This article aims to help users remove Shopper Pro (removal, uninstall) from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari. There have been pleads to “Shopper Pro entfernen” and “eliminar Shopper Pro” that flooded our channels recently, signifying this threat is vastly spread.
If you are reading this then it’s likely that your computer has become the target of the malicious program known as Shopper Pro. It operates like an Adware – that is it creates unwanted online advertisements and displays them into your internet browser as you use it. These Ads are very aggressive and can be incredibly frustrating in times – especially if they contain sound. They can fill up a great deal of your screen space and most people find them incredibly annoying. The Ads cannot be stopped or turned off – the only way to get rid of them is to remove Shopper Pro altogether from your computer.
You out to remove Shopper Pro as soon as possible – your PC is in danger
At the very least Shopper Pro slows down your computer. Your CPU has to download the data for the Ads and then render them in addition to the normal content you want to see. This strain increases as you load more tabs simultaneously and older computers and slow internet users can experience extreme delays, non-responsiveness crashes and more.
The Ads loaded by Shopper Pro often contain fraudulent content. Well-known and trusted online shops prefer to advertise through legitimate channels and Shopper Pro is definitely not one. If you try to click on the Ads you might find yourself in all kinds of fraud and scam sites that are after your wallet. Even even you are redirected to a shop you trust you might still be the victim of a phishing scam – the site you are on may look exactly like the one you know and have very similar url, but if you try to log-on your account name and password will be recorded by the hackers and used to long in into the real site with full access to your billing information and more.
Shopper Pro has another nasty feature attached to it – it may try to install viruses or bloatware applications on your computer. Usually this is done through the ruse of some non-existing problem presented to you via an Ad that looks exactly like a system message. If you randomly begin to see pop-up messages informing you that you have a problem and need to install any of the following items DON’T DO IT. It’s likely a trick played on you by Shopper Pro.
- Missing plug-ins
- Required video players/codes in order to see some media file
- Java/Flash updates
- Online scanner who scanned your computer for free and found viruses/errors/HDD problems
1: Enter Safe Mode.
2: Remove Shopper Pro from Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
3: Remove the virus from browser shortcuts.
4: Uninstall the virus from your AddRemove Programs.
5: Permanently remove Shopper Pro from Task Manager’s processes.
6: Delete the virus from Regedit and Msconfig.
7: Optimize your PC after the removal is done.
Remove Shopper Pro (Removal)
Our first step here is a reboot in Safe Mode. If you already know how to do it, just skip this and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, continue reading:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7 Users:
Restart your computer. To be sure you don’t miss the time when you need to press it, just spam F8 as soon as the PC starts booting. In the new menu, choose Safe Mode With Networking.
Proceed to Step 2.
For W. 8 and 8.1 Users:
Click the Start button ,then Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Then check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart in the new pop-up.
Proceed to Step 2.
For Windows 10 Users:
- Open the Start menu.
- Click the power button icon in the right corner of the new Start menu to show the power options menu.
- Press and hold down the SHIFT key on the keyboard and click the Restart option while still holding down the SHIFT key.
Windows 10 will perform the reboot. Next do the following:
Click the Troubleshoot icon, then Advanced options —> Startup Settings. Click Restart.
After the reboot click on Enter Safe Mode With Networking (Fifth Option).
Continue with Step 2.
With Safe Mode enabled it is time to focus our attention on removing Shopper Pro from your internet browsers. Begin by running Step 2 and proceed with Step 3 for each and every browser currently installed on your machine. Make sure to include even browsers that you are no longer using (but are still installed of course). If you feel like uninstalling some browser make sure you clean Shopper Pro from it beforehand.
Pay attention to any confirmation message Shopper Pro may pop when you try to get rid of it. Often these will contain convoluted wording and catch questions in an attempt to make you install another Adware from the same creator. Absolutely avoid installing anything or visiting any site for surveys and the like.
For Internet Explorer Users:
Open IE, then click —–> Manage Add-ons.
Find Shopper Pro . Remove it by pressing Disable.
If your Home Page is different from the usual, click —–> Internet Options>edit the URL box with your preferred search engine, and click Apply.
Go to STEP 3.
For Mozilla Firefox Users:
Open Firefox, click on (top right) ——-> Add-ons. Hit Extensions next.
Shopper Pro should be somewhere around here – Remove it.
Go to STEP 3.
For Google Chrome Users:
Start Chrome, click —–>More Tools —–> Extensions. There, find the virus and select (Remove).
Click again, and proceed to Settings —> Search, the fourth tab, select Manage Search Engines. Remove anything but the search engines you normally use.
Go to STEP 3.
For Safari Users:
Open Safari, and click Safari —–>Preferences —–> Extensions—–>Uninstall the malware.
Go to STEP 3.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties.
NOTE: We are showing Google Chrome, but the method is the same for all browsers.
Once you’ve reached Properties —–> Shortcut (on the band at the top), then in the Target type field, REMOVE EVERYTHING AFTER .exe.
Continue with STEP 4.
Hold the Windows Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the new field, then click OK.
You are now in the Control Panel. Search around for Shopper Pro and anything else suspicious-looking. Uninstall it/them. Also, be extremely careful. Viruses often spend one last ditch effort to trick you into installing more of their kind. If you see a screen like this when you click Uninstall, choose NO:
Hold the Windows Key and R again – but this time copy + paste the following and click OK:
A .txt file will open – don’t touch anything there. If you are hacked and someone has access to your PC, there will be a bunch of other IPs connected to you at the bottom. This is what a hosts file looks like:
If there are a bunch of strange IPs connecting to you below “Localhost” you may be hacked, and it’s best to ask us in the comments for directions.
Go to STEP 5.
Open the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Once it opens, choose the Processes Tab. Look at all of the processes in front of you and try to determine which ones are a virus. Google them or ask us in the comments and we will provide the best assistance we can.
FINAL STEPS AHEAD BUT READ THIS FIRST!
What follows up next is the most important part of the guide that ensures Shopper Pro will be permanently removed. This involves deleting any core remaining files of the virus and can be dangerous if mishandled, as these files can easily be confused with system files. Read and follow the instructions carefully, otherwise you risk damaging your OS oro ther installed programs significantly if you make a big mistake. If you are not feeling comfortable, we advise you to download a professional Shopper Pro remover. We recommend it, because it has been able to remove everything we;ve thrown at it and the scanner provides excellent results in rooting any deep seated viruses that may be laying dormant or Shopper Pro managed to install before it was removed.
Right click on each of the virus processes separately and select Open File Location. Also, End the process after you open the folder. Just to make sure we don’t delete any programs you mistakenly took for a virus, copy the folders somewhere, then delete the directories you were sent to.
Move on to STEP 6.
Take a look at the following things:
Type msconfig in the search field and hit enter: you will be transported to a new window.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck anything that has “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter.
Once inside, press CTRL and F together and type the virus’s Name. Right click and delete any entries you find with a similar name. If you can’t find them this way, look in these directories, and delete the registries manually:
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—–Random numbers
HKEY_CURRENT_USER—-Software—Microsoft—Internet Explorer—-Main—- Random
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STEP 7 – Optimization
We’ve prepared a short and sweet optimization guide, specifically designed for users who just removed a virus. It is completely free, you do not need to download anything, and it’s not very time consuming. If you are interested – How To Remove Guide’s Optimization Tips.