When you start your internet browser such as Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and MS Edge, the page named Shoppers New Tab opens automatically instead of your start page? Or this annoying web site replaces the new tab page and web browser’s search engine ? Then most probably your computer has become a victim of the browser hijacker infection that usually gets installed as a part of some freeware. Do not be surprised, it happens, especially if you are an active Web user. But this does not mean that you should reconcile with these unwanted redirects. You need to clean your computer from harmful software like this browser hijacker infection as soon as possible. Because the unwanted home page can be a way to infect your system with more dangerous malicious software such as viruses and trojans. The step-by-step instructions which follow, I’ll show you how to get rid of hijacker and thereby remove Shoppers New Tab from your internet browser forever.
The Shoppers New Tab hijacker can modify settings of the Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge, but often that unwanted software such as this can also infect all types of web browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user to see Shoppers New Tab annoying web site every time start the internet browser.
Besides the fact that Shoppers New Tab browser hijacker replaces your start page, this annoying site can set yourself as your search engine. But, obviously, it does not give you a good search results, as they will consist of lots of ads, links to unwanted and ad web pages and only the remaining part is search results for your query from the major search engines. Of course, the very fact that you encounter with the inability to properly search the Web, is an unpleasant moment. Moreover, the Shoppers New Tab hijacker may collect information about you, and in the future to transfer it to third parties. What creates the risk of theft of your personal data.
Also, adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) can be installed on the PC together with Shoppers New Tab browser hijacker. It will insert a large number of advertisements directly to the web sites which you view, creating a sense that ads has been added by the makers of the web site. Moreover, legal advertisements may be replaced on fake advertisements which will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful programs. Moreover, the Shoppers New Tab infection has the ability to collect a huge number of personal information about you, which can later transfer to third parties.
We suggest you to remove Shoppers New Tab startpage and free your personal computer as soon as possible, until the presence of the browser hijacker has not led to even worse consequences. Perform the step-by-step instructions below that will help you to completely remove Shoppers New Tab redirect, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How can you prevent the Shoppers New Tab hijacker
Disregarding the basic computer security practices like no antivirus application installed, installation of unknown applications and free programs which may be bundled with browser hijacker, as well as computer virus infection are the possible causes of web-browser redirect. Moreover, random visits to an unknown and untrusted web-pages, when you click on the search results from Google (Yahoo, Bing) or links on the Internet, when the machine is not protected with a software that may block access to malicious sites, it can also lead to the fact that instead of your homepage, the browser will be redirected to Shoppers New Tab or other unwanted web pages.
How to manually remove Shoppers New Tab
If you perform exactly the step-by-step instructions below you should be able to delete the Shoppers New Tab redirect. Read it once, after doing so, please print this page as you may need to close your web-browser or reboot your system.
- Delete Shoppers New Tab associated software by using Windows Control Panel
- Remove Shoppers New Tab startpage from Chrome
- Get rid of Shoppers New Tab redirect from FF
- Get rid of Shoppers New Tab redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
- Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Shoppers New Tab homepage
Delete Shoppers New Tab associated software by using Windows Control Panel
The best way to start the system cleanup is to delete unknown and suspicious software. Using the Windows Control Panel you can do this quickly and easily. This step, in spite of its simplicity, should not be ignored, because the removing of unneeded applications can clean up the Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge from pop-up ads hijackers and so on.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then click “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, press “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will display a list of all programs installed on the computer.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown software. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort applications by date.
See more details in the video few simple steps below.
Remove Shoppers New Tab startpage from Chrome
Like other modern internet browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the startpage, new tab page and default search engine that have been changed by the Shoppers New Tab browser hijacker infection.
First run the Chrome. Next, press the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the main menu. Further, click the option named “Settings”. Another way to display the Google Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the web-browser adress bar and press Enter.
