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Should I remove UpdateChecker?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
78% remove it22% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,736
United States Rank #24,343
Reach 0.1102%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.54 days
222.50 days >
Average installed length: 116.90 days

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What is UpdateChecker?

Update Checker is a potentially unwanted program installed with the Smileys We Love Toolbar and will automatically check for and install new updates for the toolbar if they are found. This action will happen without the user's notice as the user 'agreed' to this when installing the toolbar. The Smileys We Love Toolbar is classified as an unwanted applciation or as adware by numerious anti-virus providers. In addition to the toolbar, the update checker will provide auto-updates for the publisher's other products including California Fonts, WallpaperBackgrounds and IconSmash.


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is UpdateCheckerApp.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 5 files. UpdaterLibrary.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: SqueakyChocolate, LLC
URL: squeakychocolate.com
Installation folder: "C:\Program Files\SqueakyChocolate\UpdateChecker"
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\SqueakyChocolate\UpdateChecker\uninstall.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by UpdateChecker

Program executable:UpdateCheckerApp.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\squeakychocolate\updatechecker\UpdateCheckerApp.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe
  • System.Net.Json.dll
  • UpdateCheckerApp.exe - UpdateCheckerApp
  • UpdateNotifier.exe - UpdateNotifier
  • UpdaterLibrary.dll - UpdaterLibrary

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • UpdateCheckerApp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'UpdateChecker' and executes as C:\Program Files\SqueakyChocolate\UpdateChecker\UpdateCheckerApp.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.29 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001585927%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009537%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006322%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,045
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:30 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove UpdateChecker?

You can uninstall UpdateChecker from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program UpdateChecker, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove UpdateChecker.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 78%
Keep it 22%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.32%
Windows 10 26.07%
Windows XP 7.00%
Windows Vista 1.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.52%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.62%
Windows 7 Professional 10.05%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.94%
Windows 8.1 5.46%
Windows 8 Pro 4.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

9.80% of installs come from Israel
Which countries install it?
  Israel 9.80%
  IQ 6.48%
  Egypt 5.36%
  Saudi Arabia 4.80%
  MA 4.54%
  Indonesia 3.68%
  United States 3.57%
  India 3.22%
  Thailand 2.86%
  United Arab Emirates 2.81%
  Romania 2.71%
  Philippines 2.40%
  Malaysia 2.25%
  DZ 2.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.30%
Dell 19.21%
Acer 14.70%
ASUS 10.79%
Toshiba 10.53%
Lenovo 5.89%
Samsung 4.37%
Intel 2.12%
Sahara 0.73%
MSI 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 9.39%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.91%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.70%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.48%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.58%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.42%


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