The DiskHelper is a recently discovered rogue application that presents itself as a useful program that helps you in removing the errors from your hard disc. In reality this is just another scam of same family of viruses, that propagates itself same way. This malicious application sneaks in the windows based computers with the help of some Trojans, and start performing fake scans. The result of these so called scans is always same which shows that there are a number of errors on your disc that needed to be fixed. When you try to fix these errors, you will be asked to purchase the paid version of this fake application. Never try to pay attention to these fake error messages as these messages and pop-ups are actually a wisely designed trap to take your money away along with the confidential details that your provide while paying them from your credit card.
The Manual Removal of DiskHelper
Once the DiskHelper infection found inside your system, your objective must be to delete this virus as soon as possible. You can do this by selecting any powerful automatic removal tool that is not only easy to use, but also deletes this infection quickly. The manual removal of the DiskHelper is also possible yet complicated that consists of the following steps:-
Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode
You need to operate the system in the safe mode so that the manual removal of this rogue application can be started. Restart your PC, and access the boot option menu by pressing the F8 key continuously while the system is restarting. When the boot options are accessed, select the Safe mode option, and hit the Enter to start the system in the safe mode.
End the Malicious Processes
Once you start operating the system in the safe mode, now you have to access the windows task manager. Hold the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together to open the windows task manager, and click on the Processes tab under the task manager window where you can see the list of processes running in the background. Kill the following associated process of the DiskHelper by using the End Process button:-
- %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
Remove the Associated Data
Once done with the associated processes removal, now it is time to remove the following associated files of the DiskHelper infection:-
- %Desktopdir%\ DiskHelper.lnk
- %Programs%\ DiskHelper\ DiskHelper.lnk
Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry
You are required to normalize the windows registry by removing the entries created by this lethal rogue virus. Open the start menu, select Run option, and type Regedit in the box to start the registry editor. Once the registry editor is accessed, delete the following suspicious entries associated with the DiskHelper:-
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ DiskHelper\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ DiskHelper
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ DiskHelper\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ DiskHelper\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ DiskHelper\DisplayName DiskHelper
Close the registry editor, before starting the computer in the normal mode to see the virus is removed successfully or still present inside the system.