Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is ShopperPro?
Created by Goobzo LTD, Shopper Pro (also known as Shopper-Pro Deals) is a browser plug-in claiming to save time and money when shopping online by displaying price comparison and 'Cash Back' offers. Although this functionality may seem legitimate, Shopper Pro is categorized as a potentially unwanted application or adware.
This plug-in installs on Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) without users' consent and generates intrusive ads when visiting shopping websites. Furthermore, Shopper Pro tracks users' Internet browsing activity and significantly diminishes browser performance.
At time of research, ShopperPro was promoted using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' and installed together with free software via deceptive 'download clients' and 'installers'.
Today, most free software download websites employ download clients - small programs offering installation of advertised browser plug-ins together with the chosen freeware. Therefore, reckless free software download and installation can result in various adware infections.
Shopper-Pro delivers no significant value for Internet users and is similar to other potentially unwanted applications that install together with free software and generate intrusive ads. Examples include Sense, SaveSense, and Rocket Tab. To avoid installation of this type of adware, be attentive when downloading and installing free programs.
If your download is managed by third party software, decline download of Shopper Pro (or other advertised browser plug-ins) by clicking the 'decline' button.
When installing downloaded programs, choose the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' installation options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any bundled browser plug-ins listed for installation and allow you to opt-out. If you observe Shopper Pro ads when surfing the Internet, use this removal guide to eliminate adware from your Internet browsers.
Deceptive free software installers used in ShopperPro adware distribution:
Shopper-Pro adware installer set-up:
Shopper-Pro generating ads within Internet search results (Yahoo, Google and Bing):
Shopper-Pro adware generating intrusive ads within online shopping websites ('Powered by ShopperPro'):
'Brought to you by Shopper-Pro' or 'Powered by Shopper-Pro' pop-up ads:
Shopper-Pro adware generates 'ShopperPro' ads:
'Powered by shopper-pro' search bar appearing within online shopping websites:
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- What is Shopper Pro?
- STEP 1. Uninstall ShopperPro application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove ShopperPro add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove ShopperPro plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove ShopperPro extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove ShopperPro extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
ShopperPro adware 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 "Shopper-Pro", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling Shopper Pro, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. Recommended malware removal software.
Remove ShopperPro adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Shopper Pro" and disable it.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the shopperpro adware, 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 "Extensions". Locate "ShopperPro", select it and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the shopperpro adware, 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" and remove "Shopper-Pro".
Computer users who have problems with shopperpro adware 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 shopperpro adware, 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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