What is iShopper?
The developers of iShopper claim that this product will save time and money by enabling comparison shopping, coupons, and displaying special deals/discounts available on shopping websites. On initial inspection, this rogue software may seem legitimate and useful, however, iShopper is classed as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
This negative association is made due to a deceptive marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of additional programs together with regular software) employed by the developers to distribute iShopper.
After infiltration on Internet browsers, iShopper generates various intrusive online advertisements including coupon, comparison shopping, banner, etc. These ads often redirect to bogus websites containing infectious content, and therefore, clicking them may expose your computer to risk of infection.
Furthermore, iShopper collects various software and hardware information such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses (to determine users' geolocations), browser type and data (websites visited, search queries entered into search engines, pages viewed and content on these pages), and so on.
Collected data may be personally identifiable, and therefore, the behavior of this app may result in serious privacy issues or even identity theft. There are many rogue adware applications similar or identical to iShopper including CorAdviser, View That Deal, Coupoon, Price Expert, and Price Wagon.
These apps also claim to help users to save time and money. Despite these claims, iShopper and other adware-types apps are useless to the user - they are developed simply to generate revenue by the display of intrusive online advertisements and sharing collected information with third parties. You are strongly advised to eliminate iShopper from your Internet browsers immediately.
Most adware is distributed via small programs called 'download managers' on freeware download websites such as soft32.com, softonic.com, download.com, and many others.
Download managers claim to ease the download process, however, they are employed solely to monetize these websites' traffic and free services by offering installation of third party applications, or simply by hiding them under the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options.
Additional offered apps are often described as legitimate, however, most are categorized as adware or malware infections. Installation of bogus applications can be avoided by closely inspecting each step of the free software download process and ensuring that no additional applications are included.
Furthermore, software downloaded from the Internet should be installed using the 'Advanced' or 'Custom' options - this will reveal any hidden applications listed for installation and allow you to uncheck them.
If you have installed iShopper, and you observe intrusive advertisements while surfing the Internet, the following guidelines will help you to eliminate this adware from your system.
Online advertisements generated by iShopper adware:
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- What is iShopper?
- STEP 1. Uninstall iShopper application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove iShopper adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove iShopper ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by iShopper' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove iShopper ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
iShopper potentially unwanted program 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 "iShopper", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes iShopper ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove iShopper 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 "iShopper", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ishopper pup, 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 "iShopper", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ishopper pup, 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 "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "iShopper".
Computer users who have problems with ishopper pup 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 ishopper pup, 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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