How to remove Alpha Shopper (Virus Removal)

How to remove Alpha Shopper (Virus Removal)

Alpha Shopper (also searched for as Alpha Shopper virus, AlphaShopper) is adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that injects the webpages you visit with deceptive advertisements. Ads displayed by this adware will usually say Ads by Alpha ShopperAlpha Shopper Ads, or brought by Alpha Shopper on them.

Alpha Shopper

What is Alpha Shopper?

Alpha Shopper is typically promoted as a free web shopping companion that can help you find discounts and deals for products you might be interested in based off of your browsing habits.

Potential Alpha Shopper malware generates pop-up ads across Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Ads by Alpha Shopper  are defined as ‘targeted’ ads because they use your personal browsing information (including all your data on the websites you visit) to produce advertisements it feels you are most likely to click on. The adware basically ‘targets’ you and your current and past browsing habits.

Alpha Shopper adware is not technically defined as a computer virus but this adware is still a threat to your privacy and can be the sign of a severe malware infection. The internet security community strongly recommends that you remove Alpha Shopper if you find it installed on your machine or attached to your internet browser as a browser add-on or extension and use reputable Antivirus or Anti-Malware software to eradicate any existing malicious files.

How did Alpha Shopper get on my computer?

Alpha Shopper and programs like it are usually contracted without knowledge. Alpha Shopper is often bundled inside third-party software downloaders and bundlers. It may arrive on a computer system once other programs have been introduced to the machine. Software that Alpha Shopper adware may bundle with includes freeware, shareware, and dubious torrent files.

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  • Alpha Shopper bundles with other potentially unwanted programs and malware.
  • Alpha Shopper is usually bundled inside third-party freeware installers, download managers, and dubious torrent files.
  • Alpha Shopper injects visited webpages with pop-up and in-text advertisements.
  • Alpha Shopper makes unwanted changes to existing Windows settings and schedules new tasks which allow it to run every time Windows starts and check to see if the program has been disabled. If the program is disabled it will enable itself.

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How to remove Alpha Shopper virus

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Option 1: Automatically remove Alpha Shopper virus with Malwarebytes

1. We recommend that you write down the toll free number below in case you run into any issues while removing this infection. Our techs will kindly assist you with any problems you may face.

1-888-986-8411

2. Download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

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3. Launch Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software once it has finished installing.

4. Make sure that Malwarebytes has been updated. To ensure it is updated click Update Now on the Dashboard.

Malwarebytes scan for Alpha Shopper

5. Click the large Scan Now button on the dashboard to perform a scan with Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

6. When the scan is complete click the Remove Selected button and then click the Finish button or restart your computer if Malwarebytes suggests that you do so.

[note align=”left”]If you are still having issues removing Alpha Shopper we suggest that use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3 to locate and remove any computer infection that may be present. You may also proceed to option 2 below and view our additional tips to remove Alpha Shopper.[/note]

Option 2: Manually remove Alpha Shopper

How to uninstall Alpha Shopper

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. Click Uninstall a program (or Add and remove program) in the Programs section.

3. Search for Alpha Shopper in the list of installed programs and select it with your mouse, then click Uninstall. You can also double click Alpha Shopper to uninstall it.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find Alpha Shopper in your list of installed program you may need to uninstall additional programs that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove Alpha Shopper below.[/note]

How to remove Alpha Shopper add-ons and extensions

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

2. Search for the Alpha Shopper extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the Alpha Shopper add-on and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the Alpha Shopper extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

[note align=”left”]If you do not find Alpha Shopper in your list of add-ons and extensions you may need to remove additional attachments that may have bundled with it. You can view our additional tips to remove Alpha Shopper below.[/note]

Alpha Shopper virus removal tips
  • If you do not find Alpha Shopper in your list of installed programs you may need to uninstall additional programs. Additional programs may include suspicious titles that may have been contracted around the same time or after the initial infection.
  • If you are still having issues removing Alpha Shopper you should use a second opinion scanner such as HitmanPro 3. HitmanPro 3 is the best second opinion scan and removal tool. It can be used to locate and remove remaining threats.
  • If you need help our tech support team is standing by 24 hours a day. You can reach tech support at: 1-888-986-8411