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Sale Clipper Ads

Also Known As: Sale Clipper adware
Type: Adware
Damage level: Medium

Sale Clipper removal instructions

What is Sale Clipper?

Sale Clipper is regular adware claiming to save time and money while shopping online by offering features such as display of special deals/discounts, coupons, and enabling comparison shopping. Although some users may find this functionality legitimate and useful, it is a scam to trick them into installation of Sale Clipper. This rogue browser plug-in is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling', and therefore, it is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). The bundling method is popular with developers of rogue software, since it is an easy way to stealthily install third party applications during download/installation of regular software without users' permission. The rogue behavior of Sale Clipper includes the display of intrusive online advertisements. After infiltration on popular Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox), Sale Clipper employs a virtual layer, which allows placement of graphical content on any website visited. Furthermore, some advertisements are opened in new tabs/windows - this can cause users to inadvertently click ads. Commonly, displayed ads (banners, pop-ups, interstitial, transitional, full-page, coupons, search, etc.) redirect users to various commercial websites such as online stores or to others offering services. Despite this, there a high probability that users will be redirected to untrusted sites that may contain infectious content, and therefore, clicking these ads can lead to high-risk computer infections.

Sale Clipper adware

Furthermore, Sale Clipper adware tracks users' Internet browsing activity and collects various types of browsing-related information. Sale Clipper's Privacy Policy states that collected information contains no personal details, and that the user will remain anonymous. Research shows, however, that these statements are false. The gathered information includes websites visited, pages viewed, search queries entered into search engines, unique identifier numbers, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, and other details. Clearly, this type of information may contain personally identifiable details. Furthermore, collected information (which may include banking details) is later shared with third parties (possibly, cyber criminals), and therefore, having this application installed on your system can lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. You are strongly advised to eliminate this application immediately.

Sale Clipper belongs to a 'family' of adware-type browser plug-ins developed by SuperWeb LLC. This company releases identical browser add-ons under different names to avoid detection by legitimate anti-spyware and anti-virus suites. As well as Sale Clipper, On Stage, Larparus, Deals Avenue, Jungle Net, and other apps developed by SuperWeb LLC offer identical features (display of coupons and comparison shopping). This, however, is merely an attempt to present Sale Clipper as legitimate and useful. In fact, it provides no real value to the user - its purpose is to generate revenue by the display of intrusive online adverts and sharing collected data with third parties. Adware developed by this company is often distributed together with free software on freeware download websites. These sites enforce the use of 'download managers' to download the desired software. Download.com, softonic.com, soft32.com, and other similar websites, claim that download managers 'significantly ease and speed-up the download procedure', and yet, these apps are developed to offer (or simply hide) installation of additional programs together with the chosen software. These promoted apps are described as 'guaranteed virus-free', however, reckless download and installation often results in adware or malware infections. For these reasons, decline offers to install third party apps. If you have installed Sale Clipper, and you observe intrusive ads while browsing the Internet, follow the instructions below to uninstall this PUP.

How did Sale Clipper install on my computer?

Sale Clipper is distributed using the bundling method, and therefore, it may be installed inadvertently. Many users skip steps during the software download/installation procedure, thereby causing installation of unwanted applications. Third party software is often hidden within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options, and since these options are usually skipped, this installation route is effective. The developers are unconcerned with proper discloser of installations, since their aim is to distribute as many apps as possible.

How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?

If a direct download link is not available, and you are forced to use a download manager, closely inspect each step of the free software download procedure and opt-out of any third party software included. Software should be downloaded from the official website where possible. Similarly, for installation, select the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options, rather than 'Quick' or 'Typical' - this will reveal any concealed applications listed for installation and allow you to cancel them. The software download and installation processes should always be performed with caution.

Deceptive free software installers used in Sale Clipper adware distribution:

sale clipper adware installer sample 3 Deceptive installer distributing Sale Clipper Installer used for the distribution of Sale Clipper adware

Intrusive online adverts generated by Sale Clipper adware ('Related Searches' and 'Sale Clipper Ads'):

sale clipper adware generating intrusive online ads sample 4 Ads by Sale Clipper Sale Clipper Advertisements Sale Clipper ads

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Quick menu:

Sale Clipper 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.

Sale Clipper adware uninstall via Control Panel

In the uninstall programs window, look for "Sale Clipper", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".

After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Sale Clipper ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.

Remove Sale Clipper adware from Internet browsers:

Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:

Internet Explorer logoRemove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:

Removing Sale Clipper ads from Internet Explorer step 1

Click the "gear" icon Internet Explorer options icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "Sale Clipper", select this entry and click "Remove".

Removing Sale Clipper ads from Internet Explorer step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the sale clipper 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 Sale Clipper  ads 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 "Sale Clipper", select this entry and click the trash can icon.

Removing Sale Clipper ads from Google Chrome step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the sale clipper 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 Sale Clipper ads 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", in the opened window, remove "Sale Clipper 2.0.5644.23227".

Removing Sale Clipper ads from Mozilla Firefox step 2

Optional method:

Computer users who have problems with sale clipper 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 (Chromium) logoRemove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 1

Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) 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.

Removing adware from Microsoft Edge step 2

Optional method:

If you continue to have problems with removal of the sale clipper adware, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon Microsoft Edge (chromium) menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 1

In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 2

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.

Microsoft Edge (Chromium) reset step 3

  • If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the 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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Global malware activity level today:

Medium threat activity

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