I guess this morning I get installed this CheckMeUp adware by mistake. I downloaded one free music player application on the Internet, but during the process, I saw something flashing and disappearing so quickly that I didn’t know what is it and what happens. Now I can see numerous ads flooding on the screen, and those ads are all labeled with “Ads by CheckMeUp”. So I am sure I got some kind of malware. Therefore, I’ve tried resetting it many times but it doesn’t work at all. I feel my browser becomes slow even cannot load the webpage which block me to access the Internet totally. Can you give me some guides on how to deal with it?

Description of CheckMeUp

CheckMeUp is a deceptive and harmful browser adware associated with browser hijacker, malware and virus. This rogue browser extension claims to allow users to use it to check and observe their Internet speed. However, this fake adware program cannot do any good to your browser and computer. Once CheckMeUp is installed in your computer, it will add its extension to your internet browser like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. Then CheckMeUp is able to throw different kind of ads online, and those pop-up ads are very harmful because they may contain malicious files, programs or they can further redirect you to some infectious website. Those ads include offer, deals, coupons, price comparison, promotions or discounts etc. besides, it also pops up messages about that Java, Media Player or Flash Player is outdated and need to be updated. If you click on those ads or messages, you may get infected with other high-risk infections like viruses, malwares or browser hijacker. You should notice that computer will be messed up and performs slowly if more high-risk infections get on computer, because computer CPU capacity will be eaten up by more programs of infections. Someday you may receive blue or black death when shutting down computer because the hardware is damaged. Remove CheckMeUp adware in time is to avoid your PC being in a high risk of crashing down.

CheckMeUp adware creates more problems. It’s capable of working as a browser hijacker to change your browser default setting and search engine, redirecting you to other webpage, slowing down browser’s running and allowing hackers to remotely control your computer to track your online activities and steal important personal data. Especially when you make shopping online and input banking details, you may suffer from financial loss due to this CheckMeUp extension. It even changes default DNS settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome, Safari and Internet explorer, which will block you access to the Internet. To avoid this infection dropping on your computer, you should take some preventable measures. Don’t visit malicious websites about porn, freeware downloading, games and so on, because those websites are full of dangerous files, links of virus, which increase possibility to get malwares like CheckMeUp. Be cautious to download freeware or app, this infection may also bundles into those free programs. Keeping a good habit online is helpful for you to refuse viruses, malwares to access your computer.

Main Traits of CheckMeUp

-Can slow down the performance of the computer.

-Can download other malicious programs into computer, which make further damage.

-Can change your homepage or the default search engine and it totally prevents you from changing them back.

-Can always redirect you to other websites, send.

-Can pop up various unstoppable advertisements and sponsored links randomly to interrupt your online activities.

NOTE: If you find any of these symptoms on your computer, that proves your PC is under attack and seriously infected with CheckMeUp adware virus. If you are not a computer savvy, Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts to remove this browser hijacker virus for you.

The Screenshot of This CheckMeUp


Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)

There is a removal guide of CheckMeUp adware virus provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.

Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this adware, the name of the process of it is random.

XP task manager

Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.


Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel


Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs


Then try to find the program which relates to CheckMeUp adware virus, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.


Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)

From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.

IE tools

Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK


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If your computer is invaded by deceptive CheckMeUp adware, your computer and internet browser will run more and more slowly even can cause system errors. It also can redirect you to unwanted even malicious websites within which you will be interrupted by those annoying ads popping up. So the most urgent task is to remove this malware as soon as possible. It needs to remove manually, and then it can be kicked off from your computer. If not, some other unknown malicious software that it bring into your computer may cause operating system errors and do further damage to computer. You can follow the steps above to remove the virus. But remember that all the files of the virus would be named randomly. If you are not a computer savvy and don’t feel confident to remove this virus, PC experts are always ready to help you deal with this issue.

Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of CheckMeUp adware virus? Contact online experts for help now!

Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on September 29, 2014 1:38 am

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