Remove “FilesFrog Update Checker” by Somoto (Uninstall)




remove filesfrog update checkerFilesFrog Update Checker powered by Somoto is used to check for updates from specific vendors software, installed on your computer. It’s known to be malicious by various antivirus and anti-malware vendors as “Win32:Somoto-J [PUP]” or “Adware.Somoto”. If you have FilesFrog Update Checker installed on your computer, you are probably infected with adware on your computer.

We thereby advise you to scan your computer using the free software we supply in this removal instruction for FilesFrog Update Checker. FilesFrog Update Checker from Somoto often comes bundled with the Movies Toolbar from Ask or Search Protect from Conduit LTD. Somoto offers a variety of installers that will monetize your downloadable programs.

Please do not remove the files from FilesFrog Update Checker using the Windows Explorer as it can damage your Windows startup settings as it uses a Windows Service to start with Windows. Follow our removal instruction step by step to clean your computer from FilesFrog Update Checker and related adware files. All software in the instruction to remove FilesFrog Update Checker are completely free.




Remove FilesFrog Update Checker

Follow all steps in correct order to completely and successfully remove FilesFrog Update Checker. This is important: if you have any problem during this removal instruction in order to remove this threat, please stop.

Step 1 – Uninstall FilesFrog Update Checker  from your computer

Step 2 – Remove Somoto Adware using AdwCleaner

Step 3 – Remove Somoto Adware using Junkware Removal Tool

Step 4 – Remove FilesFrog Update Checker / Somoto related files using MalwareBytes Anti-Malware 

This is a comprehensive removal instruction to remove FilesFrog Update Checker from your computer. Follow all steps to remove FilesFrog Update Checker from your computer.

computer_icon_32Uninstall FilesFrog Update Checker from your computer

Windows XP or Windows 7

Goto Start – Control Panel – Programs – Uninstall a program

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Search for software you dont know or trust: FilesFrog Update Checker and select Uninstall/Change then follow the uninstallation process

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Windows 8

Open Charms goto Search type Control Panel (or goto Apps – Windows System – Control Panel)

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Goto ProgramsUninstall a program
Search for software you dont know or trust: FilesFrog Update Checker and select Uninstall/Change then follow the uninstallation process

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Remove FilesFrog Update Checker

Remove Somoto Adware using AdwCleaner

AdwCleaner will scan your computer for malicious Services, Folder, Files, Shortcuts, Registry items and Products. As AdwCleaner tries to delete these malicious content it will also clean the Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browser. We strongly recommend using AdwCleaner several times a month to keep your computer clean from adware, popups, browser hijackers or toolbars.

Download AdwCleaner (Official link and direct-download)

Select AdwCleaner.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

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If User Account Control asks you to allow AdwCleaner.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

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Start scanning your computer for any malicious threats by selecting the Scan button, please wait.

Remove FilesFrog Update Checker

AdwCleaner will now start scanning your computer. If AdwCleaner is done, it will display a list of malicious items detected, please uncheck the items you do not want to remove that might be detected as malicious.
If you have nothing to uncheck, continue to the removal process and select the Clean button.

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AdwCleaner will display the following informational alerts and starts rebooting the computer.

All programs will be closed in order to proceed correctly to the removal of the infections. Please save any work in progress and the click [OK]

If you have been brought to use AdwCleaner, it’s probably because your PC contained potentially unwanted programs or adware.
Potentially unwanted programs are often proposed during the installation of software. They may be present form of toolbars that sometimes change the homepage of the browser and slow internet browsing.
To avoid the installation of these programs polluting the computer, it is essential to follow these tips:

– Always download a program from the official link, or a trusted site
– When installing a program, do not click too fast [Next] without paying attention to Terms of Use and third-party programs available.
– If third-party programs are available (toolbars, etc) uncheck them.
– Enable detection of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) in your Antivirus.

AdwCleaner must restart the computer to complete the removal process. The report will be opened on the next reboot.

After the reboot a logfile will open. The logfile in Windows XP and Windows 7 will open once the desktop is started. To open the logfile in Windows 8 you need to switch to the Desktop modus by selecting windows key + d on your keyboard.
If you want to check the AdwCleaner log, you can find the report log in your system drive, Adwcleaner folder (for example: C:\adwcleaner)

Remove FilesFrog Update CheckerRemove Somoto Adware using Junkware Removal Tool

Junkware Removal Tool will not only remove this threat from your computer, but Junkware Removal Tool will scan and remove any threat from your computer that is malicious. Junkware Removal Tool is a great tool to completely clean your computer from any threat and highly recommended to use frequently to keep your computer clean and healthy. Best of all it’s free and updated regularly.

Download Junkware Removal Tool (Official link and direct-download)

Select JRT.exe with right mouse click and Run as Administrator

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If User Account Control asks you to allow JRT.exe to make changes to your computer, press Yes to continue.

Remove FilesFrog Update Checker

As described on thisisudax.org

Junkware Removal Tool is a security utility that searches for and removes common adware, toolbars, and potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) from your computer.  A common tactics among freeware publishers is to offer their products for free, but bundle them with PUPs in order to earn revenue.  This tool will help you remove these types of programs.

Please note: Close all your browsers, save any work and then press any key to continue.
Your desktop may blink or a new window may open during the scan and removal process of junkware removal tool.

Remove FilesFrog Update Checker

When Junkware Removal Tool is done scanning and removing malicious items from your computer a logfile will open.

MalwareBytes Anti-Malware free Clean your computer from Somoto adware related files with using MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

Download MalwareBytes Anti-Malware

  • Install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
  • Perform a Quick Scan
  • when scan is done, right click in the results and select “Check all items
  • Click “Remove Selected” button

Remove malware with MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Free

  • Reboot your computer
  • Enjoy a malware free computer.

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