Keeping your software up to date can allow you to avoid malware infections. FileBulldog is a piece of software that checks for software updates online and prompts you about new versions of your programs. The official FileBulldog Update Checker software is available at filebulldog.com, but there are reports that users also install FileBulldog Toolbar on their browser, and thus they get redirected to various unfamiliar websites it. In such a case, you are strongly advised to remove FileBulldog Toolbar from your system, because chances are you have not downloaded this browser plugin from an official website.
FileBulldog Toolbar is not an extremely dangerous computer infection, but this browser extension can cause you quite a few problems if it gets exploited by a third party. This application installs a toolbar on your browser (compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox). The FileBulldog toolbar can obviously collect your web browsing information for various marketing purposes. Thus, if the toolbar gets hacked by cyber criminals, it can get a hold of your personal data and then use it to direct a flow of advertisements at you.
Generally commercial advertisements are not but annoying nuisances, but if Filebulldog Redirect gets hacked and generates ads with links to corrupted websites, there is a possibility that you will get infected with malware. That is the main reason why you are advised to remove Filebulldog Redirect from your computer – the application itself is not extremely dangerous, but its vulnerability to outside intrusion makes it a good tool for malware distribution.
If you suspect that your Filebulldog is redirecting you to search.filebulldog.com by force, or if you think that this plugin came to you bundled with other freeware, you can remove FileBulldog Toolbar from your computer by following the instructions below:
Delete from Windows 8
Delete from Windows Vista & Windows 7
Delete from Windows XP
Delete from Internet Explorer
Delete from Mozilla Firefox
Delete from Google Chrome
It is recommended to perform a full system scan after manual removal to make sure that no malicious files are present in your system. Use SpyHunter free scanner to run a full system scan, and acquire a legitimate antimalware program if need be, to safeguard your PC against dangerous threats.
|#||File Name||File Size (Bytes)||File Hash|
|1||update_checker.exe||194560 bytes||MD5: fd9b065e442d3c9a81188c8fc5dbfc96|
|#||Process Name||Process Filename||Main module size|