The Search.terrificshoper.com is a hijacker infection. It is a type of malware. Unlike viruses, it will not delete or infect your files, but its actions will cause some problems with your web-browser. This is because that it will infect your PC system, get full access to your internet browsers such as Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge and be able to change their settings. Of course, it did not ask you for permission and do it secretly as possible. Once your web browser settings will be modified, you will be redirected to undesired web pages completely, some of which may be dangerous or misleading web sites. For this reason, we recommend that you remove Search.terrificshoper.com hijacker infection as soon as possible and thus revert back your favorite start page and search engine.
The hijacker infection can also set up the Search.terrificshoper.com web page as the Firefox, Google Chrome, MS Edge and Internet Explorer default search provider that cause search redirects via the page. In this way, makers of the browser hijacker have an opportunity to show various advertisements together with the search results for your query. These unwanted advertisements will be combined in the redirected page. This can bring a large number of money for creators of the browser hijacker.
Often, the PC system which has been affected by Search.terrificshoper.com hijacker, will be also infected by ‘ad-supported’ software (also known as adware) which opens a ton of various ads. It can be pop-ups, text links in the web sites, banners where they never had. What is more, the adware can replace the legitimate ads with malicious ads which will offer to download and install malicious software and undesired applications or visit the various dangerous and misleading pages.
Most often, the Search.terrificshoper.com browser hijacker affects most common web browsers like Chrome, MS Edge, FF and IE. But such hijackers as well may infect other web-browsers by changing its shortcuts (adding ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of browser’s shortcut). So every time you launch the web browser, it’ll display Search.terrificshoper.com web site. Even if you setup your startpage again, the annoying Search.terrificshoper.com web site will be the first thing that you see when you start the browser.
We suggest you to remove Search.terrificshoper.com home page and clean your personal computer of browser hijacker infection sooner, until the presence of the browser hijacker has not led to even worse consequences. Perform the tutorial below that will allow you to completely remove Search.terrificshoper.com search, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How to remove Search.terrificshoper.com from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
Even if you have the up-to-date classic antivirus installed, and you’ve checked your computer for malicious software and removed anything found, you need to do the guidance below. The Search.terrificshoper.com browser hijacker removal is not simple as installing another antivirus. Classic antivirus programs are not made to run together and will conflict with each other, or possibly crash MS Windows. Instead we suggest complete the manual steps below after that use Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM), MalwareBytes Anti-Malware or AdwCleaner, which are free apps dedicated to detect and remove malicious software such as Search.terrificshoper.com browser hijacker. Run these tools to ensure the hijacker infection is removed.
To remove Search.terrificshoper.com, follow the steps below:
- Remove Search.terrificshoper.com homepage without any tools
- Removing the Search.terrificshoper.com, check the list of installed apps first
- Remove Search.terrificshoper.com from Internet Explorer
- Delete Search.terrificshoper.com from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
- Remove Search.terrificshoper.com homepage from Google Chrome
- Clean up the web browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by Search.terrificshoper.com
- Run free malware removal utilities to completely remove Search.terrificshoper.com
- Use AdBlocker to block Search.terrificshoper.com and stay safe online
- How to Search.terrificshoper.com browser hijacker infection get installed onto computer
- To sum up
Remove Search.terrificshoper.com homepage without any tools
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove Search.terrificshoper.com search from the Chrome, Firefox, IE and Microsoft Edge.
Removing the Search.terrificshoper.com, check the list of installed apps first
In order to remove Search.terrificshoper.com, first thing you need to do is to uninstall unknown and questionable programs from your machine using Windows control panel. When uninstalling this hijacker, check the list of installed software and try to find suspicious programs and remove them all. Pay special attention to recently installed apps, as it’s most likely that the Search.terrificshoper.com browser hijacker infection сame along with it.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will display the Windows Control Panel as displayed in the following example.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will open a list of all programs installed on your PC system. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown applications.
Remove Search.terrificshoper.com from Internet Explorer
In order to recover all web-browser new tab page, startpage and default search provider you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the MS Windows was installed on your system.
First, open the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, press Reset button. The IE will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings dialog box. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and click Reset button.
You will now need to reboot your computer for the changes to take effect. It will remove Search.terrificshoper.com hijacker and other web-browser’s harmful addons, disable malicious and ad-supported web browser’s extensions and restore the IE’s settings like search engine by default, new tab page and homepage to default state.
Delete Search.terrificshoper.com from Firefox by resetting internet browser settings
Resetting your Firefox is good initial troubleshooting step for any issues with your browser program, including the redirect to Search.terrificshoper.com site.
First, run the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, press the Help button () as on the image 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 open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will show the confirmation prompt. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The FF will begin a task to fix your problems that caused by the hijacker infection that reroutes your web-browser to unwanted Search.terrificshoper.com web-page. Once, it is complete, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Search.terrificshoper.com homepage from Google Chrome
Use the Reset web browser utility of the Chrome to reset all its settings like start page, default search provider and newtab to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of web browser hijacks such as Search.terrificshoper.com.
First run the Chrome. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal dots ().
It will display the Chrome menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions. Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the add-on signed with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
Open the Google Chrome menu once again. Further, click the option named “Settings”.
The internet browser will open the settings screen. Another method 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, as shown in the following example and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
The Chrome will show the confirmation dialog box as shown on the image below.
You need to confirm your action, click the “Reset” button. The browser will start the task of cleaning. After it’s complete, the browser’s settings including newtab page, default search provider and start page back to the values that have been when the Chrome was first installed on your computer.
