How to remove Helper King (Virus Removal Guide)

Helper King (HelperKing) is the title of an unwanted program and adware or an advertising platform. Helper King adware is generally used to access a computer system, gather personal browsing data, and generate pop-up advertisements without consent from the user.

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Ads by Helper King appear across multiple internet browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Ads by Helper King can be caused by a standalone program under the same title or a third-party item that uses the adware as an advertising platform.

Helper King adware is not technically defined as a computer virus but the unwanted program is still a threat or the sign of a serious computer infection. Since Helper King is known to download and install alongside third-party malware, malicious files, and additional potentially unwanted programs (PUPs), including adware like UniDeals, it will be necessary to uninstall multiple programs and remove multiple browser add-ons and extensions to remove Helper King ads. Apart from manually eradicating the program and others that it bundles with, files may remain undetected to the average computer user. That is why the internet security community recommends to use a reputable anti-malware product to remove Helper King and malicious files that it may bundle with.

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  • Helper King can read and change all your data on the websites you visit.
  • Helper King can read and change your browsing history.
  • Helper King can manage your apps, extensions, and themes.
  • Helper King can manage your downloads.

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Helper King is commonly contracted without user consent or knowledge. It is used to promote free downloadable content from a variety of locations on the web, therefor it bundles with multiple objects. Free downloadable content includes freeware, shareware, torrents, and more.

Users who wish to consciously install freeware may be given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install Helper King adware and other objects during the installation process; However, the user request to decline the adware from installing is often ignored by the program or presented in a confusing manner and the adware will install anyways.

This program and objects that it bundles with can also be promoted through questionable advertisements. These advertisements are usually dishonest, misleading, and cause the program to automatically download and install once clicked on.

How to remove Helper King (Removal Guide)

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Step 1: Remove Helper King add-ons and extensions

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Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon on the top menu and navigate to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for suspicious extensions in the list. Remove unwanted browser extensions individually by clicking the trashcan icon next to each one.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. Search for suspicious add-ons on the Extensions and Plugin tab. Highlight each one individually and click remove.

Step 2: Uninstall Helper King

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. On Windows Control Panel, click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program in the Programs section.

3. Search for Helper King and other unwanted programs in the list of installed programs. Once an unwanted program is located, double click the item or select it with your mouse and click the Uninstall button.

Step 3: Remove Helper King malware with Malwarebytes

1. Download and install the free or full version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. The full version enables real-time protection to block malware and unwanted programs from infecting your computer, while the free version is just a free scan and removal tool.

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2. Open the Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program.

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3. Click the large Scan Now button or visit the “Scan” tab to manually run a scan.

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4. Once the malware scan is complete, click the Remove Selected button and reboot your computer.

If you are still having issues with malware it is recommended to download and install a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro by Surfright to eradicate existing malicious files and automatically repair corrupted settings.

Step 4: Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

1. Download and install the free or full version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

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3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.

If you are still experiencing issues removing potential Helper King malware after using this removal guide we recommend to perform a system restore/recovery or a reset/refresh for Windows 8.