How to remove Mshelper "virus"

Mshelper is a tool that helps you to get numerous ads, pop-up windows and dangerous links, or litters the computer by useless programs. It penetrates your device and changes the settings of your browser so that you simply can't browse the Internet freely. Here, you will see the detailed briefing on Mshelper removal from your workstation and the well-known browsers.


Mshelper advertising utility is a piece of software that you completely don’t want to have in the system. You could agree with us on this, but here is something we have to tell you. Did somebody tell you that except spamming ads, Mshelper possesses more dangerous functions, which might be activated instantly? Mshelper is able to spy on a user, appropriate logins and passwords, fulfill all sorts of illegal activity from the operator’s laptop, etc. We don’t say that it does now, but it easily can. It's just an undesired tool within the workstation, capable of setting and executing commands. The best choice is to get rid of Mshelper instantly since each hour that it functions on your machine could be the one when the device doesn't launch at all. On our page, we'll explain to you how Mshelper functions, which purposes it chases, and how to remove it.

Mshelper is the tool that shouldn’t be left alone on your device. It’s not dangerous independently, but when it’s in the device, you have to be extremely cautious with your habits in the Net. Any website you visit and any ad you click is very perilous if you have Mshelper on your device. The Net is not a reliable place even when the computer is perfectly clean, yet with Mshelper, it all becomes more hazardous. Adware displays you ads, but the web-criminals do not have anything for sale, and they do not care whether you will buy anything or not. They do not even give a damn about anything, except the first click on their banner, and when you made it - they don't care about you. In case you are a busy user of the Net – swindlers gain around from ten to fifteen successful clicks from your computer daily. Any of them is either a risk to install another adware, or a cent passed to scammers’ pockets from advertising companies.

We're aware of two easy things that scammers are capable of doing with the help of an active virus, such as Mshelper. When they’re showing pop-ups, they do not just advertise something. The whole story has way more details:

  • First of all – swindlers show pop-ups. If someone has a crude web page that Bing rejected to advertise for some reason – adware owners can satisfy his needs. It's not difficult for them to redirect hundreds of Internet-users to it daily. They won’t stay on the web page, but at least the visit counter will have something to show.
  • Adware owners can promote their own “products”. It’s much more hazardous than to receive the weird banners while you are browsing the Web. Any banner is a direct link to a virus or a trashy utility that will dwell for a long time in the system, devouring free disc space and CPU power, running after the system’s boot and doing nothing. There's even a chance to get an encrypting virus via such way, so you must not ignore the danger of adware.

Now you understand that any advertising tool is not to neglect – it’s a threat that needs to be eliminated. If you hesitate for a long time – you'll end up with the slow, dull system, unable to cope with its basic goals.

How to protect the computer

As a typical adware, Mshelper has its regulations and abides them all the time, as any regular program. It infests the computer with the help of the bundled installation or right via an infected site, so to circumvent it you should use this advice:

  • Never download tools whose goal is unclear to you.
  • If you want to download an unpaid tool – install it only from its main website, but not from the torrents.
  • Under any circumstances, do not ignore any windows that emerge through the installation of a gratis program without knowing their content.
  • Keep your AV-tool on and up to date. It might save lots of your efforts and time.
  • If you have suddenly received a proposal to download something - reject it without a single thought. Especially if it was proposed in the form of a pop-up window which appeared in your browser.

The written above rules are plain but highly proficient. Mshelper won't disturb you anymore if you abide them.

How to remove Mshelper

Step 1. Boot into Safe mode

Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe

Safe mode. Step 1

On the tab Boot select Safe boot

Safe mode. Step 2

Step 2. Check Startup folder

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable unknown programs in the Startup tab


Step 3. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 4. Scan the system with antiviral scanner

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Step 5. Disable Safe mode

Start -> Msconfig.exe ->Disable Safe boot in the Boot tab

Deactivate Safe mode

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