Proxycheck.exe is a malicious process. Proxycheck is related to the adware application, Anonymizer Gadget. When you see a few proxycheck.exe processes in the Windows Task Manager, you also have AnonymizerGadget installed on your computer.
Proxycheck.exe, as the name suggests, check’s for proxy services and redirects all internet web-traffic through a local proxy which is set-up by the Anonymizer Gadget adware. This allows the cybercriminals to analyze data and manipulate data, for example, to show intrusive advertisement in the web browser.
Proxycheck.exe should only be removed with malware detection tools. Manual removal of proxycheck.exe will leave traces on your computer and any data that is gathered by the proxycheck.exe database files.
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Stay away from malicious web pages, these web pages include adult web pages, web pages that provide free downloads, and gambling web pages. Many of these web pages try to infect PC with the Proxycheck.exe virus.
It is their way of monetizing the free web page features. Especially torrent and peer to peer (p2p) software is known to distribute the Proxycheck.exe virus.
Keep your operating system up to date. Check your system for regular updates, download and install updates for your system as soon as possible.
If a web page is compromised, hackers try to infect an outdated web browser with malicious scripts, it is known as malvertising, protect yourself from malvertising and update your web browser to the latest version.
Stay away from piracy software. We all know it is illegal to download piracy software, cybercriminals know this too and spread the Proxycheck.exe virus concealed as the piracy software the user is looking for.
Do not click on suspicious – phishing e-mails. Phishing mail may contain a hyperlink to a compromised web page trying to infect the web browser or an attachment with malware.
Always perform a scan with antivirus software before opening a mail or attachment.
Read (or quickly overview) the entire end-user license agreement and privacy statement before installing software on the PC.
Doing so will usually reveal changes to your web browser, information the third party gathers from your web browser and additional software that is installed.
Not too many antivirus applications seem to detect proxycheck.exe as malicious. You can see the proxycheck.exe virus scan on virustotal.com. I have uploaded it for you.
How to Remove Proxycheck.exe?
Remove Proxycheck.exe with Malwarebytes
Malwarebytes will not detect proxycheck.exe as a virus, but Malwarebytes does remove Anonymizer Gadget folders and files. When Anonymizer Gadget is removed the proxycheck.exe process is also removed, as it is located in a random folder associated with Anonymizer Gadget.
This is for you smartasses that saw in the virustotal scan results Malwarebytes does not directly detect proxycheck.exe as malicious.
No worries, Malwarebytes is free to detect and remove adware for 14 days.
Run the Malwarebytes installation and proceed as described in the installation process. Click here for Malwarebytes installation instructions.
Click Get started to start your 14-days of free premium features.
After 14 days of your free Malwarebytes Premium trial, Malwarebytes reverts to the Malwarebytes Free version. Malwarebytes free is still able to scan, detect, and remove any malware from your device. In the free version, you need to start a scan manually. Real-Time protection against online threats is not available in the free version of Malwarebytes.
Click Scan Now to start scanning your PC for proxycheck.exe and related adware such as Anonymizer Gadget.
Malwarebytes will now start scanning your PC for malware, hang on, the malware scan usually takes about 2 to 5 minutes to complete.
When the scan is finished you’ll be presented with the malware scan results. Review the malware scan results and click the Quarantine Selected button to continue.
Hang on. Malwarebytes is moving the detected malware to quarantine.
In order to complete the Malwarebytes removal scan, you should reboot your computer.
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