Some of the most irritating unwanted software components you could get on your PC are the so-called browser hijackers – they are similar to extensions for different browsers like Chrome and Firefox but instead of doing something helpful, they mostly annoy you with endless ads and page-redirects. Oftentimes, a hijacker would also try to make some changes to your browser – for instance, it might replace your preferred search engine without asking you for a permission or change the address of your starting page or new-tab page. Of course, most users would not appreciate such uncalled for changes to their browsers. It should also be noted that the new components imposed by the hijacker are likely going to make the browser less effective and more difficult to use. Besides, let’s not forget about the constant barrage of adverts, banners, redirects to advertising-oriented pages and all other sorts of irritating and obstructive activities you are likely to be force to experience if a hijacker has gotten installed on your PC.
Now, though incredibly annoying at times, the good thing about hijackers is that they are not as harmful as some users might think they are. For the most part, a hijacker’s purpose would be limited to spamming you with ads and redirecting you to sites and pages that it is supposed to promote. Through those activities, the nagging app earns advertising revenue for its developers. As annoying as all of this may be, there is a silver lining to it because at least you aren’t dealing with some highly-harmful threat like a Trojan, a Ransomware or a Spyware infection. Still, we understand if you can’t tolerate such an app on your PC and that’s why, in the next guide, we will show you the steps you’d need to follow in order to remove one of the most recent and currently most widespread hijackers – the so-called Helpermcp.
Some things you should know about hijacker apps like Helpermcp
Even if it is nowhere near as dangerous and as problematic as an actual form of malware like the insidious Ransomware cryptoviruses or the sneaky Trojan Horse malware programs, Helpermcp is not a software piece that we’d advise you to keep on your personal computer. Obviously, one of the reasons you should remove it is that it’s likely not going to allow you to normally surf the Internet without constantly obstructing you. However, aside from that, one other thing to be noted about hijackers like Helpermcp is that their ads and random redirects could sometimes expose your system to different kinds of danger. Though this doesn’t happen too often, it’s still a real possibility and this is why you need to ensure that your PC is clean and that it doesn’t have any potentially unwanted ad-generating components on it. For the same reason, we also advise you to get a reliable antivirus or anti-malware tool (like the one from the guide above) to keep your system protected and to stay away from anything suspicious and potentially hazardous that you might find on the Internet.
Source: Howtoremove.guide’s Helpermcp Mac Pop up
How to remove Helpermcp:
To make sure that Helpermcp is removed from all locations, we will taking the following steps.
|Step 1: Uninstall Programs Related to Helpermcp from Mac or Windows|
|Step 2: Remove any rogue browser extensions related to Helpermcp|
|Step 3: Reset Search Engine settings for all Browsers|
|step 4: Remove Browser Homepage Redirect settings|
Uninstall Programs related to Helpermcp
Enter the Start Menu by clicking on the Windows logo (bottom left corner of your screen) and select “Control Panel.” In the window that appears, find “Programs” and choose “Uninstall.” Do this for anything you think might be related to Helpermcp.
Right-click the Windows logo at the bottom left of your desktop and choose “App and Features.”
Once you’ve opened the Uninstall Programs window, look through the list of programs for recently installed or suspicious ones. Use a more conservative approach as Helpermcp could be active from more than one program. After you have located these, select them and click on Remove or Uninstall. (Optional) use our recommended malware removal program to scan your computer for any remaining components or other potential infections.
Remove Helpermcp from all Internet Explorer locations
We will first remove all notifications that Helpermcp is causing. Once we have opened Internet Explorer click on the “Gear Icon” on the top right, go to : Internet Options >> Privacy >> Sites. In the Per Site Privacy Window remove all unwanted websites, which are notifying you.
Next we will remove all unwanted extensions. Click on the Settings Gear >> Manage add-ons
Look for any suspicious extensions related to Helpermcp. Once you select them ,click disable
Your default search engine has most likely changed to an unfamiliar one. Check through the whole list and remove all the ones you don’t use.
If the problem with Helpermcp persists, try resetting the Internet Explorer browser settings to default. Settings Gear >> Internet Options >> Advanced >> Reset
Remove Helpermcp from all Chrome locations
We will start off by removing all notifications caused by Helpermcp. Click on the three dots icon on the top right corner of your chrome browser, click Settings, then scroll down to Content Settings.
Identify all suspicious websites that have access to your notification system. Click on the icon on the right and choose Remove.
To remove unwanted extensions click at the top right corner, select the Menu icon (the three vertical dots), then choose More tools. Next, click on Extensions and remove all the most recent/suspicious browser add-ons.
To return the homepage to its original settings go to the menu icon (three dots) >> Settings – On Startup section. Click on the Open the New Tab page or you can specify a page if you have one in mind.
From the settings menu find the Default Search Engines. Make sure you remove all search engines that you don’t use.
If you still have problems with Helpermcp, you will have to reset your browser settings. Do this by again accessing the Menu icon and choosing Settings. At the very bottom of the screen click on Advanced
Scroll further down until you reach the Reset option. Select it and then click Reset in the resulting window.
Remove Helpermcp from all Firefox locations
To remove notification on Firefox click on the menu icon (3 vertical lines) >> Options >> Privacy and Security >> Notifications – Settings…
Locate Helpermcp and all undesired websites and click Block.
Click the Menu button at the top right corner of the browser and choose Add-ons.
Next, go to Extensions in the side menu and remove all shady recent add-ons.
To Reset you Homepage, Click again on the Menu icon (3 vertical lines) >> Options. Make sure you don’t have any extensions controlling your New Tab Page. Either disable extension or use a custom url (name address) you would like your homepage to redirect to.
To uninstall search engines created by Helpermcp, click on the Search section on the left side. (option 1) Choose which search engine you would like firefox to use or (option 2) Restore Default Search Engines.
If the Helpermcp problem persists, reset the Mozilla Firefox settings. To do this, go to the Menu, then Help and choose Troubleshooting Information. A new window will appear, in which click on Refresh Firefox. In the resulting box, click Refresh Firefox again.
Go to Safari Menu and click on Preferences. Go to Extensions and click the Uninstall button under the latest installed or suspicious plugins.
If the issue persists, select the Safari Menu and choose Clear History and Website Data.
Remove Helpermcp from all Edge locations
To remove notifications from Edge click on the menu icon (three dots) >> Settings >> click on the fourth icon that looks like three sliders >> Manage Permissions. Remove all websites from the list that you would like to delete.
At the top right corner of Edge, click on the three horizontal dots and choose Extensions.
Once you have selected the extension click on the gear icon.
Scroll down where you will see the Uninstall button.
To reset the default Search Engine from the Menu icon go to Settings >> Advanced Settings and restore your search Engine of preference.
In case of further issues with Helpermcp, select the three horizontal dots at the top of the page and click Settings >> Pricacy and Security. Next, go to Choose what to clear, then select Show more and mark everything. After this, press the Clear button.