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The virus mentioned here is known as Superfish Window Shopper. It is an add-on for your internet browser. Now this is often referred to as Window Shopper virus and is a malware, a combination of adware and browser hijacker (though not an actual computer virus).
How is Window Shopper transferred to computers?
Although Window Shopper infects your computer primarily without your consent, the Window Shopper add-on can be downloaded by a user manually and knowingly from a lot of websites. Superfish Window Shopper is a PUP or a ‘potentially unwanted program’ that promotes its own ads on various popular websites which you visit. The advertisements they display will be in the form of boxes which contain several coupons that come with keywords which are underlined, and when clicked will display an advertisement stating that it is provided to you by Superfish Window Shopper.
What does Superfish Window Shopper do?
Superfish Window Shopper displays deals or advertisements similar to the item you are searching for. This application works on the various popular browsers, from which you must remove this unwanted add-on. This virus can provide you with its offers while you are visiting shopping websites etc. It will occur to you that you are being offered to use coupons or other services. Once you click on the offer, you will be redirected to its partner’s websites, which will install cookies into your computer.
Your activities will be monitored once you are using or have installed Superfish Window Shopper. Without this, Superfish Window Shopper will not be able to list the items according to your interests.
Why is Superfish Window Shopper so dangerous?
Superfish Window Shopper collects non-personal information like your IP address, the URLs of various web pages you visit, and any other vital information related to your search, it may collect sensitive information and pass that on, like, home addresses, credit card numbers, bank accounts, passwords, user names and more.
How to Remove Superfish Window Shopper?
You must not keep this virus in your computer as the tactics that Superfish Window Shopper utilizes are unethical and are used to target and entrap unsuspecting victims ultimately to terms they would never agree with if presented it to them in a clear and proper manner. Apart from the more severe consequences of Superfish Window Shopper malware, victims of Superfish Window Shopper have also reported excessive email spam, telemarketers, junk mail, and phishing attempts by telephone. These reasons should give you enough reason to understand why Superfish Window Shopper is so dangerous to your computer and must be removed immediately.
Click on Windows Logo Button.
- Find Control Panel and click on it.
- Select to Uninstall a program or Add or Remove Programs.
- Choose WindowsShopper and on the top click Uninstall.
Remove Superfish Window Shopper from Internet Explorer:
- Open the browser.
- Go to Tools
- Manage Add-ons
- Enable or Disable Add-ons.
- Select the unwanted add-on and disable it.
Remove Superfish Window Shopper from Mozilla Firefox:
- Open the browser
- go to Tools
- Select Windows Shopper and remove it.
Remove Superfish Window Shopper from Google Chrome:
- Open the browser and click on the three-bar icon.
- Select Tools
- Select Superfish WindowShopper and click on the bin icon to remove it.