A browser hijacker named Shop Now is now widely spread on the Net. Many computer users have got infected with this hijacker and are struggling to get rid of it from their PC systems. You may consider Shop Now New Tab as a search engine that provides the search service as what Bing, Yahoo or Google. But in reality, the Shop Now is browser hijacker that could harm your PC system if not removed immediately. A commonly malicious actions of the browser hijacker infection is to modify users’ web browser settings such as the search provider, start page and new tab to its own without any permission.
The Shop Now browser hijacker can also modify the default search engine that will virtually block the possibility of finding information on the World Wide Web. The reason for this is that the Shop Now search results can display lots of ads, links to undesired and ad web-pages. Only the remaining part is the result of your search request, loaded from the major search engines like Google, Yahoo or Bing.
While the Shop Now browser hijacker infection is active, you won’t be able to restore the Microsoft Edge, Chrome, FF and IE’ settings like startpage, search engine by default and newtab page. If you try to set your startpage to be Google, Bing or Yahoo, those settings will be automatically altered to Shop Now with the next personal computer reboot. But this does not mean that you should just ignore it or get along with this fact. Because this is not the best option, due to the Shop Now you can have problems with the Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge and Internet Explorer, unwanted advertisements and even confidential information theft.
The guidance below explaining steps to delete Shop Now search problem. Feel free to use it for removal of the browser hijacker that may attack Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer and other popular browsers. The steps will help you restore your settings of internet browsers which previously replaced by browser hijacker.
How to remove Shop Now New Tab from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
There are a simple manual steps below which will help you to remove Shop Now from your Windows PC system. The most effective way to delete this hijacker is to follow the manual removal tutorial and then use Zemana, MalwareBytes or HitmanPro automatic tools (all are free). The manual way will help to weaken this browser hijacker and these malicious software removal utilities will completely remove Shop Now and restore the Chrome, Microsoft Edge, IE and Firefox settings to default.
To remove Shop Now, perform the following steps:
- How to manually delete Shop Now
- Scan your system and remove Shop Now with free tools
- Block Shop Now redirect and other annoying pages
- Method of Shop Now browser hijacker infection intrusion into your system
- To sum up
How to manually delete Shop Now
Steps to get rid of Shop Now hijacker without any apps are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step instructions completely to fully get rid of this intrusive Shop Now homepage.
Uninstall suspicious apps using Microsoft Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and delete the program that causes the appearance of annoying ads or web browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
Make sure you have closed all browsers and other software. Press CTRL, ALT, DEL keys together to open the Microsoft Windows Task Manager.
Click on the “Processes” tab, look for something suspicious that is the hijacker infection that responsible for web browser redirect to the annoying Shop Now site then right-click it and select “End Task” or “End Process” option. In many cases, malicious software masks itself to avoid detection by imitating legitimate Windows processes. A process is particularly suspicious: it is taking up a lot of memory (despite the fact that you closed all of your programs), its name is not familiar to you (if you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for its name in Google, Yahoo or Bing).
Next, remove any unwanted and suspicious applications from your Control panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Now, press the Windows button, type “Control panel” in search and press Enter. Choose “Programs and Features”, then “Uninstall a program”.
Look around the entire list of software installed on your system. Most probably, one of them is the hijacker infection responsible for redirecting your browser to Shop Now web site. Choose the dubious application or the application that name is not familiar to you and delete it.
Windows Vista, 7
From the “Start” menu in MS Windows, choose “Control Panel”. Under the “Programs” icon, select “Uninstall a program”.
Choose the questionable or any unknown apps, then click “Uninstall/Change” button to remove this unwanted application from your computer.
Click the “Start” button, select “Control Panel” option. Click on “Add/Remove Programs”.
Select an undesired program, then click “Change/Remove” button. Follow the prompts.
Remove Shop Now from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that Microsoft Internet Explorer browser settings like newtab page, default search provider and home page having been hijacked, then you may return your settings, via the reset web browser process.
First, launch the IE. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, press the “Internet Options” like below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the following example. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect.
Remove Shop Now from Mozilla Firefox by resetting web-browser settings
If the FF 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 Mozilla Firefox settings like home page, search engine by default and newtab page to its default state. It’ll save your personal information like 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 displayed below.
A small menu will appear, click the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the following example.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your Firefox browser settings to its original state.
