The Innovia Secure Shopping is an ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware). Technically, the ad-supported software, that opens a large amount of popup ads or redirects on an intrusive web page, is not a virus. It’s is made to make a revenue. Once started, Innovia Secure Shopping injects a small code within the content of web-pages that you visit. The harmful code may pop-up a new web-browser window with unknown ad page or insert lots of advertising banners directly into the web-pages you are viewing.
Technically, the Innovia Secure Shopping generates lots of pop up ads. Moreover, adware may download and install on to your personal computer other harmful and unwanted programs without your permission, force you to visit misleading or harmful pages. The adware can install browser hijacker. Once installed, it will modify your browser setting like newtab, home page and search provider by default with an unwanted web-page.
The Innovia Secure Shopping adware usually affects only the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Edge by changing the web browser’s settings or installing a malicious extensions. Moreover, possible situations, when any other web-browsers will be affected too. The ad supported software will perform a scan of the PC for internet browser shortcuts and modify them without your permission. When it infects the web-browser shortcuts, it will add the argument such as ‘http://site.address’ into Target property. So, each time you launch the internet browser, you will see an undesired Innovia Secure Shopping site.
Thus, it’s clear that the presence of ‘ad supported’ software on your computer is not desirable, and you need to clean up your personal computer ASAP. Follow the few simple steps below in order to remove Innovia Secure Shopping adware.
Table of contents
- What is Innovia Secure Shopping
- Innovia Secure Shopping removal tutorial
- How to get rid of Innovia Secure Shopping without any software
- Innovia Secure Shopping automatic removal
- How to stay safe online
- Method of Innovia Secure Shopping intrusion into your PC system
Innovia Secure Shopping removal tutorial
Fortunately, it is not hard to delete Innovia Secure Shopping ad-supported software that causes undesired pop-ups. In the following guidance, we will provide two ways to free your computer of this ‘ad supported’ software. One is the manual removal way and the other is automatic removal method. You can select the method that best fits you. Please follow the removal tutorial below to delete Innovia Secure Shopping adware right now!
How to get rid of Innovia Secure Shopping without any software
The useful removal guidance for the Innovia Secure Shopping ad-supported software. The detailed procedure can be followed by anyone as it really does take you step-by-step. If you follow this process to get rid of Innovia Secure Shopping let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Remove potentially unwanted programs using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First, go to Microsoft Windows Control Panel and remove suspicious applications, all programs you don’t remember installing. It is important to pay the most attention to applications you installed just before Innovia Secure Shopping adware appeared on your internet browser. If you do not know what a program does, look for the answer on the Internet.
- 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 press “Start” button and press “Control Panel”.
- It will display the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all software installed on the machine.
- Scroll through the all list, and delete suspicious and unknown programs. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort software by date.
See more details in the video instructions below.
Remove Innovia Secure Shopping adware from Google Chrome
Like other modern web-browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the web browser’s settings such as new tab, start page and search engine by default that have been changed by the Innovia Secure Shopping ad supported software that made to redirect your browser to various ad web sites.
- First, run the Google Chrome and click the Menu icon (icon in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Chrome main menu, press the “Settings” menu.
- Next, click “Show advanced settings” link, which located at the bottom of the Settings page.
- On the bottom of the “Advanced settings” page, click the “Reset settings” button.
- The Google Chrome will open the reset settings prompt as shown on the image above.
- Confirm the browser’s reset by clicking on the “Reset” button.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete Innovia Secure Shopping from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
The Firefox reset will keep your personal information such as bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data, recover preferences and security settings, remove redirects to intrusive Innovia Secure Shopping page and adware.
Start the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the browser screen. Next, click the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will show the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you’re unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed in the following example.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Firefox will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the Innovia Secure Shopping adware that causes multiple unwanted ads and popups. Once, it is done, click the “Finish” button.
Delete Innovia Secure Shopping adware from IE
If you find that Internet Explorer browser settings such as new tab, homepage and search engine by default having been changed by Innovia Secure Shopping adware which developed to reroute your web browser to various ad pages, then you may return your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, start the IE, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will display the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web-browser, then press the “Internet Options” as displayed in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as on the image below.
Once the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s start page, new tab and search engine by default to default state.
Remove unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the undesired Innovia Secure Shopping web-page opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks that have been created by unwanted applications.
Press Windows and R keys on your keyboard together. It will display a prompt that called Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and press OK. Task Scheduler window opens. In the left-hand side, click “Task Scheduler Library”, as shown in the figure below.
In the middle part you will see a list of installed tasks. Select the first task, its properties will be display just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Necessary to look at the text which is written under Details. Found something such as “explorer.exe http://site.address” or “chrome.exe http://site.address” or “firefox.exe http://site.address”, then you need delete this task. If you are not sure that executes the task, then google it. If it’s a component of the malicious application, then this task also should be removed.
Further click on it with the right mouse button and select Delete as on the image below.
Repeat this step, if you have found a few tasks that have been created by malicious application. Once is done, close the Task Scheduler window.
Disinfect the internet browser’s shortcuts to get rid of Innovia Secure Shopping redirect
Once installed, this adware may add an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target property of the desktop shortcut for the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge. Due to this, every time you run the web-browser, it will open an annoying ad site.
