Shopswell Removal Guide

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Shopswell is an advertising-supported application (adware) that is promoted on Shopswell.com. At first sight, the application really seems to be beneficial because it says that it will simply enable you to “discover cool products” that are shared by the community. Shopswell also claims that it will even inform users when particular products drop in price. Even though it really seems that Shopswell is a great application for those who do shopping online frequently, we still recommend being very careful with it. The main reason why we do not trust Shopswell is the fact that this application is known to be an advertising-supported application (adware). Yes, it will present users with commercial ads if they decide to keep it installed.

It has been observed that Shopswell will not add any extensions to browsers in order to display commercial advertisements because it works through the process called swell.exe. You will definitely notice this process in the list of processes in the Task Manager, if Shopswell manages to sneak onto the system. You might start seeing them after some time, but we are sure that they will appear to you. We have read the Terms of Use available on the official website shopswell.com and found that Shopswell might provide users with “links to third-party websites, advertisers, services, special offers, or other events or activities that are not owned or controlled by Shopswell.” As you might be taken to third-party web pages whose content is unknown, we suggest that you ignore advertisements displayed by Shopswell. Remember, even decent-looking ads might take you to web pages that promote malicious software. We do not think that you want to risk causing harm to the system, so we suggest removing Shopswell.

Shopswell will not apply hundreds of changes to the system after the installation; however, you will notice its shortcuts on the desktop and the Task bar itself. In addition to this, Shopswell will put many of its files on your computer. You will find all of them inside folders if you follow C:\Program Files (x86)\Shopswell and C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\com.shopswell.desktop. What is more, it has been observed that the Shopswell App value will be added to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run registry entry in order to enable the application to start together with Windows OS. It creates several other registry entries (e.g. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Shopswell and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Shopswell) too in order to be able to work properly.

Shopswell adware not only provides users with pop-ups and various offers as well as applies changes to the system, but it might also collect different information about users. As it is stated in the Privacy Policy, this software might gather your name, profile photos, posts, comments, likes, email address, and other information you provide. In addition, it will touch log data and device information, i.e. IP address, the address of the web pages you visit, browser type and settings, and cookie data. Yes, Shopswell uses cookies and similar technologies to gather information about users. Last but not least, it will also gather info through advertisements you will see on your screen or click on. If you do not want to reveal any personal details to the publisher of Shopswell, delete this adware right now.

Research carried out by our specialists has shown that Shopswell might also enter systems without users’ direct permission even though it can be downloaded from its official website shopswell.com. If you wonder how it is possible, you should know that Shopswell often comes bundled in OpenCandy downloaders. Even if users select Express or Custom installation option during the installation process, they still agree with the installation of Shopswell. There is also a slight possibility that other untrustworthy programs have been installed together with this advertising-supported application too. Therefore, we highly recommend that you check the condition of your system as well, if you have detected Shopswell and cannot remember downloading it consciously.

Below you will find instructions that will help you to remove Shopswell manually. As you can see, you have to remove folders that belong to this program and get rid of the registry entry it creates. If you find this process really challenging, scan your system with an automatic malware remover, such as SpyHunter. It will eliminate Shopswell together with other undesirable programs existing on your system within seconds. We are sure that a reputable security tool will protect your PC from future adware as well.

Delete Shopswell

  1. Launch the File Explorer.
  2. Enter C:\Program Files (x86)\Shopswell in the address bar and delete the folder.
  3. Delete the folder which you will find by following this path C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\com.shopswell.desktop.
  4. Launch RUN and enter regedit. Click OK.
  5. Find the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run registry key.
  6. Locate the Shopswell App value there, right-click on it, and delete it.
  7. Find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\911176E3-243D-49D5-9CF0-34B1FB01CBE3_is1 and delete it.
  8. Locate HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Shopswell and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Shopswell keys.
  9. Right-click on each of them and select Delete.
Download Remover for Shopswell *
*SpyHunter scanner, published on this site, is intended to be used only as a detection tool. To use the removal functionality, you will need to purchase the full version of SpyHunter.

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