The ShoppyTool is an adware (sometimes named ‘ad-supported’ software). The ad supported software may alter the settings of web browsers such as Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari or install a harmful internet browser extension that created to generate lots of intrusive pop-up ads. It will lead to the fact that when you launch the web browser or surf the Net, it will always be forced to open ShoppyTool popups, even when your web-browser is configured to block popup ads or your system has a program that blocks popup advertisements. On current date, the ShoppyTool adware continues to increase the number of computers which have been infected.
The ShoppyTool adware that causes internet browsers to display annoying advertisements, can attack your computer’s browsers like the Firefox, Chrome and Safari. Maybe you approve the idea that the pop ups from it is just a small problem. But these unwanted ShoppyTool advertisements eat computer resources. The worst is, it be able to collect your browsing history and confidential data, including passwords and credit card numbers. In the future, confidential data about you can be transferred third party companies.
So, obviously, you need to get rid of the ShoppyTool as soon as possible. Use the free steps below. This guide will help you clean your Mac OS of adware and thus remove undesired ShoppyTool pop-up ads.
Remove ShoppyTool pop ups
Fortunately, it is not hard to remove ShoppyTool adware that causes annoying pop up advertisements. In the following instructions, we will provide two methods to clean your Apple Mac of this adware. One is the manual removal way and the other is automatic removal solution. You can select the method that best fits you. Please follow the removal guidance below to remove ShoppyTool adware right now!
To remove ShoppyTool, use the steps below:
- How to get rid of ShoppyTool adware without any software
- How to automatically get rid of ShoppyTool
- How to block pop ups on Mac
- How can you prevent the ShoppyTool adware
- Finish words
How to get rid of ShoppyTool adware without any software
Most common ad supported software may be removed without any antivirus software. The manual adware removal is instructions that will teach you how to remove the ShoppyTool adware.
Uninstalling the ShoppyTool, check the list of installed programs first
Check out the Finder to see all installed apps. If you see any unknown and suspicious programs, they are the ones you need to uninstall.
Open Finder and click Applications.
Look for ShoppyTool, unknown and suspicious software, right click to it and select Move to Trash or drag the application from the Applications folder to the Trash. Most important, scroll through the all list, and move to trash any unknown applications. Don’t forget, choose Finder -> Empty Trash.
Remove ShoppyTool pop ups from Google Chrome
Like other modern browsers, the Google Chrome has the ability to reset the settings to their default values and thereby restore the web browser’s settings like newtab, homepage and search provider by default that have been replaced by the ShoppyTool adware which causes annoying pop-up advertisements.
First run the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will show the Google Chrome menu. Select the option named “Settings”.
The internet browser will show the settings screen. Another way to open the Chrome’s settings – type chrome://settings in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the “Reset” section is visible, like below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Google Chrome will display the confirmation prompt like below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The browser will start the task of cleaning. Once it’s finished, the web-browser’s settings including home page, newtab and default search provider back to the values which have been when the Google Chrome was first installed on your Apple Mac.
Remove ShoppyTool from Safari
If you find that Safari browser settings such as home page or search provider by default having been changed by ShoppyTool adware that made to reroute your web browser to various ad pages, then you may revert back your settings, via the following steps.
Click Safai menu and select Preferences.
It will open the Safari Preferences window. Next, click the Extensions tab. Look for unknown and suspicious extensions on left panel, select it, then click on the Uninstall button.Most important to remove all unknown extensions from Safari.
Once complete, click General tab. Change the Default Search Engine to Google.
Find the Homepage and type into textfield “https://www.google.com”.
Get rid of ShoppyTool from Firefox
If the Firefox browser program is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of FF. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings such as startpage, new tab page and search provider by default to its default state. It will save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
Click the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu as shown on the image below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed below.
Follow the onscreen procedure to revert back your Mozilla Firefox internet browser settings to its original state.
How to automatically get rid of ShoppyTool
Manual removal guidance does not always help to completely remove the adware, as it is not easy to identify and remove components of adware and all malicious files from hard disk. Therefore, it’s recommended that you run malware removal tool to completely get rid of ShoppyTool off your web browser. Several free malicious software removal tools are currently available that can be used against the adware. The optimum way would be to use Malwarebytes Free.
Automatically remove ShoppyTool with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free which are completely clean your Mac OS of the ‘ad supported’ software. The free utility is an advanced malware removal program designed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This application uses the world’s most popular anti-malware technology. It’s able to help you remove intrusive ShoppyTool from your browsers, potentially unwanted apps, malicious software, hijacker infections, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your Apple Mac for free.
Visit the page linked below to download MalwareBytes Free.
Category: Security tools
Update: May 10, 2017
When downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your computer. Run it. Once install is done successfully, MalwareBytes AntiMalware will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed in the figure below.
Now press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the ShoppyTool adware. Depending on your computer, the scan may take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the MalwareBytes is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
As the scanning ends, you’ll be shown the list of all found items on your Apple Mac. Review the scan results and then click “Remove Selected Items” button. The MalwareBytes will get rid of ShoppyTool which cause unwanted ads to appear. When disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot the PC.
How to block pop ups on Mac
It is important to use ad blocker applications like AdGuard to protect your Mac system from malicious web pages. Most security experts says that it’s okay to stop ads. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard may to stop pop ups and undesired web-sites.
Download AdGuard application by clicking on the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 1, 2016
After the downloading process is done, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen. Follow the prompts. After the install is finished, you will see a window as shown in the following example.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will assist you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you don’t need to change anything. Each time, when you run your Apple Mac, the AdGuard will run automatically and block popup ads, as well as other malicious or misleading pages.
How can you prevent the ShoppyTool adware
After completing the few simple steps outlined above, your computer should be clean from this adware and other malware. The Chrome, Firefox and Safari will no longer show unwanted ShoppyTool pop ups when you browse the Web. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new adware, and then the best way – ask for help.
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 ShoppyTool ad supported software.