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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


AlphaShoppers is an application developed for online shoppers. It promises to make it easier for users to find the best deals, offers, and promotional codes. On top of that, it promises to give direct access to shopping websites, e.g. Amazon and BestBuy, which are users’ favorite. Even though it seems to be a perfect online shopping companion, specialists have found that it has several drawbacks which definitely make it not as useful as it claims to be. Because of these disturbing findings, a tough decision to classify AlphaShoppers as a potentially unwanted application has been made. We cannot force you to delete this application from your computer, but you should still be aware of the fact that this program might expose you to potential threats. On top of that, you, most probably, will not even find it useful. Read this article till the end if you find it extremely hard to decide what to do with this PUP.

AlphaShoppers does not start searching for the best deals and offers right after the installation. It first sets a new homepage and New Tab URL on Google Chrome. Since it might be updated and start working on other browsers too, users might discover changes applied to their other web browsers as well. In fact, the majority of users have no idea before installing AlphaShoppers that it is capable of changing browsers’ settings, so many of them cannot even understand at first why their preferred pages are gone. Of course, it turns out quickly that AlphaShoppers is responsible for these modifications because there is its label in the top-left corner of the page set. Sadly, setting this new URL is the only activity AlphaShoppers performs, so it is definitely not as useful as it claims to be. Yes, users find coupons placed at the bottom and easy-access buttons leading to popular pages on it, but, undoubtedly, its cons outweigh its pros. Researchers do not think that the search box located in the middle of this page can be trusted. They say so because they have found that all users’ searches are redirected straight to http://api-client.mobitech-search.xyz, which cannot be called a trustworthy search provider by any means. Because the AlphaShoppers page is powered by a dubious website, it is not at all surprising that users see only modified search results. Modified search results are capable of redirecting users to pages which are not associated with entered search queries by any means, i.e. they often appear on users’ screens just to drive the traffic to certain pages. The developer of AlphaShoppers might even get some money for displaying these modified search results for users. Evidently, it is not a perfect application even though it promises to enable users to access favorite products, deals, and other shopping-related content.

Replacing homepages and New Tab pages with a suspicious website which shows the commercial content is not the only drawback of AlphaShoppers, we can assure you. After carrying out thorough research, specialists at pcthreat.com are sure that they call AlphaShoppers a potentially unwanted program deservedly. According to them, decent programs should not travel in software bundles with free applications promoted on file sharing and torrent websites. On top of that, reputable applications are not usually promoted by malicious pop-ups. Some users claim that they have got AlphaShoppers installed after clicking once on a suspicious advertisement, so it is advisable to completely ignore commercials which show up on third-party websites you do not know are reliable or not. Do not click on ads which keep appearing on your screen no matter what you do too because adware on your PC might be responsible for showing them, and it is known that these undesirable programs might display malicious ads too. Of course, we cannot promise that the unwanted software will not reach your system ever again if you are cautious, so it would be a good idea to install a reputable antimalware tool as well.

If the information provided in this article has convinced you to delete AlphaShoppers, you should not wait any longer and go to take care of it today. It should be gone after deleting the browser extension (Alpha Shoppers) from Google Chrome, but you should go to check the extensions’ list on Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer too just in case. You can scan your computer with a diagnostic scanner to find out if all the components of AlphaShoppers are gone too.

Remove AlphaShoppers in a manual way

Google Chrome

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. Press Alt+F.
  3. Click More tools and select Extensions.
  4. Locate the undesirable extension and click the Trash button next to it.
  5. Click Remove in the pop-up window that shows up.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the menu button (top-right corner) after opening your browser.
  2. Choose Add-ons.
  3. In the Add-ons Manager, click Extensions.
  4. Select the extension.
  5. Remove or disable it.

Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Press Alt+T to open the Tools menu.
  3. Click Manage add-ons and then open Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. Select the extension you wish to erase.
  5. Delete it.
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