Adware Helpers is a detection of potentially unwanted programs, and their distribution is severe. The applications are heavily ad-supported and may display advertisements in various forms – pop-ups, banners, highlighted text, etc. Such program on your computer may also affect reputable web browsers coming as an extension to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari or Opera. All users who have been affected by these applications are strongly advised to remove them since they may advertise third-parties of a dangerous character on their devices.
|Short Description||The software may perform unwanted activities, collect user data and display online advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Users might witness PC slow downs, freezes and inability to chance several settings of their browser.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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Adware Helpers – How Did I Get It
This particular detection has many aliases, and it may come in many different shapes and forms. The main method of adware distribution is via software installers downloaded from third-party websites. Such sites are not the official sites of the program downloaded, and they usually have a database of free software to make them more accessible to users. The setups of the downloaded program usually contain Adware Helpers software, and they resemble helpful applications that are added for free. They may be in one of the installation steps or simply mentioned in the End User License Agreement.
Adware Helpers – What Does It Do
Once they have been installed on the computer, Adware Helpers immediately begins to slow down the user PC. The boot time when the computer is turned off and on again may also slow down. Furthermore, the application may interact with the settings of web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
Furthermore, Adware Helpers may situate other unwanted programs that may change the default search engine of the computer. Besides that, the software may use different tracking technologies that could collect different information from the users. Such information may be:
- System information.
- User entered information.
- Browsing history.
- Online clicks.
- Online search history.
This data then may be used against the user to display advertisement as a form of “help”. They may be seen in many forms:
- Ad-supported search results.
- Highlighted text.
Also, the advertisements displayed may be identified as “Ads by
There are two types of dangers associated with third-party sites:
- Directly infect users with malware via redirecting to malicious URLs.
- Redirect users to sites that may be scamming and phish for information or advertise scamming software.
Remove Adware Helpers Completely
To remove this unwanted application from your computer effectively, it is advisable to follow the step-by-step removal tutorial after this article. It is strongly recommended to use an advanced anti-malware software to detect all of the objects associated with Adware Helpers on your computer and eradicate them without having to reinstall your OS. Having such anti-malware tool will also protect your computer in from future intrusions.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Adware Helpers from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Adware Helpers from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Adware Helpers from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Adware Helpers from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Adware Helpers from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Adware Helpers from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Adware Helpers from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Adware Helpers from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Adware Helpers
Step 2: Uninstall Adware Helpers and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Adware Helpers on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Adware Helpers there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Adware Helpers from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Adware Helpers and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Adware Helpers via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Adware Helpers from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Adware Helpers from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Adware Helpers from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Adware Helpers from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Adware Helpers will be removed.
Eliminate Adware Helpers from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.