How to Remove Indiashopps Extension (Adware/PUP)

Aug 15th 2017 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Virus Removal | 0 Comment

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IndiaShopps Ads Description

Category: PUP/Adware

IndiaShopps is an add-on extension which primarily infects the most popular browsers such as the AOL, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome. It falls into the PUP or simply Potentially Unwanted Programs category and or it’s considered as an adware software/extension that will  randomly pop-up with boxes, ads or third-party sponsored links as well. IndiaShopps Ads will bombard you with annoying unwanted ads whenever you start browsing. Normally, they display a little text stating: “brought to you by IndiaShopps Ads”. IndiaShopps Ads may also highlight words in the content and will convert them into redirecting hyperlinks so you can also led to such sites. Sometimes, there are double-underlined links showing up, just to get your attention. This is whenever your cursor goes over the link – an advertisement will pop up.

Once it’s  installed in your computer, the user may experience pestering from all kinds of pop-up windows, banners, ads, search suggestions or sponsored links. There might also be a button leading you to related content, offered by the malicious PUP or adware. Performed searches may also be changed, giving incorrect information, spam or third-party advertising.

IndiaShopps Ads usually comes in bundle with other free software or shareware. With user’s agreement, during a “recommended” installation, one could end up with multiple threats installed into your computer. The distribution of IndiaShopps Ads is most likely made through installing different third-party toolbars, all kinds of free software, random clicking on ads, pop-up windows, banners or even downloading attached files from your personal e-mail inbox from unknown sources.

Generally, IndiaShopps Ads tries to bring as many  victims as possible to the site of such malicious software in order to generate revenue. It also collects and records sensitive information that may compromise the user’s privacy. IndiaShopps Ads could also read cookies and definitely may steal your personal valuable details. We strongly advise you, to take appropriate action right away as it is a serious threat to your online security and identity as well.

*Please note that such software could lead to more malware coming in your computer and even cause a loss of data or worst crash your computer to death. You should not underestimate such threats!

 

Manual IndiaShopps Ads Removal:

*Please remember and take note that you should proceed at your own risk. With some incorrectly taken actions might lead to loss of data or destroy your system. Thus, the manual removal is strongly recommended ONLY for experts. For everyday users, fixmypcfree.com recommends using SpyRemover Pro or any other reputable security solution.

 

1. Remove IndiaShopps Ads Uninstall Entry:

Go to Control Panel and click on Programs and Features (Windows Vista/7/8/10) or Add/Remove Programs (Windows XP) and check the Uninstall Programs` List for any entries related to IndiaShopps Ads/AdPeak, Level Quality Watchers, 1ClickDownload, Yontoo and FBPhotoZoom, Superfish or any third-party add-ons, extensions and toolbars. If you find some, double-click on them to uninstall. Bear in mind that you may not be able to remove it directly from the list.

*(Start -> Control Panel -> Programs and Features or Add/Remove Programs) or “Win + R” keys to open “Run” and type in “control”, then hit enter.

 

2. Remove IndiaShopps Ads From Your Browser:

Internet Explorer

Go to Tools -> Internet options -> Advanced Tab and click the Reset button (make sure to select the Delete Personal Settings checkbox).

*please note that in order to save your favorites, you need to export them before resetting the browser as you will lose your personal settings.

After IE completes the operation, click close button and then close IE in order for the changes to take effect.

 

Google Chrome

Go to the following path (copy-paste it for easy access) and delete the entire “Chrome” folder.

For Windows XP: %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\

For Windows Vista/Windows 7/8/10: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\

Alternatively, navigate to these folders manually:

For Windows XP:

  1. Click on “Start” in the lower left portion of the screen.
  2. Choose “Run”. 3. Type %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\ and hit Enter.

For Windows Vista/7/8/10:

  1. Click on the Windows logo in the lower left portion of the screen.
  2. Type %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Google\ and hit Enter

 

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the Firefox button at the top of the Firefox main window (upper-left corner), and navigate to the Help sub-menu and select Troubleshooting Information.
  2. Click the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.
  3. To continue, click Reset Firefox in the confirmation window that opens.
  4. Firefox will close and reset itself. When done, a window will list the information that was imported. Click Finish and Firefox will re-open.

 

AOL Desktop

  1. Press “Windows” key on your keyboard. Type “AOL System Information” in the “Search” box, and hit “Enter”. This will open up the “AOL System Information” window.
  2. Click on “AOL Software” tab (in the left pane) then on the “Quick Restore” button.
  3. Confirm with “OK” when you get the “Warning” prompt dialog box. Hit “OK” button if you want to reset your settings.
  4. Press “Close” after the process finishes. Your AOL Desktop will be reset.

 

3. Check for Added Arguments by IndiaShopps Ads in Your Browser`s Shortcuts:

IndiaShopps Ads might also hijack your web browser shortcut in order to force-load a different homepage. When you launch a hijacked shortcut, it will open up a malicious page instead of yours.

The argument that IndiaShopps Ads uses in order to hijack your browser should look like to the one below:

http://indiashopps.com/?utm_source=b&utm_medium=mlv&from=mlv&uid=&ts=

Remove it manually, by editing the shortcut`s target line.

 

4. Delete any Files or Folders Related to IndiaShopps Ads:

%ProgramFiles%

%AppData%

%ProgramData%

%LocalAppData%

 

Automatic Removal of IndiaShopps Ads:

Use an anti-malware program

We recommend using SpyRemover Pro,  a highly effective and widely used malware removal program to clean your computer of IndiaShopps Ads. In addition to IndiaShopps Ads, this program can detect and remove the latest variants of other malware.

SpyRemover Pro has an intuitive user interface that is easy to use. To get rid of Solimba Installer, the first step is to install it, scan your computer, and remove the threat.

To remove IndiaShopps Ads from your computer using SpyRemover Pro, you need to perform the following steps:

 

Basic steps of SpyRemover Pro:

Step 1. Run SpyRemover Pro installer

Click on the .exe file that just downloaded in the lower right corner of your browser window.

 

Step 2.  Click Yes

Click Yes to accept the User Account Control settings dialog.

 

Step 3. Foll0w setup instructions

Follow the instructions to get SpyRemover Pro set up on your computer and you will be good to go!

 

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