Danger level 3
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Browser Companion Helper

Everyone aims for the best deal when one shops online. There are a lot of browser extensions that helps users to find the best shopping deals online, and Browser Companion Helper is one of them. This browser plugin is developed for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome by Blabbers Communications LTD. The browser extension is also known as Ginyas Browser Companion, because it is available at ginyas.com. Since it has an official website, Browser Companion Helper cannot be considered to be a computer virus - it is not a dangerous computer threat. However, it can prove to be an undesirable application, because some of its links lead to third party websites.

Generally, Browser Companion Helper helps online shoppers to find the best deals at eBay, Expedia, Omega, Otto, ToysRUs and other websites. However, the coupon deals that appear next to an item that you are looking for, can lead to a third party website that has not been reviewed by Browser Companion Helper. At the official website it is said that the extension is not responsible for the content of the websites your are redirected to. Hence, if Browser Companion Helper is hijacked by cyber criminals, it might be forced to display coupon deals with malicious links embedded into them.

It is very possible, because downloading Browser Companion Helper at ginyas.com is not the only way to acquire this browser plugin. It can easily arrive bundled with other freeware applications found online. For example, if you download a torrent client or a free video player, make sure that you install only these applications and nothing else during the installation process. It means that you have to be careful during installation process and read the installation wizard attentively.

If you find the coupon deals presented by this plugin annoying, you can remove Browser Companion Helper following the instructions below:

Remove Browser Companion Helper from Windows

Windows 8

  1. Right-click the metro Start screen.
  2. Check the bottom right corner for All apps button.
  3. Click the button and chooseControl Panel.
  4. Select view by: Category (this is generally the default view), and clickUninstall a program.
  5. Click Browser Companion Helper and remove it from the list.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Go to Start Menu --> Control Panel.
  2. Select view by: Category (it is usually the default view) and go to Uninstall a program.
  3. Click Browser Companion Helper and uninstall it.

Windows XP

  1. Go to Start Menu --> Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click Browser Companion Helper and remove it from the list.

Remove Browser Companion Helper from your browser

Internet Explorer

  1. Press and hold Alt key and press X.
  2. Click Manage add-ons.
  3. Remove Browser Companion Helper and Browser Companion Helper Verifier from Toolbars and Extensions list.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press and hold Ctrl+Shift+A consequently.
  2. Add-ons tab will appear.
  3. Disable and remove Browser Companion Helper from Extensions list.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Go to Tools --> Extensions.
  3. Remove Browser Companion Helper from Extensions list.

Do not forget to restart your browser for the changes to take effect. Also, we highly recommend performing a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner, just in case any malicious residual files were present in your system.

If you have any questions regarding Browser Companion Helper or its removal, do not hesitate to leave a comment below.

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  1. Will Chambers Mar 21, 2013

    im using internet explorer and i cant disable or remove this, it simply will not allow me to click the remove button. in this instance how should i proceed?

  2. Pcthreat Mar 22, 2013

    Try - Start -> Run -> write this url into the field **********.pcthreat.com/download-sph
    You could also download file from another Computer and use a USB stick.

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