How to uninstall (remove) Shopping Aid

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What is Shopping Aid

Shopping Aid – is a typical browser extension, that promises people with shopping online. It can be installed om many browsers, for example, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. Shopping Aid displays different commercials, like banners, in-text links, pop-ups, targeted videos and coupons. But mostly Shopping Aid affects websites of online stores by showing coupons and deals. However, even those coupons and deals are not fake or useless, they are created to catch users attention and redirect him to malicious websites.

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How is Shopping Aid installed on my PC?

Like many adwares, Shopping Aid uses “bundling” method to infect personal computers. Malware binds to freeware or shareware and gets installed with it. To dodge this situation, first of all don’t download free software from unknown or suspicious sources. Better to download license software from official websites. Pay attention to every step during installation process. If possible, choose Advanced or Custom setup settings for disabling installation of unwanted programs. Computer may be infected in different ways, but “bundling” is the most exploitable method.

How to remove Shopping Aid?

To remove Shopping Aid you can read manual removal guide and remove it by yourself. Another way – is using removal tool, that fully removes threats.

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Manual Shopping Aid Removal Guide

windows 7 logoWindows 7:

  1. Click the Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Click Uninstall a program (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Category);
    Click Programs and Features (if computer’s settings Viewed By: Icons);
  4. Find programs possibly related to Shopping Aid;
  5. Click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

windows 8 logoWindows 8:

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search (If you’re using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and then click Search.);
  2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then tap or click Control Panel;
  3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then tap or click Programs and features;
  4. Find programs possibly related to Shopping Aid;
  5. Tap or click the program, and then tap or click Uninstall;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

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

windows xp logoWindows XP:

  1. Click Start;
  2. Click Control Panel;
  3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs;
  4. Find programs possibly related to Shopping Aid and Click it;
  5. Click to Remove;
  6. Follow the instructions on the screen or just wait.

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

google chrome logoGoogle Chrome:

You can skip steps 1-3 point by typing “chrome://settings/” in address bar.

  1. Open Google Chrome;
  2. Click on Options Icon or press Alt+E, Alt+F;
  3. Click Settings;
  4. Click Extensions;
  5. Find Shopping Aid;
  6. Click on bin icon to remove extension.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

mozilla firefox logoMozilla Firefox:

You can skip steps 1-2 by typing “about:addons” in address bar or pressing Shift+Ctrl+A.

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox;
  2. Press Alt+T or Click Tools on the top of the browser;
  3. Click Add-ons;
  4. Click Extensions;
  5. Find Shopping Aid;
  6. Click Disable or Remove.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

internet explorer logoInternet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer;
  2. Press Alt+T, or Click on Gear Icon in the right-top corner;
  3. Click Manage Add-ons;
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions;
  5. Find Shopping Aid and Click Disable ;
  6. Click More information button;
  7. Click Remove

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Conclusion

Shopping Aid – is an annoying adware, that poses as Browser Helper Object and distract your from browsing with advertisements. We recommend you to remove it.

Author: Olga Karpuk

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