How to Remove Helper King Ads

 

Helper King Ads Overview

  1. This is a virus of the adware type – hardly dangerous, but still annoying enough that you should remove them immediately, because the longer they stay, the bigger the troubles they cause.
  2. Said troubles are related to the fake messages about missing plugins and updates that will start to appear. WARNING! DO NOT, I repeat, NOT install any updates your PC proposes until you’ve dealt with Helper King Ads. They are all part of the virus and will download more malware instead of updates.
  3. The advertisements appear to be genuine, however when you click on the underlined words, the links do not always lead you to the advertised products. Instead there’s a pretty good chance you end up on a promoted website, which, on top of all, may be corrupted with more viruses. Avoid visiting anything adware offers you.
  4. Threats of this type are closely associated with several effects on the system, like a general lagginess,because the CPU can’t keep up with the constantly shifting advertisements on each and every one page. The browsers themselves may start crashing as well, and startup errors  may start appearing. These are all reversible effects that will be gone as soon as you remove the virus.

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How To Avoid Helper King Ads

The first thing you should learn on this track, is what the viruses want. They are basically created as blackhat (dirty) promotional tools some people have become tempted to use over the years. The idea here is not to lure you into visiting websites, but rather – force you to do it. And the ads’ intrusiveness (appearing on every single page) and forcefulness makes regular users want to delete them as soon as possible. So if you are one of the people who created this thing, what do you do? Ensure that there are more viruses of this type. So whenever and adware like Helper King Ads infects a PC, it begins attempting to trick you into downloading more of its kind, until it becomes more an infestation than infection.

There are ways to shield yourself though. The easiest is to know the usual tricks Helper King Ads and co. employ.  By far the most common path they take to infiltrate PCs is through another program. Spam E-mail and corrupted advertisements also play this role, but as I said, by far the most prominent path is the process of bundling. Or in other words, whenever you install a free program – they are well known for harboring malware – it’s a pretty good bet a virus may be involved. Freeware providers are typically paid to include adware in their bundles. That’s just one of the ways they make money.

So how do you spot it? Monitor the setup. Always choose Custom Install, because the Express option will include everything. At some point during the last steps, the installation process will ask you if you want to include the “bonus.” That’s where you need to uncheck it.

How to Remove Helper King Ads

STEP 1:

(Works for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1)

Hold windows-buttonand R together. Write appwiz.cpl  in the new field, then click OK.

appwiz 

This, right here, is the Control Panel.

Search around for Helper King Ads and anything else suspicious-looking. Be careful, but not too much – malware sometimes choose different names to confuse you, so take note of anything recently added that seems like a virus to you.  Highlight  and  Uninstall these.

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   STEP 2:

 Helper King Ads has infected ALL of your browsers. Apply the steps separately for each of them.

ie9-10_512x512For Internet Explorer Users:

Open IE, then click  IE GEAR —–> Manage Add-ons.

internet explorer manage add-ons

Find Helper King Ads . Disable it.

If your Home Page is different from the usual, click IE GEAR —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box, type whatever you want, then click Apply.

firefox-512For Mozilla Firefox Users:

Open Firefoxclick on mozilla menu (top right) ——-> Add-ons.

.mozilla firefox add-ons

Hit Extensions next.

mozilla firefox extensions

The virus should be somewhere around here –  Remove it.

chrome-logo-transparent-backgroundFor Google Chrome Users:

 Start Chrome, click chrome menu icon —–>More Tools —–> Extensions.

 

google chrome extensions

In  Extensions,  click Helper King Ads and  select  .chrome-trash-icon

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The  click chrome menu icon   for the second time, and proceed to Settings —> Search (the fourth tab), select Manage Search Engines. In there, you should remove anything but the search engines you normally use(probably Google).

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safariFor Safari Users:

Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions

Find Helper King Ads  then Uninstall.

STEP 3 (Optional)

This step to remove the virus is completely optional. You need to do this only in the case when the steps up until now were not enough to make your troubles go away. If they WERE enough:

  • You are now clear of the virus. Please consider following us on our channels on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. It will be immensely appreciated, because it will help us grow and in turn – that way we will help more people.

  • You may also want to check out Step 4 – we’ve prepared a short guide for optimizing PCs after a malware has been removed

  • If you were not successful, then continue reading.

Step 3 optional guide

STEP 4 (Optional)

If you’ve reached this step, then well done for removing Helper King Ads. We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested you can check it out here.

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