Search Helper Search Removal Process (remove SearchHelperSearch)

April 11, 2018

Search Helper Search is a web browser add-on component that may act as a browser extension offering Internet search features. The use of the home page associated with Search Helper Search may return results that are accompanied by ads and sponsored links. Use of those links may cause unwanted site redirects.

The removal of Search Helper Search is warranted by PC users who feel that the modification of Internet settings by Search Helper Search is an untrusted move. Such actions are not indicative of a trusted program or component for web browser applications. Using an antispyware tool will suffice to automatically detect Search Helper Search and its components and remove them.

Are you getting popups from Search Helper Search? Have you identified that you have Search Helper Search installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove Search Helper Search completely from your computer?

Why should you remove Search Helper Search?

If Search Helper Search 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 Search Helper Search 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 Search Helper Search removal process.

How can you manually remove Search Helper Search

Manual removal of Search Helper Search may not be for everyone. Each manual Search Helper Search 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 Search Helper Search removal process.

Search Helper Search can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate Search Helper Search in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find Search Helper Search, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. 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.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing Search Helper Search. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

    bookmark-add-favorite

  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with Search Helper Search from your computer.

    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 Search Helper Search, 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"

    safe-mode

  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with Search Helper Search by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\Search Helper Search 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.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed Search Helper Search completely from your computer. If you find that Search Helper Search is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic Search Helper Search removal process.

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