How to Uninstall ShopSafer Extensions from Browsers (Chrome, FF, IE)

ShopSafer – All you need to know

At first glance, ShopSafer adware seems to be an useful browser extension application which is supposedly created to enable some specific feature on your web browser. Its developers claim that ShopSafer is capable of displaying useful notification regarding price comparison for online shopping, coupons, special deals, seasonal offers and so on. Though, this adware might be useful for those who love to shop online but it may annoy normal Internet users who don't take advantage of such offers. Specially, senior citizen and office workers surely don't like such advertising pop ups and banners. Latest research reveals that ShopSafer is being distributed using some deceptive software distribution tactics like bundling and drive by downloads from Torrents sites.

ShopSafer removal

After infiltrating your web browsers like Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Firefox, ShopSafer generates various online advertising contents that would generate online marketing commission on the basis of your per click or purchase. Unluckily, this adware doesn't stop here, actually it redirects your browser to various spamming websites including pornographic websites without your consent. This adware is capable of creating embarrassing situations as well as misleading contents. Though, you need to be very careful while browsing internet. Also beware that ShopSafer continually monitors your online activities and hand over collected information to interested third parties.

ShopSafer Adware – Prevention Tips

First, it is essential to know that ShopSafer is identical to Excellent Coupons and ComparingGenie. Such applications keep inserting annoying ads whether you like it or not. To stop such creepy ads, you have to get rid of ShopSafer as early as possible. However, to prevent adware attacks in future, you have to go to Custom/Advanced installation while using custom 'download managers/clients' to download and install necessary freeware like Flash player, Java, VLC player, Galaxy Strike, Movie Maker etc. Online software store like soft32.com, softonic.com downloads.com always share freeware bundled with some additional programs like ShopSafer which you need to remove from your download queue manually. Most importantly, you should real End User License Agreement of related software before proceeding installation process.

As of now, you should follow the ShopSafer removal steps provided below. 

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A. ShopSafer Manual Removal

How to Change the System Folder Settings to view hidden files

On Windows 7 | Vista

Windows Logo button is to be selected and then you need to Open Windows Explorer.

Click on Organize selecting Folder and Search Options.

Now Click on View Tab and select Show hidden files and folders Option to view ShopSafer related files.

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Click on OK to Apply

On Windows 8

Select on Windows + E keys in combination on the keyboard.

Click on View Tab option

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File name Extensions along with hidden items is to be checked

Step 2: Delete ShopSafer Related Files in Hidden Folders as given

  • %Temp%\[adware name]
  • %AppData%\[adware name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware name]
  • %LocalAppData%\[adware name].exe
  • %CommonAppData%\[adware name]
  • %AllUsersProfile%random.exe

Step 3 : Remove ShopSafer Related Registry Files on Windows

First, Open Registry Editor

On Windows 7| Vista

Click on Start Button

Select on Run Button

Type regedit

Finally Click on OK button

On Windows 8 Computer

Click on Win [Window Key] + R in Combination on Keyboard

Type regedit.exe in dialog box and press OK.

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Confirm OK to open the registry editor.

Look for ShopSafer related files and entries created in Win Registry.

Note: This step is only suitable for users having Technical Skills, if you delete any other entries other than ShopSafer, it will permanently damage your PC.

B. ShopSafer Removal from Windows OS

How to Uninstall ShopSafer related program on PC

on Windows 10

1. On Win 10 Screen, Click on Start Menu and Select All apps.

  1. this will show entire list of apps installed on Win 10, Find ShopSafer or any other suspicious program from the list. Right Click on the Selected item to uninstall it.

On Win 7 | Vista

  1. Select and Click on the Start Button and Click on Control Panel using Start Menu.

control panel2. You need to Select Uninstall Program under the Program Category in Control Panel.

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3. Using the Window, Program and Features option, select Installed on to view all the recently installed programs, Now uninstall ShopSafer or any other suspicious programs.

From window 8 PC

1. Press Windows key + I simultaneously , then open Setting Bar, click Control Panel to open it

2. Under Programs category, select Uninstall a program

3. Search ShopSafer program in Program and Features window, then click on Uninstall

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Step 2:- Uninstall ShopSafer toolbar, add-on, plug-in and extension from browser IE/Microsoft Edge/Firefox/Google Chrome

From Chrome Browser

1. On Chrome browser, select menu

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2. Select Advanced Settings option

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3. Click on Extension

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4. To remove ShopSafer extension, click on Trash icon

5. Select the Remove option in dialog box

From Microsoft Edge Browser

( Microsoft Edge does not support extension, now you have to just reset the search engine and homepage of Edge browser)

1. Set homepage on Edge browser to remove ShopSafer

  1. On address bar click More(..), and then select Settings option

Edge-Browser-Settings3. View Advanced Settings for specific page, to set homepage to Open with option

advance-settings-edge4. To set your own homepage click on Custom, the then type URL of your own homepage

 

2. To remove ShopSafer set default Search Engine

  • On address bar click More(..), and then select Settings option
  • select the View advanced settings option
  • Select “Search in the address bar with”, then enter the search engine by clicking on <Add new> option, then click on Add as default

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  •  Custom option is to be selected, enter the URL of the homepage to be set as

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From IE Browser

1. To open Manage add-ons on your IE browser, click on Tools button

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2. Select Toolbars and Extensions, them make a selection of ShopSafer to remove it

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3. Now click on Reset button to remove  ShopSafer add-ons

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From Firefox browser

1. To open Add-on Manager tab, select Menu button, and then click on Add-ons

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2. Click Extensions

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3. Select Remove or Disable button

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How to Remove ShopSafer Automatically

Well, in the fast growing technology and day by day increasing malicious activities of cyber criminals, it is necessary for every computer user to protect their PC from ShopSafer. You must own a best removal tool which can provide safety and security to your windows machine. ShopSafer Free Scanner is one of the best tool which is capable to detect ShopSafer or any malware completely from compromised machine. However you need to purchase its licensed version to delete ShopSafer completely.

User Guide : Automatic ShopSafer Free Scanner

Step 1 Download the software and now install it on your computer. Click on “Scan Computer” to detect presence of ShopSafer and its harmful traces.

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Step 2 Scan in progress can be viewed

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Step 3 Use System Guard feature to block entry of ShopSafer and its infectious files.

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Step 4 HelpDesk is an additional feature which is can sort out all your troubles usually you face when PC is infected with ShopSafer

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Step 5 ShopSafer Free Scanner has Network Sentry feature which helps to block modification done through Internet connectivity on your computer system.

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Step 6 Enable Scan Scheduler feature on your computer to perform scanning at pre set time like daily, weekly or monthly.

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