Webhelper.exe is a malicious process. Webhelper is related to multiple adware applications. When you see a few webhelper.exe processes in the Windows Task Manager, you also have adware installed on your computer.
Webhelper.exe, as the name suggests, redirects all internet web-traffic through a local proxy which is set-up by the adware. Webhelper.exe allows the cybercriminals to analyze data and manipulate data, for example, to show intrusive advertisement in the web browser.
Remove Webhelper.exe only with malware detection tools. Manual removal of proxycheck.exe leaves traces on your computer.
Stay away from malicious web pages. These web pages include adult web pages, web pages that provide free downloads, and gambling web pages. Many of these web pages try to infect PC with the webhelper.exe virus.
It is their way of monetizing the free web page features. Especially torrent and peer to peer (p2p) software is known to distribute the Webhelper.exe virus.
Keep your operating system up to date. Check your system for regular updates, download and install updates for your system as soon as possible.
If a web page is compromised, hackers try to infect an outdated web browser with malicious scripts, known as malvertising. Protect yourself from malvertising and update your web browser to the latest version.
Stay away from piracy software. We all know it is illegal to download piracy software, cybercriminals know this too and distribute the Webhelper.exe virus concealed as a legit software installer.
Do not click on suspicious – phishing e-mails. Phishing mail may contain a hyperlink to a compromised web page trying to infect the web browser or an attachment with malware.
Always perform an antivirus scan with antivirus software before opening a mail or attachment.
Read (or quickly overview) the entire end-user license agreement and privacy statement before installing software on the PC.
Doing so reveals changes in your web browser, information the third party gathers from your web browser and additional software ready for installation.
How to Remove Webhelper.exe?
Remove Webhelper.exe with Malwarebytes
No worries, Malwarebytes is free to detect and remove adware for 14 days.
Run the Malwarebytes installation and proceed as described in the installation process. Click here for Malwarebytes installation instructions.
Click Get started to start your 14-days of free premium features.
After 14 days of your free Malwarebytes Premium trial, Malwarebytes reverts to the Malwarebytes Free version. Malwarebytes free is still able to scan, detect, and remove any malware from your device. In the free version, you need to start a scan manually. Real-Time protection against online threats is not available in the free version of Malwarebytes.
Click Scan Now to start scanning your PC for webhelper.exe and related adware.
Malwarebytes will now start scanning your PC for malware, hang on, the malware scan usually takes about 2 to 5 minutes to complete.
When the scan is finished you’ll be presented with the malware scan results. Review the malware scan results and click the Quarantine Selected button to continue.
Hang on. Malwarebytes is moving the detected malware to quarantine.
In order to complete the Malwarebytes removal scan, you should reboot your computer.
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