How to Remove Superfish WindowsShopper?(Adware Removal Guide)

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How to Remove Superfish WindowsShopper?(Adware Removal Guide)

Postby Frances » 2013-07-30 21:21


Superfish WindowsShopper installed itself on your computer without your consent and knowledge? Numerous ads pop out from nowhere? If you do encounter these problems your computer may get some unknown or PUP programs installed. This post shows you what are they and how to remove them completely.

What is Superfish WindowsShopper?

Superfish WindowsShopper is a free adware application which displays their own advertisement when you visit online shopping websites like eBay, Amazon, Walmart and many others. The pop up ads from WindowsShopper usually shown as a box which is full of various coupons and links according to your keywords. At the bottom of these boxes it is claimed that the advertisement is powered by Superfish.


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Superfish WindowsShopper is a browser add-on which can be added to all your web browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla FireFox. Once installed, it constantly shows you pop up ads when you shopping online. What’s more Superfish WindowsShopper is capable of using cookies to track users online activity, collect or send users private information to third parties.


How your computer gets infected with Superfish WindowsShopper?

Superfish WindowsShopper can be downloaded from its official promoting site. Usually Superfish WindowsShopper comes bundled with other free applications from the internet, such as free videos, codes, or free softwares. For example, when you install Superfish WindowsShopper, you may agree to get Updater Service, Speed Analysis, PC Performer, Cool Smiley Bar for Facebook installed.


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You should always remember that download freewares or free applications from Internet is the most common way for your computer to be infected with malwares. Usually computer users always pay a less attention on the download and installation process. When they install some applications they may also agree to change their system settings. Superfish WindowsShopper is definitely not a virus but it is reported as a potentially unwanted program considering the reasons shown above. You are recommended not to keep it on your system. Please follow this remove guide.


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Superfish WindowsShopper Adware Removal Guide Overview:

    STEP 1 Uninstall Superfish WindowsShopper from your computer
    STEP 2 Remove the Superfish WindowsShopper extensions from your browsers
    Optional Troubleshoot--Remove Toolbar/Extensions using Anvi Slim Toolbar
    STEP 3 Remove invalid registry entires and malicious files left in system using Cloud System Booster
    Malware Detecting and Pop up Ads Blocking Tips (VERY IMPORTANT)

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STEP 1 Uninstall Superfish WindowsShopper from your computer

    1 To uninstall Superfish WindowsShopper from your computer, click the Start button, then select Control Panel, and click on Uninstall a program.
    If you are a Windows 8 user, you can right-click on a bottom left hot corner (formerly known as the Start button) and select Control panel from there, then select Uninstall a program.

    2 When the Add/Remove Programs or the Uninstall a Program screen is displayed, scroll through the list of currently installed programs and remove Superfish WindowsShopper from your computer.

      uninstall Superfish WindowsShopper.jpg

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STEP 2 Remove the Superfish WindowsShopper extensions from your browsers

Internet Explorer

    1 Open Internet Explorer,then click on the gear icon (Tools for Windows XP users) at the top (far right), then select Manage add-ons.
    2 From the Toolbars and Extensions tab, select Superfish WindowsShopper and other unfamiliar extensions, click on Disable.

      Superfish WindowsShopper IE extensions.jpg

Google Chrome

    1 Click on the Customize icon (wrench or 3 bar icon) next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.
    2 Remove Superfish WindowsShopper and other unfamiliar extensions.

      Superfish WindowsShopper chrome extensions.jpg


Mozilla Firefox

    1 Click Tools and select Add-ons.
    2 On the Extensions and Plugin search for the Superfish WindowsShopper add-on and remove it.

      Superfish WindowsShopper firefox extensions.jpg


Optional Troubleshoot--Remove Toolbar/Extensions and Repair Browsers using Anvi Slim Toolbar

    Anvi Slim Toolbar is a secure, expeditious and user-friendly tool developed by Anvisoft to better help computer users detect and remove malicious toolbars, browser add-ons, extensions and plugins. Anvi Slim Toolbar is also available for repairing web browser problem caused by malicious toolbars or other malwares such as adware,browser hijacker and redirect virus.


    1 Download and install Anvi Slim Toolbar. On the main screen of this program, please click on the Scan button to scan your computer.

    2 Click on the Manage button to view details about the found toolbars and remove the unwanted one.


      Anvi slim toolbar.jpg

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Step 3. Clean residing files, invalid registry entries and junk files using Cloud System Booster

    After the Superfish WindowsShopper program has been removed from your system, some residual files maybe still in there. To remove the invalid registry entries as well as any leftovers, including cache, cookies and junk files, of this virus, please download and install the system cleaner tool Cloud System Booster by clicking download link below:


    After installed, please click the Boost button on the main screen to run a full scan. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, click clean button there to remove these junk files, malicious registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean. (You may also click the numbers to view detailed results.)

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Malware Detecting and Pop up Ads Blocking Tips (VERY IMPORTANT)

    To make sure the computer is clean from Superfish WindowsShopper and any potential malware infections, you are highly recommended to use Anvi Smart Defender antimalware to protect your computer.

    Anvi Smart Defender is a brand new anti-malware software designed to protect your PC from being infected with computer virus and malware. Featuring with the powerful Cloud Scan Technologies and daily updated database, Anvi Smart Defender can detect, block and remove latest malware threats including Trojan, ransomware, worms, backdoors and malicious adware. Anvi Smart Defender is devote to providing advanced Internet security solution for computer users.



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    Important Tips: To block Popup ads and any unwanted or malicious website, you can take advantage of this ads-block tool--Anvi AD Blocker(which is available and free in Toolbox of Anvi Smart Defender Pro, the picture shown above). Anvi AD Blocker is designed to automatically filter and block malicious websites, phishing sites, pop-up ads, etc. to build a solid browser hijacker defense to your system. Please click the “Free Download” picture below to download this tool directly.

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    For instance, to block the Ad.yieldmanager.com from your web browser, you can just add this Ad.yieldmanager.com to the blacklist of Anvi AD Blocker by clicking More-> Settings->under the blacklist tab, click the Add URL button->Enter ad.yieldmanager.com in the appeared window->click Add button to add the url and close the add url window-> click Apply on the settings menu to make it and click X to close the window and save the change.

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Good luck and be safe online.
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