If you found a new surprise extension added to Firefox after the June Patch from Microsoft, then you are likely to be rather unhappy right now. Join us as we show you how to remove the Search Helper extension from your browser.
An Unexpected Addition to Your Extensions
You may be wondering what the new mysterious extension that showed up is for. Its’ purpose is to help the Bing Toolbar better integrate with your browser. Unless you have the Bing Toolbar installed you really do not need this cluttering your browser up. So how do you get rid of it?
Removing the Extension
In order to remove the extension you will need to navigate to the following location:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Search Enhancement Pack\Search Helper
Once there delete the “firefoxextension folder”…that is all there is to it. If you want to remove the search helper add-on for Internet Explorer then delete the “SEPsearchhelperie.dll file” while you are here.
Note: You may need to have administrator rights in order to delete the folder.
No more Search Helper Extension!
If you are unhappy about this update being snuck into your system, following these instructions will remove it.
- Published 06/11/10