CheckMeUp is an application that should help you measure your internet speed, and see whether your ISP is giving the exact speed it promised. At least that is how this program promotes itself, but you should know better – CheckMeUp is a potentially unwanted application that is identical to SpeedChecker, and it often arrives bundled with freeware apps. If you did not intend to install this application on your computer, you should remove CheckMeUp immediately. After manual removal, make sure you scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner for other potential threats.
CheckMeUp is not a direct computer security threat. It is more of an annoying application that can spam you with annoying pop-ups and display commercial content related to your most recent web browsing sessions. The main homepage for the program is located at checkmeup.co. However, when it comes to such adware applications, users far often download them bundled with a variety of freeware programs that they find on third-party file hosting websites. According to our research, CheckMeUp is usually bundled with Reg Clean Pro, RocketTab, YTDownloader, ZommifyApp and many others. It also means that if you have CheckMeUp on your computer, you should definitely check for other unwanted applications. As you can see, they do not come alone.
Disregarding the method of distribution, CheckMeUp exhibits the same infection symptoms every single time. When it gets installed onto your computer, the application creates an icon on your taskbar, and there is also a small thumbnail window at the bottom right of you screen, that displays current internet speed and data usage. It does not really matter whether CheckMeUp provides you with an adequate service or not. The most important thing about this program is that is supports commercial ads, and it is the main reason it is categorized as adware.
It means that CheckMeUp ads are more prominent than the main service that is supposed to measure your internet speed. CheckMeUp clearly collects information on your web browsing habits, and sooner rather than later you will be flood with pop-ups and other types of ads whenever you access the Internet. These ads are clearly embedded with third-party links and another type of unreliable content. You should not click CheckMeUp ads because you can never know what kind of website it will redirect you to. Clicking these ads may result in more adware programs entering your system, or even worse – a malware infection.
To take everything into account, the sooner you uninstall CheckMeUp, the better. You have to take all the potential security risks into consideration. When you remove this application, get yourself a legitimate antispyware application and terminate all the other potential threats that might be residing on your PC.
Windows Vista & Windows 7