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Remove Terrific Shopper ads (Removal Guide) - Oct 2017 update

removal by Jake Doevan - - | Type: Adware

Terrific Shopper diminishes browsing experience by delivering an excessive amount of ads

Terrific Shopper virus

Terrific Shopper is an adware program that is presented as a useful application that allows finding various shopping deals and discount coupons online. However, it has features of the adware[1] because it might not only sneak inside the computer unnoticed but flood the browser with numerous ads.

So-called Terrific Shopper virus spreads in the software packages and aims to hijack[2] web browsers and serve third-party ads for the user. After the infiltration, it might:

  • set search.terrificshopper.com as default search engine or/and homepage;
  • employ a virtual layer to display pop-ups, ads, banners and similar commercial content;
  • trigger redirects to various websites;
  • track information about the users;
  • install numerous app or helper objects to stop users from Terrific Shopper removal.

The Terrific Shopper adware is very similar, if not a replica, of other ad-supported programs, which, we believe, were created by the same author. Examples include Torpedo Deals, ShoppersTab, and many other potentially unwanted applications that can provide you with corrupted commercial offers.

What is more, search.terrificshopper.com search engine might also be not safe to use. It might redirect to potentially dangerous websites. Even though you click on a link in the results page, you might be rerouted to a different site that might include harmful or misleading content.

Although we cannot claim that absolutely all Terrific Shopper ads are dangerous, some of them might be. Typically, authors of ad-supported programs do not control what content do third-party advertisers share on their sites, so they tend to include a particular statement in their Privacy Policy[3] forms – “we are not liable for content shared on third-party websites.”

Terrific Shopper publishers disclose that the software “uses third-party ad servers and ad networks to serve advertisements and collect information whenever the User interacts with the Software,” so we suggest you think twice before clicking on that catchy-looking advertisement the next time you see it.

You might be rerouted to hazardous web pages[4] that advertise deceptive programs, ask for personal information, or falsely claim that your PC is infected with some viruses(tech support scam[5]). To avoid dangerous websites, we suggest you remove Terrific Shopper to not see its ads ever again. You might want to use anti-spyware software for that; we suggest using ReimageIntego or SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner program.

Questions about Terrific Shopper ads

Terrific Shopper adwareResearcher demonstrates some examples of annoying web ads - Terrific Shopper adware can send you such ads on a daily basis.

The ad-supported programs spread in software packages

Even thought Terrific Shopper is available to download on the official website and Chrome Play Store, the suspicious app might sneak inside in a software bundle. If you have no wish to encounter similar ad-supported applications again, follow these tips:

  • Download computer programs from legitimate and verified websites only.
  • Never agree to download a program or update one if you receive such offer in the form of advertisement – pop-up or banner.
  • Install your downloads safely. We suggest you choose Custom/Advanced settings for software installation at all times.
  • Once you choose these settings, deselect all additional programs suggested for you.

Termination guidelines of the Terrific Shopper

If you managed to install an adware program that tries to cut your activities online by sending you loads of pop-up ads, do not ignore it. We suggest you remove Terrific Shopper virus using anti-spyware software. It’s the quickest way to terminate all its components from the system.

Additionally, you can rely on Terrific Shopper removal guidelines below. They will show you how to uninstall this PUP manually. However, if you fail and leave some of the adware-related files, you should opt for the automatic elimination.

You may remove virus damage with a help of ReimageIntego. SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner and Malwarebytes are recommended to detect potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.

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To remove Terrific Shopper ads, follow these steps:

Remove Terrific Shopper from Windows systems

Find Terrific Shopper in your PC and uninstall it. These instructions were written to help you with this matter.

To remove Terrific Shopper from Windows 10/8  machines, please follow these steps:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find entries related to Terrific Shopper (or any other recently installed suspicious program).
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

If you are Windows 7/XP user, proceed with the following instructions:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.

Uninstall Terrific Shopper from Mac OS X system

If your macOS is displaying some infection symptoms, proceed with the following guide:

Remove Terrific Shopper from Applications folder:

  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for Terrific Shopper-related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove Terrific Shopper, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries related to Terrific Shopper and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the Terrific Shopper-related entries.Uninstall from Mac 2

Delete Terrific Shopper from Internet Explorer (IE)

Remove dangerous add-ons:

  1. Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top-right corner of the browser
  2. Pick Manage Add-ons.
  3. You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Terrific Shopper and other suspicious plugins. Click on these entries and select Disable.Remove add-ons from Internet Explorer

Change your homepage if it was altered:

  1. Open IE and click on the Gear icon.
  2. Select Internet Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the Home page address and replace it by your preferred one (for example, Google.com).
  4. Click Apply and then select OK.Reset IE homepage

Delete temporary files:

  1. Press on the Gear icon and select Internet Options.
  2. Under Browsing history, click Delete…
  3. Select relevant fields and press Delete.Clear temporary files from Internet Explorer

Reset Internet Explorer:

  1. Click on Gear icon > Internet options and select Advanced tab.
  2. Select Reset.
  3. In the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Terrific Shopper removal.Reset Internet Explorer

Get rid of Terrific Shopper ads from Microsoft Edge

Delete unwanted extensions from MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the Terrific Shopper-related extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

Clear cookies and other browser data:

  1. Click on the Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and select Privacy & security.
  2. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  3. Select everything (apart from passwords, although you might want to include Media licenses as well, if applicable) and click on Clear.Clear Edge browsing data

Reset MS Edge if that above steps did not work:

  1. Press on Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Click on More details arrow at the bottom of the window.
  3. Select Details tab.
  4. Now scroll down and locate every entry with Microsoft Edge name in it. Right-click on each of them and select End Task to stop MS Edge from running.Reset MS Edge

If this solution failed to help you, you need to use an advanced Edge reset method. Note that you need to backup your data before proceeding.

