What is i-Shop?
i-Shop is a program that has nothing to do with the Apple franchise. Neither is it a shopping website, but a mere adware program that we recommend that you remove, because it is set to display advertisements while you browse on legitimate online shopping websites. It is supported by Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Its advertisements are annoying, but the main reason why you should delete this program is that it is not associated with the websites on which it promotes certain content. Therefore, its advertisements are misleading and irrelevant. Please continue reading to find out more.
Where does i-Shop come from?
Unfortunately, its origins are currently unknown, since it is not digitally signed by any software developer. Apparently, i-Shop does not have a promotional or download website. Our researchers at Anti-spyware-101.com say that it is most likely bundled with other software and put up for download on freeware websites. Such distribution tactics are common among adware developers, as most users fail to check whether a program installer features any additional content. Furthermore, the bundles are purposefully made in a confusing manner to avoid showing undesirable software. This type of software is usually hidden, but you can opt out by clicking custom/advanced installation settings.
How does i-Shop work?
Adware developers have a vested interest in their programs’ success. Therefore, we would not be surprised to learn that this program can gather information about your browsing preferences in order to bring more relevant content. However, our researchers have noticed that this program displays random ads regardless of the category of items you may be browsing through at any given time. i-Shop is set to stay under the radar by only displaying advertisements while you browse on online shopping websites, such as Bestbuy.com. Most of its ads are displayed as their coupons or banners and can be distinguished by its label “Powered by i-Shop.” The ads promote content found on competitor websites of a given retailer. So we do not believe that it is associated with any legitimate retailers. But how exactly its developers make money remains to be seen.
In the opinion of our researchers, i-Shop is quite a sophisticated adware program. It features a running background process and autostarts once Windows boots up. It also creates a scheduled task which is set to check for updates every ten minutes. So this useless program will waste your computer’s resources. If you are not in favor of seeing misleading advertisements and having your computer’s resources wasted, then we suggest removing this program.
How do I remove i-Shop?
Now that we have provided you with the most relevant information currently available about this program, you know that it is worthless. If you have made the decision to remove it but you are not exactly sure how to do it, please consult the removal instructions provided below. All you have to do is run i-Shop’s uninstaller found in the Control Panel. After you have done that, you can once again enjoy ad-free online shopping.
i-Shop removal instructions
- Right-click on the Start menu found on the Taskbar.
- Go to Programs and Features.
- Locate the adware program and Uninstall it.
- Press and hold the Windows Key+R on your keyboard.
- Type Control Panel in the dialog box and click OK.
- Go to Uninstall a program.
- Locate the program.
- Click the Uninstall button.
- Click the Start menu button.
- Open Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program.
- Locate the undesirable software.
- Right-click on it and click Uninstall.
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Open Add or Remove Programs.
- Find the unwanted program.
- Click Remove.
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