ShopHelper adware is responsible for coupons, ads, and deals displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It appears in your web browser after ShopHelper adware is installed with other free programs on your computer. Since it is legitimate, non-malicious program, your antivirus didn’t block it. If you want to remove ShopHelper, it is a good idea because this kind of software compromises your security. Use this guide for quick and safe ShopHelper removal.
ShopHelper installation is often deceptive. If you wonder how ShopHelper got installed on your computer, the answer is simple. You just failed to disable ShopHelper optional installation when you install some of free programs from the Internet. Various websites use bundling to monetize free program distribution. A free program that you need comes with a download client that controls the installation and offers you to install adware programs like ShopHelper promoted as useful. Adware is set to be automatically installed unless you notice and disable it before installing a free program.
ShopHelper is installed as a Windows application and multiple BHO (browser helper objects), web browser extensions or add-ons that are running adware activities. Therefore, if you want to remove ShopHelper, then you need to uninstall ShopHelper application and remove extensions related to ShopHelper from your web browsers. It is not very difficult, and you can easily do this by following ShopHelper removal guide placed below.
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What is ShopHelper?
ShopHelper is a program and web browser extension that are combined in one product used for tracking your web browsing and displaying ads in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer when you visits various websites. ShopHelper adware consists of a similarly named Windows application and plugins installed in your web browser as extensions, add-ons, or BHO (browser helper object) depend on browser. These ShopHelper have to be removed if you want to eliminate ShopHelper adware and get rid of ads. Your clicks on ShopHelper ads help to make money on a pay-per-click basis, and this way on monetizing is attractive to websites that distribute free software of develop such products. For users such installation of bundled adware is quite deceptive. If you fail to notice adware presence and disable ShopHelper before installing a free program, then your computer will be infected with ShopHelper. You need to be careful because some adware is difficult to uninstall, and more adware might be bundled and installed along with ShopHelper while removing it is not the thing that one would like.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
Protect your computer against malware with a help of SpyHunter that can block common means used by malware for sneaking into your system and infecting your computer. Otherwise, you need to pay attention to EULAs and check boxes placed in setup wizard and download clients related to a free program that you download. It helps you to notice additional programs bundled to the one you get. Always use “custom” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs.
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Remove ShopHelper from Windows
For manual removal you need to uninstall all ShopHelper components. Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with anti-spyware program to make sure that other hidden malicious programs are also removed.
Uninstall ShopHelper 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 "ShopHelper Generic" 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 ShopHelper 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 ShopHelper Generic program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall ShopHelper on Windows XP
Uninstalling ShopHelper 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 ShopHelper Generic program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove ShopHelper from Chrome
Remove ShopHelper 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 ShopHelper Generic extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove ShopHelper from Firefox
Remove ShopHelper 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 ShopHelper Generic add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove ShopHelper from Internet Explorer
Remove ShopHelper 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 ShopHelper Generic, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: I hope you done by now, and ShopHelper are gone. However, other malware and adware programs might be present on your computer. If you still see ads displayed by other malicious program, then try to use ShopHelper Removal Tool that can remove all malicious programs and protect your computer against future infections.
Remove ShopHelper Adware Infection Completely
It is possible that your computer is infected with other adware programs. You can check suspicious program names 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. This checking procedure is very helpful while real scanning for viruses is definitely better.