Remove Uninstall Helper

Uninstall Helper is an adware bundler, a downloadable program that is typically "freeware" because it is bundled with advertising software. The adware installed by Uninstall Helper may function independently of the bundler program, but in some cases Uninstall Helper will not function if the adware is removed, or will not install unless the adware is installed. Most Adware Bundlers such as Uninstall Helper install several adware applications from multiple adware vendors, each of which is governed by a separate End User License Agreement (EULA) and Privacy Policy. Some Uninstall Helper may not fully and properly disclose the presence of bundled advertising software during installation.
Uninstall Helper uses what is called a Pay-Per-Install (PPI) for freeware or freemium software and is specifically designed to allow advertisers market, distribute, and earn revenue from software. The offers that are typically made through a “sponsored” listing include web browser toolbars, ad-injectors, PC optimizer utilities, registry cleaners as well as other PUPs and adware. You should always pay attention when installing freeware or freemium software because often a software installer includes optional installs, such as adware and PUPs and in many cases malware. Be very careful what you agree to install “sponsored” software through the Uninstall Helper bundler because it is opt-out. Always opt for the custom installation and deselect anything that is not familiar, especially optional software that you never wanted to download and install in the first place.

While ByteFence recognizes that Uninstall Helper may have legitimate uses in contexts where an authorized user has knowingly installed this application. If you agreed to a license agreement for this or another bundled application, you may have legal obligations with regard to removing this software, or to using the host application without this software. Uninstall Helper is not a virus, it is detected as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).

How to Remove Uninstall Helper

ByteFence Anti-Malware is a free removal program designed to remove Uninstall Helper as well as other malware and adware on your computer. ByteFence scan and removal is 100% free. Please follow the steps below to allow ByteFence to automatically find and remove any traces of malware.

Step 1. Download ByteFence Anti-Malware from the link below. Save the file named bytefence-installer.exe to your Desktop so that we can easily access the file.

Download ByteFence AntiMalware

Step 2. After downloading, navigate to the file bytefence-installer.exe and double-click it. This will start the installation procedure. User Account Control will prompt if you want to run the program, click Yes to continue.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware install icon

Step 3. On initial launch of the ByteFence program, it will display a welcome screen as shown in the image below. Click Next to start the installation procedure.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware installer setup welcome screen

Step 4. Next, you need to accept the license agreement before ByteFence Anti-Malware can be installed onto the computer. Choose ‘I accept the terms in the license agreement’. Then, click Next button.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware installer license screen

Step 5. On the next prompts, please click appropriate button to proceed. At the end of the installation process, it will display ByteFence Anti-Malware Setup Completed. Just leave the Launch ByteFence checked and, click Finish.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware install er setup complete

Step 6. Once launched, ByteFence will begin scanning your computer for Uninstall Helper along with other malware, worms, Trojans, spyware, adware and potentially unwanted software. The initial scan will take about 5 to 10 minutes depending on the size of your computer. During this scan process you can close or minimize the window. Once the scan has completed it will notify you.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware scanning for Uninstall Helper

Step 7. After the scan completes you will be presented with a a number of detected malware if your computer turns out to be infected with Uninstall Helper along with other risks. You can scroll through the list of all risks detected and check all risks that you would like ByteFence to automatically remove from your computer. (Please not the screen below will be dependent of what risks are found on your computer.)

ByteFence Anti-Malaware detection of Uninstall Helper

Step 8. In the bottom right hand corner of the window click the Removed Checked button to begin the removal process. This should take only a few moments.

ByteFence Anti-Malaware removing Uninstall Helper

Step 9. Once complete your computer will be risk free and Uninstall Helper should be completely removed. if you have run a quick scan you might want to run a full scan afterwards to make sure any left-over items are removed as well (although items are no longer active you might want to remove them too).

Step 10. Just keep ByteFence installed and its real-time protection and schedule scans will keep your computer safe from now on.

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