The Terrific Shopper is an unwanted software from the adware (‘ad supported’ software) family. The adware alters the Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, IE and Mozilla Firefox settings to show tons of intrusive pop-ups on all web pages, including web pages where previously you advertisements have never seen. The ads by Terrific Shopper adware can be varied: pop-up windows, boxes, in-text ads, different sized banners and so on. What is more, the Terrific Shopper can cause your Internet connection to be slow or freeze your web browser so that the interface is not updated anymore.
It’s not a good idea to have an undesired application like the Terrific Shopper that causes multiple annoying ads and popups. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about. Even worse, the adware can be used to collect lots of your privacy info which can be later used for marketing purposes. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely don’t know what will happen when you click on any Terrific Shopper pop-ups.
We advise you to remove adware and clean your machine from Terrific Shopper ads as quickly as possible, until the presence of the ‘ad supported’ software has not led to even worse consequences. You need to follow the guide below that will help you to completely delete the redirect to Terrific Shopper intrusive web-page, using only the built-in MS Windows features and several free malicious software removal utilities of well-known antivirus software companies.
Remove Terrific Shopper
Not all undesired software such as Terrific Shopper that causes lots of undesired pop-up advertisements are easily uninstallable. You might see popups, deals, text links, in-text advertisements, banners and other type of advertisements in the Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Internet Explorer and might not be able to figure out the program responsible for this activity. The reason for this is that many unwanted software neither appear in Microsoft Windows Control Panel. Therefore in order to fully get rid of Terrific Shopper , you need to complete the steps below. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to close your browser or reboot your PC.
To remove Terrific Shopper, use the steps below:
- How to get rid of Terrific Shopper without any software
- How to automatically remove Terrific Shopper ad-supported software
- How to stop unwanted ads
- Method of Terrific Shopper intrusion into your computer
- To sum up
How to get rid of Terrific Shopper without any software
The useful removal instructions for the Terrific Shopper . 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 Terrific Shopper adware let us know how you managed by sending us your comments please.
Remove potentially unwanted applications through the Windows Control Panel
First, you should try to identify and remove the program that causes the appearance of unwanted advertisements or web browser redirect, using the ‘Uninstall a program’ which is located in the ‘Control panel’.
- 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 show the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will display a list of all software installed on the machine.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove questionable and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed applications, we recommend sort apps by date.
See more details in the video guide below.
Get rid of unwanted Scheduled Tasks
If the undesired Terrific Shopper ads opens automatically on Windows startup or at equal time intervals, then you need to check the Task Scheduler Library and remove all the tasks which have been created by malicious program.
Press Windows and R keys on the keyboard at the same time. This opens a prompt that titled as Run. In the text field, type “taskschd.msc” (without the quotes) and click 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. Please select the first task, its properties will be show just below automatically. Next, click the Actions tab. Pay attention to that it launches on your computer. If you are not sure that executes the task, check it through a search engine. If it’s a component of the ‘ad-supported’ applications, then this task also should be removed.
Having defined the task that you want to get rid of, then 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 which have been created by the Terrific Shopper adware. Once is finished, close the Task Scheduler window.
Remove Terrific Shopper from Chrome
Use the Reset internet browser tool of the Chrome to reset all its settings such as homepage, newtab and search provider by default to original defaults. This is a very useful utility to use, in the case of web browser redirects to undesired Terrific Shopper ads.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as displayed in the following example and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Delete Terrific Shopper adware from Internet Explorer
In order to restore all web browser search provider by default, startpage and new tab you need to reset the Microsoft Internet Explorer to the state, that was when the Windows was installed on your system.
First, open the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as displayed on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as displayed in the following example.
After the task is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Microsoft Internet Explorer and reboot your personal computer for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your internet browser’s home page, newtab page and search provider by default to default state.
Get rid of Terrific Shopper ‘ad supported’ software from Firefox
If your Firefox web browser is rerouted to Terrific Shopper ads without your permission or an unknown search engine displays results for your search, then it may be time to perform the internet browser reset.
