At certain times some users in the web today may see sudden Ads by Shopping Assistant to pop up in their browsers. First of all, note that this problem may easily occur in all major browsers, including Google Chrome, Opera, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. You have to realize that these ads are powered by adware, so in order to eliminate them you have to get rid of the related adware as their source.
Ads by Shopping Assistant typically pop up through various e-commerce websites like Walmart, Ebay, Amazon, etc. However, you may even notice these advertisements when going to regular pages. Ads by Shopping Assistant may be even relevant to the information you’re looking for in the world wide web. However, this doesn’t mean that the adware tries to help you finding what you need to find online. Its only mission is to make you click on these ads, and this is how the distributors of this adware get their profit.
How does Shopping Assistant get into my system?
Ads by Shopping Assistant are spread in the world wide web by adware, which may be by default bundled with a lot of other cost-free programs. If you’re the person who installs a lot of free applications on a regular basis, make sure that you always pay close attention to what other applications you’re suggested to install into your PC by default. If you read about Shopping Assistant or any other programs whatsoever (which you don’t need), go ahead and switch to the advanced or custom installation mode to avoid their penetration into your computer by default.
How to remove Shopping Assistant?
If you detect Shopping Assistant and don’t wish to keep it on your PC, then you can follow the removal guide given below to remove it. You may choose a manual method to delete this infection, but it should be reminded that, the manual removal is a cumbersome and risky task which must only be attempted by advanced users. If you are a novice user, it is a better option to use an automatic removal tool, for instance Trojan Killer by GridinSoft.
Removal tool for Shopping Assistant:
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.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Shopping Assistant in the future.
GridinSoft Trojan Killer offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Trojan Killer and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):