What is TightShoppers?
If you want to shop online and get the best deals and coupons to save money, you should avoid TightShoppers. According to our malware specialists, this is an adware application that poses as a useful browser extension. Although it seems that you can only download this tool officially for Google Chrome browsers, we believe that there are other unofficial versions out there on the web that can install into Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer as well. If this adware is on board, you can expect annoying third-party ads covering a relatively big portion of your screen. However, instead of the best available deals you may simply be presented with promoted advertisements and websites. Unfortunately, these may be risky to click on as they may redirect you to unreliable websites. Since this adware may infiltrate your system along with other malware infections, your operating system may already be suffering from multiple attacks. The longer you keep these threats on your computer, the more damage they may do. We recommend that first you delete TightShoppers and then, eliminate all other infections as well to make sure that security is restored on your PC.
Where does TightShoppers come from?
Although lots of adware programs do not even have a promoting website and only spread using questionable methods, this extension does have an official website at tightshoppers.com. However, this application does not seem to be available for download or install. That is quite strange and makes you wonder about the reliability of this browser extension. The only place where you can actually install this useless adware from is the Chrome web store. You can find this tool at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tight-shoppers/beolekpdalambjckjpmejnndpfdnflgp. As the number of installs show there, this application may not be the most wanted among computer users with its mere 4 installs.
So if you find TightShoppers on your computer it is quite likely that you have never visited these sites and did not install it through official source; which leads us to the questionable distribution method of bundling. Although we cannot say that you should never install bundles, you need to know that nowadays a lot of these packages can be unreliable and packed with malicious software installers. Therefore, even if you download a bundled free program from an official vendor, it is wise to be careful and view each step of the installation process so that you actually know what kind of components you let onto your computer. The most issues and threats come from bundles you may download through suspicious file-sharing and other online piracy-related websites. These sites are packed with unsafe third-party ads, which are rather misleading most of the time. When you land on an unfamiliar website, it is really not that difficult to click on a Download button that is indeed a corrupt link to drop a malicious bundle onto your machine. If it is possible that you got this application through such channels, you should remove TightShoppers right now and run a full-system malware scan.
How does TightShoppers work?
This adware claims to bring you all the best deals, offers, price comparisons, and coupons so that you can save time and money while shopping online. We have seen dozens if not hundreds of such programs, but most of them ended up in the adware category. This program has only one purpose and it is to make money for its creators through third-party advertising. That is why you most probably will not see the best possible deals, but simply promoted websites. Unfortunately, cyber criminals can easily exploit adware programs like this and use it as a gateway to you. Since this program may collect information about you regarding your browsing habits, it is possible that before long you will see customized advertisements that seem so attractive to you. We would like to warn you not to engage with such advertisements if your computer is infected with adware because you may easily get redirected to malicious websites. This experience may cost you more infections on board or less money on your bank account. However, if you reveal your personal details to criminals, it may be misused to commit different crimes. This adware program may seem like an innocent tool that displays offers, but we hope you see now how it may indirectly cause security issues for you. If you want to protect your computer, you should remove TightShoppers immediately.
How can I delete TightShoppers?
Since this adware operates through browser extensions, you need to remove these from your browsers to make this threat source disappear. Please follow our instructions below if you need help with this. Do not forget about the rest of the infections that may be challenging your system right now. You cannot be safe surfing the web if even one single risky application is active on your system. You may want to hunt down these “nasties” manually but it may take an advanced computer user to be able to detect and eliminate all possible threats this way. We suggest that you use a decent up-to-date anti-malware program that will not only clean your system of all infections, but it will also protect your PC from further attacks.
How to remove TightShoppers from browsers
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A to open the Add-ons manager.
- On the left, select Extensions.
- Click on the extension and press Remove.
- Press Alt+F and go to More Tools.
- Select Extensions.
- Click on the extension and click on the trash can icon.
- Click Remove.
- Press Alt+T and select Manage add-ons.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions on the left.
- Choose the add-on and disable/remove it.
- Press Close.
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