Smart Shopper is supposed to be sort of a virtual shopping assistant. The application integrates with Internet Explorer and it pops-up when you are shopping for a product. It will then connect to other websites and get a list of prices, to help you find the cheapest one for you. At list, its developers say so.
But our security experts do not think so. They have learned its behavior on the test machine and detected many unwanted traits implemented in this program. It displays countless, uncontrollable coupons and deals whenever you access eBay, Amazon, Best Buy or any other popular online shopping attracts web traffic, collects sales leads for other suspicious web pages.
This adware is capable to invade browsing activities, changing homepage, modifying search results and exhibiting various pop-ups ads. To cut the long story short, it attempts to earn money from users using pay-per-click. The more ads you click, the hackers put more money into their pockets. Please take into account the fact that, it makes your PC vulnerable for other malicious intrusions. It can cause slowdowns of Internet performance.
Furthermore, Smart Shopper may also employ cookies to track your web browsing habits, and later on the information collected could be used to provide you with a custom flow of coupons. However, if this information gets leaked, it may also be used for marketing purposes without your permission. It is a violation of your privacy, isn’t it? So, remove this application for sure. The removal instructions are set forth below.
In order to avoid the intrusion of such potentially dangerous programs make sure not to allow the downloading any unknown applications by default, together with the chosen programs. Always select custom or advanced installation and do not agree on making any changes in your browser settings or adding additional tools to your system. These easy recommendations will help you to have your PC free from “unwanted guests” in future.
To avoid the intrusion of Smart Shopper and other similar programs of such sort, the GridinSoft Security Team advises you to be very cautious while uploading anything from the Internet. Use the reliable web sources for this purpose only. Always carefully read the installation wizards. Select the Advanced or Custom installations which will allow install only those programs that you really want. Now you are recommended scanning your workstation with the legal anti-virus program, like GridinSoft Trojan Killer able to render the real security service. If any questions appear, feel free to contact us any time via channels available at the site!
Removal tool for Smart Shopper Ads:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer and click on “Apply” at the end of scan.
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In Trojan Killer’s window click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.