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Danger level 8
Type: Adware

ShopAtHomeSelect Agent

ShopAtHomeSelect Agent is the latest in dubious programs. Being a form of an adware application, ShopAtHomeSelect Agent was designed to deliver a variety of advertisements, affiliated with the adware, so as to ensure the optimal advertising of the products associated with ShopAtHomeSelect Agent.

ShopAtHomeSelect Agent will redirect the computer user’s browser to its affiliated website: www.shopathomeselect.com, and the likes of…
ShopAtHomeSelect Agent is also referred to as: Golden Retriever, ShopAtHome, SAHAgent and SAHAgent Adware. So, one would do well to keep a look out for these aliases as well, when attempting to rid a computer system of this dubious application.

ShopAtHomeSelect Agent is a potentially unwanted adware program that could be used to display various pop-up advertisements.

ShopAtHomeSelect Agent is also used by its creators to collect various information on the users surfing habits, this invading the user’s privacy.

What ShopAtHomeSelect Agent is capable of doing is loading up with a Web Browser, as a Bowser Helper Object (BHO). This means that ShopAtHomeSelect Agent is a dynamic link library (DLL) that tends to run as soon as the user’s browser is started.

BHO’s are usually installed covertly onto an unsuspecting computer system, so as to ensure the secretive gathering of information from the infected computer to a remote controller.

There are a few ways ShopAtHomeSelect Agent could enter into a system, namely:
- The user’s operating system and Web browser security setting are too flexible and relaxed
- The user does not follow safe Internet and PC practices.

There are also a few symptoms affiliated with an Adware infection, which are usually tell-tale signs of an infection:

1. PC is working slowly
2. New desktop shortcuts are displayed on the system
3. Annoying pop-up messages (in some cases) keep appearing on the PC
4. E-mails are being sent from your email address without your consent.

The best way to ensure whether your system has been infected is to perform a full computer system scan with a legitimate anti-spyware application.

The fact that ShopAtHomeSelect Agent can easily enter any PC system via security exploits and flaws, most times without the user’s interaction, means that it is that much easier for ShopAtHomeSelect Agent to enter the system and ensure the system’s security is immensely compromised.

The best way to deal with the threat of ShopAtHomeSelect Agent is to simply remove it from the affected PC system.

Although manual removal may be the best way to delete this parasite, and all its affiliates, the manual removal process is rather complicated and cumbersome, and should not be attempted by a computer novice, as one needs to be able to navigate their way around the registry files of the infected system.

I would recommend that in order to avoid any unneeded risks of damage to your computer system, it is highly recommended to make use of a reliable and legitimate anti-spyware application, so as to remove ShopAtHomeSelect Agent and all its components from the infected computer system.

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How to manually remove ShopAtHomeSelect Agent

Files associated with ShopAtHomeSelect Agent infection:

SelectRebates.exe

ShopAtHomeSelect Agent processes to kill:

SelectRebates.exe

Remove ShopAtHomeSelect Agent registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\RUN\ SelectRebates
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMICROSOFTWINDOWSCURRENTVERSIONRUN SelectRebates
ShopAtHomeSelect Agent
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Comments

  1. Sabana S Trumble Nov 9, 2010

    If I need you I will shop, otherwise stay away from my computer, no more pop-ups
    I feel like I am being violated.

  2. Thomas Barnard Feb 16, 2011

    i'm glad you need my opinion 'cause i feel like you are like our government pushing your sh-- on my computer like they are pushing these illegal people taking our citizens jobs and giving them free medical when we got to pay so will you please stop youir shi--on my computer thank you! Thomas Barnard

  3. Pcthreat Feb 17, 2011

    Sabana S Trumble and Thomas Barnard,

    Pcthreat is in no way associated with ShopAtHomeSelect Agent infection. This website only tells information about various bad programs, and gives information on how to remove it.

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