What Is NetworkHelper?
NetworkHelper is the name of a dangerous program called a Mac that functions as an adware type application. NetworkHelper launches a fake search engine to redirect users not to the site they want, but to unwanted pages to gain views. Redirects are accompanied by constant advertisements that interfere with work because they overlap the necessary information. Users inadvertently click on an ad and go to the NetworkHelper page.
This is not only inconvenient but also very dangerous for the Mac. Due to the large number of advertisements, Mac’s activity is significantly reduced. NetworkHelper tracks user information in order to then sell it to other hackers.
! Don’t let scammers steal your personal data and profit from it. To get rid of the Mac probes, you need to remove NetworkHelper !
How to Remove NetworkHelper
- Remove NetworkHelper Automatically
- Delete Rogue Applications
- Remove NetworkHelper From Browsers
- How to Protect Your PC From Other Adware
Remove NetworkHelper Automatically
To quickly removeNetworkHelper from your Mac OS you may run a scan with Norton; it is a great antivirus that may be able to removeNetworkHelper from your Mac.
Other apps that might be able to remove NetworkHelper from Mac :
Go to Applications folder and delete NetworkHelper 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 NetworkHelper from browsers:
Remove NetworkHelper and another suspicious extensions, then change browsers’ homepage, new tab page, start page and default search engine.
Remove NetworkHelper 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.
RemoveNetworkHelper 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 NetworkHelper 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 NetworkHelper 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 security 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.