Get rid of Shop Now home page from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to delete the hijacker infection, malicious and adware extensions, as well as to restore the browser’s homepage, default search provider and new tab page that have been changed by browser hijacker infection.
- First start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following instructions: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Google Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next click the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is done, your internet browser’s newtab, search provider and home page will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the blog post How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Scan your system and remove Shop Now with free tools
There are not many good free antimalware applications 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, hijackers and other potentially unwanted apps. We suggest to use several programs, not just one. These programs that listed below will help you remove all components of the hijacker infection from your disk and Windows registry and thereby delete Shop Now startpage.
Run Zemana Free to remove hijacker
Zemana Anti Malware is a free application for Windows operating system to search for and remove PUPs, adware, harmful web browser extensions, browser toolbars, and other unwanted apps like hijacker infection which created to reroute your web browser to the Shop Now web-site, installed on your PC.
Click the link below to download Zemana. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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After the downloading process is complete, close all programs and windows on your system. Double-click the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown on the screen below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Zemana Free on your machine. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is complete successfully, Zemana Free will automatically start and you can see its main screen as displayed on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker that changes web-browser settings to replace your default search engine, startpage and newtab with Shop Now site. This procedure may take some time, so please be patient. While the Zemana Anti Malware is checking, you may see number of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
When Zemana AntiMalware has completed scanning your computer, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will show a list of all threats detected by the scan. Once you’ve selected what you want to remove from your system click “Next” button. The Zemana will start to remove browser hijacker related to Shop Now home page. After finished, you may be prompted to restart the machine.
Use HitmanPro to delete Shop Now home page
HitmanPro is a free removal tool which can check your machine for a wide range of security threats such as ad supported software, malicious software, potentially unwanted software as well as browser hijacker infection which alters internet browser settings to replace your search provider by default, start page and new tab with Shop Now site. It will perform a deep scan of your personal computer including hard drives and MS Windows registry. Once a malicious software is detected, it will help you to delete all detected threats from your computer by a simple click.
- Download Hitman Pro on your PC from the link below.
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Update: June 28, 2018
- When the download is done, start the HitmanPro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the Hitman Pro window, click the “Next” to scan for Shop Now hijacker infection and other internet browser’s malicious addons. While the HitmanPro application is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- As the scanning ends, you will be displayed the list of all found threats on your computer. Once you’ve selected what you want to get rid of from your computer press “Next”. Now, click the “Activate free license” button to start the free 30 days trial to delete all malicious software found.
Scan and clean your PC system of browser hijacker with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to search for and delete Shop Now redirect from your personal computer. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the computer.
MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Update: February 5, 2019
When downloading is done, close all programs and windows on your machine. Double-click the install file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you install MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) on your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the screen below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker related to Shop Now start page. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your PC system. While the MalwareBytes Free tool is scanning, you may see how many objects it has identified as being affected by malicious software.
After the scan is finished, MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will show you the results. Review the scan results and then press “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will remove browser hijacker infection responsible for redirects to Shop Now. After finished, you may be prompted to restart the system.
We advise you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to delete adware, hijacker and other malware.
Block Shop Now redirect and other annoying pages
The AdGuard is a very good adblocker application for the Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and MS Edge, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of annoying ads, popunders, popups, undesired new tab pages, and even full page ads and site overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can block the Shop Now redirect automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
- Click the link below to download the latest version of AdGuard for Microsoft Windows. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
- After downloading it, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation 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 assist 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 run your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop advertisements, Shop Now redirect, as well as other malicious 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 icon called AdGuard, that can be found on your desktop.
Method of Shop Now browser hijacker infection intrusion into your system
Most often, the free applications installation package includes the optional adware or PUPs such as this hijacker infection. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to choose a Custom, Advanced or Manual setup type. Here uncheck all third-party applications in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you don’t need to install the additional applications which you do not trust! The only thing I want to add. Once the free applications is installed, if you uninstall this software, the new tab, start page and search provider of your favorite web-browser will not be restored. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the guidance above.
To sum up
Once you’ve finished the instructions shown above, your computer should be clean from this browser hijacker infection and other malware. The Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, IE and Google Chrome will no longer open intrusive Shop Now web site on startup. Unfortunately, if the few simple steps does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker infection, 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 intrusive Shop Now startpage.