The internet browser will show the settings screen. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and press the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset settings” section is visible, as on the image below and press the “Reset settings” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation prompt. You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The web-browser will launch the task of cleaning. When it is finished, the internet browser’s settings including homepage, new tab page and search engine by default back to the values that have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Get rid of Shoppers New Tab redirect from FF
If the FF settings such as homepage and search engine by default have been changed by the browser hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
First, launch the FF and press button. It will show the drop-down menu on the right-part of the browser. Further, press the Help button () like below
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the web browser adress bar and press Enter. It will display the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, click the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation dialog box. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will start a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Shoppers New Tab hijacker. Once, it is done, click the “Finish” button.
Get rid of Shoppers New Tab redirect from Microsoft Internet Explorer
First, run the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
Disinfect the browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Shoppers New Tab homepage
Once the hijacker infection is started, it can also modify the web-browser’s shortcuts, adding an argument similar “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you open the web browser, it will show an unwanted web-page.
To clear the browser shortcut, right-click to it and select Properties. On the Shortcut tab, locate the Target field. Click inside, you will see a vertical line – arrow pointer, move it (using -> arrow key on your keyboard) to the right as possible. You will see a text like “http://site.address” that has been added here. You need to delete it.
When the text is removed, click the OK button. You need to clean all shortcuts of all your web-browsers, as they may be infected too.
How to remove Shoppers New Tab automatically
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to detect Shoppers New Tab startpage and remove it, from the download link below. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the system.
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Once installed, the Malwarebytes will try to update itself and when this process is finished, press the “Scan Now” button to perform a scan of your computer. During the scan it will detect all threats present on your computer. In order to get rid of all threats, simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes is a free application that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal tool, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step guide or the video guide below.
How to block Shoppers New Tab homepage
To increase your security and protect your computer against new annoying advertisements and malicious web sites, you need to use application that stops access to dangerous ads and web-sites. Moreover, the software can block the show of intrusive advertising, which also leads to faster loading of web-sites and reduce the consumption of web traffic.
- Download AdGuard program from the following link.Adguard download
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- After downloading is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the install is complete, click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
- In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop advertisements, web sites such Shoppers New Tab, as well as other harmful or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, which is located on your desktop.
Scan your PC system and remove Shoppers New Tab with AdwCleaner.
This removal program is free and easy to use. It can scan and remove browser hijacker such as Shoppers New Tab, malware and adware in Google Chrome, FF, Internet Explorer and MS Edge browsers and thereby restore back their default settings (homepage, new tab page and search engine by default). AdwCleaner is powerful enough to find and get rid of malicious registry entries and files that are hidden on the computer.
Download AdwCleaner utility from the link below. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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When the download is finished, open the directory in which you saved it and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will start the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as on the image below. If the User Account Control prompt will ask you want to display the program, press Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” . This will begin scanning the whole personal computer to find out Shoppers New Tab browser hijacker infection and other malware and ‘ad supported’ software.
When it has finished scanning your personal computer is done, it will display a list of all items detected by this utility as shown below.
You need to click “Clean” button. It will display a dialog box. Click “OK” to begin the cleaning procedure. Once the cleaning procedure is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to restart your personal computer. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will show the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
Once you have finished the step-by-step instructions outlined above, your system should be clean from malware and browser hijackers. The Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge will no longer display Shoppers New Tab unwanted homepage on startup. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guide does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help.
- Download HijackThis from the link below and save it to your Desktop.
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- Double-click on the HijackThis icon. Next click “Do a system scan only” button.
- Once the system scan is complete, the scan button will read “Save log”, click it. Save this log to your desktop.
- Create a Myantispyware account here. Once you’ve registered, check your e-mail for a confirmation link, and confirm your account. After that, login.
- Copy and paste the contents of the HijackThis log into your post. If you are posting for the first time, please start a new thread by using the “New Topic” button in the Spyware Removal forum. When posting your HJT log, try to give us some details about your problems, so we can try to help you more accurately.
- Wait for one of our trained “Security Team” or Site Administrator to provide you with knowledgeable assistance tailored to your problem with the unwanted Shoppers New Tab .