Is there any way that I can utilize to eradicate the countless pop-ups from Smart Shopper? I have no clue how to locate the files relate to this thing. Now my computer is running extremely slow and I get disturbed by it all the time which drives me almost crazy! How can I solve this problem? It is really sad to have this annoying stuff on my computer. Please help!
Brief Introduction to This Infection
If you are bombarded by disturbing advertisements provided by Smart Shopper, then there must be adware or other malicious extensions added on your computer without your permission. Adware is the abbreviation for advertising-supported software which may seem as a regular program, but in reality it performs many evil activities on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome and generating various advertisements automatically in order to generate revenue for its author. Usually, this kind of adware can come to your computer with the conjunction with other programs that you really need. Cyber criminals who design this adware can implant it to other freeware and publish them on the web for people to download. This is the main way for this adware to infiltrate target computers.
The Screenshot of This Adware
The program has a malicious intention although it says it can introduce you with the best deals on numerous shopping websites and help you to save a lot of money. Once you download it on your computer, you will experience a hard time while surfing online. The program gives you constant pop-ups about various deals, coupons and commercial offers and won’t let you stop them. Those pop ups are in different forms such as in-text, pop-up, pop-under, contextual and banner advertisements. They come up without asking for your permission so it disturbs users every time they go to the Internet. Also an adware can reduce the browser performance notably. Usually it only takes a few seconds to load up a single page, but if Smart Shopper is installed and running in the background, you may need to spend more than one minute to open your Email or Facebook. A new tab or window may be opened itself automatically on your web browser even though you are not working on your computer. As a result, your web browsing will be completely interrupted.
In addition, if you click any ads generated by Smart Shopper, it may redirect you to other commercial sites or high-risk page that sells unwanted programs. A potentially unwanted program is also capable of collecting your personal information such as browsing history and search queries because it wants to generate more and more pop-up ads fits your appetite. What’s more, cyber hackers can even exploit this adware to spread more other kinds of computer viruses and threats to your computer via those links.
The properties of Browser Hijacker
-Can not be detected by your anti-virus software, which makes it hard to uninstall from the computer.
-Once you open your browser, you will be redirected to some unknown websites.
-Can slow down the performance of the computer, or even blue screen.
-Can pop up many unwanted advertisements when you are doing something else.
-Can change your settings in your browser and it is not easy to change it back.
If you find any symptoms listed above showing on your computer, then your computer must be suffered with a browser hijacker that causes you keep being redirecting to this Smart Shopper. Welcome to contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts for manual removal guide. Also, we will provide a short removal guide below for computer literate.
NOTE: Being afraid to do any wrong operation during the process of removing this browser hijacker? Please contact YooSecurity Online PC Experts, we are here to help you:
Manual Removal Guide of Browser Hijacker (For Computer Literate)
There is a removal guide of Browser Hijacker provided here; however, expertise is required during the process of removal, please make sure you are capable to do it by yourself.
Step 1: Find Ctrl, Alt, and Delete these 3 keys and then press them together to open task manager to end the process related to this hijacker, the name of the process of it is random.
Step 2: Try to find Folder Options in Control Panel, select the View tab, and then tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
Step 3: Click on Start button at the right lower corner, then click on Control Panel
Then you will come to the Control Panel windows, click on Add and Remove Programs
Then try to find the program which relates to this browser hijacker, highlight it and choose Remove, the program’s name is random.
Step4: Change your homepage in your browser (Take Internet Explorer as an Example)
From the Navigation toolbar in Internet Explorer, click Tools and select Internet Options.
Then type the URL you want into the Home page box and then click OK
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Smart Shopper is a kind of computer threat that can be classified as an adware. It is not a good program for people to download and use for online shopping. If people get this adware on their computers, many problems can be caused by it. Computer users will be disturbed by thousands of pop-ups generated by this adware. Also, this adware can help many other computer threats to sneak into the infected machines to make further damagers.
Suggestion: To follow removal guide that mentioned above, a level of computer knowledge is needed. Still can’t get out of Smart Shopper? Contact online experts for help now!
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on November 7, 2014 10:01 pm