Internet Helper Toolbar - How to remove?
Internet Helper Toolbar also referred to as InternetHelper is a Conduit powered OurToolbar that can be installed to Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. After it is installed, the toolbar has a full access to the loaded web page’s HTML content and knowledge of the URL the user is currently viewing. Internet Helper Toolbar collects and stores information about your web browsing habits and translates it to OurToolbar in order to suggest services or provide ads via the application. Your home page, default search engine and new tab page can also be changed due to the toolbar.
Although Internet Helper Toolbar is not malicious itself and does not cause any direct harm to your computer besides displaying advertisements and causing redirections to the websites it promotes, it is recommended to get rid of this unwanted application. You may try removing it from Control Panel Add and Remove programs list:
- Go to Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen’s bottom-left corner), choose Control Panel -> Programs:
- • For Windows Vista/7/8: click Uninstall a Program.
- • For Windows XP: click Add or Remove Programs.
- • Locate the program Internet Helper Toolbar in the list, click on it once and:
- • For Windows Vista/7/8: click Uninstall.
- • For Windows XP: click the Remove or Change/Remove tab that is placed on the right of the program.
- • Follow the uninstall wizard. If it fails use Spyhunter for an automatic removal of Internet Helper Toolbar.
You should also disable Internet Helper Toolbar from browser extensions:
- For Internet Explorer: Go to “Tools” (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), -> “Manage Add-ons”. Look for Internet Helper Toolbar and disable it.
- For Google Chrome: Click on the wrench or bars icon on the top right of the screen; go to “Tools”-> “Extensions”. If you see any extensions related to Internet Helper Toolbar, click on a trash can icon next to them.
- For Mozilla Firefox: Go to “Tools” -> “Add-ons” -> “Extensions”. If you see any extensions related to Internet Helper Toolbar, disable them.
If your home page was replaced with anything else, follow these instructions:
On Internet explorer:
- Click arrow on the right of search box.
- Do the following: on IE8-9 choose Manage Search Providers, on IE7 click Change Search Defaults.
- Remove Internet Helper Toolbar from the list.
On Firefox :
- Enter “about:config” in url bar. This will open settings page.
- Type “Keyword.url” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
- Type “browser.search.defaultengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
- Type “browser.search.selectedengine” in the search box. Right click it & reset it.
- Search for “browser.newtab.url”. Right-click and reset. This will make sure that the search page won’t launch on each new tab.
On Google Chrome:
- Click 3 horizontal lines icon on browser toolbar.
- Select Settings.
- Select Basics ->Manage Search engines.
- Remove unnecessary search engines from list.
- Go back to Settings. On Startup choose Open blank page ( you can remove undesired pages from the set pages link too).
If you have not scanned your computer using antimalware program, perform a full system scan after a manual removal is completed. Use Spyhunter. It will ensure that remaining entries of Internet Helper Toolbar are deleted. If any other adware or browser hijackers were installed, the program will detect and remove them too.