Feed.helpbar.com is a potentially unwanted application which hijacks browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Chrome and Internet explorer. Once helpbar has been installed, it will register itself as a toolbar application and then corrupts default browser settings. In the main objectives of Feed.helpbar.com virus, it comes to steal your personal information, it redirects web links and Google search results to http://Feed.helpbar.com to promote this site. The purpose of such malicious tactics is to help hackers make money. They earn a commission through the paid third-party advertisements displays to users on infected PC. These ads may appear as pop-ups on your screen or you will be seeing Feed.helpbar.com ads inside this search page or even on Facebook, youtube etc. The virus also makes browser and system run slow. Anyhow, we recommend you ti uninstall Feed.helpbar.com malware immediately to keep your system safe.
Disadvantages and risks of having Feed.helpbar.com virus:
- It may change & corrupt default settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer
- Changes home page and displays unwanted pop-ups advertisements
- Causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites, hijacks search engine settings and leads to unexpected webpages
- Keeps record of browsing activities and interests
- Collects Personal user information which may include sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts
- It may bring further infections are direct the user to infectious sites
- Makes the browser run slow, uses a big part of system resources
Want to get rid of Browser Hijack Feed.helpbar.com virus?:
To remove Feed.helpbar.com virus manually, follow the instructions.
First of all, Uninstall the program. (Skip to the next step if the application is not listed in Control Panel).
“Start > Settings > Control Panel. Now Locate and open “Add or Remove Programs” or “PROGRAMS AND FEATURES”. Find “Feed.helpbar.com virus”. Now click Uninstall/Remove.
Now remove the program from Browser.
Internet Explorer users:
Click “Tools” (if on Internet Explorer 9, click gear icon), Then “Manage Add-ons”. Look for Feed.helpbar.com virus. Disable if found any.
Block pop-ups of Feed.helpbar.com virus
To stop pop-ups from malware,
Click on TOOLS > POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. (Type any website you wish to block popups from)
Go to “Tools” (at the top), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable “Feed.helpbar.com virus”
Click “Tools/Settings” (Wrench incon), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable any file associate with malware.
Still Spyware Feed.helpbar.com virus lurking in the system? Remove manually
Stop processes of this malware:
Open Task Manager to stop processes.
Remove associated registry settings:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0
Delete Feed.helpbar.com virus infected files:
Feed.helpbar.com search redirect virus removal tool
Alternatively, you are advised to use the removal tool below to get rid of this malware infection.
Malware Bytes antimalware