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Innovia Secure Shopping virus. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Linas Kiguolis - - | Type: Adware

Innovia Secure Shopping virus tracks your online activities to deliver ads

Innovia Secure Shopping virus

Innovia Secure Shopping is a questionable browser extension developed by Aztec Media Inc. It is known to be related to other ad-supported applications such as Settings Manager or Blpsearch.com virus. Once installed, this extension starts tracking victim’s online activity to get accurate reports about one’s interest in products and services. Statistics show that it has hijacked many computers in US and Spain already[1].

As a consequence, this suspicious adware starts delivering ads in various forms, such as pop-ups and banners. Be aware that it might also attempt to serve you modified Yahoo search results[2] whenever you try to use a web search engine.

The aim of Innovia Secure Shopping virus is to silently track[3] the user and use particular data about one’s interest to select and deliver targeted web ads. Targeted ads increase the chance that the victim will click on them, and that’s what generates pay-per-click revenue for the developers of adware. Sadly, they fail to endorse content shared by advertised sites which often prove to be highly insecure.

If you seek to find a search tool that would help you to find the most relevant search results online, refuse to use Innovia Secure Shopping and try to find a more trustworthy alternative instead. Before you attempt to change your homepage and search engine settings, you must remove Innovia Secure Shopping first.

You can try our instructions to complete Innovia Secure Shopping removal on your own, although we highly recommend choosing the automatic spyware removal option. For that, you will need an anti-spyware or anti-malware software to detect and eliminate the threat. In our opinion, Reimage is the best software available on the market today.

Delivery of ad-supported software

Ad-supported software usually gets into target computer systems in tandem with other free programs that promote them. Therefore, you have to be extremely careful when choosing the settings for software installation.

Make sure you do not go for Standard or Default settings – these will not allow you to change the composition of software packages that you have just downloaded. Remember that even if you think that you downloaded a single program, it can contain suggestions to install some extra programs alongside it. Your task is to refuse to do so.

To reject all unwanted applications, you need to remove ticks from boxes next to agreements to install “recommended” programs. You can find them in Custom or Advanced installation settings.

Remove Innovia Secure Shopping quickly

To remove Innovia Secure Shopping virus easily, you need to use a trustworthy computer security and malware removal software. We highly suggest using Reimage, although there are alternatives that you might like. For more information, tips & tricks we suggest visiting Software page on our site.

It is highly recommended that you reboot your PC into Safe Mode before you try to complete Innovia Secure Shopping removal. We highly suggest using the tutorial provided by our team to complete the task faster. Please pay attention to the fact that you must reboot your PC into Safe Mode with Networking in order to complete the task easier.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, Malwarebytes MalwarebytesCombo Cleaner, Plumbytes Anti-MalwareMalwarebytes Malwarebytes. We recommend these applications because they detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Innovia Secure Shopping virus, follow these steps:

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Remove Innovia Secure Shopping from Windows systems

Check the list of currently installed programs and delete Innovia Secure Shopping virus from here. If you cannot find it, it is possible that it added its components in your web browsers only.

  1. Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs). Click 'Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features' (if you are 'Windows XP' user, click on 'Add/Remove Programs').
  2. If you are Windows 10 / Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program. If you are 'Windows 10 / Windows 8' user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once 'Quick Access Menu' shows up, select 'Control Panel' and 'Uninstall a Program'.
  3. Uninstall Innovia Secure Shopping and related programs
    Here, look for Innovia Secure Shopping or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  4. Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes. Right click on each of suspicious entries and select 'Uninstall'
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Delete Innovia Secure Shopping from Mac OS X system

  1. If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications. Cick 'Go' and select 'Applications'
  2. Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Innovia Secure Shopping or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash. Click on every malicious entry and select 'Move to Trash'
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Eliminate Innovia Secure Shopping from Internet Explorer (IE)

