ShopperPro Ads

Also Known As: ShopperPro adware
Type: Adware
Distribution: Low
Damage level: Medium

ShopperPro adware removal instructions

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.

shopper pro adware

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 SenseSaveSense, 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:

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Shopper-Pro adware installer set-up:

shopper-pro adware installer setup

Shopper-Pro generating ads within Internet search results (Yahoo, Google and Bing):

shopper-pro search engine ads

Shopper-Pro adware generating intrusive ads within online shopping websites ('Powered by ShopperPro'):

shopperpro coupon ads sample 2 shopperpro adware generating ads in online shopping websites

'Brought to you by Shopper-Pro' or 'Powered by Shopper-Pro' pop-up ads:

shopper-pro pop-up ads sample 2 shopper-pro adware generating intrusive online pop-up ads

Shopper-Pro adware generates 'ShopperPro' ads:

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'Powered by shopper-pro' search bar appearing within online shopping websites:

powered by shopper-pro search bar

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Quick menu:

ShopperPro adware removal:

Windows 7 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 7

Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.

Windows XP users:

Accessing Add or Remove Programs in Windows XP

Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.

Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:

Accessing Programs and Features (uninstall) in Windows 8

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.

Mac OSX users:

Uninstall app in OSX (Mac)

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.

shopper pro adware uninstall via Control Panel

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:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Shopper Pro from Internet Explorer extensions step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Shopper Pro" and disable it.

Removing Shopper Pro from Internet Explorer extensions step 2

Optional method:

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows XP

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.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 7

Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.

Reseting Internet Explorer settings to default in Windows 8 - accessing

In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - Internet options advanced tab

Click the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - click the Reset button in the Internet options advanced tab

Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Resetting Internet Explorer settings to default on Windows 8 - confirm settings reset to default by clicking the reset button

Google Chrome logoRemove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

Removing Shopper Pro from Google Chrome step 1

Click the Chrome menu icon Google Chrome options icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "ShopperPro", select it and click the trash can icon.

Removing Shopper Pro from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the shopperpro adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon Google 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.

Google Chrome settings reset step 1

After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 2

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.

Google Chrome settings reset step 3

Mozilla Firefox logoRemove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:

Removing Shopper pro from Mozilla Firefox step 1

Click the Firefox menu firefox menu icon (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions" and remove "Shopper-Pro".

Removing Shopper pro from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

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, firefox menu icon in the opened menu, click Help.

Accessing settings (Reset Firefox to default settings step 1)

Select Troubleshooting Information.

Accessing Troubleshooting Information (Reset Firefox to default settings step 2)

In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.

Clicking on Refresh Firefox button (Reset Firefox to default settings step 3)

In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.

Confirm your want to reset Firefox settings to default (Reset Firefox to default settings step 4)

safari browser logoRemove malicious extensions from Safari:

removing adware from safari step 1 - accessing preferences

Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....

removing adware from safari step 2 - removing extensions

In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.

Optional method:

Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...

resetting safari step 1

In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.

resetting safari step 2

Microsoft Edge logoRemove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".

Removing browser hijackers from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

Click the three horizontal dots icon edge more icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 1

In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 2

Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.

Resetting Microsoft Edge settings step 3

  • If this didn't help, please follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset Microsoft Edge browser.

Summary:

declining installation of adware while downloading free software sampleCommonly, 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.

Removal assistance:
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Malware activity

Global virus and spyware activity level today:

Medium threat activity
Medium

Increased attack rate of infections detected within the last 24 hours.

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