The problem of your browser being redirected via feed.helpbar.com is not something new. The browser redirection problem is one that is currently often being discussed at various online security forums and malware removal blogs. Surely, there should be ways how to get rid of this virus effectively, but often there are many sites that simply promote some security program and just recommend to download, install and run it, without mentioning that this will most probably not be enough to fix the issue of browser redirection.

There are various ways how Feed.helpbar.com redirecting Trojan may attack your system. One of the ways is via certain browser vulnerabilities when some bogus and scary popups may be originated by the scam. Another situation is when users click certain malicious links over the world wide web that subsequently install the infected files associated with Feed.helpbar.com virus. Whatever the case might be, this thing is really annoying. The presence of it on your system means that all your search queries will be permanently redirected via Feed.helpbar.com site, and in the majority of the cases you will not obtain the information that you really need.

Feed.helpbar.com is often supported by online hackers who also want to implant some additional malicious applications into your system, and in some cases they’re quite successful. The very presence of this scam on your PC is surely dangerous, and so you had better remove this redirect virus effectively as shown in the guidelines below.

General recommendations on fixing browser redirection problem:

  • Check the Local Area Network (LAN) settings of your computer
  • Check whether DNS settings have been modified by the redirect virus
  • Check your Windows HOSTS file contents
  • Check the add-ons of your browser. Remove unknown or suspicious add-ons available (installed)
  • Run Kaspersky TDSSKiller (TDSS Killer) tool to remove malware belonging to the clan of Rootkit.Win32.TDSS
  • Scan your computer with reliable anti-virus software
  • 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

Detailed recommendations on fixing browser redirection problem:

Check the Local Area Network (LAN) settings of your computer

a) Click “Start” and go to “Control Panel“.

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b) Select “Network and Internet“.
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c) Select “Internet Options“.
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d) Click on “Connections” tab, then click “LAN settings” button.
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e) Uncheck (remove) the checkbox under “Proxy server” option and press OK.
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Check whether DNS settings have been modified by the redirect virus

a) Click “Start” and go to “Control Panel“.

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b) Select “Network and Internet“.
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c) Select “Network and Sharing Center”.
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d) Click on “Local Area Connection”.
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e) Select “Properties”.
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f) Select “Internet Protocol Version 6 (TCP/IP V6)” and click “Properties” button.
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g) Choose “Obtain DNS server address automatically” and click OK.
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Check your Windows HOSTS file contents

a) Go to: C:WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc.

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b) Double-click “hosts” file to open it. Choose to open with Notepad.
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c) The “hosts” file must look the same as in the image below. There should be just one line: 127.0.0.1 localhost in Windows XP and 127.0.0.1 localhost ::1 in Windows Vista/Seven. If there are more, then remove them and apply changes.>

Important! You may also reset your HOSTS file settings using the Tool of Loaris Trojan Remover as shown at the image below:

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Check the add-ons of your browser. Remove unknown or suspicious add-ons available (installed)

a) Click “Start” and go to “Control Panel“.

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b) Select “Network and Internet“.
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c) In the section “Internet Options” select “Manage browser add-ons“.
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d) Uninstall unknown or suspicious Toolbars or Search Providers.
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Run Kaspersky TDSSKiller (TDSS Killer) tool to remove malware belonging to the clan of Rootkit.Win32.TDSS

a) Download and run TDSSKiller from here.
b) Wait for the scan and disinfection process to be over. Close all programs and press “Y” key to restart your computer.

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Scan your computer with reliable anti-virus software


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The last but not the least, reset your Router back to the factory default settings

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. Then you should flush DNS cache:

a) Click “Start” and in the open space write down “run“.

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b)Type in “cmd” without quotation marks.
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c) In a new window please type “ipconfig /flushdns” without quotation marks and press Enter.
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Please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at any time of your preference if you need any help on our part of if you experience any problems. We hope that this information has been beneficial to you.