feed.helpbar.com redirect virus. How to fix

andy | January 19, 2013

Feed.helpbar.com stands for a serious browser-hijacking malware that can easily attack your system. It is worth mentioning that it may affect the majority of well-known and widely used browsers, such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. The virus penetrates into PC suddenly, unpredictably. In the majority of the cases, its installer may be contained in the installer of another software that you choose to install. Feed.helpbar.com can also attack your computer by means of infected web-pages once you click on the infected link and then it gets installed without any essential difficulties.

Keep in mind that the most vivid sign of your system being infected is permanent redirects to feed.helpbar.com website. In addition, this hijacker amends your browser settings, and sometimes this may result in some data loss and many other unpleasant things to occur. Hence, there’s nothing surprising in the fact that your start page will be amended to feed.helpbar.com too.

Of course, one may choose to ignore all the above-said redirects, however, the moment will eventually come when you would encounter that the presence of this malware on your system is indeed very annoying. Hence, we strongly advise you not to keep feed.helpbar.com redirecting malware on your system either. Online frauds often use such hooks to obtain certain private data and to attack PCs with even more serious threats. Malicious applications can be therefore brought to your workstation if you click on one of the banners or advertisements that can be located at feed.helpbar.com.

Summarizing the aforesaid, make sure to run a full scan of your computer with a reliable antivirus software and get rid of feed.helbar.com redirection without any essential complications. Please follow additional redirect removal guidelines below.


feed.helpbar.com removal tool:

feed.helpbar.com redirect virus removal milestones:

  • Check the Local Area Network (LAN) settings of your system
  • Check whether DNS settings have been changed by Redirect Virus
  • Check your Windows HOSTS file contents
  • Check Internet Explorer add-ons. Get rid of unknown or suspicious add-ons contained there
  • Use Kaspersky TDSSKiller (TDSS Killer) application to get rid of malware belonging to the clan of Rootkit.Win32.TDSS
  • Scan your system with decent anti-virus program and malware killer
  • Consider using CCleaner to delete unwanted system/temp files and browser cache
  • The last but not the least, reset your Router back to the factory default settings
  1. Check the Local Area Network (LAN) settings of your system
  2. a) Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Internet Options.
    Windows XP Example:

    Windows Vista / Windows 7 Example:

    b) Click on “Connections” tab, then click “LAN settings” button.

    c) Uncheck (untick) the checkbox under “Proxy server” option and hit OK.

  3. Check whether DNS settings have been changed by Redirect Virus:
  4. a) Open Control Panel (Start->Control Panel).
    b) Double-click “Network Connections” icon to open it.
    c) Right-click on “Local Area Connection” icon and select “Properties”.

    d) Select “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” and click “Properties” button.

    e) Choose “Obtain DNS server address automatically” and click OK.

  5. Check your Windows HOSTS file contents
  6. a) Go to: C:WINDOWSsystem32driversetc.
    b) Double-click “hosts” file to open it. Choose to open with Notepad.

    c) The “hosts” file should look the same as in the image below. There should be only one line: 127.0.0.1 localhost in Windows XP and 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 in Windows Vista. If there are more, then remove them and save changes. Read more about Windows Hosts file here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972034

    You may also reset your HOSTS file settings using the Tool of GridinSoft Trojan Killer application as shown at the picture below:

  7. Check Internet Explorer add-ons. Get rid of unknown or suspicious add-ons contained there
  8. a) Open Internet Explorer. In Internet Explorer go to: Tools->Manage Add-ons.

    b) Uninstall unknown or suspicious Toolbars or Search Providers.

  9. Use Kaspersky TDSSKiller (TDSS Killer) application to get rid of malware belonging to the clan of Rootkit.Win32.TDSS
  10. a) Download the file TDSSKiller.zip and extract it into a folder
    b) Execute the file TDSSKiller.exe.
    c) Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over. Close all programs and press “Y” key to restart your computer.

    More detailed TDSSKiller tutorial: http://support.kaspersky.com/viruses/solutions?qid=208280684

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  11. Scan your system with decent anti-virus program and malware killer
  12. The last but not the least, reset your Router back to the factory default settings
  13. Keep in mind that this step is optional and should be completed only if you have followed all the above recommendations and you still have the redirect virus on your computer. First of all, please follow this guide: How to Reset a Router Back to the Factory Default Settings. Then you should flush DNS cache:
    a)Go to Start->Run (or WinKey+R) and type in “cmd” without quotation marks.

    b) In a new window please type “ipconfig /flushdns” without quotation marks and press Enter.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time if you require any help on our part of if you experience any difficulties. We hope that this information has been beneficial to you.

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