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.
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.
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.