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Danger level 8
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission

Insurance Shine

Insurance Shine is an ad-supported program (adware) that should provide users with the best insurance offers. Many users believe that it can really do that, which is why they install this application on their computers. The application itself is available for download on insuranceshine.com; however, specialists working at pcthreat.com are sure that this program is available on other third-party web pages as well. Unfortunately, we cannot say that Insurance Shine is a trustworthy program either. Therefore, we highly suggest that you remove Insurance Shine from your system the moment you detect this program installed. It would be a sin to keep it when there are so many programs that can help users to manage their insurance policies. Even though adware programs are not very dangerous, it might be still rather hard to eliminate Insurance Shine, especially if you do that for the first time.

Even though Insurance Shine advertises itself as a very useful application, the truth is that it opens redtag-specials.com in its main window only. Yes, the program does not even have an interface and just opens other web pages automatically after users double-click on any of the shortcuts it creates. Specialists at pcthreat.com say that users might also notice that interest6.valuedinformation.com/numbers/?t=5&c1=UAOCD%3A%3A has been opened without their permission. This page provides users with various links and offers. As you have probably understood, Insurance Shine might really cause redirections to other web pages. Unfortunately, it is not all it can do. It has been observed that this program might show commercial on a user’s screen as well. If they start appearing on web pages opened with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox one day as well, you should ignore those ads completely because advertisements might have untrustworthy links integrated into them and they might redirect users to third-party web pages full of malicious software. Of course, this might happen only if you click on any of them.

Insurance Shine will not only cause redirections and show ads, it has been observed that this application might also gather different details about users and share it with interested third parties. It is stated in the Privacy Policy available on the official web page of this adware that it is going to record “passive information collected automatically” and “information you actively choose to provide.” As researchers have managed to find out, this adware will record Internet Protocol (IP) address, date and time of a user’s visits to particular web pages, the time spent at each page, email address, name, phone number, and birth date. As can be seen, this ad-supported program records all kinds of details about users and their activities on the web. Luckily, it is possible to stop that rather easily. All you need to do is to delete Insurance Shine from the system.

Researchers have also noticed that Insurance Shine will also apply changes to the system registry. To be more specific, it will create new registry keys, e.g. HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\insuranceshine.com, HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\www.insuranceshine.com, and HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{6EA84EA1-3B97-46A9-84F1-F6287E75DB6A}_is1. On top of that, you will also see a new folder in %PROGRAMFILES% or %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%. Most probably, it will have the InsuranceShine name.

Furthermore, you might also detect other untrustworthy programs on your computer because it is known that this ad-supported program is capable of slithering onto computers in software bundles. It seems that users usually allow this program to enter their systems after they click on an untrustworthy advertisement or download software from a third-party web page. It is a must to be very careful in order to prevent those ad-supported programs from slithering onto computers. To make sure that malicious software cannot enter your system is to install a reputable security tool on your computer.

Insurance Shine can be removed via Control Panel, so if you have ever tried erasing a program, you will definitely not find this difficult. Unfortunately, this adware program will leave leftovers – you will have to take care of them as well. We hope that our instructions will help you to fully remove adware. If not, scan your computer with a trustworthy antimalware tool, such as SpyHunter. It will make your system clean.

Delete Insurance Shine

Windows XP

  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel from the menu.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Click on the undesirable application and click the Remove button.

Windows 7/Vista

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click on the untrustworthy program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Windows 8/8.1/10

  1. Tap the Windows key + R simultaneously.
  2. Enter Control Panel in the box and click OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Select the undesirable application.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove leftovers

  1. Launch RUN (Windows key + R).
  2. Enter regedit.exe into the box and tap Enter.
  3. Delete these registry keys one after the other:
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\insuranceshine.com
  • HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\www.insuranceshine
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