How to remove (uninstall) TaxInfoHelp

Have you noticed annoying advertising links on your favorite websites, tagged as “pop-ups by TaxInfoHelp”? Have you seen the presence of TaxInfoHelp anywhere else in the system? If anything like that happened lately – your device is penetrated with adware, and this guide will help you in removing it.


What is TaxInfoHelp

TaxInfoHelp, as you could guess by now, is adware. It belongs to a specific sort of programs that cannot do anything useful, as it was developed to achieve only one goal: to drive you crazy. Well, the mad-driving stuff isn’t its direct goal, but it’s freely delivered when the virus does what it does – shows the advertising content. It gets into the machine, it modifies the controls of your browser and delivers you as many ads as it can and even more, making sure that they've drawn your attention. Scammers earn a little money for every click you’ve made, and now you see why the banners appear again and again: it’s pure money. In the coming paragraphs, we will explain how adware got onto the computer and how you might defend it against such threats. In case you are not interested and simply want to get rid of adware as soon as possible – don't mind the other parts and proceed to the removal tips.

As soon as the infection takes place, TaxInfoHelp modifies the settings of the browsers. That's its most important aim, as the substantial part of this adware is the “innovative search” which takes over your browser as soon as you install TaxInfoHelp. So, adware clears the default homepage and your favorite search engine and places the scammer’s search in their place. Now, instead of using the reliable Google, Bing, Yahoo or whatever search you like – you’ll surf the Web through the crippled fake website, showing fake links pop-ups ads of all forms and sizes. Adware also changes the settings of browser shortcuts in a way that in case you return the default settings, you'll see the untrusted search system as the starting tab.

TaxInfoHelp can't be uninstalled as a regular utility, and if you try it - the virus will come back. It happens because of the adware’s defensive systems, and we will explain to you how they function:

  • The easiest way of protection is to make a system task on the recovery of the virus after its removal. System tasks are not typically utilized by common PC users, so TaxInfoHelp simply develops a task to inspect if it is installed, and if it isn't – to get and set it one more time. That task checks the virus' presence after each restart, and that’s why TaxInfoHelp is so difficult to remove.
  • Another manner is similar to the previous one, but it uses the system registry and not the Scheduled Tasks service. You need to clear the registry to beat this method, but it’s a rather difficult task for a newbie. The other registry items are very important, and by deleting one of them, you might cause serious injury to the system.


How TaxInfoHelp was installed in the system

To simplify the things a bit, we’ll depict the process in total. Most of the advertisement-oriented viruses are copies of each other, replicated millions of times and passed to different fraudsters with easy changes made. Some bad dudes bought this particular copy from the Dark Web, set it up and published it on file-sharing sites all over the Web. That’s where you picked it up, huh? Okay, are you sure that you haven't looked for adware that will drive you mad? Maybe, you needed the best way to spoil your PC, and someone gave you a link to TaxInfoHelp installer? Still no? Okay, then, it could be some program that is actually good. Sort of a toll-free program from a not-so-famous developer, or a cracked version of a well-known program you're not going to purchase.

The technique is called “sponsored installation”, and its essence is that scammers merge the installation files of 2-3 viruses and one helpful utility to create one file. The main feature of the package is that its structure interferes you from inspecting its content inside of it. On one of the last stages, you see a suggestion to download additional tools, with all checkmarks filled and the natural desire is to download them and move on. And you pressed that button. Don't forget about another manner, with the “methods of installation”. In most cases, the veteran installation way is just a pick of a folder for this software to be established, which additional modules do you need, and which ones are pointless. In case of TaxInfoHelp, if you clicked the recommended installation, you allow all the trash from the package into your machine.

Methods to remove TaxInfoHelp

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove TaxInfoHelp manually

Step 1. Uninstall TaxInfoHelp from the operation system

Step 2. Remove TaxInfoHelp from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)


If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC

Now you understand how TaxInfoHelp works, and you see how it penetrated your computer. We’ve defined nearly everything, besides the most significant thing: the ways to uninstall this adware. Let’s fix that. You can eliminate TaxInfoHelp with the help of two simple methods. One of them is what you have just tried to perform – removal in manual mode. We know the best technique to do that, and under this part, you’ll find the advice on manual removal. The significant drawback is the impossibility to remove several viruses with its help since it will require many hours to do. It's better to try another technique: you might fully delete TaxInfoHelp in 5 minutes through Spyhunter anti-viral program. This utility has multiple pros, including low price, increased operation speed, round-the-clock support service and the ability to work along with many antiviral tools. It's time to stop attempting to guard the system with free tools – try the proper anti-viral tool. Click the link under this paragraph to check the hard drive with the toll-free version with limited capabilities.

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall TaxInfoHelp from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select TaxInfoHelp and press Uninstall

2. Delete elements that stayed after uninstalling from Control Panel

  • C:\Program Files\TaxInfoHelp
  • C:\ProgramData\TaxInfoHelp
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\TaxInfoHelp

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "TaxInfoHelp" and delete these elements


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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select TaxInfoHelp and press Uninstall


Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete TaxInfoHelp from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select TaxInfoHelp and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


Step 2. Remove TaxInfoHelp from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove TaxInfoHelp

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove TaxInfoHelp

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages


Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete add-on:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove TaxInfoHelp

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • General
  • Put “about:blank” into Home page field


Opera browser

Step 1. Disable add-on:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose TaxInfoHelp and press button "Remove from Opera"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Set pages" and change Homepage to your favorite one.



Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


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