ShopNCompare 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 ShopNCompare advertising bring profit to this adware owners and distributors that help to install ShopNCompare. That is probably why the installation is often deceptive. ShopNCompare is bundled with popular free programs and set for automated installation unless you notice and disable this optional adware. I guess you did not, and now you want to remove ShopNCompare from your computer. It is a good idea. While ShopNCompare is not malicious by design, any adware presents some threats to your security and privacy.
If you want to get rid of ShopNCompare ads and deals displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer, then you need to remove ShopNCompare 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 ShopNCompare 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 ShopNCompare and other malware form your infected computer.
This removal guide will help you to remove ShopNCompare either manually or using a software. If you want both to remove ShopNCompare and protect your computer against future infections and deceptively installed programs, then use SpyHunter that comes with real-time protection and a lot of other features related to malware removal.
What is ShopNCompare?
ShopNCompare is a program and web browser extension installed in your web browser. Actually, there is three of them designed for Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. It helps to track your web browsing and display matching ads that bring income to ShopNCompare owners any time when you make a click on these ads. It is not a wonder that such business is quite attractive, and monetizing through adware distribution get popular. That is why ShopNCompare is often deceptively installed with other free programs. It wastes your time, web traffic, and compromises your privacy since gathered information about your browsing habits are often shared among promoters. ShopNCompare is often distributed with free program downloads and automatically installed unless you disable this adware before installing the program that you download. Removing ShopNCompare is quite straight, and you can remove it by following this guide. However, other adware programs might come make it more difficult to remove ads displayed in your web browsers without special tools.
Protection against adware deceptive installation:
If you want to avoid installing adware products like ShopNCompare, then you need to remember that adware programs are delivered with other free programs. They are set for automatic installation, and installed unless you disable such optional items. Pay attention to marked check boxes placed in setup wizard screens and disable additional software unless you know it. Always use “custom” installation instead of “typical”, or “normal” since these options might hide adware programs. Read EULA that might inform you about adware programs and terms of their use.
Protect your computer with programs like SpyHunter that can trace installation process, warn you on threats, and remove malware on your demand.
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Remove ShopNCompare Ads Manually
You need to uninstall ShopNCompare application using “Add/Remove programs” utility. Then, you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to ShopNCompare adware.
Use the following guide for manual removal, or scan your computer with anti-malware for removing other malicious programs from your infected computer.
Uninstall ShopNCompare 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 "ShopNCompare" 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 ShopNCompare 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 ShopNCompare program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.
Uninstall ShopNCompare on Windows XP
Uninstalling ShopNCompare 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 ShopNCompare program. Then, click "Remove" button.
Remove ShopNCompare from Chrome
Remove ShopNCompare 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 ShopNCompare extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.
- Restart your browser.
Remove ShopNCompare from Firefox
Remove ShopNCompare 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 ShopNCompare add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove ShopNCompare from Internet Explorer
Remove ShopNCompare 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 ShopNCompare, and then click Disable option.
- Restart your web browser.
Note: Manual removal of ShopNCompare is not difficult by itself. However, if you get a bunch of bundled adware programs or computer infections, you also need to remove these threats to your security and privacy. Use free scanners that come with SpyHunter and ShopNCompare Removal Tool for help or let these programs to take care of the problem.
Remove ShopNCompare Adware Infection Completely
ShopNCompare adware might be spread in a bundle with malicious programs used by cyber criminals as spyware for stealing your money or a bot for illegal internet frauds. After you remove ShopNCompare you need to run full antivirus scan with an updated version of your antivirus. Scan your system with anti-malware program like SpyHunter for removing threats that are not accessed by anti-virus products.