Adware Helpers is one of the harmful adware that could cause severe infections to your system.
How Does Adware Helpers Work?
Adware Helpers is of no help to users. Its main purpose is to boost advertising revenue and blackhat SEO stats. Although not a virus, Adware Helpers demonstrates plenty of malicious features. Such are rootkit capabilities, browser hijacking, interfering with your browsing routine, and what not. That is why it’s categorized as a PUP (potentially unwanted program).
Once in your system, Adware Helpers may change your default browser settings and homepage. While you are browsing online, it will frequently redirect you to unwanted websites that could be infected with real viruses.
Adware Helpers may also start displaying various pop-up ads, fake system alerts, and error messages and by clicking them, you risk being redirected to unsafe websites again.
How Does Adware Helpers Enter Your Computer?
Adware Helpers typically infiltrates your system bundled with free programs you download from the Web. Also, if you have installed software from websites such as CNET, Brothersoft or Softonic, chances are you infected your system with Adware Helpers.
Bundling is a popular method to drop PUPs into users’ systems without their knowledge but with their consent. During the installation process of a freeware, for example, you are given an option to disallow the bundling, but most users fail to do so. As a result, they end up with unwanted programs on their PCs.
Therefore, in order to protect your system, make sure always to look for the bundling option during the installation process of any freeware you download from the Web. Disable it, and uncheck all options and features you are not acquainted with. Always aim for custom installation.
How to Remove Adware Helpers?
It’s best to remove Adware Helpers via a well-trusted anti-malware tool. Otherwise, you risk worsening the situation.
Spy Hunter FREE scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool. Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool