What is Myloginhelper.com also known as My Login Helper? Is My Login Helper legitimate or is it a virus? How to remove the My Login Helper PUP from your Mac?
My Login Helper “Virus”
My Login Helper is a browser extension attacking Google Chrome and other web browsers. The primary purpose of this browser extension is to simplify how you login, but in reality it may bring more harm than good. The main reason for that is because My Login Helper may begin to hijack your web browser only to introduce all forms of advertisements in it. Read this article to understand how to fully remove My Login Helper from your web browser and your Mac.
|Name||My Login Helper|
|Type||Browser Hijacker for Mac OS|
|Short Description||Hijacks your browser in order to change it’s search and display a lot of ads and redirects.|
|Symptoms||You may start to see a lot of different ad-supported content and your Mac may begin to slow down.|
|Distribution Method||Via software bundling or by being downloaded from it’s website.|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by malware |
|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss My Login Helper.|
My Login Helper – How Did I Get It and What Does It Do?
The browser extension can be spread via multiple different types of methods. It could be downloaded from the main site of the app (shown in the picture above the table).
Another possibility is if you encounter the browser extension as a result of it being added to the installers of third-party applications. It could be encountered in the “Advanced” or “Custom” installation modes, with the main idea of being advertised as a “free extra” or an “optional offer” to the current installation.
Once the My Login Helper is installed on your computer, the app may begin to create multiple different types of files on your System Drive. The extension then may be added to your browser as a toolbar. The main idea of the app is to help you to easily login to services you use, like Yahoo, Facebook, Gmail, etc. However, this app may also come with a “bonus” – tracking technologies of the following types:
These trackers could effectively be used with the main purpose to track your online activities. The main reason for that could be that My Login Helper could display the following types of advertisements:
The app could advertise all types of sites to you. It could even change your default search page and new tab page. The bad news here is that the sites that are advertised by My Login Helper could turn out to be dangerous for users in the sense that they might turn out to be:
- Scam sites.
- Phishing sites.
- Virus sites that may infect your Mac with all sorts of malware.
- Fake shopping sites.
- Sites that may add more extensions of this type.
Remove My Login Helper from Your Mac
In order for you to remove My Login Helper completely from your Mac, we do recommend that you follow the removal steps that are underneath this article. They have been created with the primary idea to help you delete this virus effectively. If you want a much faster and automated removal, we strongly recommend that you skip right ahead to download and run a scan with a professional cleaner software. Such program can effectively get rid of the unwanted app from your Mac.
Before starting to follow the steps below, be advised that you should first do the following preparations:
- Backup your files in case the worst happens.
- Make sure to have a device with these instructions on standy.
- Arm yourself with patience.
Step 1: Uninstall My Login Helper 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 My Login Helper 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: Remove My Login Helper – related extensions from Safari / Chrome / Firefox
Step 3: Scan for and remove My Login Helper files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as My Login Helper, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.