What Is DeviceHelper?
This is another virus that is able to hijack Mac settings by injecting advertisements.
DeviceHelper enters the system using the picking method. DeviceHelper is attached to free applications and when downloading these applications the virus is downloaded too. The main symptom that you are infected with an adware virus is the presence of a huge amount of ads on your Mac. Every time you use the Internet will be accompanied by annoying pop-ups. Due to the fact that they appear abruptly, often and in large numbers, users click on these ads inadvertently and are redirected to unwanted pages. This significantly reduces the activity of Mac.
To get rid of problems on Mac, remove DeviceHelper.
How to Remove DeviceHelper
- Remove DeviceHelper Automatically
- Delete Rogue Applications
- Remove DeviceHelper From Browsers
- How to Protect Your PC From Other Adware
Remove DeviceHelper Automatically
To quickly remove DeviceHelper from your Mac OS you may run a scan with Norton; it is a great antivirus that may be able to remove DeviceHelper from your Mac.
Other apps that might be able to remove DeviceHelper from Mac :
Go to Applications folder and delete DeviceHelper and other new and suspicious apps.
- On the top menu select Go => Applications.
- Drag an unwanted application to the Trash bin.
- Right-click on the Trash and select Empty Trash.
Remove DeviceHelper from browsers:
Remove DeviceHelper and another suspicious extensions, then change browsers’ homepage, new tab page, start page and default search engine.
Remove DeviceHelper from Safari:
- On the top menu select Safari => Preferences.
- Select Extensions tab.
- Select an extension you want to delete and click Uninstall button next to it.
Remove DeviceHelper from Google Chrome:
- Click on three dots menu button .
- Select More tools => Extensions.
- Find an extension you want to delete and click REMOVE under it.
- Click Remove in the dialog box.
Remove DeviceHelper from Mozilla Firefox:
- Click on menu button and select Add-ons.
- Go to Extensions tab.
- To uninstall an add-on, click on Remove button next to it.
How to Protect Your Mac From DeviceHelper and Other Adware:
- Get a powerful anti-malware software, capable of detecting and eliminating PUPs. Having several on-demand scanners would be a good idea too.
- Keep your OS, browsers and se DeviceHelper curity software up to date. Malware creators find new browser and OS vulnerabilities to exploit all the time. Software writers, in turn, release patches and updates to get rid of the known vulnerabilities and lesser the chance of malware penetration. Antivirus program’s signature databases get updated every day and even more often to include new virus signatures.
- Download and use uBlock Origin, Adblock, Adblock Plus or one of the similar trustworthy extensions for blocking third-party advertisements on web-sites.
- Don’t download software from unverified web-sites. You can easily download a trojan (malware that pretends to be a useful application); or some unwanted programs could get installed along with the app.
- When installing freeware or shareware, be sensible and don’t rush through the process. Choose Custom or Advanced installation mode, look for checkboxes that ask for your permission to install third-party apps and uncheck them, read End User License Agreement to make sure nothing else is going to get installed. You can make exceptions for the aps you know and trust, of course. If declining from installing unwanted programs is not possible, we advise you to cancel the installation completely.