SmartShopper

SmartShopper Description


SmartShopper is an IE browser helper object that often comes bundled with SearchEnhancer and other ISTBar family variants. Once installed, SmartShopper will monitor your web searches and display adverts relative to terms that you have typed into your web browser.
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Aliases


Adware/Agent [Fortinet]AdWare.Win32.ShopperReports [Ikarus]Trojan.Win32.Generic.128844C4 [Rising]Trojan.Gen [PCTools]AdWare.Agent.uxc [VBA32]AdWare/Win32.Agent.gen [Antiy-AVL]Adware/Agent.gxq [Jiangmin]ShopperReports [Sophos]SmartShopper [McAfee-GW-Edition]Adware/ShopperReports.A.19 [AntiVir]

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SmartShopper Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


Is your PC infected with SmartShopper? To safely & quickly detect SmartShopper we highly recommend you run the malware scanner listed below.




Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.
  • The following files were created in the system:
    # File Name Detection Count
    1 smartshopper[1].exe 297
    2 %ProgramFiles%\SmartShopper 259
    3 SmartShopper0.dll 225
    4 ShprInstaller.exe 156
    5 ins21.exe 69
    6 uninstallSE.exe 44
    7 SmartShopper - Compare travel rate.lnk 34
    8 SmrtShpr.dll 34
    9 SmartShopper0.dll 31
    10 smartshopper[1].exe 31

    More files

Registry Modifications

Tutorial: To edit and delete registry entries manually, read the tutorial on how to remove malicious registry entries.

Tip & Warning: Editing and removing the wrong registry keys can severely damage your PC, so remember to backup your Windows Registry! To optimize your Windows Registry and speed up your PC, download RegHunter's registry cleaner.
  • The following newly produced Registry Values are:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}SmartShopper
  • The following CLSID's were detected:
    HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path} {5ED7D3DE-6DBE-4516-8712-436325722327}

Additional Information

  • The following cookies were detected:
    smartshopper
Posted: June 20, 2006 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 4/10
Detection Count: 454

4 Comments

  • SmartShoper_Easy_Fix says:

    I tried all the usual ways to get rid of SmartShopper – add/remove/uninstall programs, editing the registry etc. All was to no avail – because my computer just couldn’t find any files relating to SmartShopper. I only had the problem when using Google Chrome (and i have no idea where i picked up SmartShopper from!!). So I even tried uninstalling and re-installing Chrome – but this didn’t work either. SmartShopper was back!

    However if you go into Chrome Advanced Settings; there’s an option right at the bottom <reset browser settings>. Hitting that got rid of SmartShopper for me! :)

    When you select this option the following Chrome dialogue box comes up: "Your browser settings will be restored to their original defaults. This will reset your homepage, new tab page and search engine, disable your extensions and unpin all tabs. It will also clear other temporary and cached data, such as cookies, content and site data."

    So basically you’ll need to re-set any homepages, re-enable extensions and possibly themes etc. You’ll also have to re-enter passwords the first time you log in to sites that Chrome previously remembered for you. You’ll still have all your bookmarks etc. So it’s really not too much hassle!

    SmartShopper is such an annoying nightmare!! But this fix worked for me – hopefully it will work for others too. Of course for all i know there may still be some aspects of the SmartShopper malware still lurking on my machine – but this got rid of the popups and audio clips – and I’ll soon to a complete re-format (long overdue anyway) just to be sure.

    I hope this helps others – because this malware really is bloody annoying!!!

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  • Sandy says:

    It is very easy to remove Smartshopper by going to Control Panel, Add-Remove programs, and remove it.

  • Frank Allen says:

    how do I get this crapp off my P/C I am tired smartshopper I just what it to go away

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