Helper_update Mac Adware Removal (Tech Support)

Helper_update Review

Helper_update is an ad-supported application presenting text ads, banner ads, pop-up ads, coupons and deals to increase visitors of its partners’ websites. Although it may seem legitimate and useful according to its self-description, it becomes a big headache to all its users due to the numerous types of ads it distributes.

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Helper_update is defined as Adware and PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program) that makes trouble to its users. From research, we find that most of users do not notice the infiltration of Helper_update until the occurrence of annoying ads by Helper_update on their web browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. The victims do not know when and how this adware get it their PCs, they obey all security tips and never do harmful things like visiting porn websites, but they still get infected by Helper_update. In fact, it can sneak into a Windows PC even if you just do regular operations just like software installation. Nowadays, lots of adware are actively spread online via free programs. If you do not cautious enough when installing 3rd party free software, various adware, hijacker and other bundled rogueware will be installed without your knowledge.

The annoying ads by Helper_update not only make your PC perform terrible, but also put you in actual danger. Clicking on Helper_update ads and popup could cause high-risk adware or malware infections. It is affiliated with third parties and get paid via helping its partners gain website traffic and sell products. You may see misleading warning generated by Helper_update attempting to install useless and even harmful programs; and you may be redirected to 3rd party websites that contains malicious links for malware infiltration. Furthermore, Helper_update is able to track your search queries, viewed websites, IP addresses, saved account details and some sensitive info like home address, phone number and credit card number. To avoid further problems and troubles, we recommend you to get rid of this adware program from your PC immediately with the help from the following tutorial.

 How to Manually Remove Helper_update From Mac OSX? (Steps)

Step 1 Uninstall Helper_update related apps or potentially unwanted apps from Mac OSX
  • In Finder window, clicking “Applications” in the sidebar
  • In the applications folder, right-click on Helper_update related apps or other suspicious apps and click Move to Trash. 

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PLEASE NOTE

Helper_update may reinstall itself multiple times if its core files and related malware are not removed completely.

Therefore we recommend, after uninstalling the potentially unwanted apps, you’d better downloading Combo Cleaner to scan your Mac for any remaining unwanted components.

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Step 2 – Remove malicious files generated by Helper_update or related malware from your Mac

1. Click the Finder icon from the menu bar  >>  choose “Go” then click on “Go to Folder“:

2. In the Go to Folder… bar, type the name of the following four folders to open them one by one:

~/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/LaunchAgents
/Library/Application Support
/Library/LaunchDaemons

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3. In each folder, search for any recently-added suspicious files and move them to the Trash. Here are some examples of files generated by malware:

“installmac.AppRemoval.plist”, Helper_update”,  “com.genieo.completer.download.plist” “com.genieoinnovation.macextension.plist” “com.genieo.engine.plist” “com.adobe.fpsaud.plist” , “myppes.download.plist”, “mykotlerino.ltvbit.plist”,

PLEASE NOTE

Manually check and remove malicious files may take hours and you may delete healthy files by mistake.

To do it safely and efficiently, we recommend downloading Combo Cleaner to scan your Mac for any malicious files generated by Helper_update or malware.

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Step 3 – Find and remove malicious extensions and browser hijacker from Safari and Chrome.

Safari

On Safari

1. Start Safari: Select Safari menu and click Preferences:

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2. Select Extensions tab>> Look for the unsafe or suspicious extensions and click Uninstall:

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3. Select Search tab >> click the Search Engine menu and make your choice. Safari lets you use Google, Yahoo, Bing, or DuckDuckGo.

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4. Select the General tab >> In the Homepage bar, type the URL you want to set as the Safari homepage.

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Google Chrome

On Google Chrome

1. Open Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon at the top right corner >> Select More Tools and click Extensions;

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2. Search for suspicious extensions and click trash icon to remove it:

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3. Reset default search engine on Chrome:

  • Open Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon >> Select Settings
  • Scroll down until you locate the Search engine section
  • Click the drop-down menu accompanying the option labeled Search engine used in the address bar
  • Select Google, Bing or Yahoo! as your default search engine.

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4. Reset homepage on Chrome:

  • Open Google Chrome and click the “Customize and control Google Chrome” icon >> Select Settings;
  • In the “On Startup” section, click the “Set pages” link near to the “Open a specific page or set of pages” option.
  • Remove the URL of the browser hijacker (for example SearchMine.net) and enter your preferred URL (for example, google.com).

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PLEASE NOTE

If an unwanted extension or search engine can’t be removed manually from web browsers, it may be caused by malware.

We recommend downloading Combo Cleaner to scan your Mac and see if it will detect malware.

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Step 4Re-check your Mac with Combo Clean Antivirus.

To be sure that your Mac is not infected at all, it’s recommended to run a full scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus.

Combo Cleaner Antivirus is a professional Mac Antivirus and Mac OSX Optimization Tool for users. It is equipped with powerful detection engine against virus, malware, and adware. Thus it is able to protect your machine from the latest out-breaking threats and infections. Moreover, its Disk Cleaner can detect and clean up all junks and always keep your Mac’s performance at the peak. 

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More information about Combo Cleaner, steps to uninstall, EULA, and Privacy Policy.

Once Combo Cleaner is installed, run a scan to diagnose your Mac and solve all problems: