What is Still Sherpa?
Still Sherpa is advertised as a tool for finding content on the Internet. An important detail about this application is that it is classified as adware - it generates advertisements. Most users install adware inadvertently.
Still Sherpa adware in detail
Advertisements displayed by adware could open potentially malicious websites designed to promote questionable software, extract personal information (like credit card details, bank account numbers). Those ads could download or install unwanted software as well. Ads generated by adware should not be clicked.
Furthermore, Still Sherpa can read and change data on the opened websites. This app could be capable of collecting browsing data (like entered search queries, visited pages), sensitive information (like credit card details, passwords), or other information. That data could be misused for malicious purposes.
|Name||Ads by Still Sherpa|
|Symptoms||Your computer becomes slower than normal, you see unwanted pop-up ads, you are redirected to dubious websites.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers, torrent file downloads.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites, loss of private information.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Adware in general
Adware is a type of software that generates revenue for its developer by displaying advertisements. It is common for adware to be distributed using questionable methods. Therefore, Still Sherpa and similar apps are categorized as potentially unwanted applications (PUAs). More adware examples are Power Blocker, AdBlock 360, and ePedia.
How did adware install on my computer?
One of the most popular methods to distribute adware and other potentially unwanted software is to bundle it with other software. PUAs are included in downloaders or installers as optional downloads or installations.
Users agree to download or install PUAs when they do not check and change available "Advanced", "Custom" or other settings, or leave checkboxes ticked. Sometimes, users download or install PUAs by clicking on ads designed to execute certain scripts or through fake installers.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Third-party downloaders, installers, unofficial web pages, Peer-to-Peer networks like torrent clients, eMule, and other sources cannot be trusted. Applications and files should be downloaded from official pages and through direct links.
Downloaders, installers that have any settings (like "Advanced", "Custom") should be checked for optional downloads, installations. Advertisements that appear on shady websites should not be clicked. If your computer is already infected with rogue applications, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate them.
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- What is Still Sherpa?
- STEP 1. Uninstall adware applications using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove rogue plug-ins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 3. Remove adware-type extensions from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 4. Remove malicious extensions from Safari.
- STEP 5. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for any potentially unwanted applications, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes Still Sherpa redirects, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Still Sherpa" or other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and remove them.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by still sherpa, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with ads by still sherpa removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by still sherpa, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What harm can adware cause?
Adware is a type of software that can diminish web browsing experience and cause a potential decrease in system's performance.
What does adware do?
The main purpose of adware is to display advertisements. Also, it can be designed to hijack browsers (promote fake search engines) and collect information about its users.
How do adware developers generate revenue?
Most adware developers generate revenue by promoting various products, services, web pages. Most of their money is generated through various affiliate programs.
Will Combo Cleaner remove Still Sherpa adware?
Yes, Combo Cleaner will scan your computer and get rid of all adware-type applications. It is recommended to use other software to remove adware because various file leftovers may remain hiding in the system after the manual removal (some of the adware components might still be present and running even adware itself is deleted).