your browser, the undesired web-site still appears.
While redirecting, your web browser’s status bar may show the following messages: ‘Waiting for Filecheckerapp.com’, ‘Transferring data from Filecheckerapp.com’, ‘Looking up Filecheckerapp.com’, ‘Read Filecheckerapp.com’, ‘Connected to Filecheckerapp.com’.
When the Filecheckerapp browser hijacker is installed on a internet browser, it might:
- set Filecheckerapp.com as search engine by default, new tab page, and startpage;
- prevent users from changing search engine or startpage address;
- redirect your queries to sponsored websites;
- provide altered search results;
- record your search queries;
- periodically redirects to questionable web pages;
- show unwanted advertisements;
- gather Internet browsing habits and use it for marketing purposes.
We strongly suggest you to complete the steps which follow below. We’ll show you how to remove hijacker and thereby remove Filecheckerapp.com search from your Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer forever.
How to remove Filecheckerapp.com from computer
In the steps below, we will try to cover the Edge, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Firefox and provide general advice to delete Filecheckerapp.com homepage. You may find some minor differences in your Microsoft Windows install. No matter, you should be okay if you follow the steps outlined below: remove all suspicious and unknown applications, reset internet browsers settings, fix browsers shortcuts, use free malware removal tools. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to shut down your browser or restart your machine.
To remove Filecheckerapp.com, execute the steps below:
- Manual Filecheckerapp.com start page removal
- Scan your system and get rid of Filecheckerapp.com with free utilities
- Stop Filecheckerapp.com and other annoying websites
- Prevent Filecheckerapp.com hijacker infection from installing
- Finish words
Manual Filecheckerapp.com start page removal
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually get rid of Filecheckerapp.com search from the Edge, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
Remove dubious apps using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
It is of primary importance to first identify and remove all potentially unwanted software, ‘ad supported’ software software and hijackers through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (MS Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your Microsoft Windows Control Panel.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next press Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will display a list of all apps installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete questionable and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed apps, we recommend sort apps by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Delete Filecheckerapp.com from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings will allow you to completely reset your web-browser. The result of activating this function will bring Chrome settings back to its default values. This can delete Filecheckerapp.com and disable malicious add-ons. It will save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as on the image below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove Filecheckerapp.com home page from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that IE internet browser settings like newtab page, startpage and default search provider had been hijacked, then you may restore your settings, via the reset web-browser procedure.
First, run the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, click “Internet Options” as shown in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC for the changes to take effect. It will delete hijacker infection responsible for Filecheckerapp.com redirect, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Microsoft Internet Explorer’s settings like new tab page, default search engine and home page to default state.
Remove Filecheckerapp.com search from Mozilla Firefox
If the Mozilla Firefox internet browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of Firefox. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Mozilla Firefox settings such as search engine by default, newtab page and homepage to their default state. It will save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as displayed on the image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to return your Firefox internet browser settings to their default values.
Scan your system and get rid of Filecheckerapp.com with free utilities
Manual removal guide does not always help to completely get rid of the browser hijacker, as it’s not easy to identify and remove components of hijacker and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it is recommended that you use malicious software removal utility to completely remove Filecheckerapp.com off your personal computer. Several free malware removal utilities are currently available that can be used against the browser hijacker infection. The optimum way would be to use Zemana, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and HitmanPro.
Delete Filecheckerapp.com startpage with Zemana Anti-Malware
You can download and use the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) for free. This anti-malware tool will scan all the registry entries and files in your PC along with the system settings and web browser add-ons. If it finds any malware, adware or malicious plugin that is responsible for redirecting your searches to Filecheckerapp.com then the Zemana Anti Malware will remove them from your PC completely.
Visit the following page to download the latest version of Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) for Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
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When the downloading process is done, close all software and windows on your personal computer. Double-click the install file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup Zemana on your PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan” button . Zemana Anti-Malware utility will begin scanning the whole PC system to find out hijacker responsible for changing your browser settings to Filecheckerapp.com. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your PC system and the speed of your computer. While the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) tool is checking, you can see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
When the scan is done, a list of all threats detected is produced. Review the results once the utility has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next” button. The Zemana Anti-Malware will remove hijacker responsible for Filecheckerapp.com home page and add items to the Quarantine. When the cleaning process is finished, you may be prompted to restart the PC system.
Delete Filecheckerapp.com homepage from internet browsers with HitmanPro
HitmanPro is a free portable application that scans your personal computer for adware, PUPs and browser hijacker infections like Filecheckerapp.com and helps remove them easily. Moreover, it will also help you delete any harmful web browser extensions and add-ons.
- Download Hitman Pro on your computer by clicking on the link below.
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- When downloading is finished, double click the HitmanPro icon. Once this tool is started, click “Next” button to start scanning your system for the hijacker responsible for changing your web browser settings to Filecheckerapp.com. During the scan Hitman Pro will scan for threats present on your machine.
- When HitmanPro completes the scan, the results are displayed in the scan report. Review the scan results and then press “Next” button. Now click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to get rid of all malicious software found.
Use Malwarebytes to remove hijacker
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your PC system of the browser hijacker. The free utility is an advanced malware removal application made by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular antimalware technology. It is able to help you remove browser hijackers, potentially unwanted apps, malware, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your personal computer for free.
Installing the MalwareBytes is simple. First you’ll need to download MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) on your computer by clicking on the link below.
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When downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup as on the image below.
When the install begins, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” that will help you set up Malwarebytes on your computer.
Once setup is complete, you will see window as displayed on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the browser hijacker that redirects your browser to intrusive Filecheckerapp.com site. While the tool is checking, you may see how many objects and files has already scanned.
As the scanning ends, you will be displayed the list of all detected items on your personal computer. You may get rid of items (move to Quarantine) by simply press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove Filecheckerapp.com browser hijacker infection and other web-browser’s harmful addons. When that process is complete, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
The following video explains few simple steps on how to remove browser hijacker infection, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes.
Stop Filecheckerapp.com and other annoying websites
One of the worst things is the fact that you cannot block all those intrusive sites such as Filecheckerapp.com using only built-in Windows capabilities. However, there is a application out that you can use to stop unwanted web-browser redirects, advertisements and pop-ups in any modern internet browsers including Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and MS Edge. It’s called Adguard and it works very well.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your Microsoft Windows Desktop.
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After downloading is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the following example.
Follow the prompts. When the setup is finished, you will see a window as on the image below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you start your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted ads, web-pages like Filecheckerapp.com, as well as other harmful or misleading websites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
Prevent Filecheckerapp.com hijacker infection from installing
Many browser hijackers such as Filecheckerapp.com come from web-browser toolbars, browser extensions, BHOs (browser helper objects) and bundled software. In most cases, these items claim itself as apps which improve your experience on the Web by providing a fast and interactive start page or a search engine that does not track you. Remember, how to avoid the unwanted programs. Be cautious, run only reputable programs which download from reputable sources. NEVER install an unknown and suspicious program.
Now your computer should be free of the hijacker that responsible for web browser redirect to the undesired Filecheckerapp.com web-page. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted ads and unwanted harmful web sites) and Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your personal computer for new browser hijackers and other malicious software). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Filecheckerapp.com from the Microsoft Edge, IE, Firefox and Google Chrome, then ask for help here here.