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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

File Type Helper

If a dialog box called “File Type Helper” appears on your screen every time you try to open a file of unknown type, it is very likely that you have ConvertFilesforFree undesirable software installed on the system. Even though it does not seem that File Type Helper will cause harm to your system or attract malicious software onto your computer, you should still be careful with it because it enters the system without your permission and you cannot fully know how it is going to act. Thus, if you do not want to keep suspicious software on your system, you should definitely erase ConvertFilesforFree. If you do so, you will manage to get rid of File Type Helper as well.

Even though “File Type Helper” dialog box will not cause harm to your system, it might still act rather annoyingly if you keep this piece of software on your system. For instance, if you select “Search the Internet for the software that can help to open this file” or “Read and learn about without file extension file” options from the dialog box, you will be taken to another website which is filesolver.com. You will be offered to download software for opening your files. The specialists of pcthreat.com have implemented a research and found out that this program is called FreeUltimateFileOpener. You should be very cautious about it because there is a possibility that it will act in an undesirable way.

ConvertFilesforFree, which is closely associated with File Types Helper, tend to enter the system if users click on ads promoting fake Java, Flash, and others updates. If you do not want to encounter undesirable software in the future, you should always download programs from reliable sources only and install new applications attentively. It means that you should always select Custom/Advanced installation option and complete the setup wizard with care. If you follow our advice, you will definitely avoid the majority of suspicious software.

You will be able to erase File Type Helper by deleting ConvertFilesforFree because they often travel together. If you have no experience in malware removal and want to delete software as quickly as possible, you should definitely acquire a reliable antimalware tool and let it do all the work for you. Do not forget to make sure that the tool is reliable because unreliable ones might attract even more threats onto your computer. If you are interested in our opinion, we believe that SpyHunter is the tool that can be trusted 100%.

File Type Helper removal

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Go to Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Select the suspicious program.
  5. Click the Remove button.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel and then access Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click on the undesirable program.
  4. Click Uninstall to erase it.

Windows 8

  1. Tap the Windows key.
  2. Right-click on the background.
  3. Select All apps.
  4. Locate Control Panel and select it.
  5. Click Uninstall a program.
  6. Right-click on the program that you wish to remove.
  7. Click Uninstall.
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How to manually remove File Type Helper

Files associated with File Type Helper infection:

helper.exe
FileTypeHelper.exe
FileTypeHelper_assoc.exe

File Type Helper processes to kill:

FileTypeHelper_assoc.exe
helper.exe
FileTypeHelper.exe
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