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Window Shopper. How to remove? (Uninstall guide)

removal by Julie Splinters - -   Also known as Superfish Window Shopper | Type: Adware

Window Shopper (it can also be called as Superfish Window Shopper) is a sneaky adware virus, which keeps displaying its potentially unwanted notifications filled with commercial offers as soon as it infects the system. From the first sight, it may seem that this program tries to help you save some money by showing commercial ads that inform about discounts, offers, coupons and other deals. However, soon you may find out that it has started to interrupt each of your search sessions. Besides, this program has also been reported for altering the default search engine and homepage to superfish.com without any permission asked. So, it becomes obvious that Superfish Windows Shopper can be categorized not only adware, but browser hijacker as well. If you haven't installed Window Shopper on your PC consiously or you have noticed Superfish on any of your browsers, you should scan your PC with updated anti-spyware and remove malicious entries. Besides, you may also need to remove Window Shopper extension from all Internet browsers.

HOW CAN I GET WINDOWS SHOPPER ON MY PC?

Superfish Window Shopper is distributed via two ways: you can download it manually or with other programs that belong to the third parties. This way of distribution is typically called as 'unfair' and and is used for monetization purposes. Be aware that you should always avoid 1ClickDownload, Yontoo, and FBPhotoZoom.if you want to prevent 1infiltration. As soon as it gets inside, it starts showing its continuous notifications every time you enter eBay, Best Buy, Wallmart and similar shopping websites. These advertisements look like boxes or underlined keywords and claim that they've been brought by Window Shopper – Automatic Price Comparison. Besides, it may also change your homepage and default search engine to superfish.com or start annoying redirections to this site. Remember, if you haven't installed this program manually, you should definitely remove Window Shopper from your computer.

HOW TO REMOVE WINDOW SHOPPER?

Firstly, uninstall Window Shopper and all related programs (1ClickDownload, Yontoo, FBPhotoZoom) from your computer. For that, click 'Start menu' -> 'Control Panel' -> 'Uninstall a Program' or 'Add/Remove Programs' and choose 'Uninstall' button when you see this entry.

Additionally, remove Window Shopper's browser extensions from your browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer) and also change your homepage and search engine back to normal. For that, follow these steps:

Google Chrome:

Open Google Chrome -> click Wrench Icon -> Settings -> Manage Search Engines -> Remove Window Shopper, superfish.com and other unnecessary Search Engines from the list and make a certain search engine as default search engine

Mozilla Firefox:

Open Mozilla Firefox -> go Tools -> Magnify Glass or Arrow icon -> Manage Search Engines -> Remove unnecessary Search Engines (superfish.com) from the list, make Google or other search engine as your default; Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’ and find Window Shopper and click ‘Uninstall’.

Internet Explorer:

Open IE -> go Tools -> Manage Add-ons -> Search Providers -> Remove unnecessary Search Engines and make a certain engine as default; Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’. Here, look for Window Shopper and click 'uninstall'.

Finally, scan your PC with updated anti-spyware. Reimage has been perfectly working for us with this virus.

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