Danger level 7
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


OtShot is a computer application which is supposed to help you personalize digital photos. The program is meant to help you upload photo albums, add photo effects and alleviate photo-sharing. What is more, you can download the application from otshot.net for free! It may seem as if the tool is exactly what you were looking for; however, if you are not cautious enough, it is possible that various additional, unwanted programs will be installed alongside. This is optional; however, most additions are set for an automatic installation, meaning that if you rush through the setup without paying close attention, additional programs will be installed seemingly without your own consent. This is why many computer users believe that the program is malicious and that it is related to a dangerous browser hijacker which requires immediate removal. Even though it is not compulsory, you can delete OtShot from the operating system.

OtShot runs with the assistance of otshot.exe, a file which is usually located under C:\Program Files. It has been discovered that the application is bundled together with JollyWallet, Optimizer Pro, Key Bar Community toolbar by Conduit and a Search Protect search plugins. All of these applications are considered to be PUPs – potentially unwanted programs. If you have installed them onto the personal computer, you can delete them manually, even if you are not experienced with any kind of software removal. And why should you delete OtShot related software? As research shows, these plugins may flood you with adware and filter your own search results. What is more, they can enable web cookies to spy upon your virtual activity:

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Do you want to remove OtShot, as well as all of the programs and plugins related to it? We have conducted the manual removal instructions which will help you delete the undesirable software in no time. However, you now should be aware of how vulnerable your PC could be to bundled downloads. Note that in some cases you could face malignant software, and if you want to prevent his, you should install automatic spyware removal software which could shield the PC against schemers’ attacks in the future.

Manual Removal Instructions

Delete undesirable software from PC

Delete from Windows XP:

  1. Open the Start menu, select Control Panel and double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. Select undesirable applications and click Remove.

Delete from Windows Vista or Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu, go to Control Panel and then Uninstall a program.
  2. Right-click the application you wish to remove and select Uninstall.

Delete from Windows 8:

  1. Right-click on the Metro-UI start screen, select All apps and open Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program, right-click the application you want to remove and select Uninstall.

Remove from Internet browsers

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
  2. Select Extensions and Remove the undesirable browser plugins. Exit the utility.
  3. Now simultaneously tap Alt+T and click Options.
  4. Click the General tab, move to Home Page, remove/change the set URL and click OK.
  5. Click the icon located next to the search box and select Manage Search Engines.
  6. Remove the undesirable search provider and click OK.

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome, simultaneously tap Alt+F, go to Tools and click Extensions.
  2. Locate the unwanted add-ons, click the recycle bin on the right and select Remove.
  3. Now from the menu on the left select Settings and navigate to On Startup.
  4. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  5. Overwrite/remove the provided URL and click OK.
  6. Move to Appearance, mark Show Home button, click Change and then repeat step 5.
  7. Go to Search and click Manage search engines.
  8. Remove the unwanted search provider by clicking the X mark. Click OK.

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch IE, simultaneously tap Alt+T and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Find the unwanted add-ons and click the Disable button.
  4. Now click Search Providers.
  5. Remove the undesirable providers and click Close.
  6. Once again tap Alt+T and select Internet Options.
  7. Click the General tab, change/remove the Home Page and click OK.
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How to manually remove OtShot

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  1. air Sep 18, 2013

    I have done all suggested removals and used many different malware to get rid of otshot, but not matter what, it still shows as an app on my screen in windows 8.Please help me get rid of this thing!!

  2. Pcthreat Sep 23, 2013

    air, did you try scanning your PC with our software?

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