Do you know what CompariShop is?
CompariShop is a program that can seriously impede your web browsing habits. Such applications often spam you with pop-ups, pop-under ads, and many other types of annoying commercial content. While this type of application may not be your worst nightmare, it still poses various security issues one should not ignore. Hence, it is strongly recommended that you remove CompariShop from your computer as soon as possible. You can find the manual removal instructions below this description. Luckily, such a program is not a malicious infection, so it should not be too complicated to remove it on your own.
There might be different ways to approach this application. Some researchers may consider it an adware application, but our research team is more inclined to categorize it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP). This means that the application may arrive with licensed software, but there are certain aspects of the program that could be considered undesirable, invasive or potentially harmful. The bottom line is that we cannot say that CompariShop is a dangerous infection. After all, it is very likely that users download and install this application themselves without ever realizing it.
As far as our research shows, there are at least several identical applications out there that enter user’s computers with the intention to promote commercial content. CompariShop is yet another version of Shoppy Tool and LiveShoppers. Judging from the names of these applications, it is clear that they should help users shop online by finding the best deals and discounts. However, it is very unlikely that the applications will keep user’s best interests in mind. After all, they might display some custom content, but their main objective is to make money via third-party advertising. Hence, trusting commercial ads displayed by such programs would be counter-productive.
What’s more, you may feel inclined to interact with that content because it should be associated with your likes and preferences. Such programs collect information on your web browsing habits via tracking cookies to figure out what you usually search for and what kind of goods you are interested in. Thus, the ads that CompariShop shows often contain offers with the goods you have been looking for a while. And it might look like a really good deal sometimes, but please remember that there is no way to check whether those links redirect you to safe shopping websites. After all, by clicking a specific ad you would help this program make money via the pay-per-click system, but you would not get anything in return. Save for, perhaps, more adware and maybe even malware.
Needless to say, a malware infection is the worst-case scenario when it comes to CompariShop. And, once again, we would like to emphasize that the program itself DOES NOT intend to infect you with malware. If anything, the program gets exploited by malevolent third parties that try to misuse it for their own purposes. Such applications are very vulnerable to third-party exploitations because they have loose security policies with many loopholes. And it should not come as a surprise that cyber criminals find ways to make use of those loopholes.
To put it simply, the longer CompariShop remains on your system, the bigger is the possibility that you might end up with dangerous programs on-board. Please remove this program from your system as soon as possible. If you encounter difficulties trying to get rid of this application, do not hesitate to leave us a comment below. Our team is always ready to assist you.
Also, please refrain from downloading programs from unfamiliar sources because that usually results in installing the likes of CompariShop on your system. If you must have a new application, be sure to get it from the official vendor’s website, as it will be a lot safer.
How to Remove CompariShop
- Go to the Application folder.
- Move suspicious applications to Trash.
- Delete everything Trash to remove unwanted applications.
In non-techie terms:
CompariShop is a program that generates a lot of pop-up ads when you browse the web. Those ads usually show some commercial offer. It is not a good idea to click those ads because no one can guarantee they would lead you to safe websites. What’s more, CompariShop is highly intrusive, and you should consider removing it for good. When you delete this program from your system, please review your web browsing habits because that is also an integral part of your system’s safety.