What is HotShoppy?

HotShoppy is advertising application for Mac, that installs as extension for Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers. It then starts generating ads, pop-ups, drop-down banners on shopping sites offering coupons, discounts and deals. Adware has website machotshoppy.com and is available for download there. However, HotShoppy mostly installs in a bundle with other free utilities and apps for Mac. HotShoppy track online user activity and collects private information from browsers, such as history, bookmarked pages, cookies, search queries. So, this program poses certain danger for your Mac. Some users complain that, HotShoppy is impossible to remove using standard Mac OSX features. We prepared step-by-step instructions to remove HotShoppy from Mac OSX and get rid of HotShoppy ads in Safari.

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How HotShoppy gets on your PC?

HotShoppy belongs to the category of potentially unwanted software. These programs are installed on PCs without the user’s agreement. Typically, PUP penetrates a computer bundled with free software, such as media players, file converters or archivers. Malware can be hidden in the settings of some “Download Manager” or “Installation Manager”. You need to remember a few simple things to protect your PC against infection with potentially unwanted programs. Always follow the installation process with attention. Also, you must choose the “Advanced” or “Full” installation option in order to see the hidden elements of the installation offer. Don’t press the “Next” if you aren’t sure in any component of the program. Read reviews about this program and use special programs that will help you to protect your PC. If your computer is already infected, then use our instructions to remove HotShoppy.

How to remove HotShoppy from your Mac or PC?

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

In our view, there are 2 products that potentially have HotShoppy in their database. You can try to use them for removing HotShoppy.

Recommended Solution:

Bitdefender Antivirus- fully removes all instances of viruses, similar to HotShoppy from Mac and Safari.


Download Norton

Alternative Solution:

MacClean for Mac – finds HotShoppy and can clean up leftover items after removal.


Download MacClean for Mac


Or uninstall HotShoppy manually.

Step 1: Remove HotShoppy from Mac

HotShoppy may not have app associated with it in Application. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall {ApplicationName} or {ApplicationName} Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

appcleanerTo remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.

Step 2: Remove HotShoppy from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find HotShoppy.
  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 HotShoppy 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 HotShoppy, select it and click Uninstall.

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

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate HotShoppy and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove HotShoppy from your browser.

Step 2: Remove HotShoppy from browsers


  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find HotShoppy.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find HotShoppy.
  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 HotShoppy.
  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 HotShoppy.
  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.

Step 3: Remove following files and folders of HotShoppy:

Remove following registry entries:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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