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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

How to Disable/ Remove ShoppingHelper Ads From Popping Up (Useful Removal Help)

ShoppingHelper is deemed as an adware or a potentially unwanted program that displays various ads, coupons, promo codes, and online deals. It is also regarded as a browser extension targeting popular browsers like Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox. Once inside your machine, ShoppingHelper can cause troubles on the computer especially when it begins to dispense excessive advertisements on your browser. For example, its related ads, coupons, and deals will appear whenever the user is browsing online especially for some shopping web sites. Thus, some users think of it as part of the site. Without their attention, any clicks of the page may redirect the browser to suspicious websites that may deliver malware onto their machine.
ShoppingHelper doesn’t enhance your browsing experience but brings in many inconveniences onto your computer. It is a weapon used to drive traffic into malware infested web sites. That’s why we highly suggest keeping away from this adware and never touch any links it may offer. ShoppingHelper has something to do with your personal security which could put your privacy at high risk. Adware like this one can record your web browsing activities, web sites visited, search keyword, and other vital data that it can use. There were reports that adware can also steal sensitive data like online user name and password. To keep you computer safe and secure, we highly recommend deleting malicious programs including ShoppingHelper. To ensure a complete removal, please see special section on this page to learn more.

Common Symptoms of ShoppingHelper

1. Computer is running slower than it should be and a high CPU usage is shown when there are few programs playing in the background;
2. Lag appears when typing, computer starting up, launching programs, page loading speed, etc.;
3. Some other pop ups are coming into sight and they are all increasing into frequency;
4. A number of strange cookies, extensions, add-ons, plug-ins are in your browser, they may look legit so do not know which one needs to be uninstalled.

ShoppingHelper Removal Procedures 

Procedure 1: Manually remove ShoppingHelper
Procedure 2: Automatically uninstall ShoppingHelper (with SpyHunter)

Procedure 1: Manually remove ShoppingHelper
1. Uninstall ShoppingHelper from Windows Control Panel.
For users who run Windows XP/Vista/7, please click the Start menu->then select Control Panel-> Locate and click Add or Remove Programs or Programs and Features. Scroll through the list to look for ShoppingHelper or similar component and then choose this entry and click Remove or Uninstall.
(note: all the operation can be only performed with the permission of the administrator on the PC)
For users who run Windows 8, please enter Control Panel in the search box->then find out Uninstall a program. Carefully read the list of programs, look for ShoppingHelper or similar item and then select this entry and click Remove or Uninstall.
(note: all the operation can be only performed with the permission of the administrator on the PC)
2. Remove ShoppingHelper from all internet browsers.
Google Chrome:
1) Click on the "Tools" menu and select "Options".
2) Click the "Under the Bonnet" tab, locate the "Privacy" section and press the "Clear browsing data" button.
3) Select "Delete cookies and other site and plug-in data" and clean up all cookies from the list.
Mozilla Firefox:
1) Click on Tools->Options->select Privacy
2) Click "Remove individual cookies"
3) In the Cookies panel, click on "Show Cookies"
4) To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the "Remove Cookie" button
5) To remove all cookies click on the "Remove All Cookies" button

Internet Explorer:
1) Open Internet explorer window
2) Click the "Tools" button
3) Point to "safety" and then select "delete browsing history"
4) Tick the "cookies" box and then click "delete"

3. Find out and delete all related processes, files and registry entries created by ShoppingHelper.
a) End malicious processes in Task Manager:
b) Delete ShoppingHelper associated files on your hard drive such as:

c) Open the Registry Editor and delete the following entries added by ShoppingHelper:
(Steps: Hit Win+R keys and then type regedit in Run box and click on OK)
HKLM|HKCU]\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Userinit

Procedure 2: Automatically uninstall ShoppingHelper (with SpyHunter)
1. Download SpyHunter by clicking on the button below.
2. Follow the details to complete the installation processes listed below.
1) Double click on the download file, and follow the prompts to launch the program.
2) Then click "Yes" or "Allow", if asked by the installer. The installer needs your permission to make changes to your computer.
3) SpyHunter installer will download its newest version from the Enigma Software Group servers.
4) Select your preferred language and click "OK" button.
5) Accept the License Agreement and click the "Next" button.
3. SpyHunter will start scanning your system automatically right after the installation has been completed successfully.
4. Get rid of all detected files.
5. Restart your computer to apply all made changes.

Please be aware that certain expert skills will be required during the manual removal procedure to avoid wrong operation which may damage your computer permanently. If you cannot remove ShoppingHelper completely by yourself, you’re suggested to download the most popular antivirus program SpyHunter to help you quickly and automatically remove all possible infections from your computer.

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