File Type Helper Removal Instructions
File Type Helper is a dialogue box that appears on your screen every time you try to open a file of unknown type, if you have a potentially unwanted application called ConvertFilesforFree installed in your system. If you were not aware of the fact that you have it, it means that the program came bundled with other free software.
The application does not seem to be malicious, however, if it entered your computer without your permission, you should consider whether or not it is safe to keep. We suggest that you delete ConvertFilesforFree and thus eliminate File Type Helper.
How does File Type Helper work?
It is possible to download the converter from its official site at convertfilesforfree.com, however, more often than not, computer users acquire it through bundled software instead. It is also distributed via fake adverts that promote updates or supposedly useful software. You should really think twice whether it is a good idea to keep an application that gets distributed in such a way. If you want to avoid similar applications in the future, you should be more careful with various suspicious advertisements. You should also pay special attention to the installation process of free software. Never agree to additional applications if you are not familiar with them.
The unwanted program is supposed to convert your files into different formats, however, it does not follow through on that. Instead, it installs a modified file opener that appears as a dialogue box called File Type Helper when you try opening a file of unknown type. This box offers you three options: to search the Internet for software that can open the file, to read and learn about the file or to open the file using the software that is already installed. If you choose one of the first two options, you will be redirected to filesolver.com and offered to install some kind software that is supposed to help you open the file. We do not recommend doing so. You should terminate File Type Helper instead.
How to remove File Type Helper?
It is clear that in order to get rid of File Type Helper, you need to uninstall ConvertFilesforFree. Luckily, you should be able to do that via Control Panel. Instructions below will help you with this task. Please note that it is very likely that you have other unwanted programs on your PC. We suggest you terminate those as well. If you want to not only delete File Type Helper, but also make that other useless software is eliminated as well, you should implement a malware removal tool. The anti-malware will detect all potentially harmful applications and terminate File Type Helper along with them. It will also protect your computer from other infections you may catch online.
Remove File Type Helper manually
Uninstall File Type Helper from Windows XP
- Start → Control Panel → Add or remove programs
- Click on ConvertFilesforFree and pick Remove
Delete File Type Helper from Windows 7 and Vista
- Start → Control Panel → Uninstall a program
- Select ConvertFilesforFree and click Uninstall
Eliminate File Type Helper from Windows 8
- Win+C → Settings → Control Panel → Uninstall a program
- Choose ConvertFilesforFree and click on Uninstall