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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
Other mutations known as:


Adware.Shopper is a suspicious operating Windows system threat which may be recognized by such alias names as Adware.ChinAd, Trojan/Win32.StartPage and Adware:Win32/ShopperReports.A. As research shows, the infection may also be presented in different variations, like the infamous Adware.Shopper.V and Adware.Shopper.K. The clandestine threat usually accesses the operating system with the users consent via bundled downloads, misleading advertising and similar security vulnerabilities. Once the application gets activated on the target computer, various unauthorized modifications could be initiated, mostly regarding your web browsers. Needless to say, if you do not remove Adware.Shopper, it could corrupt your Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome browsers, all of which are exceptionally popular.

As mentioned, the adware program usually comes with a certain level of the user’s knowledge; however, the modifications related to the threat are usually performed without your consent. It is possible that once the potential threat is installed onto the computer, various third party programs will be installed together. For example, Freecorder Toolbar, Adware.Hotbar, Hotbar.ShoppingReports, Tube Karaoke and other similar programs are all linked to Adware.Shopper. Additionally to these potentially unwanted programs, you might also face undesirable web-page redirecting attacks and browser setting reconfigurations. Have you noticed that your home page and search provider settings have been changed? Then rush to delete the highly suspicious adware program.

It has been discovered that in order to remove Adware.Shopper you may need to delete various computer files which are installed with the program. You may face hotbar.exe, ytkaraoke.dll (%PROGRAMFILES%), 22find_uninstaller.exe (%APPDATA%), 22find_B_mib_br_201311718510.exe (%LOCALAPPDATA%) and a number of other suspicious dynamic link library and executable files. As you can tell from the names of these components, they represent specific programs running alongside the adware. It is important that you remove all of the applications which are related to the suspicious application; otherwise, your computer could be exposed to other potentially unwanted or even dangerous programs.

Do you know how to delete Adware.Shopper from the operating Windows system? This task is not as simple as it may seem from first sight. Every single file needs to be deleted with care, or the PC will never run smoothly and securely again. Most of the aforementioned files act as BHOs and many security systems do not treat data-collecting browser helper objects as malicious. We recommend installing an automatic spyware detection and removal tool SpyHunter to scan the PC and remove all of the potentially risky programs from the system. Only then should you proceed with the manual removal instructions below in order to change undesirable home page and search provider settings.

Remove undesirable search tools

Remove from Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and click Search Providers.
  3. Remove the unwanted provider and click Close.
  4. Tap Alt+T once more and select Internet Options.
  5. Click the General tab and navigate to Home Page.
  6. Change/remove the provided URL and click OK.

Remove from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Options and click the General tab.
  3. Overwrite/remove the Home Page and click OK.
  4. Click the search provider icon located on the search box.
  5. Select Manage Search Engines.
  6. Remove the undesirable provider and click OK.

Remove from Google Chrome:

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and move to On Startup.
  3. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  4. Overwrite or simply remove the set URL and click OK.
  5. Under Appearance mark Show Home button.
  6. Click Change and repeat step 4 to remove the undesirable option.
  7. Under Search click Manage search engines.
  8. Remove the unwanted provider by clicking the X mark. Click OK.
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How to manually remove Adware.Shopper

Files associated with Adware.Shopper infection:


Adware.Shopper DLL's to remove:


Adware.Shopper processes to kill:


Remove Adware.Shopper registry entries:


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