Does WebShopper Ads appear on your web browser frequently and interrupt your online activities? Is your browser performance degraded notably? If you are suffering with these troubles, that means some kind of adware must have been installed on your PC without your knowledge. This adware is very interfering and it annoys most of PC users. Although it claims to be a reliable online shopping assistant, which helps to get products for great prices and save your time but what it really do is to change your browser settings, display annoying ads and redirects you to malicious websites. This article provides you the best guide to remove WebShopper Ads for good.
“WebShopper Ads” pop-up (or ads by WebShopper pop-up) is caused by potentially unwanted programs (short for PUPs), adware or browser hijacker that may appear on your screen out of nowhere and totally ruin your browsing experience. It can affect the functioning of your web browsers including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. This application uses very intense marketing campaign for promoting itself. Although it claims to be a provider of coupon codes, price comparisons, discounts and other great offers but you could hardly find a person who managed to save the money with its help. Instead, it helps display tons of pop-ups, pop-under, in-text, banners on the browser titled with “ads by WebShopper,” “brought by WebShopper,” or “WebShopper ads” on your screen to stop you from going to your website you want. Besides, such programs are ad-supported and sponsored by third-party companies, and it might collect your cookies, browsing history, your recent search queries, and other information in order to display more ads related to your interests and generate web traffic for dubious websites.
Adware (also known as an ad-supported program or an advertising-supported program) is the software that is used for advertising. It usually gets bundled with various freeware that can be downloaded from the Internet. Now there are many free programs that have been bundled with adware and if you fail to monitor installation of such freeware, you may end up with unwanted browser add-on, extension, plugin, toolbar and similar adware. It is worth mentioning that clicking WebShopper Ads or similar advertisements is very dangerous for your computer safety because it may lead to you dubious third-party website and install potentially unwanted programs to damage your machine. You should not do that anyway. The program won’t help you save any money. In fact it just modifies your browser settings and bombards you with unwanted pop-ups. New tab or even window with advertisement on it can be opened at any time to bother your online activities. Also it can modify your search engine or homepage, even reduces your PC performance. Do not accept any offers provided by WebShopper Ads, you are recommended to get rid of the adware manually as quickly as possible.
If you open your browser window (includes IE, Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome etc.) and notice immediately that your home page has been changed to a page you do not recognize, then your browser may have been hijacked by adware. For this type of adware, it can keep giving you WebShopper Ads. Other malicious activities can be shown on your computer after hijacked are listed below:
1. It can not only change your web pages, but also alter other settings to add toolbars, pop-up advertisements, and bookmarks that you did not create.
2. It can modify the homepage settings of your web browser, more commonly by reducing your internet security options. And the worse thing is it prevents you from changing them back.
3. New toolbars or Favorites are installed that give you icons and links to web pages that you don’t want.
4. It may block you from visiting certain website you’d like to visit and show an error page instead.
5. It will display constant pop-up ads, sometimes in such large amounts that you are not able to close neither the ads nor the browser.
WebShopper Ads pop up hijacks your browser to redirect your web search results and changes the homepage and browser settings. To completely uninstall it from an infected system, manual removal is the first choice because sometimes antivirus software cannot pick up the exact computer threat timely or remove it permanently. Now most browser hijackers are quite similar to spyware and adware threats and therefore cannot be removed with the help of popular antivirus products. Users can follow the manual guide here to get rid of this browser hijacker completely.
1. Clear all the cookies of your affected browsers.
Click on the “Tools” menu and click the “Clear browsing data” button.
Select “Delete cookies and other site data” to delete all cookies from the list.
Open Internet explorer window
Click the “Tools” button
Point to “safety” and then click “delete browsing history”
Tick the “cookies” box, then click “delete”
Click on Tools, then Options, select Privacy
Click “Remove individual cookies”
In the Cookies panel, click on “Show Cookies”
To remove a single cookie click on the entry in the list and click on the “Remove Cookie”
To remove all cookies click on the “Remove All Cookies” button
2. End the malicious process from Task Manager.
Once WebShopper adware is installed, computer user may notice that CPU usage randomly jumps to 100 percent. At any time Windows always has many running processes. A process is an individual task that the computer runs. In general, the more processes, the more work the computer has to do and the slower it will run. If your system’s CPU spike is constant and remain at a constant 90-95%, users should check from Task Manager and see if there is a suspicious process occupying the system resources and then end it immediately.
(The name of the virus process can be random.)
Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to quickly bring up Task Manager Window：
3. Show hidden files and folders.
Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking Folder Options.
Click the View tab.
Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files and folders, uncheck Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK.
4. Remove all the malicious files related to WebShopper Ads manually.
C:\Documents and Settings\LocalService\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\*.exe
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main StartPage
WebShopper is an extremely aggressive adware which applies various techniques for preventing its removal from the system. It claims to be a useful tool for those who prefer online shopping. But in fact this program only displays continuous notifications and advertisements when browsing on the Internet, especially while you are surfing online shopping stores such as eBay, Walmart, Amazon, etc. It may also introduce other potentially unwanted programs or malware to your system and track people’s personal and non-personal information, for instance IP addresses, browsing history, search queries, and even hardware information. Therefore, in order to ensure that WebShopper adware will not collect personally identifiable information, you have to get rid of it without any delay.
Published by & last updated on December 14, 2015 7:22 am