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Should I remove Internet Helper Anti-phishing?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
57% remove it43% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,531
United States Rank #8,380
Reach 0.0679%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.34 days
540.94 days >
Average installed length: 284.22 days


VersionDistribution 19.13% 7.10% 54.26% 19.51%

Internet Helper Anti-phishing

What is Internet Helper Anti-phishing?

This is a Visicom Media toolbar which is an ad-supported (users may see additional banner, search, pop-up, pop-under, interstitial and in-text link advertisements) cross web browser plugin for Internet Explorer (BHO) and Firefox/Chrome (plugin) and distributed through various monitization platforms during installation. The browser extension includes various features that will modify the default or custom settings of the browser including the home page, search settings and in some cases will modify Internet Explorer's load time threshold, place a lock file within firefox to prevent competing software from changing its settings as well as disable the browser's Content Security Policy in order to allow for cross site scripting of the plugin.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is internetHelper_antiphishing.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 1.11 MB (1,167,336 bytes).
  • Starts automatically
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Adds a background Windows Service
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • May modify the web browser's home page

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Internet Helper Anti-phishing
Uninstaller: C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Internet Helper Anti-phishing\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Internet Helper Anti-phishing

Program executable:internetHelper_antiphishing.exe
Name:Internet Helper Anti-phishing
Internet Helper Anti-phishing (Powered by Panda Security)
Signed by:Visicom Media Inc.
Path:C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Internet Helper Anti-phishing\internetHelper_antiphishing.exe
Additional files:
  • internetHelper_antiphishing.dll - Internet Helper Anti-phishing (Internet Helper Anti-Phishing (Powered by Panda Security))
  • internetHelper_antiphishing.exe
  • uninstall.exe - Internet Helper Anti-phishing Uninstaller
  • internetHelper_antiphishingb.exe (by Green search security) - Internet Helper Anti-phishing. (Internet Helper Anti-phishing (Powered by Panda Security))
  • internetHelper_antiphishingc.dll (by Green search security)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • internetHelper_antiphishingb.exe runs as a service named 'internethelper_antiphishing Service' (internethelper_antiphishing) "Provides Anti-Phishing protection".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • internetHelper_antiphishing.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Internet Helper Anti-phishing' which loads as "C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Internet Helper Anti-phishing\internetHelper_antiphishing.exe".
Network connections
  • internetHelper_antiphishing.exe connects to (port 80).
  • internetHelper_antiphishing.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:7.89 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0068557548%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00382744%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00302832%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:966,538
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:122.72 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.1 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Internet Helper Anti-phishing?

You can uninstall Internet Helper Anti-phishing 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Internet Helper Anti-phishing, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Internet Helper Anti-phishing.
  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.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 57%
Keep it 43%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.63%
Windows 10 32.36%
Windows Vista 8.74%
Windows XP 4.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.74%
Windows 8.1 19.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.00%
Windows 8 6.17%
Windows 7 Professional 6.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.61% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 59.61%
  United States 32.43%
  Germany 4.79%
  Canada 0.74%
  France 0.40%
  Belgium 0.34%
  Iran 0.34%
  Brazil 0.13%
  Greece 0.13%
  Italy 0.13%
  MA 0.07%
  CY 0.07%
  South Africa 0.07%
  Thailand 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.57%
Acer 22.76%
Dell 18.49%
Toshiba 10.50%
Samsung 6.46%
Lenovo 5.58%
ASUS 4.70%
Intel 0.66%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 9.93%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 5.44%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.84%
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 2.13%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.89%
HP 15 Notebook PC 1.89%


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