OptiShopper is an adware program that hijacks web browsers Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome for spying on you browsing history and displaying ads and deals that can attract your clicks. Such clicks on OptiShopper advertising bring profit to this adware owners and distributors that help to install OptiShopper. That is probably why the installation is often deceptive. OptiShopper is bundled with popular free programs and set for being automatically installed unless you notice and disable this optional adware. I guess you didn’t, and now you want to remove OptiShopper from your computer. It is a good idea. While OptiShopper is not malicious by design, any adware presents some threats to your security and privacy.
If you want to get rid of OptiShopper ads and deals displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, then you need to remove OptiShopper extensions, add-ons, and browser helper objects installed in these web browsers. You also need to remove similarly named Windows application just as you would remove any other Windows program. You can remove OptiShopper components manually by following this guide. However, other adware that might be present in a bundle or installed somehow else can bring you a hard time since you need to see what to kill first. SpyHunter offers a free scanner that shows you all you need, and it can automatically remove OptiShopper and other malware form your infected computer.
This removal guide will help you to remove OptiShopper manually. If you want to get rid of ads in your web browser and malicious programs spying on you, then you need some detection tool like SpyHunter anti-malware scanner that offers quality detection, clean removal, and real-time protection against malicious programs.
What is OptiShopper?
OptiShopper is a program and web browser extension that is designed for tracing user’s web browsing and offering ads and coupons any time when a user visits shopping websites related to products promoted with ads. Currently, the plenty of products like OptiShopper are distributed by free program developers for monetizing. Adware is bundled with free program and set for an automatic installation along with a free program while the ability of a user to notice its presence is often somehow obscured, or it is combined with other options related to a free program used as a host for adware and hidden under “typical installation” option. So, many users get OptiShopper deceptively installed without any will to do that.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing adware like OptiShopper, then remember that this kind of programs is set for automatic installation and the information about adware bundled to your download is definitely not the first thing they want you to see. Pay attention to marked check boxes in setup wizards for free programs and set on “custom” installation option instead of “typical” because the last might hide bundled adware. Be careful while installing free programs, and it will save your time. Use SpyHunter as a OptiShopper removal tool instead. This anti-malware product is very reliable and offers a premium real-time anti-malware protection against dangerous or malicious software that otherwise might infect your computer.
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Remove OptiShopper Ads Manually
You need to uninstall all the OptiShopper components manually. First you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs”. Then you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to OptiShopper.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with antispyware program to make sure that other hidden malicious programs are also removed.
Uninstall OptiShopper on Windows 8
- On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.
- Select "OptiShopper" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.
Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"
Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.
Uninstall OptiShopper on Windows 7, Vista
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right
- Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and highlight OptiShopper program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall OptiShopper on Windows XP
Uninstalling OptiShopper from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:
- Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
- Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
- Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
- Search the program list and click on OptiShopper program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove OptiShopper from Chrome
Remove OptiShopper extensions from Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find OptiShopper extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove OptiShopper from Firefox
Remove OptiShopper add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find OptiShopper add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove OptiShopper from Internet Explorer
Remove OptiShopper extensions from Internet Explorer
- Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
- Click on Manage add-ons option.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on OptiShopper, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: It is possible that your computer is infected with other adware programs. You can make a check for presence of suspicious programs with the list of adware removal tools names and see if it match. If they match, than the program belongs to adware and our removal tools can handle it for sure. Actually, they can remove hundreds thousands of viruses, but there is always a gray area where any anti-virus fails. So, this checking procedure is very helpful while real scanning for viruses is definitely better.
Remove OptiShopper Adware Infection Completely
OptiShopper adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs. As a result, your system might be also infected with malicious programs used by cyber criminals for stealing money and illegal activities. After you remove OptiShopper adware you have to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus. Then it is a good idea to scan your system with anti-malware program like SpyHunter 4. This software offers a free scanner that helps with manual removal, and you can opt for automated removal, professional support, and anti-malware protection.
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