Click the right mouse button to a desktop shortcut that you use to launch your browser. Next, select the “Properties” option. Important: necessary to click on the desktop shortcut for the web-browser which is redirected to the Innovia Secure Shopping or other unwanted site.
Further, necessary to look at the text that is written in the “Target” field. The adware can modify the contents of this field, which describes the file to be start when you launch your browser. Depending on the internet browser you are using, there should be:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
If you are seeing an unknown text such as “http://site.addres” which has been added here, then you should remove it, as on the image below.
Next, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Now, when you open the web browser from this desktop shortcut, it does not occur automatically redirect on the Innovia Secure Shopping web-site or any other undesired pages. Once the step is finished, we recommend to go to the next step.
Innovia Secure Shopping automatic removal
If your PC system is still infected with Innovia Secure Shopping adware which reroutes your browser to unwanted ad web pages, then the best method of detection and removal is to run an anti-malware scan on the computer. Download free malicious software removal utilities below and start a full system scan. It will allow you get rid of all components of the adware from hardisk and Windows registry.
Scan and clean your browser of Innovia Secure Shopping ad-supported software with Zemana Anti-malware
You can remove Innovia Secure Shopping automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We recommend this malware removal tool because it may easily delete hijacker infections, PUPs, adware which reroutes your web-browser to Innovia Secure Shopping web site with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
- Download Zemana Free from the following link. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
- Once the downloading process is done, close all applications and windows on your computer. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once install is complete, press the “Scan” button to start checking your computer for the Innovia Secure Shopping ad supported software which causes undesired popup advertisements. This task may take some time, so please be patient. During the scan Zemana Anti Malware will detect all threats present on your computer.
- Once the scan is finished, Zemana AntiMalware will show a scan report. Review the results once the utility has complete the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next”. After disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
Run Malwarebytes to remove Innovia Secure Shopping ad-supported software
You can get rid of Innovia Secure Shopping ‘ad supported’ software automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We suggest this free malicious software removal tool because it may easily delete hijackers, adware, PUPs and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Download MalwareBytes Free by clicking on the link below and save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 12, 2017
Once the downloading process is finished, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes AntiMalware will try to update itself and when this task is done, press the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) utility will start scanning the whole computer to find out Innovia Secure Shopping ‘ad supported’ software that redirects your web browser to undesired ad sites. Depending on your machine, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) program is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat. All detected items will be marked. You can delete them all by simply click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is a free program that you can use to remove all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal utility, we recommend you to read and follow the step-by-step tutorial or the video guide below.
If the problem with Innovia Secure Shopping is still remained
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool which can scan your personal computer for a wide range of security threats such as malware, adwares, potentially unwanted applications as well as Innovia Secure Shopping adware that causes a huge number of undesired pop-up ads. It will perform a deep scan of your PC system including hard drives and MS Windows registry. Once a malware is found, it will help you to remove all detected threats from your personal computer with a simple click.
Download AdwCleaner utility by clicking on the following link and save it to your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: August 1, 2017
Once the download is done, open the file location and double-click the AdwCleaner icon. It will launch the AdwCleaner tool and you will see a screen as shown on the image below. If the User Account Control dialog box will ask you want to open the program, press Yes button to continue.
Next, press “Scan” to perform a system scan with this tool for the Innovia Secure Shopping ad-supported software that causes unwanted pop up advertisements. While the AdwCleaner application is scanning, you can see number of objects it has identified as threat.
Once the scan is finished, you can check all threats detected on your system as displayed below.
Review the results once the tool has finished the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply press “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box. Click “OK” button. The AdwCleaner will delete Innovia Secure Shopping ad supported software which reroutes your web browser to annoying ad web-pages and add threats to the Quarantine. After the cleaning process is finished, the tool may ask you to reboot your machine. After reboot, the AdwCleaner will display the log file.
All the above steps are shown in detail in the following video instructions.
How to stay safe online
Use adblocker program like AdGuard in order to block advertisements, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons which affect your personal computer performance and impact your PC security. Browse the World Wide Web anonymously and stay safe online!
Download AdGuard program from the following link. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
After the download is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed below.
Follow the prompts. After the install is finished, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the install program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button 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 start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block popups, web-pages such Innovia Secure Shopping, as well as other harmful or misleading sites. For an overview of all the features of the application, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
Method of Innovia Secure Shopping intrusion into your PC system
The ‘ad supported’ software is usually come as a part of free applications and install themselves, with or without your knowledge, on your computer. This happens especially when you’re installing a free programs. The application setup file tricks you into accepting the installation of third-party applications, that you do not really want. Moreover, some paid software can also install additional applications which you do not want! Therefore, always download free programs and paid applications from reputable download web-pages. Use ONLY custom or manual setup mode and never blindly click Next button.
To sum up
Once you’ve finished the tutorial outlined above, your system should be free from Innovia Secure Shopping ‘ad supported’ software that causes unwanted pop-up ads and other malicious software. The Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge will no longer redirect you to various undesired pages similar to Innovia Secure Shopping. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new ‘ad supported’ software, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.