What is Shoppr?
Who would not like to save money while shopping online with a browser extension, such as Shoppr? But before you download and install this application, we must warn you that Shoppr is not what it seems. In fact, it is a free program that is supported by third-party advertising; in other words, this is a useless adware app. Ad-supported programs are not considered to be dangerous infections, but they can still pose an indirect threat to your operating system, which you should not neglect or overlook. Some users simply give up the fight against third-party ads and let them keep popping up. They do not know that most of the time they can easily remove them from their computers. As a matter of fact, unless you delete Shoppr, the flow of the ads will not cease to hit your screen. Since these ads may introduce you to unreliable web content, it is really important that you learn about this threat and what you can do to sort this infection out.
Where does Shoppr come from?
Have you ever visited getshoppr.com? Well, we believe that your answer is “no” to our question. Without knowing the URL it is not very likely to bump into this website by doing a web search on money saver applications. Unfortunately, this is not the only distribution method this adware may use. It is possible that Shoppr simply appears on your system without your knowledge. You will only know about its presence when it starts to display its ads. But even if it came silently, it is likely that you yourself initiated the download. Have you installed free software recently? Because chances are you visited an unreliable freeware site and ended up with a bundle that contained several malware infections, this adware among them. If that is the case, you need to delete Shoppr right now and run a system scan to see if there is any other infections present.
How does Shoppr work?
Our researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com have noticed that this adware is very similar to SwytShop. Since Shoppr is an ad-supported program, its main purpose is to show you third-party ads to generate traffic to the affiliated websites in order to generate revenue. This browser extension has only one goal, and that is to make money for its creators. Once this application infiltrates your system, it installs in Mozilla Firefox. Yes, this adware only affects that browser. So, if you prefer to use Google Chrome or Internet Explorer, you are safe from the ads this adware would spam your screen with. But you may not be safe from the other malware threats that may already affect your other browsers and your operating system. Therefore, you need to remove Shoppr first, and take care of the rest as well, if you want to restore the health of your PC.
We also need to mention that this adware may also collect sensitive information about you and share that with third parties. The problem is that the third parties could be unreliable ones, such as cyber criminals who can easily misuse such valuable information. If you do not want to be exposed to such people and their scams, you need to act ASAP.
How do I remove Shoppr?
It is your lucky day because you will be delighted to learn that you can easily take care of this malware infection, even manually. You simply need to remove the extension from Firefox. Please follow our guide below if you are unfamiliar with the steps. But do not forget that you can avoid such malware attacks if you protect your PC with an antimalware tool. If you need assistance, our colleagues will be happy to help you. All you need to do is leave us a comment below.
- Tap Alt+T for the Tools menu.
- Choose Add-ons.
- Select Extensions in the left panel.
- Click on the undesirable extension and click Remove.
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