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Danger level 7
Type: Adware


ShareThis is supposed to be the program that makes it easier to share content with your friends and family. It is no secret that this program is supported by advertising, as this is disclosed via the installation setup of the program. Of course, not all users understand what advertising is or how it works, which is why they tend to brush off this fact as irrelevant. As a matter of fact, the main reason for removing ShareThis is the representation of suspicious advertisements. We have created this report to help you delete this suspicious program, and all you need to do right now is continue reading.

You can download ShareThis from, but not all users are familiar with this site. This is because this suspicious ad-supported program is often distributed by third parties. These parties are likely to attach the installer of ShareThis to bundles, which is why so many users install this adware along with other suspicious programs. Worst of all is that these programs might require removal as well. It is possible that you will need to delete other programs created by Data Protection Solutions (the developer of ShareThis), but it is most likely that you will encounter and have to remove completely unfamiliar programs that were created by unfamiliar parties.

A running process called "ShareThis.exe” is activated as soon as you install ShareThis onto your PC. This process might be used to contact adware servers and inject various advertisements. Although it is most likely that you will see ads associated with the services of this suspicious program, it is possible that you will encounter pop-ups and banner advertisements promoting third-party services. We do not advise clicking on any of the ads injected by this adware because they could lead you to unreliable sites. Our researchers warn that you will be bombarded with ads unless you remove ShareThis.

Advertisements could be injected by other ad-supported programs as well. As mentioned previously, ShareThis could be downloaded along with other programs, and these programs might work as adware as well. This is why you should not click on any ads up until you delete all unreliable programs from your operating system. Note that misleading ads could show up even if ShareThis is no longer active on your PC. Unreliable sites might host malicious ads to generate profit. Furthermore, schemers could corrupt ad networks and sites to inject malicious advertisements. In conclusion, you need to be very careful about the ads you interact with, even if all malicious threats were removed from your computer.

You do not need preparation to delete ShareThis, which is why there is no reason to postpone this task. If you have made the decision to keep this program installed, make sure you delete all other suspicious programs and install a security tool that will block connection to malicious sites that you might be routed to when interacting with suspicious advertisements. Although we are sure that all users would benefit from installing an automated malware remover capable of cleaning operating systems and protecting them in the future, you can remove ShareThis manually as well.

ShareThis Removal

Remove from Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Launch RUN (simultaneously tap Win+R), type Control Panel, and click OK.
  2. Select Uninstall a program (under Programs or Programs and Features).
  3. Right-click the application you wish to delete from your PC and select Uninstall.

Remove from Windows Vista/Windows 7:

  1. Click the Windows button on the left of the Taskbar and open Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program (under Programs or Programs and Features).
  3. Identify the program you wish to delete and click the Uninstall button.

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Move to the left of the Taskbar, click Start, and open the Control Panel menu.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs and Remove ShareThis.
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