77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove WebHelper?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
77% remove it23% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Poor
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach 0.0004%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.40 days
218.19 days >
Average installed length: 114.64 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.0.0.0 100.00%

WebHelper

What is WebHelper?

Identified as a version of the CMI/ConvertAd family of malware ad-injectors, this adware which is typically bundled with third-party applications in unwanted software bundles will hijack the user's browser (Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox) and display unwanted ads. When running, the process will monitor and capture internet traffic and insert advertisements over existing ads or by placing new ads in white space. In either case, these ads are low in quality and even dangerous in many cases as they might be infected with malware javascript (malvertising). In addition to displaying these unwanted ads, the software runs as startup in the local application data via a registry run key and sends commands to the controlling server to request new ads based on the context of what the user is doing. This action will also report back to the server what domains the user visits, what URLs they enter as well as in some cases might send back cookies. If the sites visited are not SSL encrypted passwords and usernames might be sent to the server compromising the privacy and security of the user.

Overview

A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\webhelper\2000
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WebHelper\2000\uninst.exe

Program filesFiles installed by WebHelper

  • uninst.exe

How do I remove WebHelper?

Quickly and completely remove WebHelper from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall WebHelper from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WebHelper, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove WebHelper.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%
 
AVERAGE INSTALL LIFESPAN
114.64
Days

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 50.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.67%
  United Kingdom 6.67%
  Kuwait 6.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
Toshiba 16.67%
Lenovo 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L455D 16.67%
LENOVO 10110 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 23-d030 16.67%
Dell Inspiron N5110 16.67%
Dell Inspiron 7720 16.67%
Acer Aspire E1-571 16.67%

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