Thursday, March 13, 2014

Remove Feed.helperbar.com Redirect Virus, Self-help Guide

Feed.helperbar.com is a URL redirection virus, which is what we called redirect virus. Feed.helperbar.com has been found by a recommended PC security center to carry malicious ActiveX, Applet and JavaScript documents. It is these documents that assist in manipulating DNS settings and also it is they that help feed.helperbar.com redirect virus survive automatic removal by security utilities.


Feed.helperbar.com Is Dangerous

The destinations of feed.helperbar.com redirect virus are always snap.do including feed.snapdo.com and isearch.babylon.com. Obviously, feed.helperbar.com is trying to help with hijacking and it is attempting to introduce in additional infections. With more and more infections being injected into a single system to implement vicious manipulation, memory leak can be anticipated and PC performance will be decreased steeply, resulting in a series of problems as listed below:
  1. Error message can be triggered due to incompatibility and conflict caused by unauthorized modifications.
  2. Browser could crash frequently when visiting malicious sites.
  3. Additional web applications are caught in sight to further ruin surfing experience.


Feed.helperbar.com Needs Manual Removal

All the malicious deeds are pushed by ActiveX, Applet and JavaScript techniques rather than virulent code. Therefore, security utilities are not able to help remove feed.helperbar.com redirect virus or even detect it. Consequently, manual removal way is imperatively to remove it. Below is the self-help instruction provided by recommended PC Security Center. On the occurrence of difficulty, please do feel free to get specialized technician from VilmaTech Online Support.
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Self-help Guide to Remove Feed.helperbar.com Redirect Virus 


1.show hidden files and folders to remove items generated by feed.helperbar.com redirect virus.

Windows 8
Open Windows Explorer > View tab > tick ‘File name extensions’ and ‘Hidden items’ > “OK” button.

Windows 7/XP/Vista
‘Control Panel’ > “user accounts and family safety” > ‘Folder Options’ > View tab > tick ‘Show hidden files and folders’ > non-tick ‘Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)’ > ‘OK’ button.
Files and folders to be deleted:
  • C:\WINDOWS\JAVA\Packages\CVLV1NBB.ZIP\ActiveXComponent.class or C:\WINDOWS\JAVA\Packages\5NZVFPF1.ZIP\ActiveXComponent.class
  • C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\[affected browser]\Profiles\
  • C:\Users\AppData\LocalLow\[it can be feed.helperbar.com, snap.do or babylon ] 


2.add feed.helperbar.com to blacklist (take IE for example).

IE Tools menu > Internet Options > Security > make “Security level for this zone” as high > click on “Site” button > type “feed.helperbar.com” in a blank white box before hitting on “Add” button > press “Apply” button to confirm the change.


3.access Database to make rectifications and remove items generated by feed.helperbar.com redirect virus.

Modification:
navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System > add DisableRegistryTools with the value named DWORD > set its value as “1”.

Entry removal:
  • HKCR\CLSID\{random number}
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{random number}
  • HKCR\CrossriderApp{random number}.BHO
  • HKCU\Software\InstalledBrowserExtensions\{random number} Apps|{random number}


Unlike rsearch.shopathome.com, feed.helperbar.com doesn’t hijack browser; instead it takes people to browser hijackers through itself. It should be noted that feed.helperbar.com redirect issue is more than browser issue though no typical virus infiltration method has been adopted. Therefore, more steps are required to be carried out in system. It is always highly recommended to remove anything abnormal and suspicious from a computer as soon as possible since vulnerability has been always found thereby to result in additional problems as well as infections.
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