Clean up the web browsers shortcuts which have been hijacked by Search.terrificshoper.com
After the hijacker is started, it can also alter the web-browser’s shortcut files, adding an argument like “http://site.address” into the Target field. Due to this, every time you run the browser, it will display an undesired site.
Right click to a desktop shortcut for your hijacked web-browser. Choose the “Properties” option. It will open the Properties window. Select the “Shortcut” tab here, after that, look at the “Target” field. The hijacker infection which reroutes your web browser to annoying Search.terrificshoper.com web page can rewrite it. If you are seeing something similar to “…exe http://site.address” then you need to remove “http…” and leave only, depending on the browser you are using:
- Google Chrome: chrome.exe
- Opera: opera.exe
- Firefox: firefox.exe
- Internet Explorer: iexplore.exe
Look at the example as displayed in the figure below.
Once is finished, click the “OK” button to save the changes. Please repeat this step for internet browser shortcut files that redirects to an unwanted web pages. When you’ve completed, go to next step.
Run free malware removal utilities to completely remove Search.terrificshoper.com
There are not many good free antimalware programs with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malware removal utilities depends on various factors, mostly on how often their virus/malware signatures DB are updated in order to effectively detect modern malware, ad-supported software, browser hijackers and other potentially unwanted applications. We recommend to run several applications, not just one. These programs that listed below will help you remove all components of the browser hijacker from your disk and Windows registry and thereby remove Search.terrificshoper.com home page.
How to delete Search.terrificshoper.com with Zemana AntiMalware
Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) is a free application for MS Windows OS to search for and delete PUPs, adware, harmful web-browser extensions, browser toolbars, and other undesired programs such as browser hijacker infection that responsible for web browser reroute to the unwanted Search.terrificshoper.com web page, installed on your PC system.
- Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of Zemana Anti Malware for Microsoft Windows. Save it on your MS Windows desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
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Update: March 3, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your browser will open the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After the downloading process is complete, please close all software and open windows on your computer. Next, start a file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) onto your PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will start and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button to look for browser hijacker infection that causes browsers to show annoying Search.terrificshoper.com site. Depending on your PC system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will search for threats present on your PC system.
- After the system scan is finished, Zemana Free will create a list of undesired and ‘ad supported’ software applications.
- You may move threats to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click the “Next” button. The utility will remove browser hijacker responsible for Search.terrificshoper.com homepage and move items to the program’s quarantine. Once disinfection is done, you may be prompted to restart the personal computer.
- Close the Zemana Free and continue with the next step.
How to automatically remove Search.terrificshoper.com with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer of the hijacker infection. The free utility is an advanced malicious software removal program developed by (c) Malwarebytes lab. This program uses the world’s most popular anti malware technology. It’s able to help you delete hijackers, PUPs, malicious software, adware, toolbars, ransomware and other security threats from your system for free.
- Download MalwareBytes Free on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: March 20, 2018
- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your web browser will show the “Save as” dialog box. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After downloading is finished, please close all apps and open windows on your PC. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- This will run the “Setup wizard” of MalwareBytes Free onto your machine. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the MalwareBytes will run and open the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the browser hijacker infection that cause Search.terrificshoper.com web page to appear. Depending on your PC, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified either as being malware.
- When MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) has completed scanning, MalwareBytes will show a list of found items.
- Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click the “Quarantine Selected” button. Once disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
- Close the AntiMalware and continue with the next step.
Video instruction, which reveals in detail the steps above.
If the problem with Search.terrificshoper.com search is still remained
AdwCleaner is a portable little program which requires no hard installation. The program itself is small in size (only a few Mb). AdwCleaner does not need any drivers and special dlls. It is probably easier to use than any alternative malware removal utilities you have ever tried. AdwCleaner works on 64 and 32-bit versions of Windows 10, 8, 7 and XP. It proves that little removal tool can be just as useful as the widely known antivirus programs.
Click the link below to download the latest version of AdwCleaner for Windows. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
Once downloading is done, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. After the utility is opened, you will see a screen as on the image below.
Further, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the browser hijacker that designed to redirect your web browser to the Search.terrificshoper.com web page. Depending on your computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. Once the scan get finished, AdwCleaner will open you the results as shown on the screen below.
Review the scan results and then press “Clean” button. It will open a dialog box as displayed below.
You need to click “OK”. After that process is complete, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your PC system. When your machine is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Use AdBlocker to block Search.terrificshoper.com and stay safe online
Use ad blocking program such as AdGuard in order to stop ads, malvertisements, pop-ups and online trackers, avoid having to install malicious and adware browser plug-ins and add-ons that affect your machine performance and impact your machine security. Browse the Internet anonymously and stay safe online!
Download AdGuard application on your computer from the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After downloading is finished, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the figure below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is complete, you will see a window as shown below.
You can press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help 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 system, AdGuard will start automatically and stop pop-up advertisements, web pages such as Search.terrificshoper.com, as well as other harmful or misleading web pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which can be found on your desktop.
How to Search.terrificshoper.com browser hijacker infection get installed onto computer
These days certain free applications creators bundle third-party apps that could be PUPs such as the Search.terrificshoper.com browser hijacker infection, with a view to making some money. These are not free applications as install an unwanted apps on to your Microsoft Windows computer. So whenever you install a new free application that downloaded from the World Wide Web, be very careful during setup. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), choose custom or manual installation mode, uncheck all bundled programs.
To sum up
After completing the steps outlined above, your PC should be free from hijacker responsible for Search.terrificshoper.com and other malware. The Chrome, MS Edge, Firefox and Internet Explorer will no longer display annoying Search.terrificshoper.com web-site on startup. Unfortunately, if the step by step guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new browser hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.