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Windows 7: Keep getting 'checker.exe' running in TaskManager [Win7 x64]

23 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 - Ultimate x64 [Originally Build 7601]
Keep getting 'checker.exe' running in TaskManager [Win7 x64]

Ok im new to this site and already like the feel of it.

So, as the Title explains i keep getting 'checker.exe' running in ''Task Manager'' on my Windows 7 Ultimate x64 PC, if you require further specs please inform me.

I cannot seen to track down where its coming from, but i know when its running because i hear the windows 7 ''Ding.wav'' and i immediately go to ''Task Manager'' and its there, so i right-click and choose ''Open File Location''. Its always in my ''C:\Users\****\AppData\Local\Temp' along with a list of .dll's and .txt files so i always delete the directory and its stops for a while, then after an hour or so it comes back and its always got a different name.

I do myself more than able to fix almost any hardware or software related issues but this just hove got the best of me as i have built all my own computers and never really needed an Anti-Virus, i just usually stick to ''Live Essentials''.

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23 Nov 2012   #2

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro

I found the following info about checker:

checker.exe is a process belonging to the WashAndGo cleanup utility. Note: checker.exe is also a process which is registered as the Fourseman.c Worm. "This virus is distributed via the Internet through e-mail and comes in the form of an e-mail message, in the hopes that you open its hostile attachment. " The worm has its own SMTP engine which means it gathers E-mails from your local computer and re-distributes itself. "In worst cases this worm can allow attackers to access your computer, stealing passwords and personal data. "
checker.exe - What is checker.exe?

checker.exe - checker - Process Information

Information about W32.Fourseman.C. The site also has removal instructions.

Might be a good idea to run Windows Defender Offline or Malwarebytes to see what they come up with....

Note: Be sure to d/l WDO on a clean computer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 - Ultimate x64 [Originally Build 7601]

Thanks for the prompt reply, ill get on it straight away and get back to you....
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24 Nov 2012   #4

Windows 7 - Ultimate x64 [Originally Build 7601]

I used the Microsoft Defender Offline to scan my PC and it found a few things mainly a 'Meredrop' this tool it amazing, it actually saved my ass hole lol.

Thank you so much for suggesting it
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24 Nov 2012   #5

Win 7 32 Home Premium, Win 7 64 Pro, Win 8.1 Pro

Good deal. Glad we could help. Make sure to keep a close eye on your system for unusual behavior since viruses like to invite other viruses.

Other tools you may wish to add to your arsenal of defenses is TDSSKiller (Anti rootkit utility) & Norton Power Eraser.
(Be sure to read the documentation on both of these tools)
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