Is SalesChecker installed on your computer without your permission? No matter how many times you have removed it from control panel, it still comes back again and again? Whenever you are online, do you receive tons of ads that keep pushing you to pay something you don’t need or ask you to complete a survey by filling in your personal information? If you are suffering with these problems, your computer must be attacked by adware or browser hijacking malware. Follow the manual removal guide listed below to clean up your PC now!
“SalesChecker” is an adware application or PUP (as known as Potentially Unwanted Program) created by cyber criminals to make money by displaying a large number of pop-up ads and promoting various programs. It is also capable of redirecting computer users to sponsored websites against their will. Although this program claims it can help you save your money by giving you various coupons, deals and commercial offers, what it really does on your computer is to display crazy pop-up ads you don’t need and change your browser settings. Now this type of adware can function in Windows computer, that is to say, it can attack any computers running with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 (8.1) operating system. By putting this tricky adware to users’ computers, criminals can promote commercial software and boost affiliate payments. Also this adware may help install other threats like browser hijacking malware and Trojan to the compromised computer making the computer more vulnerable.
It is not easy to uninstall SalesChecker from the computer because malicious items related to this adware are placed everywhere on your computer. Also it doesn’t act like any other legitimate software because in some cases it won’t show itself on control panel/add or remove programs. Most PC users don’t know how this thing came to their computer, actually it can be bundled with other free software you have intention to download. Therefore, when you download any free software, system utilities and other programs, you should check the terms and agreement first and never agree installing any additional programs that come along them. Now a lot of programs that come bundled to other software have some harmful goals. For this SalesChecker, it can load up random advertisements in pop-up or banner form and fill your screen with unwanted coupon deals or online savings. Also it could collect your cookie and monitor your passwords and other sensitive information, posing risk to your privacy and security. To sum up, SalesChecker is an unwanted program that should be manually uninstalled as quickly as possible.
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.
Malware associated with SalesChecker adware hijacks your browser in order to redirect your web search results and change your homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once SalesChecker pop-up ads is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to SalesChecker Pop-up manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
SalesChecker (Ads by SalesChecker) is yet another free application listed as a PUP (potentially unwanted program) and an adware due to several malicious actions that it performs. Even though this program claims it can save your money and provide something useful for you when you go to shopping website like ebay or amazon, you had better stay away from this program. The creator designs this program because they want to get money from third parties that pay them for the opportunity to advertise through their advertising platform. In another word, this adware is used to boost traffic and generate revenue by injecting ads, sponsored links, additional supplement content, offers and deals. So it will keep interrupting your browsing activities and compromise your security. Don’t hesitate to remove SalesChecker from your computer.
Published by & last updated on September 22, 2014 10:11 am