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Danger level 5
Type: Browser Plugins

Shopping Helper Smartbar

Shopping Helper Smartbar is an application that is very similar to Snap.Do in a sense that it changes your homepage and your search engine to search.snapdo.com after it gets on the system. In addition, you will definitely notice a toolbar added on such browsers as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Even though it seems as a decent tool because it allows you to access Facebook, Wikipedia, eBay, and Twitter, listen to radio, and even get the latest weather forecast, you should know that it might cause you security-related problems instead of any tangible benefit. Thus, we recommend that you erase Shopping Helper Smartbar without any further considerations. We know that it is not the easiest task; thus, we are here to help you.

Even though search engine will be changed as well, we do not recommend using it in order to search for some kind of information. If you are still using it, it is impossible not to notice different ads that are placed together with search results. You should not click on them if you do not want to infect your system with malicious software. Unfortunately, there is a possibility that you click on them accidentally; thus, it is important to stop them entirely. In order to do that, you will have to erase Shopping Helper Smartbar from the system.

You might feel that Shopping Helper Smartbar has appeared out of nowhere; however, the truth is that it might have entered your system bundled with other applications. It has been found out that this browser plugin might be bundled with Activeris antimalware, Re-markit, Severe Weather Alerts, and similar applications. Most of them are undesirable programs. Of course, you might reduce the possibility to install different kinds of unwanted programs if you select the Advanced installation option every time. However, some programs might get on the system silently; thus, you need to keep your antimalware tool enabled.

We definitely recommend erasing Shopping Helper Smartbar if you do not want to cause harm to your system and use your preferred homepage and search engine. Just follow the instructions provided below and you will be able to get rid of this application. Malware removal tools like SpyHunter are able to detect Shopping Helper Smartbar as well. Thus, you can leave all the work for these tools.

How to remove Shopping Helper Smartbar

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Click on the application that you need to erase and then click the Remove button.

Windows 7 and Vista

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel from the menu.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.

Windows 8

  1. Access the Metro UI menu.
  2. Start typing control panel and then click OK.
  3. Select this tool and go to Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on the program and select Uninstall.

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch your browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons.
  3. Click Search Providers.
  4. Select a new search provider and click Set as default.
  5. Click on the unwanted provider and click Remove.
  6. Tap Alt+T again and go to Internet Options.
  7. Click on the General tab, type in your homepage address, and click OK.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch your browser and click on the search box near the search provider icon.
  2. Tap F4 and select a new search engine.
  3. Tap F4 again and then click Manage Search Engines…
  4. Select the undesirable search provider and then click Remove.
  5. Tap Alt+T and go to Options.
  6. Under the General tab, type in your homepage URL in the field near Home Page. Click OK.

Google Chrome

  1. Launch your browser and tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings from the menu.
  3. In On startup, mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
  4. Click Set pages.
  5. Change the unwanted URL and click OK.
  6. Mark Show Home button under Appearance and then click Change.
  7. Repeat the 5th step.
  8. Go to Search, click Manage search engines and select a new search provider.
  9. Select the undesirable search tool and then click X.
  10. Click Done.
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How to manually remove Shopping Helper Smartbar

Files associated with Shopping Helper Smartbar infection:

ShoppinHelper2_Setup.exe

Shopping Helper Smartbar processes to kill:

ShoppinHelper2_Setup.exe
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Comments

  1. Nicole Nov 28, 2014

    I cannot use the above as my computer says it is missing the 31994.msi

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