How to Remove ShopBrain

ShopBrain is an adware that displays ads and deals in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. ShopBrain owners get paid for your clicks on promoted ads, and ShopBrain distributors get some income for installed instances of ShopBrain adware. So, you shouldn’t wonder how ShopBrain ads started to appear in your web browser. ShopBrain is often deceptively installed with free programs that you may download from the web. Such practice is called bundling, and ShopBrain is just a one of adware programs that are installed this way.

If you want to remove ShopBrain adware and get rid of these ads, then you need to some work. First, you need to remove ShopBrain application installed as a Windows program. Then you need to remove ShopBrain extension from your Chrome, ShopBrain add-on from your Firefox, and ShopBrain BHO (browser helper object from your Internet Explorer. The last thing is cleaning you browser cache, removing temporary internet files, and restarting your web browsers. Just follow the guide below for ShopBrain adware removal, or use the offered removal tool that helps to remove ShopBrain and other malicious programs automatically.

Shop Brain adware removal

This removal guide will help you to remove ShopBrain 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 ShopBrain?

ShopBrain is adware developed for making money out of computer users’ clicks on ads displayed in web browsers. Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer are infected as the most used ones. Watching ads is not what people like, and adware activities waste web traffic and slow computer system down. It also traces web browsing history and might cause some privacy issues if this information is sold to third parties e.g. advertisers and potential email spammers. So, ShopBrain is often deceptively installed with other free programs distributed over the web.

ShopBrain consist of the program that manages all the process and web browser plugins and extensions installed into each of most commonly used web browsers. This makes removing ShopBrain more complicated than removing other Windows programs. You better be careful while installing free programs since it takes less time than removing ShopBrain from your computer. This guide describes what you need for removing this adware and other like threats.

Protection against deceptively installed adware:

If you want to avoid installing adware like ShopBrain, 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. Use SpyHunter 4 for a real-time anti-malware protection, reliable malware detection, and clean and safe removal of various threats from your computer.

 

ShopBrain Adware Removal Tool

ShopBrain Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove ShopBrain and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to ShopBrain malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete ShopBrain components manually if you want. This software is timely updated and offers a free professional support for removing mutating viruses. It helps to remove stubborn PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and spyware, protects DNS connection, your web browsers, ActiveX components, and other system elements form malware infection. SpyHunter helps to guard your computer against ShopBrain and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.

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Remove ShopBrain Ads Manually

You need to uninstall all the ShopBrain 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 ShopBrain.

Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with anti-malware and anti-virus software to make sure that other threats are found and removed.

 

Uninstall ShopBrain on Windows 8

  1. On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.

  2. Access Uninstall from Metro on Windows 8

    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"

    Access Uninstall from Windows 8 Desktop

    Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.

  3. Select "ShopBrain" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.

  4. Uninstall Programs on Windows 8

 


Uninstall ShopBrain on Windows 7, Vista

  1. Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right

  2. Access Control Panel from Windows 7 Start Menu

  3. Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel

  4. Access Uninstall from Control Panel on Windows 7

  5. Search the program list and highlight ShopBrain program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.

  6. Uninstall Programs on Windows 7

 


Uninstall ShopBrain on Windows XP

Uninstalling ShopBrain from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:

  1. Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
  2. Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
  3. Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
  4. Search the program list and click on ShopBrain program. Then, click "Remove" button.

 


Remove ShopBrain from Chrome

Remove ShopBrain extensions from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.

  2. Access Chrome Settings from Chrome Menu

  3. Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find ShopBrain extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.

  4. Remove Chrome Extension

  5. Restart your browser.


Remove ShopBrain from Firefox

Remove ShopBrain add-on from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.

  2. Access Add-ons from Firefox Menu

  3. Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find ShopBrain add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.

  4. Remove Add-on from Firefox

  5. Restart Firefox to complete the removal.


Remove ShopBrain from Internet Explorer

Remove ShopBrain extensions from Internet Explorer

  1. Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
  2. Click on Manage add-ons option.

  3. Access Add-ons from Internet Explorer Menu

  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on ShopBrain, and then click Disable option.

  5. Remove Extensions from Internet Explorer

  6. Restart your web browser.

ShopBrain Infection Components:

Remove ShopBrain entries from system registry:

SOFTWARE\Classes\ShopBrain.ShopBrain
SOFTWARE\Classes\ShopBrain.ShopBrain.4.0
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{2F2101BA-5C78-4DA9-F04A-35408FA69BAD}
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\a77a5ef2-534f-40c0-a5dd-5b87b6063921
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\a77a5ef2-534f-40c0-a5dd-5b87b6063921\States
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{EF6E8F19-F6ED-8C28-8FAD-002E908466A0}

How to Edit Windows Registry

 

Delete ShopBrain files and folders:

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ShopBrain\eO0Nu.exe
C:\Program Files\ShopBrain\UMDf.x64.dll
C:\Program Files\ShopBrain\UMDf.dll
C:\Program Files\ShopBrain\UMDf.tlb
C:\Program Files\ShopBrain\UMDf.dat
%PROGRAMFILES%\ShopBrain
%APPDATA%\ShopBrain
%APDATA%\AnyAppSnow

How to Show Hidden Files

 

Note: Manual removal procedures are time consuming, and if your value your time, you can save it by using ShopBrain Removal Tool instead of the manual removal. It also helps to scan your system with bundled free anti-spyware program and remove all malicious program that might be running in disguise.

 

Remove ShopBrain Adware Infection Completely

ShopBrain 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 ShopBrain 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 comes with a free professional support and a free scanners that you can use for manual malware removal, or opt for an automated removal process that is more safe and reliable.

Find more information about safe practices that can help you to prevent computer infections and protect your compute system against malicious programs.

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