Title: OtShot
Type: Adware
Also known as: Ot Shot

Remove OtShot
Removal instructions

Severity scale:OtShot severity is 10  (10 / 100)

OtShot is a potentially unwanted application, which may infiltrate your computer in a bundle with freeware and shareware. Yes, you can download it from its official website as a tool capable to personalize your digital photos, but there are many PC users who have reported about the surprising discovery of this application. As soon as it gets inside the PC, OtShot modifies some of PC's parameters and may start initiating various unwanted activities. For example, OtShot can be blamed for showing commercial pop-up advertisements and causing browser's redirections. Besides, as its license agreement notifies, this program may track its victims and their online activity. That's why we recommend staying away from OfShot.


Users can download OtShot application from its official website, which is called as otshot.net. However, it can also infiltrate the system in a bundle with freeware and shareware. If you want to prevent its infiltration, you should avoid freeware and shareware. However, if you still need a specific software, you should choose a custom installation, not the automatic installation method, and uncheck unfamiliar entries. As soon as it is installed, this program acts exactly as its License Agreement notifies:

... services may involve the use of cookies to store information about your visits. In addition, during the course of providing advertisements to this site, third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique cookie on your computer's hard drive...

If you want to prevent such activities, we recommend eliminating OtShot from the system. For that, follow the guide given below:


If you want to get rid of OtShot and its ads, you have to follow these instructions:

First of all, run a full system scan with updated anti-spyware, such as STOPzilla, SpyHunter or other reputable security application.

In addition, remove malicious entries from Add/Remove Programs list. For that follow these steps:

  1. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
  2. Here, look for OtShot and similar entries and select 'Uninstall/Change'.
  3. Click OK to save the changes.

Finally, fix each of your browsers with a help of these steps:

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and uninstall OtShot and other entries that are unknown for you.
  2. Click ''Tools' -> 'Manage addons' -> ‘Search Providers’ and choose the search engine you used before.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’; find OtShot and other unknown entries and click ‘Uninstall’.
  2. Go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Options’ and reset the startup homepage to google.com, yahoo.com or similar search page.

Google Chrome:

  1. Click on the ‘Customize and control Google Chrome’ icon, select ‘Options’ -> ‘Basic’ and change the homepage to google.com or other.
  2. Click the ‘Manage search engines…’ -> choose ‘Google’ and make it the default search engine.

Automatic OtShot removal:

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall OtShot. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

If you failed to remove OtShot using SpyHunter, submit question to our support team and provide as much details as possible.
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OtShot snapshot:

Geolocation of OtShot:

This map reveals the prevalence of OtShot. Countries and regions that have been affected the most are: Canada, United States and Spain.

QR code for OtShot removal instructions:

OtShot qrcode
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.

The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like OtShot are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall OtShot right in your pocket.

Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.

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Information added: 2013-07-02 09:12:15
Information updated: 2013-07-02 09:12:15

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