Shoponi is an order browser extension that works on Google Chrome. Our researchers suggest that it might also work on other browsers, but no such samples have been discovered yet. If you want to avoid annoying pop-ups that appear whenever you browse the Internet, you should remove Shoponi right now. It is not hard to do so because the application is not a malicious computer infection. On the other hand, it should not encourage you to leave Shoponi on your computer. Adware applications can be easily exploited by cyber criminals and Shoponi is no exception.
As one can obviously tell from Shoponi’s name, this browser extension is supposed to display commercial advertisements when you access online shopping sites. These ads should contain various coupons and discount offers, thus allowing you to purchase something you want at a lower price. It would be great if this Shoponi’s function worked properly, but unfortunately, there is no guarantee that the ads Shoponi displays are reliable. The main security concern associated with such browser add-ons is that they are highly vulnerable to third-party exploitation. Thus, if cyber criminals want, they can make use of Shoponi to promote their content, and that is the main reason you need to remove this application.
Third-party ads are the thing that should worry computer users the most. Shoponi and other similar applications are generally not responsible for the third-party content that gets embedded in their ads. In other words, they do not review it and virtually do not care where it leads unsuspecting users. The point is that Shoponi creators get paid for each click that redirects you to supported websites, so as long as it is profitable, adware apps support third-party advertising.
Usually, by clicking Shoponi you will be redirected to random commercial sites and various online marketing surveys. However, it might also happen that you get redirected to a page that offers you to download a media player update or a Flash plug-in. In such a case, close the page immediately and run a full system scan to search for unwanted and potentially malicious applications. Needless to say, you need to delete Shoponi too because this adware app was the one that lead you to these circumstances.
You should open Google Chrome’s settings and remove Shoponi at once. We provide manual removal instructions below this description, but you should also get yourself a legitimate computer security application if you do not have any tool that would keep your computer protected 24/7. For any further questions about Shoponi or your system security in general, you can always leave us a comment, and we will reply as soon as possible.