Remove Ads by CheckMeUp

Hello there and welcome to the FreeFixer blog. Just a short post on an adware called CheckMeUp. If the CheckMeUp adware is installed on your machine, you’ll find ads labeled “Ads by CheckMeUp”, a new add-on named CheckMeUp added into Internet Explorer and Firefox and a process called CheckMeUp.exe running in the Windows Task Manager. I’ll show how to remove CheckMeUp in this blog post with the FreeFixer removal tool.

Ads by CheckMeUp pop-up Ads by CheckMeUp mouse over pop-up Ads by CheckMeUp banner

checkmeup.exe in the Windows Task Manager

Here’s how CheckMeUp shows up in Firefox and Internet Explorer:

CheckMeUp Internet Explorer CheckMeUp 1.179 firefox add-on

CheckMeUp is distributed by a tactic called bundling. Bundling means that a piece of software – in this case CheckMeUp – is included in other software’s installers. When I first found CheckMeUp, it was bundled with a download called FLV Player by OutBrowse.

OutBrowse LTD

Generally, you can avoid bundled software such as CheckMeUp by being careful when installing software and declining the bundled offers in the installer.

When I find some new bundled software I usually upload it to VirusTotal to see if the anti-malware tools there detect something. 3 of the 55 anti-virus scanners detected the file. The CheckMeUp.exe file is detected as AddLyrics by Sophos and Revizer (fs) by VIPRE.

CheckMeUp.exe virus total report

Since you probably want to remove CheckMeUp, these are the items you should check for removal if you want to remove it with FreeFixer. You might have to restart your machine to complete the removal. Problem taken care of.

CheckMeUp scheduled task CheckMeUp firefox freefixer CheckMeUp browser helper object

Hope that helped you to figure out how to do the removal.

Any idea how CheckMeUp was installed on your computer? Please let me and the readers know by posting a comments. Thank you!

Thanks for reading. Welcome back!

Update 2014-12-06: CheckMeUp is now using files named webinstrNewH.sys184_x64.dll and 184.dll.