Shopping Suggestion removal instructions
What is Shopping Suggestion?
The Shopping Suggestion browser plugin is developed by WW3 LLC and is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. This browser extension claims to help save time and money whilst shopping online, however, it generates various offer ads when users visit online shopping websites such as PriceGrabber, Shopzilla, shopping.com, etc. Whilst Shopping Suggestion may appear as a legitimate browser plugin, in fact, it is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted application - it installs without users' consent, and after successful infiltration, generates various intrusive ads.
This add-on is also known to track users' IP addresses, date and time of website visits, searches, domain types, activity on advertisers' websites, and other system and private information. Moreover, Shopping Suggestion displays pop-up and banner ads when users surf the Internet. Clicking on these third party ads can lead to high-risk malware infections and, since this plugin tracks Internet browsing activity, can lead to privacy issues. At time of research, this add-on was advertised by deceptive free software 'download clients' and fake downloads (such as Flash, Java, browser updates, etc.) For these reasons, you are advised to eliminate this adware from your Internet browser/s.
Shopping Suggestion is similar to other potentially unwanted applications, which infiltrate browsers through freeware downloads, and subsequently, cause unwanted ads. Examples include Albrechto, Object Browser, You-Bar, amongst many others. Note that at time of research, this plugin installed with other adware including "flash-enhancer", "GPU Monitor", "Mobogiene", "Lightspark", and "Software Version Updater". Thus, when using this removal guide, check for the presence of the aforementioned programs. To avoid installation of this type of adware, users should be attentive when downloading and installing free software. If your download is managed by a download client, opt-out of installation of promoted browser plug-ins by clicking the 'decline' button. When installing downloaded programs, choose the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options - this will reveal installation of any bundled browser plug-ins. If you observe ads by Shopping Suggestion on your system, use the removal guide provided to eliminate this adware from your Internet browser/s.
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- What is Shopping Suggestion?
- STEP 1. Uninstall flash-Enhancer, GPU Monitor, Lightspark, Mobogiene and Software Version Updater application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Shopping Suggestion add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Shopping Suggestion plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Shopping Suggestion extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Shopping Suggestion extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Shopping Suggestion removal:
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 "flash-Enhancer", "GPU Monitor", "Lightspark", "Mobogiene", and "Software Version Updater", select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling these potentially unwanted applications, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove Shopping Suggestion from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click on the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer) select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Shopping Suggestion" and "flash-Enhancer", select these entries and click "remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the shopping suggestion virus, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the 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 the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click on "Extensions". Locate: "Shopping Suggestion" and "flash-Enhancer", select them and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the shopping suggestion virus, 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 plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click on the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window) select "Add-ons." Click on "Extensions" and remove "Shopping Suggestion" and "flash-Enhancer".
Computer users who have problems with shopping suggestion virus 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 shopping suggestion virus, 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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