How to uninstall (remove) GoldShops

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What is GoldShops?

GoldShops – a browser extension that comes bundled with free software without user consent. The main objective of this program – the dissemination of advertisements. At first glance, it seems useful GoldShops harmless program; it really is not doing anything useful. After penetrating the computer, it starts to display a huge amount of advertising information, such as banners and coupons. This advertising may refer to popular sites such as Amazon, Walmart and others. Pop-ups can occur at any point of your browsing. Thus, GoldShops trying to get you to spend money for nothing. Also, this program can change your browser settings, change the homepage, redirect the user to other sites, and replace the search and so on. Also, your personal information may be disclosed to third parties. If you find GoldShops on your PC, then you need to remove it immediately.

GoldShops Ads

How GoldShops gets on your PC?

GoldShops comes on the computer without the user’s consent. As a rule, potentially unwanted software come bundled with free software, such as players, archivers, converters and more. Most users do not notice the penetration of malicious software. Also, many antiviruses do not have such programs in their bases. You need to follow the rules, which can help you to avoid malicious software. Always read the Terms of Service. Follow the installation process and select only the “Advanced” installation type. Remove the check mark from components of the program, which is questionable. Use special software that can protect your PC. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to remove GoldShops now.

How to remove GoldShops from your computer?

To uninstall GoldShops remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have GoldShops in their database. You can try to use them for removing GoldShops.

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You can try both of these products to remove GoldShops

Or uninstall GoldShops manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find GoldShops.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find GoldShops and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find GoldShops, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

After that remove GoldShops from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find GoldShops.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose GoldShops.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable GoldShops.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Remove following registry entries:


no information

Then remove following files:


GoldShops.dll

And following folders


%PROGRAMFILES%GoldShops

Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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