Window Shopper virus or WindowShopper is an annoying and harmful adware infection which is supposed to bring you discount offers, coupon codes and cheap deals on shopping Online, instead, this application is a deceptive program tricking you into buying its affiliate products. Let me explain this more simply, the Window Shopper adware is a corrupt program created by Cyber crooks to earn commission by selling their affiliate products through advertisements.
WindowShopper bY SuperFish is a corrupt extension or add-on which can be added to Firefox, google Chrome or Internet explorer. This application usually spreads through infected websites, spam emails or free versions downloads. once it has been installed, it will start displaying ads by WindowShopper.com on every webpage you visit. Window Shopper virus can show pop-up ads on infected PC, it can hijack browser and replace search results with spam content. Moreover, this kind of programs are used to monitor user activity, collect personal information and to drop further plugin and infected files. We recommend immediate removal of Window Shopper plugin virus to prevent harms.
Disadvantages and risks of having Window Shopper:
- It may change & corrupt default settings of browsers like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer
- Changes home page and displays unwanted pop-ups advertisements
- Causes frequent web redirects to wrong websites, hijacks search engine settings and leads to unexpected webpages
- Keeps record of browsing activities and interests
- Collects Personal user information which may include sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts
- It may bring further infections are direct the user to infectious sites
- Makes the browser run slow, uses a big part of system resources
Want to get rid of Browser Hijack Window Shopper?:
To manually remove Window Shopper, follow the instructions.
First of all, Uninstall the program. (Skip to the next step if the application is not listed in Control Panel).
“Start > Settings > Control Panel. Now Locate and open “Add or Remove Programs” or “PROGRAMS AND FEATURES”. Find “Window Shopper”. Now click Uninstall/Remove.
Now remove the program from Browser.
Internet Explorer users:
Click “Tools” (if on Internet Explorer 9, click gear icon), Then “Manage Add-ons”. Look for Window Shopper. Disable if found any.
Block Window Shopper pop-ups
To stop pop-ups from malware,
Click on TOOLS > POP-UP BLOCKER, then click TURN ON POP-UP BLOCKER. and then go to POP-UP BLOCKER SETTINGS. (Type any website you wish to block popups from)
Go to “Tools” (at the top), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable “Window Shopper”
Click “Tools/Settings” (Wrench incon), > “Add-ons” > “Extensions” and disable any file associate with malware.
Still Spyware Window Shopper lurking in the system? Remove manually
Stop processes of this malware:
Open Task Manager to stop processes.
Remove associated registry settings:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “WarnonBadCertRecving” = ’0
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop “NoChangingWallPaper” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Attachments “SaveZoneInformation” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = ’1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Download “CheckExeSignatures” = ‘no’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0
Delete Window Shopper infected files:
Have you tried methods above but still malware not removed? Then try Restoring your computer to an earlier state.
Click Start menu > All Programs > System Tools > System Restore
Start menu > Backup and Recover > Recover System
Window-Shopper virus removal tool
Alternatively, you are advised to use the removal tool below to get rid of this malware infection.
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