SuperFish - how to remove ads by SuperFish?
SuperFish ads are caused by it's api which various browser extension developers can implement to their add-ons. These ads appear when Internet users visit online shopping websites such ebay, amazon, shopping.com etc. While on their own these ads are not related to virus or spyware infections many computer users report that they don't know why these pop-ups are displayed and what causes them. If you are one of computer users who noticed superfish ads you should know that they are caused by free browser add-on which were installed on your Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla FireFox, Google Chrome).
Some of known browser extensions which uses superfish api are Xnotifier, Fasterchrome and Surf Canyon. If you have recently installed one of these browser plug-ins you will see price comparison and coupon ads when browsing online shopping websites. Notice that many free software (or browser extension) developers are using such additional plug-ins to monetize their free software. To avoid such unwanted ads one should closely check every installation window of freeware and disallow installation of additional software or browser add-ons.
SuperFish ads are not caused by virus or malware infections, they are a direct consequence of free browser plug-ins installation. To eliminate such ads you will have to check which browser extensions were recently installed and eliminate them. If you feel that SuperFish ads appear in your Internet browsers without your consent and you wish to remove them use the provided removal guide.
SuperFish ads removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click "Start" ("Windows Logo" in the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose "Control Panel". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for "Fast Search, WindowsShopper" select these entries and click Uninstall.
Windows XP users:
Click "Start", choose "Settings" and click "Control Panel". Locate and click "Add or Remove Programs". Locate "Programs and Features". Look for "Fast Search, WindowsShopper" select these entries and click Remove.
After uninstalling browser extensions which causes SuperFish ads scan your computer for any left unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended anti-spyware software.
Remove SuperFish ads from browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove SuperFish ads from Internet Explorer:
Click "Tools" (or gear icon in Internet Explorer 9), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for SuperFish and Surf Canyon Incorporated. related entries (WindowsShopper, Fast Search) and disable them.
If you continue having problems with removal of superfish ads you can reset you Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click "Start", click "Run", in the opened window type "inetcpl.cpl". In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type "inetcpl.cpl" and click enter. In the opened window click on "Advanced" tab, then click Reset.
Remove SuperFish ads from Google Chrome:
Click on a wrench or bars icon (top right of the screen), select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate these entries: "FastestChrome - Browse Faster, Superfish WindowsShopper, Surf Canyon" select them and click on a trash can icon.
Remove SuperFish ads from Mozilla FireFox:
Click "Tools" (at the top of the window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and disable these add-ons: "Fast Search by Surf Canyon, WindowsShopper".
If you continue having problems with removal of superfish ads you can reset you Mozilla FireFox settings to default.
Open Mozilla FireFox, at the top left corner of the main window click "FireFox", in the opened drop down menu choose Help and then click on Troubleshooting Information, in the opened window click on "Reset FireFox" button.