Adware programs like Shoppi are created to generated easy financial profit for their developers. They are very far from being malicious infections, but computer security experts recommend removing Shoppi and other similar apps from your system as soon as possible because they are not in any way useful. Adware applications could be exploited by cyber criminals to collect data and expose users to potentially corrupted content. This is the main reason you need to delete Shoppi from your computer. While you are at it, please check your system for other potential threats.
You have to remember that Shoppi and other similar applications (like SlimPrice, Gosavy, BestDiscountApp, etc.) do not have official distribution sources. Technically, they should have homepages, but practice shows that applications based on the JustPlugIt engine employ other distribution methods. Just like other programs from the same group, Shoppi travels around in software packages. Usually it is distributed via the InstallRex installer, although in some cases (depending on your IP address and/or location) it may also come in Amonetize and Vittalia installers too.
More often than not, users are not aware of the fact that they install Shoppi on their computers because they are too preoccupied with the program they actually wanted to download. However, in some cases, adware and freeware installation is triggered accidentally when users click fake download buttons on torrent websites. You should never download anything from torrent websites, but if you do, make sure you do not click away at random because you might end up downloading the likes of Shoppi on your computer.
Once the installation is complete, Shoppi will add extensions to Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer. The newest Google Chrome versions should block this application, but even so, the program would still be installed on your PC. Afterwards, Shoppi will start collecting data on your web browsing habits. This data will be used to generate customized commercial advertisements. The ads will appear on a number of popular online stores. Most of the time, Shoppi ads will seem to contain attractive offers, related to your most recent web searches.
Your job is to refrain from clicking these ads because they are not reliable. In the worst case scenario, you could end up being infected with malware. Prevent this from happening by removing Shoppi right now.
Open Control Panel and uninstall Shoppi from the list of installed programs. After manual removal, scan your PC with a computer security program of your choice and delete any remaining unwanted applications immediately.
Windows 8 & Windows 8.1
Windows Vista & Windows 7