  1. Find the following folder on your computer: C:\\Users\\%username%\\AppData\\Local\\Packages\\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all folders.
  3. Right-click on them and pick DeleteAdvanced MS Edge reset 1
  4. Now right-click on the Start button and pick Windows PowerShell (Admin).
  5. When the new window opens, copy and paste the following command, and then press Enter:

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\\AppXManifest.xml” -VerboseAdvanced MS Edge reset 2

Instructions for Chromium-based Edge

Delete extensions from MS Edge (Chromium):

  1. Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  2. Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Clear cache and site data:

  1. Click on Menu and go to Settings.
  2. Select Privacy and services.
  3. Under Clear browsing data, pick Choose what to clear.
  4. Under Time range, pick All time.
  5. Select Clear now.Clear browser data from Chroum Edge

Reset Chromium-based MS Edge:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. On the left side, pick Reset settings.
  3. Select Restore settings to their default values.
  4. Confirm with Reset.Reset Chromium Edge

Erase Terrific Shopper from Mozilla Firefox (FF)

Firefox can be infected by Terrific Shopper virus, so use these instructions to clean all related components from it and make your browser function normally again.

Remove dangerous extensions:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  2. Select Add-ons.
  3. In here, select plugins that are related to Terrific Shopper and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox

Clear cookies and site data:

  1. Click Menu and pick Options.
  2. Go to Privacy & Security section.
  3. Scroll down to locate Cookies and Site Data.
  4. Click on Clear Data…
  5. Select Cookies and Site Data, as well as Cached Web Content and press Clear.Clear cookies and site data from Firefox

In case Terrific Shopper did not get removed after following the instructions above, reset Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click the Menu.
  2. Go to Help and then choose Troubleshooting Information.Reset Firefox 1
  3. Under Give Firefox a tune up section, click on Refresh Firefox…
  4. Once the pop-up shows up, confirm the action by pressing on Refresh Firefox – this should complete Terrific Shopper removal.Reset Firefox 2

Eliminate Terrific Shopper from Google Chrome

Chrome browser is prone to infections, so check it first. You should find several questionable extensions in it – delete them ASAP.

Delete malicious extensions from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  2. In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to Terrific Shopper by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

Clear cache and web data from Chrome:

  1. Click on Menu and pick Settings.
  2. Under Privacy and security, select Clear browsing data.
  3. Select Browsing history, Cookies and other site data, as well as Cached images and files.
  4. Click Clear data.Clear cache and web data from Chrome

If the above-methods did not help you, reset Google Chrome to eliminate all the Terrific Shopper-components:

  1. Click on Menu and select Settings.
  2. In the Settings, scroll down and click Advanced.
  3. Scroll down and locate Reset and clean up section.
  4. Now click Restore settings to their original defaults.
  5. Confirm with Reset settings to complete Terrific Shopper removal.Reset Chrome 2

Remove Terrific Shopper from Safari

Remove unwanted extensions from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. In the new window, pick Extensions.
  3. Select the unwanted extension related to Terrific Shopper and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Clear cookies and other website data from Safari:

  1. Click Safari > Clear History…
  2. From the drop-down menu under Clear, pick all history.
  3. Confirm with Clear History.Clear cookies and website data from Safari

Reset Safari if the above-mentioned steps did not help you:

  1. Click Safari > Preferences…
  2. Go to Advanced tab.
  3. Tick the Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  4. From the menu bar, click Develop, and then select Empty Caches.Reset Safari

Protect your privacy – employ a VPN

There are several ways how to make your online time more private – you can access an incognito tab. However, there is no secret that even in this mode, you are tracked for advertising purposes. There is a way to add an extra layer of protection and create a completely anonymous web browsing practice with the help of Private Internet Access VPN. This software reroutes traffic through different servers, thus leaving your IP address and geolocation in disguise. Besides, it is based on a strict no-log policy, meaning that no data will be recorded, leaked, and available for both first and third parties. The combination of a secure web browser and Private Internet Access VPN will let you browse the Internet without a feeling of being spied or targeted by criminals. 

No backups? No problem. Use a data recovery tool

If you wonder how data loss can occur, you should not look any further for answers – human errors, malware attacks, hardware failures, power cuts, natural disasters, or even simple negligence. In some cases, lost files are extremely important, and many straight out panic when such an unfortunate course of events happen. Due to this, you should always ensure that you prepare proper data backups on a regular basis.

If you were caught by surprise and did not have any backups to restore your files from, not everything is lost. Data Recovery Pro is one of the leading file recovery solutions you can find on the market – it is likely to restore even lost emails or data located on an external device.

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  1. anna002 says:
    February 27th, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    I managed to delete Terrific Shopper on my own, thanks to this tutorial! very helpful. you guys, have a great week!

  2. Dayan21 says:
    February 27th, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    I cant locate Terrific Shopper on my drives and its driving me INSANE! where is it??!

  3. Collin says:
    February 27th, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    Terrific Shopper ads are popping up on my screen again.. I guess I didnt entirely remove it. Ill try to run an antispyware and see what files it detects

  4. orinocco says:
    February 27th, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Thanks for the help, really helped me to solve the problem. I do not see any more ads. Thats good.

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