Our research team has categorized Indiashopps as a potentially unwanted program, but we can also say it is an adware or a browser extension. It is quite common to have these categories overlap because similar features apply to a lot of applications across these groups. Now, Indiashopps is an application that may look like a useful tool, but users often do not understand how it managed to enter their computers. If you did not intend to install this program on your system, you definitely need to remove it from your PC at once. No unwanted program should ever be tolerated.
Technically, the Indiashopps application belongs to the Indiashopps online store that you can access via indiashopps.com. The online store is perfectly legal, and there seems to be nothing suspicious about it. What’s more, it is also possible to add the extension to your Chrome browser from the Chrome Web Store. The extension’s page on the Chrome Web Store says that this program is a “one stop solution for all your shopping needs.” It can help you “make comparisons, save time, save money,” and so on. So it might look like there is nothing suspicious about the extension.
However, the thing that bothers us is the fact the page on the Chrome Web Store displays a screen capture from the Amazon website, rather than IndiaShopps. Also, there are users who complain that they did not intend to have this application, and yet it got installed on their systems somehow. What’s more, while the application mostly spreads in India, it could enter your computer as well, as there are no national borders on the Internet. So the point is that as long as you wanted to have this extension, keeping it on your browser is perfectly fine. But if you did not want it, you should not tolerate it.
With this, we acknowledge the possibility of accidental installation, and that can occur when users download freeware from file-sharing websites. Our research team says that Indiashopps can come bundled with freeware, and so if you have installed some application recently, it is very likely that Indiashopps and a number of other undesirable applications could have entered your PC along with it. This just means that you will have to delete more than just one program when you get down to removing this extension.
It goes without saying that Indiashopps is not a dangerous computer security threat. However, sometimes such applications may collect information on your web browsing habits for marketing purposes. After all, it needs to provide you with relevant shopping information, so it has to know a little bit about your likes and preferences. If you do not like such intrusive applications, it would be for the best to delete them.
You can remove Indiashopps from the Chrome’s settings, and it should be it, but if you are worried about other potential threats, you can always use the SpyHunter free scanner to scan your PC. If you find more unnecessary apps, you can delete them either via Control Panel or automatically. Automatic removal will save you from dealing with various leftovers that might remain in your system directories and Windows registry.