Is your browser hijacked by Shopping Chip pop-up? Nowadays, the rapid development of Internet applications has increased the dependency on the Internet to general public and all sorts of network security issue have also emerged. Upon all kinds of security issues, browser hijacking is probably the most common one which has greatly interfered with people’s working and daily life. Searching for a complete removal guides to get rid of this Shopping Chip coupon adware? Wishing to know a way to protect your browser? Please read more and learn more about browser hijacker.
Shopping Chip pop-up is an unwanted adware which is set to generate and push attractive coupons while users is browsing webpages on the victim browser. Same as the other browser hijacker, this adware is actually a malicious code which will direct you to malicious domain through its own procedure by modifying user’s browser homepage settings and realize its ulterior purposes such as traffic increasing, advertisement implementing, plus hanging a horse in the webpages. Like its name suggest, Shopping Chip adware is operating as a plug-in that helps you collect hottest sales and coupons to get discount and identify the best deal with the lowest price. It is trying to convince users to use it as it can help people reduce expenses by discounts and coupons it offers. But since it can view and even can collects the favorite online store and browser histories in the target browser, we should be careful when dealing with it.
Many common users might take no notice of how dangerous an unwanted adware can be, so they don’t pay much attention to some strange add-on or plug-in in their browser. To be noticed, adware is a kind of browser hijacker and the way it stays in the victim browser is to pretend as a newly plug-in. If a browser hijacker wants to get into a computer secretly, all of this happens without our noticing, usually. They embed system by BHO technology, known as browser helper object technology, like most of the other originators of the browser hijacker. Through BHO interface, third-party programmers can write their own code to get some browser behaviors and gain notification of browser event. Due to the interactive characteristic of BHO, hackers can even use the code to control the behavior of the victim browser such as toolbar replacing or virus intruding. All of these operations is considering as legal and marks the beginning of evil action. Be careful of this threat and remove it soon.
1. Your computer performs slower and slower.
2. You need to wait for a long time while opening a web-page and your browser runs much slower than before.
3. You are always redirected to some malicious websites.
4. The harmful redirect also causes poor Internet connection and system crash frequently.
5. You will get many advertisement windows when you are using the Internet.
1. It allows the virus makers to access your computer remotely without letting you know.
2. It accesses your data, your tabs and browsing activity on all websites.
3. It is able to cause system crash and disable your executable programs.
4. It drops some other threats including malware, adware parasites and spyware into your computer.
5. It is capable of collecting your browsing history and other important data.
Shopping Chip pop-up is a high-risk browser hijacker which will change the homepage and browser settings, and redirect your web search results to random sites containing lots of illegal advertisements, even Trojan, rootkit or other malware virus. Sometimes the antivirus software cannot identify the computer threat accurately and timely or remove it permanently. Therefore, manual removal is the best choice to uninstall it completely from your computer. Users can follow the manual guide here to have this virus removed instantly.
1. Clean cookies
* Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options →the General tab, Delete the Cookies button can be directly seen in IE6, IE7 is to click the Delete Browsing History button then tick Cookies and click Delete.
* Firefox:Tools → Options → Privacy → Remove Individual Cookies → Delete corresponding cookies in the cookies showing box.
* Opera:Tools → Preferences → Advanced → Cookies →Delete corresponding cookies in Management Cookies.
2. Clean add-ons and extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Start, type: Manage browser add-ons
(2). Hit Enter on your keyboard
(3). Click Manage add-ons and disable all the suspicious add-ons.
（1）. Click the Firefox menu and click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable.
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click the Customize and Control menu button →Tools→ click Extensions
(2). Select the related Extension and click Disable.
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on the Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on the Appearance and Personalization link
(3). Click on the Folder Options link
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose the Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window.
4. Delete Virus Files
(1). Delete the related registry entries through Registry Edit
Guides to open registry editor: Click “Start” menu, hit “Run”, then type “regedit”, click “OK”
(2). Find out and remove the associated files of this browser hijacker virus.
No matter how much Shopping Chip pop-up looks like a useful and good browser add-on it is not normal and is annoying when it causes unwanted popping ups and misleads computer users to unsafe web sites. It has been known to belong to browser hijacker plug in since it stops the good function to do bad actions to target computers. Other than annoying, it is also unsafe and unreliable to have such a plug in or add-on on our computers. Part of their targets or functions is seeking out a way for on line spread threats and risks to get into computers whose system has been weakened and which have low detection. It is possible that other kinds of viruses will slip into your system and the status of your computer gets worse and worse. If you want to keep a safe environment when you are surfing you should get this unwanted pop-up off your computer immediately.
Published by & last updated on September 28, 2013 1:14 pm