How to remove Shopping Helper (Virus Removal Guide)

What is Shopping Helper?

Shopping Helper is adware that generates advertisements on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer and is often detected as a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) or malware by reputable security vendors.

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Shopping Helper add-ons and extensions have permission to access and collect user information. Information such as browser activity and history is used to generate targeted advertisements on Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Collected user information may also be distributed to third-party mailing lists, resulting in unwanted email spam, junk mail, and telephone calls from telemarketers.

Shopping Helper malware

The primary extension for Google Chrome has permission to access your data on all website and access your tabs and browsing activity; However, this program may bundle with additional browser add-ons and extensions that have their own set of permissions.

If this program is installed and attached to affected browsers a user may be directed to websites such as eBay and unwanted advertisements that say something similar to Ads by Shopping Helper will appear; although these advertisements may be served by additional third-party adware and advertising platforms.

Shopping Helper has been found to associate with and bundle with additional third-party malware and PUPs. In turn, a computer user may experience advertisements served from third-party platforms such as RightCoupon, browser redirects when a opening a new browser window or tab, browser redirects when searching the web using the affected browser’s address bar, hijacked homepage settings, and other issues.

  Green Arrow Bullet   How to remove the Shopping Helper virus

  1. Option 1: Shopping Helper Removal Software & Tools – This first option details how to remove Shopping Helper malware using the free or full versions of Hitman Pro software and/or CCleaner by Piriform.
  2. Option 2: Manually remove Shopping Helper – This second option details how to manually uninstall Shopping Helper and remove unwanted browser attachments
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1. Shopping Helper Removal Software & Tools

Use the instructions below to automatically remove Shopping Helper and third-party malware, as well as automatically remove unwanted search engines from your installed internet browsers.

Hitman Pro by SurfRight

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2. Install the free or purchase the full version of Hitman Pro software.

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3. Once Hitman Pro is installed, open the program and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

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4. When the scan is complete, click the Next button again to delete any threats or traces on your system.

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5. If you are initially using the free version, to activate it, enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

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6. Restart your computer by selecting Reboot.

Your computer should now be clean of threats, tracking cookies, malware, and other unwanted traces.

If you are still having issues with this program, it is recommended to install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware in order to scan your computer and eradicate malicious files.

CCleaner by Piriform

CCleaner can be used to automatically repair internet browser settings startup up settings, and uninstall Shopping Helper adware and associated third-party software.

1. Install the free or paid version of CCleaner by Piriform.

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CCleaner Analyze Cleaner

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.

CCleaner Startup

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 Shopping Helper and other unwanted programs, navigate to the Uninstall tab and search for Shopping Helper, etc. in the list of installed programs. Uninstall the unwanted software as selected by clicking the Run Uninstaller button.

2. Manually Remove Shopping Helper

Use the instructions below to manually uninstall Shopping Helper adware from Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.

How to uninstall Shopping Helper

1. Access Windows Start Menu and navigate to the Control Panel (on Windows 8, right click the bottom left corner to access the Windows 8 Start Menu).

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2. Click Uninstall a program or Add and remove a program.

3. In the list of installed programs search for Shopping Helper 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.

How to remove Shopping Helper add-ons and extensions

Use the instructions below to remove Shopping Helper add-ons and extensions from Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. It may be necessary to remove third-party browser attachments.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.

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2. Search for the Shopping Helper extension and remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Type Ctrl+Shift+A.

2. On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Shopping Helper 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 Shopping Helper add-on and remove it if located.