  1. Remove dangerous add-ons
    Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons. Click on menu icon and select 'Manage add-ons'
  2. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Innovia Secure Shopping and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable: Right click on each of malicious entries and select 'Disable'
  3. Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
    Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  4. Here, remove malicious URL and enter preferable domain name. Click Apply to save changes. Delete malicious URL, enter your desired domain name and click 'Apply' to save changes
  5. Reset Internet Explorer
    Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  6. Here, select Reset.
  7. When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Innovia Secure Shopping removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again
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Uninstall Innovia Secure Shopping virus from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge settings (Method 1):

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge app and click More (three dots at the top right corner of the screen).
  2. Click Settings to open more options.
  3. Once Settings window shows up, click Choose what to clear button under Clear browsing data option. Go to Settings and select 'Choose what to clear'
  4. Here, select all what you want to remove and click Clear. Select 'Clear' button
  5. Now you should right-click on the Start button (Windows logo). Here, select Task Manager. Open the start menu and select 'Task Manager'
  6. When in Processes tab, search for Microsoft Edge.
  7. Right-click on it and choose Go to details option. If can’t see Go to details option, click More details and repeat previous steps. Right-click 'Microsoft Edge' and select 'Go to details' Select 'More details' if 'Go to details' option fails to show up
  8. When Details tab shows up, find every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right click on each of them and select End Task to end these entries. Find Microsoft Edge entries and select 'End Task'

Resetting Microsoft Edge browser (Method 2):

If Method 1 failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method.

  1. Note: you need to backup your data before using this method.
  2. Find this folder on your computer: C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  3. Select every entry which is saved on it and right click with your mouse. Then Delete option. Go to Microsoft Edge folder on your computer, right-click every entry and click 'Delete'
  4. Click the Start button (Windows logo) and type in window power in Search my stuff line.
  5. Right-click the Windows PowerShell entry and choose Run as administrator. Find Windows PowerShell, right-click it and select 'Run as administrator'
  6. Once Administrator: Windows PowerShell window shows up, paste this command line after PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and press Enter:
    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose}
    Copy and paste a required command and press 'Enter'

Once these steps are finished, Innovia Secure Shopping should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

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Erase Innovia Secure Shopping from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Remove Innovia Secure Shopping virus from Firefox using these easy-to-follow instructions. The adware hides in the Add-Ons tab.

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions. Click on menu icon and select 'Add-ons'
  2. Here, select Innovia Secure Shopping and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries. Select 'Extensions' and look for malicious entries. Click 'Remove' to get rid of each of them
  3. Reset Mozilla Firefox
    Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information. Click on menu icon and then on '?'. Select 'Troubleshooting Information'
  4. Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Innovia Secure Shopping removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times
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Get rid of Innovia Secure Shopping from Google Chrome

Find Innovia Secure Shopping extension in Chrome and remove it. Follow these steps to complete the task sooner.

  1. Delete malicious plugins
    Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions. Click on menu icon. Select 'Tools' and 'Extensions'
  2. Here, select Innovia Secure Shopping and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries. Look for malicious entries and delete each of them by clicking on the Trash bin icon
  3. Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section. When in 'Settings', select 'Manage search engines...'
  4. When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name. Click 'X' to remove malicious URLs
  5. Reset Google Chrome
    Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  6. Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings. When in 'Settings', scroll down to 'Reset browser settings' button and click on it
  7. Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Innovia Secure Shopping removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal
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Remove Innovia Secure Shopping from Safari

  1. Remove dangerous extensions
    Open Safari web browser and click on Safari in menu at the top left of the screen. Once you do this, select Preferences. Click on 'Safari' and select 'Preferences'
  2. Here, select Extensions and look for Innovia Secure Shopping or other suspicious entries. Click on the Uninstall button to get rid each of them. Go to 'Extensions' and uninstall malicious add-ons
  3. Reset Safari
    Open Safari browser and click on Safari in menu section at the top left of the screen. Here, select Reset Safari.... Click on 'Safari' and select 'Reset Safari...'
  4. Now you will see a detailed dialog window filled with reset options. All of those options are usually checked, but you can specify which of them you want to reset. Click the Reset button to complete Innovia Secure Shopping removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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