DataHealer is a contradicting program that claims to remove spyware and parasites from your computer. This is a false claim made by the hackers that created DataHealer. Because DataHealer is a rogue anti-spyware program it does computer users no good in the removal of spyware or parasites. DataHealer and the website DataHealer.com are malicious in nature. DataHealer may install onto users systems through a Trojan infection which is usually downloaded through a video codec or malicious website. DataHealer does not live up to itâ€™s promise and users must avoid any website such as DataHealer.com that may be promoting the DataHealer software. DataHealer should be removed from your system immediately to prevent further damage to your personal files and data.
Are you getting popups from DataHealer? Have you identified that you have DataHealer installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove DataHealer completely from your computer?
Why should you remove DataHealer?
If DataHealer resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that DataHealer may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking DataHealer removal process.
How can you manually remove DataHealer
Manual removal of DataHealer may not be for everyone. Each manual DataHealer removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic DataHealer removal process.
DataHealer can be removed manually by following the steps below.
- With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
- Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
- Locate DataHealer in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find DataHealer, you can continue to step 5.
- Restart your computer.
- Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
- Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
- Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this,
then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.DataHealerDataHealerHKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.keyHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DataHealerHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DataHealer\ScanHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\DataHealer\UpdatesHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\InstallHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\DataHealer
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Delete all of the following files that are associated with DataHealer from your computer.DataHealerDataHealerDataHealer.dllDataHealer.exeDataHealer.exeDataHealer.lnkDataHealer.lnkska.dllsm_ie_monitor.dll
If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.
If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with DataHealer, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.
Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"
After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with DataHealer by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\DataHealer folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.
Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed DataHealer completely from your computer. If you find that DataHealer is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic DataHealer removal process.