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Remove Helper King Ads from My PC

Computer SecurityHelper King Ads is described as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that once installed will generate ad-supported content. When Helper King is running in the background, users may encounter various PC issues such as slow Internet connection and bad browser performance. The longer the PUP is running, the more vulnerable the system becomes. That is why its removal is recommended by specialists.

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Helper King Distribution Method and Description

Potentially unwanted applications are often bundled with other free software products. Users install them accordingly due to automatic installation. Opting for the advanced option will notify the user about the additional application so he may deselect it.

When installed, Helper King will provoke the appearance of numerous pop-up and pop-under ads, and will interfere with browsing activities. Adware-like programs are also known to add tracking cookies to the browser in order to harvest personally identifiable information. Third-party marketers use the collected data to employ malvertising campaigns.

Besides the interruptions caused by Helper King’s adware features, users may encounter worsened overall PC performance. Helper King may affect the Internet speed and may cause system freezes and slowdowns.

Helper King may also create certain files such as:

  • C:\Program Files (x86)\helper king
  • C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\helper_king_updating_service.job
  • C:\WINDOWS\Tasks\helper_king_notification_service.job
  • helper_king_notification_service.exe
  • helper_king_updating_service.exe

Helper King Ads Removal Manual

Considering the information given above, Helper King’s removal is recommended. In order to clean your system of the PUP, you may follow the manual guide. Keep in mind though such applications may be tricky to remove by hand.
Another option is running a full system scan with the assistance of a frequently updated and trustworthy AV program.
In the future, always read the EULA to avoid bundled downloads.

Spy Hunter 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

1. Remove/Uninstall Helper King

1. Remove/Uninstall Helper King in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
  • uninstall-virus-fig1

  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
  • uninstall-virus-fig2

  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
  • uninstall-virus-fig3

    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Helper King.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Helper King from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select Helper King and click “Remove


    After Helper King is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
  • uninstall-fig8

  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Helper King and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
  • uninstall-fig9

  • After Helper King is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig10

  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
  • uninstall-fig11

    Select Helper King to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After Helper King has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Helper King
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Helper King. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Helper King will be removed.

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    3. Remove Helper King automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    Milena Dimitrova

    An inspired writer and content manager who has been with SensorsTechForum for 4 years. Enjoys ‘Mr. Robot’ and fears ‘1984’. Focused on user privacy and malware development, she strongly believes in a world where cybersecurity plays a central role. If common sense makes no sense, she will be there to take notes. Those notes may later turn into articles! Follow Milena @Milenyim

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