Shopzy removal instructions
What is Shopzy?
Shopzy is a browser add-on claiming to display coupons and special deals/discounts on shopping websites, thereby supposedly saving time and money. This functionality may seem legitimate and useful, however, Shopzy is categorized as adware. The reason for this negative association is a deceptive free software marketing method called 'bundling' employed to install Shopzy on Internet browsers without users' permission. Bundling is a way to stealthily install third-party applications or browser extensions together with regular software, and therefore, most users install this plug-in when downloading free software from freeware download websites. After successful infiltration, Shopzy generates intrusive online advertisements and collects various Internet browsing-related information.
Displayed advertisements often redirect users to bogus websites containing infectious content, thus exposing your computer to risk of infection. Furthermore, this collected information (browser type and data - websites visited, pages viewed, content on these pages, etc.) may be personally identifiable, and therefore, having Shopzy installed on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. This rogue application has similar or identical behavior to many others including, for instance, iShopper, CorAdviser, and View That Deal. These applications claim to save time and money, however, none provide any useful features - their purpose is to generate intrusive ads and sharing collected information with third parties. For these reasons, you are strongly advised to eliminate Shopzy from your system immediately.
Shopzy, and most other adware, is distributed using small programs called 'download managers' on freeware download websites such as softonic.com, soft32.com, download.com, etc. Download managers supposedly ease the download process, however, they are developed to monetize these websites' free services and traffic by offering installation of third party applications together with the chosen software (or simply by hiding installation under the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation options). Additional applications are often presented as '100% virus-free', however, reckless download and installation of freeware mostly results in adware or malware infections. To avoid this situation, closely analyse each step of the free software download procedure, and never accept offers to install third party applications or browser add-ons. Furthermore, software downloaded from the Internet should be installed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any bundled apps listed for installation and allow you to opt-out. The following instructions will guide you through removal of Shopzy adware from your system.
Shopzy adware installer set-up:
Shopzy generating online advertisements ('powered by Shopzy'):
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- What is Shopzy?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Shopzy application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Shopzy adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Shopzy ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Shopzy' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Shopzy ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Shopzy adware removal:
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.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 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.
Mac 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 "Shopzy version 0.9.14.2", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Shopzy ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Shopzy 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 "ShopzyApp", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the shopzy 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 "Shopzy", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the shopzy 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 "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Shopzy".
Computer users who have problems with shopzy 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 shopzy 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.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove shopzy adware from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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