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Should I remove HelperApps?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
81% remove it19% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,852
United States Rank #19,333
Reach 0.0037%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.52 days
339.98 days >
Average installed length: 178.63 days

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What is HelperApps?  (from TidyNetwork.com)

TidyNetwork is a free browser add-on that brings you exclusive deals while you browse the Internet. For example, if you are looking for a new pair of shoes, TidyNetwork can help you find the lowest price from trusted stores, or even a coupon from the store you’re visiting.


HelperApps is a program developed by TidyNetwork.com. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is tidynetwork.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 1.29 MB (1,352,967 bytes). petnupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 96% of users of HelperApps come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Czech Republic.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in HelperApps.
tidynetwork.exe (e676685c7600df653f97824b6eb3814c) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Sophos 4.96 Tidy Network
VIPRE Antivirus 24866 Tidy2Network (fs)
petnupdate.exe (add5b80bdfa206b920983057c5bd700c) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Agent.NSP
Bkav FE W32.Clodcef.Trojan.b4a6
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.Agent.NSP (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Agent.NSP
G Data 22 Adware.Agent.NSP
IKARUS anti.virus T3. AdWare.Agent
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.Agent.NSP
Vba32 AntiVirus suspected of Trojan.Downloader.gen.h
petn.dll (1c1986b7b2dca4916bd21b0e5dd9c9cb) has been flagged by the following 2 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.TidyNetwork.A
Sophos 4.98.0 Tidy Network
HelperApps has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: HelperApps
URL: www.tidynetwork.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\helperapps
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\HelperApps\TidyNetwork.exe" /U CID=JollyWalletTEST NAME=HelperApps AUTOGUID={6870DE8B-F759-3993-E818-37165B49645E}
Estimated size: 1.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HelperApps

Program executable:tidynetwork.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • petnupdate.exe
  • (Malware detected) petn.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • petn.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'PETN' with the class of {B5D4E056-844E-4E82-B081-4D2BE4D52BE2}.
Scheduled Task
  • petnupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'HelperApps Update' (runs daily at 11:31 AM).

How do I remove HelperApps?

Quickly and completely remove HelperApps 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 HelperApps 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 HelperApps, 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 HelperApps.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by HelperApps you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 81%
Keep it 19%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.39%
Windows 10 37.50%
Windows Vista 6.94%
Windows XP 4.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.06%
Windows 8.1 19.44%
Windows 8 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 5.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.49%
  Canada 1.75%
  Czech Republic 0.88%
  United Kingdom 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.63%
Dell 18.75%
Acer 10.94%
Lenovo 7.81%
Sony 6.25%
ASUS 3.13%
Toshiba 3.13%
Intel 1.56%
Gateway 1.56%
Compaq 1.56%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.41%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 2.94%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1003w 2.94%
Gateway NE56R 2.94%
Gateway GT5662 1.47%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455 1.47%


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