Do you know what FriendsChecker is?
If you have visited the official website for this application at friendschecker.com you probably noticed that the website is not operational at the time of writing. However, the continuous spread of the application allows us to assume that FriendsChecker is also distributed coupled with freeware applications. A lot of free of charge shareware programs are available for download at third party websites. Such applications are often coupled with similar or sometimes even absolutely unrelated programs that users install automatically, without even checking all the installation steps.
FriendsChecker is also coupled with additional freeware – if you fail to uncheck specific installation options, you will end up having the FriendsChecker toolbar on Mozilla Firefox browser. That would definitely count as potentially unwanted program.
Even if you were to find FriendsChecker useful, you need to consider the fact that the application requires access to a number of personal details in order to work. If the app gets hacked or exploited by a malicious third party, such information as your name, social activities on Facebook and other profile data will be leaked and perhaps misused for marketing and other shady purposes.
Not to mention that in order to survive, FriendsChecker displays up to 5 commercial pop-ups on each web page you open. It may significantly slow down your browser and even expose you to potentially malicious content. As it has been mentioned above, FriendsChecker could display ads with outgoing links to corrupted websites. Naturally, that is not the application’s intention, but should you land on a suspicious website, it might result in a malware infection as well.
Therefore, to protect your information from being leaked and to avoid potential malware threats, you should uninstall FriendsChecker from your computer. After all, the application does nothing but display a column of people who have unfriended you – and there is no practical need of that. Consequently, once you have removed FriendsChecker, use SpyHunter to scan your computer for any other potentially unwanted applications that might remain after you have uninstalled the program. Invest in a trustworthy computer security application if need be.
Manual FriendsChecker Removal
- Slide the mouse cursor across your desktop to the bottom right corner.
- When Charm bar appears, click Settings and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove FriendsChecker.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove FriendsChecker.
- Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Add or remove programs and uninstall FriendsChecker.
In non-techie terms:
FriendsChecker is an application that is supposed to enrich your Facebook experience. However, there are certain security risks associated with it, which is why you strongly recommended to remove FriendsChecker from your computer right now.
Aliases: Friends Checker.