Have you ever been disturbed by the numerous ads about promotion or grand sale on every website you browsed? Have you found that the speed of your computer has slowed down? The most annoyed thing is that you can’t remove it from your computer even you try hard to change your browser settings. Apparently, your computer has been infected with Virtual Shopper. To avoid that trouble and protect your PC, here are some guides for you to remove that nuisance.
What is Virtual Shopper?
Virtual Shopper can be classed as an adware program, which can attack various kind of browser, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. This pesky thing can control your web browser in order to replace the default homepage, hijack your search engine and alter your current settings. Regardless of your need, it will display irrelevant pop-up ads, banners and sponsored links whenever you browse websites. Any clicking will redirect you to irrelevant web pages which you have never intended to visit and download more unwanted infections to invade your computer deeply. But what the benefits Virtual Shopper can gain? We should know that this program make profits mainly through web traffic. So every time you click the dubious advertisements or links they can get pay-per-click revenue.
How can Virtue shopper get into your computer?
Virtual Shopper is generally created by the cyber criminals. It always connects with some free downloads. That software you’ve downloaded may be offered by suspicious websites, which are more likely contained virus or malicious programs. When you download some freeware or sharewares, Virtual Shopper may be bundled into the download process, and sneak into your computer without your permission. Then you may find that every time you search things the pages are always companied by ads of sales promotion, grand sale or products. Apart from that, Virtual Shopper may also come from spam email attachment or fake update. It seems that these emails are just the same as others, but once you opened it, some questionable program may privately and automatically install on your computer, and you don’t know it at all. Those fake updates share the same principle with those spam emails.
What harms Virtual Shopper may cause?
Once Virtual Shopper installed on your computer, some troubles may increase. Firstly, it will privately add some unwanted programs or browser extensions. Therefore, your homepage setting may change. Every time you search something you may find your screen full of sale ads, sponsored links or Virtual Shopper Pop-ups. These annoying popups will constantly appear on every new tab your open which will seriously distract your online activities and slow down the internet speed. Moreover, it will compromise the browser and add browser cookies. That is why your computer always full of webpage junk. You wouldn’t think it could slow down your searching speed and consume a great mount of system resource. Worse of all, your confidential information about online bank account, credit card detail, email address or password may be sold out to the third-party, which may use it for illegal purposes. Virtual Shopper also spreads via unsafe websites, such as some pornographic websites. It is true that Virtual Shopper is definitely a huge threat to both your computer and your personal information and should be removed from your PC immediately.
How to prevent such Virtual Shopper?
a) Install reputable real-time antivirus program, and scan your computer regularly.
b) Pay attention to what you are downloading, especially freeware or shareware.
c) Make clear every installation step.
d) Stay away from intrusive websites.
e) Do not click dubious links or pop-ups.
f) Avoid opening spam e-mails or suspected attachments.
How to remove Virtual Shopper?
Though Virtual Shopper may not be as harmful as some other major virus, it’s still hampering the normal life online. Therefore, it is necessary for us to get the Virtual Shopper out of computer.Here we will introduce two ways for you to get rid of Virtual Shopper:
Method one : Remove Virtual Shopper Pop-up Ads manually.
Step 1. End all running processes of Virtual Shopper
Press Alt+Ctrl+Del keys together to open Task Manger. After opening the windows, then stop all the runnig processes about Virtual Shopper.
Step 2: Show all hidden files and clean all the malicious files about Virtual Shopper.
(1) Click the Start button and choose Control Panel.
(2) Clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then find Folder Options then double-click on it.
Step 3: Disable suspicious startup created by Virtual Shopper.
Go to Start Menu, type msconfig in the Run box, click OK. In the opening window of System configuration Utility, disable all possible startup items generated.
Step 4. Remove Virtual Shopper manually from your browsers
Remove it from Internet Explorer
- launch up IE> click Tools (click on gear icon in IE9/IE10)> choose Internet Option
- Internet Option window> Advanced tab> click Restore Advance Settings> click on Reset
- tick Delete personal settings> click on Reset
Remove it from Mozilla Firefox
- open troubleshooting information from browser Firefox
- get Help menu and click Troubleshooting information
- with page of Trouble shooting information, search for Reset Firefox and click on Reset
- open Google Chrome>click on Settings>choose configuration page> search for Open a specific page or set of pages> click on Set Pages
- find configuration page> search for Manage search engines and click it> get Default search engine settings> change your default search engine
- search for these 2 options: Make Default&Close button “x” to delete the search engine.
- make default your Google search engine and delete all one by one
Method two: get rid of Virtual Shopper Pop-up Ads automatically by SpyHunter removal tool.
SpyHunter is a powerful, real-time anti-spyware application, which is designed to assist the average computer user in protecting the PC from malicious threats. With this application you can easily remove the infections of Trojans, worms, rootkits, rogues, dialers and spywares, so all you need to do is install it for immediate and ongoing protection.
Step 1. Click the following icon to download SpyHunter
Step 3. When complete the installation, open SpyHunter and click Scan Computer Now! button to start scan your computer.
Step 4. Then check the scan result and click on Fix Threats button to make your computer clean rapidly.
With these two methods, I do think your computer should be free from the obstacle that set by Virtual Shopper. If you don’t have too much time or you know little about manual disinfection, SpyHunter may be the best choice for you to prevent your computer from browser hijack, infections of virus or adware and etc. Your system can be always protected.