SystemHelper is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) that belongs to the Adware category. What is Adware & Is it actually malicious? Adware is an advertising malware. It is created just that: show various popups and/or annoying advertising using intrusive and at times dangerous methods. Adware software can also include other types of malware. It can steal confidential data from the MAC and pass it on to third parties. Adware has also been the basis for hacking to gain access to the MAC.
Does adware steal your personal data? Adware can install a component that enables its author to track which web-pages you visit, which products you look at upon those pages. They are then able to select the type of ads they show you. So, if you had adware on your computer, there is a good chance you have another that is collecting and sharing your privacy information with third parties, without your consent.
|Name||SystemHelper, System Helper 1.0 app|
|Type||adware, potentially unwanted application (PUA), pop-ups, pop up virus, pop up advertisements|
|Removal||SystemHelper removal guide|
How does the SystemHelper adware get on your Apple Mac
Usually, adware gets into your machine as part of a bundle with freeware, sharing files and other unsafe software which you downloaded from the Net. The creators of adware software pays software authors for distributing adware within their software. So, optional software is often included as part of the installation package. In order to avoid the installation of any adware: select only Manual, Custom or Advanced installation mode and disable all optional software in which you are unsure.
So, if you happen to encounter unwanted ads, then be quick and take effort to remove the SystemHelper adware without a wait. Follow the step-by-step instructions below to remove SystemHelper . Let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
How to Remove SystemHelper adware
If you have constant pop-ups or undesired ads, slow MAC, freezing Apple Mac problems, you are in need of adware software removal assistance. The few simple steps below will guide you forward to get SystemHelper adware removed and will assist you get your MAC OS operating at peak capacity again.
To remove SystemHelper, use the steps below:
- How to manually remove SystemHelper
- Automatic Removal of SystemHelper adware
- How to stay safe online
- Finish words
How to manually remove SystemHelper
First of all, try to remove SystemHelper adware software manually; to do this, follow the steps below. Of course, manual removal of adware requires more time and may not be suitable for those who are poorly versed in computer settings. In this case, we advise that you scroll down to the section that describes how to get rid of SystemHelper using free utilities.
Uninstall SystemHelper related software through the Finder
Check out the Finder (Applications section) to see all installed software. If you see any unknown and suspicious programs, they are the ones you need to uninstall.
Make sure you have closed all internet browsers and other software. Next, remove any unrequested and suspicious applications from machine using the Finder.
Open Finder and click “Applications”.
Look around the entire list of applications installed on your machine. Most probably, one of them is the SystemHelper adware. Choose the suspicious program or the program that name is not familiar to you and delete it.
Drag the suspicious program from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Most important, don’t forget, choose Finder -> Empty Trash.
Remove SystemHelper adware from Chrome
If you have adware problem or the Chrome is running slow, then reset Google Chrome settings can help you. In the steps below we’ll show you a method to reset your Chrome settings to default state without reinstall. This will also help to delete SystemHelper ads from your internet browser.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the add-on labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, like below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Remove SystemHelper adware software from Firefox
The Firefox reset will get rid of the unwanted SystemHelper ads, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. However, your saved passwords and bookmarks will not be changed, deleted or cleared.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button like below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove SystemHelper adware software from Safari
By resetting Safari browser you revert back your browser settings to its default state. This is good initial when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by the SystemHelper adware.
Click Safari menu and select “Preferences”.
It will open the Safari Preferences window. Next, click the “Extensions” tab. Look for unknown and suspicious extensions on left panel, select it, then click the “Uninstall” button. Most important to delete all unknown add-ons from Safari.
Once complete, click “General” tab. Change the “Default Search Engine” to Google.
Find the “Homepage” and type into textfield “https://www.google.com”.
Automatic Removal of SystemHelper adware
If you’re not expert at machine technology, then we advise to run free removal utilities listed below to get rid of SystemHelper adware for good. The automatic way is highly recommended. It has less steps and easier to implement than the manual way. Moreover, it lower risk of system damage. So, the automatic SystemHelper removal is a better option.
Use MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to remove SystemHelper adware software
If you’re still having issues with the SystemHelper removal or just wish to scan your machine occasionally for adware software and other malware, then download MalwareBytes Anti Malware. It is free for home use, and scans for and deletes various unwanted applications that attacks your Apple Mac or degrades computer performance. MalwareBytes can delete hijacker, adware software, PUPs as well as malicious software, including ransomware and trojans.
MalwareBytes can be downloaded from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: September 10, 2020
After the downloading process is complete, close all windows on your Apple Mac. Further, start the saved file. Follow the prompts.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main window as shown in the following example.
Next, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the SystemHelper adware.
When the scan get finished, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware will show a scan report. Next, you need to click “Remove Selected Items” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will begin to remove the SystemHelper adware.
How to stay safe online
We suggest to install an ad blocker program that can stop misleading and other unwanted web sites. The ad-blocker utility like AdGuard is a application which basically removes advertising from the Web and stops access to malicious web sites. Moreover, security experts says that using ad-blocker software is necessary to stay safe when surfing the Internet.
Click the link below to download the latest version of AdGuard for Apple Mac.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
When downloading is complete, run the downloaded file. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions. Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick instructions that will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you run your MAC, AdGuard will start automatically and stop unwanted pop up ads, block malicious or misleading web-sites.
Now your Apple Mac should be clean of the SystemHelper adware. We suggest that you keep MalwareBytes AntiMalware (to periodically scan your computer for new adware softwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you stop intrusive pop-ups and malicious websites). Moreover, to prevent any adware software, please stay clear of unknown and third party apps.
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