Do you know what Shoppr is?
Shoppr is yet another browser extension that promises to enhance your online shopping experience. We have seen similar applications far too many times before to take this program seriously. That is to say, we do not say that you should ignore it, but the problem is that Shoppr certainly does not live up to its promises. Rather than being a useful browser extension, the application is nothing but an adware program that tries to make easy money for its creators. While the application is more annoying than dangerous, if you do not remove Shoppr in a timely manner, you may eventually face severe computer security issues.
On the other hand, we cannot claim that Shoppr is a dangerous computer infection. Yes, it is an adware application, but it does not enter your computer uninvited. The program has an official website with a working download link. The website is located at getshoppr.com, although we do not believe that users download and install this application directly from the site. Most of the time, Shoppr obviously comes bundled with freeware and other unwanted software. It would actually be possible to avoid adding this extension to your browser if you were to read all the steps in the installation wizard. Alas, that is something most of the users fail to do because they are simply too hasty.Shoppr screenshot
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Shoppr is compatible with the Mozilla Firefox web browser. Click the Add to Browser button via other browsers merely downloads a Firefox extension file that does not work on other browsers. The application does not add an entry in the list of installed programs, so it is not possible to remove Shoppr via Control Panel. In fact, you may not be aware that you need to remove something for quite a while.
According to the information provided on the main website, with Shoppr you should be able to shop at the lowest price possible. This extension should notify you “whenever it finds the lowest price – while you’re shopping.” It goes to say that “Shoppr will also search for coupons, vouchers or other sales offers for you in real time.” In a sense, Shoppr works just like SwytShop and other browser extensions from the same group. However, these applications do not fall under adware category for nothing. There is a reason you should not keep this extension on your computer.
Let us focus on the aforementioned coupons and vouchers. How does Shoppr know what kind of things you are looking for? How does it decide what it should offer you? Just like most of the adware applications, Shoppr employs tracking cookies to monitor your online activities. It tracks what kind of websites you visit and what you search for online. That is why the pop-ups ads generated by Shoppr look like they offer you exactly what you need. However, there is no guarantee that the ads will lead you to reliable shopping websites.
If malevolent third parties make use of this application, the Shoppr ads might be full of outgoing links to dangerous websites and it could definitely result in a malware infection. To avoid that, you have to remove Shoppr from your browser.
After manual removal, be sure to scan your PC with a legitimate antispyware application because there might be more unwanted programs running on your system. If that is the case, you obviously have to delete them as well.
How to Remove Shoppr
- Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
- Press Ctrl+Shift+A and the Add-ons manager tab will open.
- Disable and remove Shoppr from Extensions.
- Restart your browser for the changes to take effect.
In non-techie terms:
Shoppr will spam you with annoying commercial ads slowing down your browser. The ads may redirect you to unreliable web pages if you happen to click them. Please refrain from clicking any of the Shoppr ads and remove this extension from your browser immediately. For an alternative software removal method, please refer to the secondary set of instructions below this description. Please make sure your computer is fully protected against similar intruders in the future.