The ShopGlider virus (or Shop Glider virus) is a term for a potentially unwanted program or malware categorized as adware, a browser hijacker, and spyware that is used to collect user information and in turn display targeted advertisements. ShopGlider malware installs to a Micorosoft Windows machine and attaches to popular internet browsers including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer as a browser add-on and extension.
Once the ShopGlider add-on and/or extension is installed, the adware program will being to collect user information and will then use the information to display target advertisements, deals, and offers.
ShopGlider malware may have permission to access your complete computing and browsing activities, such as your bookmarks and history.
ShopGlider advertisements appear in many different forms. ShopGlider ads vary from pop-under ads, in-text ads that say something similar to “Ads by ShopGlider” on them, and pop-up advertisements that appear in images and say “brought by ShopGlider” on them.
ShopGlider pop-ups may even appear when browsing offline.
How does ShopGlider malware get onto a computer?
Users are sometimes given the opportunity to accept or decline an offer to install ShopGlider software and other items; However, the request to decline the offer is often ignored or presented in a very confusing manner.
How to remove the ShopGlider virus
- Automatically remove ShopGlider virus – Scan for and automatically remove ShopGlider and third-party malware
- Manually remove ShopGlider virus – Remove/Uninstall ShopGlider and third-party malware (if necessary)
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1. Automatic ShopGlider virus removal
Use the instructions below to automatically remove ShopGlider and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your installed internet browsers.
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2. Install the free or paid version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware.
3. Once Malwarebytes is installed, run the program. If you are using the free version of Malwarebytes you will be prompted to update the database, make sure to do so.
4. On the first tab labeled “Scanner” select the Perform full scan option and click the Scan button to perform a full system scan. Malwarebytes will automatically detect malware infecting the computer system.
5. Once the malware scan is complete, Malwarebytes may prompt a notice stating malicious objects were detected. Select the malicious objects and click the Remove Selected button to completely remove the malicious files from your computer.
CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall ShopGlider adware and associated third-party software.
1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.
2. Once installed, open the program and navigate to Cleaner > Windows/Applications and click the Analyze button. Afterwards, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.
3. Next, navigate to Tools > Startup and search through each tab starting from windows, internet explorer, etc., all the way to Content Menu, for additional suspicious entries and click Disable and Delete once anything is found.
4. To automatically uninstall ShopGlider and other unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for ShopGlider, etc. in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.
2. Manual ShopGlider virus removal
Use the instructions below to manually uninstall ShopGlider and third-party software using Microsoft Windows removal procedures.
How to uninstall ShopGlider
1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel.
2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.
3. In the list of installed programs search for ShopGlider and other potentially unwanted software. Once the adware program is located, double click the unwanted program(s) or highlight them in the list and click the Uninstall button. Keep in mind that ShopGlider may use a different title name than suggested.
How to remove ShopGlider add-ons and extensions
Use the instructions to remove ShopGlider add-ons, extensions, plug-ins, and toolbars. Please note, it may be necessary to remove multiple third-party items.
1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
2. Search for the ShopGlider extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.
2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the ShopGlider add-on and remove it.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.
2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab search for the ShopGlider add-on and remove it if located.