I wrote this article to help you remove Myhelpfuldownloads.com. This Myhelpfuldownloads.com removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
The Myhelpfuldownloads.com site is bad news. If you see it all the time, prepare for troubles. You have an adware infection on your machine and the page is its way of announcing itself. Heed that warning! Adware pieces may not be the most dangerous type of parasites out there, but they can still cause you trouble. And they will. The pest you are stuck with is no different. It is the perfect combination of useless, annoying and hazardous. Remove it as soon as possible. If you let it stay on board, your predicament will worsen.
The issues you face will grow in both numbers and severity as time passes. Eventually, the pest will cause you some irrevocable damage. If you let it, though. Do not grant this plague enough time to get out of control. As soon as you realize it is in your system, find its exact hiding spot and delete it. The sooner, the better. Don’t forget that there is no such thing as an innocuous threat. They all hide risks. Don’t wait around to face those risks. It is all in your hands. Take action!
The adware turns your online experience into a nightmare. Once it enters, it appends a nasty extension to all of your browsers, thus injecting them with ads. Countless commercials cover your entire screen on daily basis and no matter what you do, they don’t go away. This is what the adware does. It bombards you with pop-ups, thus boosting web traffic to particular pages and helping hackers gain pay-per-click revenue. What is worse, though, is that you are a part of the scheme too. You become crooks` sponsor. It is called pay-per-click mechanism. Your clicks fill hackers` pockets. Not only you are sponging them but you are also exposing yourself to risk.
None of the adverts you see are verified. Most of them are even compromised to deliver malware and if you click, you get this malware. Is that what you want? To infect your machine even more? We doubt it. And when you add to this the part where the adware completely demolishes your browsing activates, the decision gets made for you. The pest needs to go. Now! It was never meant to be beneficial for you. It was only created to serve cybercriminals` malicious purposes. Do not be a part of this and do not risk worsening your already bad situation. Take the appearance of the Myhelpfuldownloads.com site as a sign and delete the infection ASAP. To do so manually, use our detailed removal guide at the end of this article. If you prefer automatic solutions, download a good anti-malware program to do the job for you.
How did the adware manage to enter your system? The short answer is that it tricked you. As a program, the pest needs your approval on its installation, hence, it asks for it. Yet, it doesn’t ask openly because you would definitely say no. That’s why it turns to deceptive tactics. Like bundled software, for instance. Be on the alert when installing programs. Especially if they are free. You never know what else may be attached to these programs and if you are not paying attention, it will enter your PC undisturbed.
Read what you agree to beforehand. Don’t skip the fine print. Hackers hope that you will want to finish the installation faster that won`t take the time to go through the Terms and Conditions/EULA. Prove them wrong. Do not rush. Your carelessness and distractions are the two things infections cannot succeed without. Do not grant them and keep your machine safe.
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Here are the steps you must perform to remove the hijacker from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Myhelpfuldownloads.com from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.