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Remove ShopWithMe (Improved Guide)

removal by Lucia Danes - - | Type: Adware

How dangerous is ShopWithMe virus?

If you are a devoted online shopper and suddenly started experiencing an increase of banners and other ads, obstructing you browsing of the web, it is possible that ShopWithMe virus is behind all these inconveniences. This annoying adware program is promoted as a shopping assistant, offering its users a supposedly useful service by displaying different coupons to the users’ most visited sites, price comparison tools and other commercially-oriented offers. Despite how convincingly this application is advertised, none of the ShopWithMe ads should be trusted because they are intrusive for a reason. And this reason is profit-making. ShopWithMe collaborates with a number of different affiliate websites and promotes these sites in its ads. In this way, the sponsored websites increase the user traffic, while the PUP developers generate revenue due to this advertising. Unfortunately, our research has showed that the majority of these links are possibly hazardous and may contain some infectious contents. Therefore, after clicking on any of the ads by ShopWithMe you may be redirected to some hazardous sites and, consequently, infect your computer with additional adware programs, viruses, and worms. On top of that, the continuous ShopWithMe redirect issue and never ending displaying of ads significantly worsens your system performance. Your browser may start loading extremely slowly, and you may as well encounter browser crashes or freezes. To avoid such consequences of this infection, we advise you to remove ShopWithMe from your computer immediately. For this, you will need some reputable antivirus software. We recommend Reimage.

ShopWithMe virus screenshot

How is this virus distributed?

Questions about ShopWithMe

ShopWithMe is usually bundled with other freeware or shareware programs easily downloadable from the Internet. You should be aware, however, that these downloaded programs do not always disclose additional contents which may also be present in the same software package. In this way, the unwanted PUPs can stealthily sneak into the system without the user’s knowledge or approval. ShopWithMe is often found bundled with the Cnet, Softonic installers, yet is is possible to encounter this virus in other software bundles as well. Infected bundles are usually promoted in some unreliable third-party websites, in this way monetizing the supposedly freely downloadable programs. Therefore, you should select the sites you want to download your software from wisely. Also, follow the installation steps in the “Custom” or “Advanced” installations settings closely and do not agree with the installation of unknown additional software.

Tips on ShopWithMe virus removal:

As you are already acquainted with the bundling strategy, you may think that uninstalling the program with which the infection came into your computer will eliminate the virus itself. Sadly, getting rid of a malicious program is not that easy. Essentially, you have only two options to choose from if you want to safely and effectively remove ShopWithMe virus from your computer: manual and automatic removal. We suggest the first option only to the more experienced users. If you have little competence in the field, you should better choose the automatic ShopWithMe removal method instead. A reputable antivirus software will not miss any of the virus components possibly scattered all over your computer and will provide you with a protection from the potential future threats.

You can remove virus damage automatically with a help of one of these programs: Reimage, SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner, 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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Different security software includes different virus database. If you didn’t succeed in finding malware with Reimage, try running alternative scan with Combo Cleaner.

To remove ShopWithMe, follow these steps:

Uninstall ShopWithMe from Windows systems

  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 ShopWithMe and related programs
    Here, look for ShopWithMe 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'

Eliminate ShopWithMe 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 ShopWithMe 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'

Delete ShopWithMe 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 ShopWithMe 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 ShopWithMe removal. Go to 'Advanced' tab and click on 'Reset' button. Now select 'Delete personal settings' and click on 'Reset' button again

Remove ShopWithMe 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, ShopWithMe should be removed from your Microsoft Edge browser.

Get rid of ShopWithMe from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

  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 ShopWithMe 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 ShopWithMe removal. Click on 'Reset Firefox' button for a couple of times

Erase ShopWithMe from Google Chrome

  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 ShopWithMe 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 ShopWithMe removal. Click on 'Reset' button to complete your removal

Uninstall ShopWithMe 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 ShopWithMe 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 ShopWithMe removal process. Select all options and click on 'Reset' button

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Lucia Danes
Lucia Danes - Virus researcher

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  1. Lucilee says:
    March 16th, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Its terrible to see new viruses released every day…

  2. MorganDave says:
    March 16th, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Totally worth downloading SpyHunter! It took care of the problem in no time!

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