What is Shopping Assistant?

Shopping Assistant is a browser extension that comes bundled with free software without the user’s knowledge. Shopping Assistant is not a virus, but this program is one of the potentially unwanted software. It hijacks your browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer). According to the developers, Shopping Assistant designed to help users to make purchases over the Internet. Shopping Assistant finds the best offers. Not many people are aware that this is a real scam. In fact, most of the proposals are false. Shopping Assistant changing your browser options, changes the homepage, and other personal settings. It can also redirect users to advertising sites. The main objective of Shopping Assistant is to make money. Shopping Assistant displays a ton of banner ads and coupons in any way trying to interest the user and force him to make a purchase. Shopping Assistant displays offers of popular sites such as eBay. If you find Shopping Assistant on your computer, then you can be assured that it will constantly annoy you. Remove it now!

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How Shopping Assistant gets on your PC?

Shopping Assistant comes bundled with free software that is distributed popular sites such as download.com and others. Most often, people do not realize that download unwanted software. Need to constantly read the user agreement and follow the installation process, to avoid infecting the computer. You can also use special programs that can help protect your computer.

How to remove Shopping Assistant from your computer?

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

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

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove Shopping Assistant

Or uninstall Shopping Assistant manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

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

After that remove Shopping Assistant from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Shopping Assistant.
  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 Shopping Assistant.
  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 Shopping Assistant.
  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 of Shopping Assistant:


Key: SOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerBrowser Helper Objects
Value: TBSB03376 Class
Data: {F71E70A4-1200-4A3F-846C-18B8F0DCD5AD}

Then remove following files of Shopping Assistant:


TbCommonUtils.dll
TbHelper2.exe
tbhelperU.dll
uninstall.exe
update.exe
npapi.dll
MsgWindowPlugin.dll
uninstaller.exe

And these folders of Shopping Assistant:


C:Program Filesshopping assistant

Written by Rami Douafi

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