What is Shop with Boost?
Created by Verti Technology Group Inc, the Shop with Boost browser add-on displays coupon ads when visiting online shopping websites such as Amazon, Kmart, eBay, Expedia, Dell, etc.
This browser extension is compatible with Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. While this functionality may seem legitimate (the add-on claims to help users compare products and prices while they shop online), this browser plug-in is categorized as adware or a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
There are several issues with Boost: it often installs on computers without users' consent; it uses a software marketing method called 'bundling', and; this add-on tracks users' Internet browsing activity and may sell this information to third parties.
In most cases, Shop with Boost installs on Internet browsers together with free software downloaded from the Internet. This software distribution method is deceptive as installation is commonly performed without the user's consent.
Be attentive when downloading and installing free software, since many download websites employ 'download clients' offering installation of promoted programs (including Shop with Boost), some of which, coerce or attempt to trick users into installing PUPs.
Shop with Boost is not technically a computer virus, however, it is a PUP that causes diminished browser performance and may lead to serious privacy issues. Therefore, users are advised to eliminate this browser add-on from their system.
After successful installation, Shop with Boost tracks users' IP addresses, URLs of web sites visited, and browser and operating system information. The Shop with Boost browser extension is similar to other add-ons that install on computers without users' consent, including SaveOn, Sharp Savings, Barnyard Deals, and Search Snacks.
To avoid installation of this adware, express caution when dealing with freeware. When installing free software, choose the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' options and opt-out of installation of any additional programs. If Shop with Boost is already installed on your Internet browser/s, use the removal guide provided to eliminate this PUP from your computer.
Deceptive free software installers used in Boost adware distribution:
Shop with Boost adware installer:
Shop with Boost adware generating intrusive advertisements ('Offers by Boost'):
Boost adware generating 'brought to you by Shopwithboost' ads:
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- What is Shop with Boost?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Boost for Internet Explorer application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Boost add-on from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Boost plugin from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove Boost extension from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Boost extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Shop with Boost 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 "Boost for Internet Explorer", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program (which causes Shop with Boost ads), scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Shop with Boost 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 "Boost", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the boost 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 on "Extensions". Locate: "Boost", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the boost 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 plugins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions", in the opened window remove "Boost".
Computer users who have problems with boost 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 boost 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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