Adhelper – Not Really Any Help At All!
Adhelper is one more of the adware applications on the internet whose goal is to get you to click on their ads, which are brought to you by a continual stream of popups and poppunders that appear continuously on your machine after it takes up residence there. Adhelper installs itself using a number of randomly chosen names, all looking very much like the real thing, thus making it very difficult to find them out, unless you know exactly what you’re doing.
Adhelper can be very harmful to your machine as it can not only populate your computer with ads, it can usher in all sorts of other, more menacing spyware and adware that are able to do a lot more damage than Adhelper all by itself can. Adhelper observes your Web browsing habits and delivers up third party ads based on your surfing habits, or if it doesn’t have that information, sometimes very objectionable material, such as pornographic websites.
Adhelper can also take root not only in the form of popups and popunders, but as a toolbar, contextual ads within the sidebars, and search results pages. Indeed, adware like this can often hijack your entire search browser, showing you only the results it would have you view.
Adhelper will change your browser settings, and also set out to reconfigure your Internet Explorer homepage, and in general make using your computer a sluggish and unresponsive experience.
Deciding what to do about Adhelper is less clear. Just finding and deleting all the attendant files associated with Adhelper is a very chancy endeavor. Not only does it do a great job of hiding itself, you are quite likely to delete a file that is necessary to the efficient operation of your PC in the process.
You will be much better off using a software solution to deal with this problem. A good antispyware software save you time and possibly errors in getting rid of Adhelper. The best I know of is ZookaWare PC Cleaner, which comes with a 100% spyware removal guarantee.