Internet Helper Toolbar captures you? Your homepage and default search engine are change to another one? What is Internet Helper Toolbar? Is it safe? If not, how can you remove it completely? All of the questions can be solved in the following article, read more.
About Internet Helper Toolbar
According to its official site, Internet helper toolbar is a browser tool for searching the web and many other applications no matter where you are on the web. It seems like a powerful and helpful search engine.
As a matter of fact, Internet Helper Toolbar is classified as potentially unwanted program, which is developed by Conduit Ltd. Once in, Internet Helper Toolbar will change the internet browser settings including the homepage and default search engine. As a result, your homepage is redirected to search.conduit.com and the default search engine is replaced with Internet helper Customized web Search whenever you launch the browser installed on the computer.
Threat of Internet Helper Toolbar
Browser hijacker: As mentioned above, with this toolbar infection, the default search engine is replaced with Internet helper Customized web Search which may hijack you to some malicious websites or commercial domains. Consequently, users can get nothing but useless advertisements in the result list. The Internet helper Customized web Search is just a platform for promoting advertisements so as to make money. But users may be bombarded with advertisements and experience slow computer for the annoyed advertisements eat system resources.
Rootkits and Trojans: Internet Helper Toolbar not only brings lots of advertisements but also may redirect your searching to some malicious websites which may contain rootkits or Trojans. Once the rootkits or Trojans download and install automatically, there is a great danger of being infected with other horrible computer viruses. In such case, the whole system may be crashed.
Add-ons and extensions: once installed, some experienced users may try to remove it through control panel, but find that the Internet Helper Toolbar is still on the computer even it is removed from the program list of the control panel. The reason why Internet Helper Toolbar can’t be removed completely through computer panel is that there are add-ons and extensions created in the computer.
1>Modification of browser settings
2>Generation of annoying pop-up ads and malicious links
3>Installation of useless add-ons, extensions and toolbar application
4>Slow computer operation speed and personal information leakage
All in all, Internet Helper Toolbar does more harm than good. Cyber criminals can take advantage of it to access to your computer, monitor your online activities or even steal your sensitive information such as credit card number, bank account and password. So, it is highly recommended you get rid of it as soon as possible.
How to Remove Internet Helper Toolbar and Search.conduit.com?
Step 1 Remove Internet Helper Toolbar from control panel
Step 2 Remove Internet Helper Toolbar related add-ons and repair browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar
Step 3 Clean invalid registry entries and leftovers using Cloud System Booster
Move mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen, select Search and search for Control Panel. Select Uninstall a program and remove Internet Helper Toolbar related programs and any other unwanted or unknown programs.
Go to Start, navigate to Settings and click on Control Panel, navigate to Add or Remove Programs, choose Programs and Features, find Internet Helper Toolbar related programs and any other unwanted or unknown programs, and hit Remove.
Go to Start, navigate to Control Panel, select Uninstall a program/Programs and Features, find Internet Helper Toolbar related programs and any other unwanted or unknown programs, and click on Uninstall.
Anvi Slim Toolbar is designed to protect and repair browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome from malicious toolbars. Users are easily captured by useless or even malicious toolbars and add-ons while installing freeware or shareware. This nice program can keep your internet browsers safe and healthy and help you conveniently and quickly remove unwanted add-on/toolbar/extension/plugin installed on. In addition, it also can repair the changed homepages and search engines of browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome back to their default homepages and search engines. Anvi Slim Toolbar deserves your own.
1 Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar.
2 Launch the Anvi Slim Toolbar and click on the second Manage tab to scan the extensions and toolbars on the browsers.
3 Select Internet Helper Toolbar related extensions on the browsers including IE, Firefox and Chrome and hit Remove.
4 Repair browser using Anvi Slim Toolbar
4.1 After removing the Sammsoft related extensions, click on Back, and go to Browser Repair.
4.2 Choose the browser which you want to repair. Under Homepage Settings, check Customize Homage, type the URL you want such as http://www.google.com into the box, under the Search Engine Settings, choose one search engine listed in pull-down menu, and finally click Repair.
Alternative browser repair method: if you want to repair your browser manually, please read the following manual browser repair steps one by one:
First of all, choose the browser you want to repair.
1. Open Google Chrome and click Chrome menu, and go to Tools> Extensions. Disable any file associate with malware.
2 Remove search.tb.ask.com from the Startup pages of Chrome.
Click on the Chrome menu > tools>Settings> In On startup section click Set pages> mouse-over to the search.tb.ask.com and click the X symbol to remove it> Add your preferred domain and set it as your homepage.
3 Remove search.tb.ask.com from the homepage.
Click on Settings> In Appearance section click Change
Remove search.tb.ask.com from Startup pages by clicking the X symbol, you can also choose to add a new page by entering its URL and hit OK to complete the modification.
4 Change default search provider and remove search.tb.ask.com from the search engines list.
Click on the Chrome menu> Settings> In Search section click Manage search engines…> Choose to set another preferred one as the default search engine by clicking Make default> Remove search.tb.ask.com from the list.
Note: Many caches and invalid registry entries are left in the computer. If you ignore these caches left by the Internet Helper Toolbar, it is possible to revive. So, it is necessary for you to clean these rubbishes created by the Internet Helper Toolbar.
After removing Internet Helper Toolbar extensions, there are invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers left in the computer. These junks files will slow down the computer or leave hide danger in your computer. It is highly recommended that you get rid of the junks files using Cloud System Booster—a computer cleaner initially designed to clean and optimize your computer by throwing out junk data on disk, registry, and more unneeded Windows files. If you have any question, please feel free to get in touch for help.
1. Download and install Cloud System Booster.
2. Run the Cloud System Booster.
Click on the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan, and hit clean button to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc.