Easy Way to Remove Ads by ShopScouter

Posted by John Larkin - April 7, 2015

Fail to get rid of Ads by ShopScouter from your computer? Don’t worry. This step-by-step removal guide will help you clear off them entirely.

Information about ShopScouter

ShopScouter Adware often pretends to be a medial file or a browser ad-on to invade into random computers. When you find it on your device, you should take immediate action to get rid of it. It is said that ShopScouter will attack browsers like IE, Chrome and Firefox with tons of malicious ads. When you are faced with the ads, you could be guided into unreliable shop stores and fall into commercial scams. Besides, some malicious viruses hide in these invasive pop-ups. If you click on Ads by ShopScouter, your computer will possibly get infected with other viruses such as Saleplus and DoReMe. For the sake of safety, you will need to uninstall Ads by ShopScouter.

ShopScouter will do harm to Windows system:

1. ShopScouter alters system start-up items and browser settings.
2. ShopScouter installs extra unwanted programs to computers.
3. ShopScouter generates plenty of unwanted pop-up advertisements on various web browsers.
4. ShopScouter uses security vulnerabilities to help other nasty viruses enter the compromised PC.
5. ShopScouter tracks users’ browsing traces for collecting personal information.

ShopScouter Virus Manual Removal Tips

As mentioned above, ShopScouter virus is able to slow down computer performance and cause more unexpected problems. If you want to keep the system secure, you will need to take steps to get rid of ShopScouter as soon as possible. But one thing you should pay attention to is that ShopScouter manual removal may be complex and difficult. Hence, you can utilize this Automatic Virus Remover to do the job if you want to get rid of ShopScouter virus and other hidden unwanted programs completely and avoid more troubles.

STEP 1

Check out Add/Remove Programs on the Control Panel and uninstall suspicious programs that cause annoying pop-up ads.

a. Click Start Menu > click Control Panel > click Uninstall a program.

b. Find out ShopScouter and those recently installed programs. Right-click on the selected program and choose Uninstall.

STEP 2

Delete all unwanted and malicious add-ons and extensions from IE, Chrome and Firefox.

Internet Explorer

a. Click Tools to open a menu, and click Manage add-ons.

b. Click Tools and Extensions in the left panel, and then select ShopScouter and other unknown add-ons, remove them by clicking on Disable button.

c. Click Tools again and select Internet Options.

d. Move to Advanced tab and then click Reset button, a new window will open. Check Delete personal settings and click Reset button.

Mozilla Firfox

a. Open Firefox browser, press Ctrl + Shift + A keys together to enter Firefox Extension panel.
b. Click ShopScouter and other unwanted add-ons, remove them by clicking Remove button.

c. Click on Firefox button, and move to Help > click Troubleshooting Information.

d. Click Reset Firefox button.

Google Chrome

a. Click the menu icon, move to More tools and click Extensions.
b. Choose ShopScouter and other suspicious add-ons, remove them by clicking the Trash icon.

c. Click the menu icon and choose Settings.
d. Click Show advanced settings

e. Scroll down the page and click Reset settings button.

f. Click Reset when the warning pops up.

STEP 3

Remove all files of ShopScouter from the Operating System.

a. Open Run box by hitting Windows and R keys simultaneously.

b. Type a command regedit to the box and click OK.

c. In Registry Editor, remove the files as shown below:

 
C:\program\appdata\Roaming\ShopScouter\uninst.exe
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall [random]
HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\Windows\CurrentVersion\Disallow\Run [random]

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