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The My Inbox Helper browser extension promises to assist you in managing your email accounts. In reality, it is a fraudulent application from the browser hijacker category, that brings only trouble to its victims. Once the parasite gets installed, it will start generating numerous intrusive advertisements, the number of which will grow every day. Such sponsored content is known to often promoted exclusive deals, special offers, personal discounts, etc.

The ads will appear on your screen in many forms – pop-ups, in-text, banners and even blinking alert messages. Hijackers can take full control over your browser. This malware can easily replace your homepage, new tab pages and even preferred search engine with a custom website. From the moment the annoying pest calls your browser its ‘home’, it will alter any settings it sees fit, in order to make sure that it carries out its mission without interruption.

The most common means to get your browser infected with a browser hijacker is through spam email messages, email attachments and executable files, corrupted torrent files, infected links, fake update requests, as well as free software bundles. This particular My Inbox Helper hijacker can get installed directly from your browser app store. To make sure that no malicious software sneaks up on you and gets installed along with other software, you need to make it a habit of opting for a Custom/Advanced installation.

Parasites such as hijackers rely on your negligence and will be hidden in software bundles. If you select Quick mode in the Setup Wizard, such parasite will automatically get installed on your device without your knowledge. If you follow our advice, any optional installations will become visible to you. Make sure to deselect any additional software before you finish installing the program you want.

Not only does the parasite have access to your browser settings, but it can easily obtain private information such as but not limited to search results and browsing history. Thanks to this data, the hijacker will be able to create specifically targeted content that the user will be attracted to, and therefore is more likely to click on. The parasite is created to generate income for its developers, as well as for the sponsored pages, through the pay-per-click method.

To raise its chances of success, this malicious software will make sure to increase the number of adverts each day. That being said, it cares only about the amount of content it will display. The parasite is not programmed to verify them. Meaning, you may get rerouted to suspicious and even dangerous third-party websites if you click on such shady ad. The only way to regain control over your browser and return to a secure and private online presence is to remove this annoying browser hijacker from your PC before it is too late.

My Inbox Helper Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:

For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Please, follow the steps precisely to remove My Inbox Helper from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.

Remove From Chrome:

Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go to the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still cannot remove My Inbox Helper from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety. If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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