First, start the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu press the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page click on “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed on the screen below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
How to automatically remove Terrific Shopper ad-supported software
There are not many good free anti malware programs with high detection ratio. The effectiveness of malicious software 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 apps. We recommend to run several programs, not just one. These applications which listed below will help you delete all components of the adware from your disk and Windows registry and thereby get rid of Terrific Shopper ads.
How to delete Terrific Shopper with Zemana Anti-malware
You can remove Terrific Shopper automatically with a help of Zemana Anti-malware. We recommend this malicious software removal utility because it may easily delete browser hijackers, PUPs, ad supported software which reroutes your web browser to Terrific Shopper ads with all their components such as folders, files and registry entries.
- Click the following link to download Zemana Free. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- After downloading is complete, close all applications and windows on your PC. Open a folder 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 done, press the “Scan” button . Zemana tool will start scanning the whole personal computer to find out Terrific Shopper adware that causes multiple intrusive ads and pop ups. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. During the scan Zemana AntiMalware will detect threats present on your PC system.
- Once the scan get finished, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will display a list of all items found by the scan. You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply press “Next”. After finished, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
Remove Terrific Shopper ‘ad supported’ software with Malwarebytes
We suggest using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to detect adware and thereby delete Terrific Shopper adware from your web-browsers. When installed and updated, the free malicious software remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the personal computer.
Installing the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) on your MS Windows Desktop from the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your machine. Further, open the file called mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as displayed on the image below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) on the system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is finished successfully, click Finish button. Then MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will automatically run and you may see its main window as on the image below.
Next, click the “Scan Now” button . MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) utility will begin scanning the whole computer to find out Terrific Shopper that causes internet browsers to display undesired pop up advertisements. This task may take some time, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes program is scanning, you can see how many objects it has identified as threat.
When the system scan is finished, MalwareBytes will show a screen which contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Anti Malware will begin to remove Terrific Shopper adware which causes intrusive pop-up advertisements. When that process is finished, you can be prompted to reboot your machine. We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the procedure of using the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) to remove browser hijacker infections, adware and other malicious software.
Get rid of Terrific Shopper and malicious extensions with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free portable application that scans your PC for Terrific Shopper adware which causes unwanted advertisements, PUPs and hijackers and allows get rid of them easily. Moreover, it will also help you remove any harmful web-browser extensions and add-ons.
- Visit the following page to download the latest version of AdwCleaner for Windows. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 25, 2021
- After the download is finished, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is launched, click “Scan” button to begin scanning your personal computer for the Terrific Shopper adware that reroutes your web browser to unwanted ad web pages. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your personal computer. While the utility is checking, you can see number of objects and files has already scanned.
- After AdwCleaner has completed scanning your computer, AdwCleaner will display a scan report. In order to remove all threats, simply press “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, press “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
How to stop unwanted ads
The AdGuard is a very good ad blocker program for the Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, IE and Mozilla Firefox, with active user support. It does a great job by removing certain types of undesired ads, popunders, pop-ups, unwanted newtab pages, and even full page ads and page overlay layers. Of course, the AdGuard can stop any misleading and malicious web sites automatically or by using a custom filter rule.
Download AdGuard by clicking on the following link. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once the download is complete, run the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as displayed on the image below.
Follow the prompts. Once the installation is finished, you will see a window as on the image below.
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 help 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 start your personal computer, AdGuard will run automatically and stop ads, 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 AdGuard icon, that is located on your desktop.
Method of Terrific Shopper intrusion into your computer
These days certain free applications makers bundle optional applications that could be potentially unwanted applications such as this ad-supported software, with a view to making some money. These are not free software as install an unwanted apps on to your Windows system. So whenever you install a new free application that downloaded from the Internet, be very careful during setup. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), select custom or manual installation mode, disable all third-party applications.
To sum up
Now your computer should be free of the Terrific Shopper ad-supported software that causes multiple annoying ads and pop ups. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep Zemana (to periodically scan your computer for new adwares and other malware) and AdGuard (to help you block unwanted popups and malicious pages). Moreover, to prevent adwares, please stay clear of unknown and third party software, make sure that your antivirus application, turn on the option to detect PUPs.
If you need more help with Terrific Shopper related issues, go to our Spyware/Malware removal forum.