File Type Helper

What is File Type Helper?

File Type Helper is a potentially undesirable program which often surprises the users on whose operating systems it is found. Even though the application is not malicious and is unlikely to aid malicious activity, there is no doubt that you will want to remove it if it has been installed without your permission. As experienced malware researchers at have discovered, the suspicious PUP travels with the help of bundled software. In many cases, bundled applications are represented individually; however, at times certain applications could be hidden and installed silently. If this is the case, it is most likely that you have no idea where the program has come from or what to do with it. We recommend File Type Helper removal.testtest 100% FREE spyware scan and
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How does File Type Helper work?

As mentioned already, computer users often have no clue where File Type Helper comes from. In fact, many do not realize that the application exists on their computers until they try to open a file with an unknown file type. This is when the dialog box tagged File Type Helper appears offering the users a few different options. A user can choose to install software using the Internet search, read more about the specific file type or simply use software which is already installed. The first two options serve one single purpose – the promotion of third party software. If instead of having the PUP deleted you choose either of these options, you will be routed to A number of different applications could be offered for installation; however, our malware researchers have faced FreeUltimateFileOpener by Denco Limited.

If you do not want to worry about the removal of potentially undesirable programs, you have to be careful with their installation in the first place. As a matter of fact, it is most likely that you need to delete third party applications already if File Type Helper has been installed bundled with other software, like ConvertFilesforFree. This is a suspicious application which travels bundled with the fictitious installers initially representing supposedly legitimate Java or Flash updates. Needless to say, this software should be deleted.

How to remove File Type Helper?

It may be difficult to delete File Type Helper from the operating system because it cannot be uninstalled via the Control Panel. Your best bet would be to find the folder storing the files of this PUP and launch the file named uninstall.exe. If the application was installed bundled with other applications, it is possible that you will be able to delete the program using the instructions below. Needless to say, you can only be sure that all undesirable programs are removed if you use authentic security software with the automatic malware removal ability.

Remove undesirable programs

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Click the Start icon on the Task Bar.
  2. Select Control Panel and then Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Remove the undesirable application.

Remove from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Navigate to the Task Bar and click Start (Windows icon) to open a menu.
  2. Select Control Panel and then Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you want to delete and select Uninstall.

Remove from Windows 8:

  1. Access the Metro UI screen, right-click and select All apps.
  2. In the Control Panel menu click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to delete and select Uninstall. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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