Shopop

Shopop Description


Shopop, marketed as a ‘whole new shopping experience,’ is an adware product that modifies your browser to show extra advertising content that will remain until Shopop is uninstalled. Despite its protests to the contrary, Shopop’s advertisements have no discernible benefit to its users, and malware researchers would recommend deleting Shopop even if Shopop didn’t have a suspicious history of being installed through methods similar to that of threats. Because Shopop may be difficult to uninstall through all standard software-uninstallation routines, you should consider using anti-adware and anti-malware programs to make Shopop’s deletion as straightforward as possible.

The Shopping Experience that will not Leave You Alone


Shopop is shopping assistant adware that’s marketed at its website, Shopop.me, and also appears to be enjoying other distribution methods. These latter installations of Shopop copies have been confirmed since January of 2014, although its website has been registered for longer than that period of time. Variants of Shopop installed automatically also have been seen in several formats, making its detection and removal a potentially-nebulous prospect without appropriate security software.

Officially, Shopop sometimes is referenced as the Shopop Widget, but Shopop doesn’t provide your browser with any features worth installing this add-on intentionally.
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Shopop modifies Web pages in your browser to show additional advertisements and also may generate advertising through other methods, such as pop-ups. While malware experts haven’t categorized Shopop as a threat, they consider the possibility of having any shopping-related benefits from Shopop’s advertisements to be trivial, at best. One positive note, albeit a small one, is that Shopop hasn’t been found distributed along with other Potentially Unwanted Programs or adware, even in formats where Shopop is installed automatically.

Popping the Shopop Browser-Advertising Bubble


When it comes to finding online bargains, Shopop may pass itself as being on your side, but malware researchers classify Shopop as another, forgettable PUP. PUPs often cause security issues related to the automatic loading of third party advertisements that may harm your PC, and deleting Shopop should be considered in preference over ignoring its presence or switching your Web browser. Shopop also may be considered invasive, which is a natural consequence of its habit of collecting your non-protected information (which sites you visit, for example) for its own bottom line.

Deleting Shopop without anti-malware tools is an unnecessarily problematic affair that, for your peace of mind, malware researchers recommend avoiding. Nonetheless, updated security software is preferred for removing Shopop, as with all PUPs that have been identified relatively recently. Finally, having access to good PC security products also can provide ample bulwarks against any free software bundles and most other techniques that may be utilized to install Shopop.

Shopop Automatic Detection Tool (Recommended)


Is your PC infected with Shopop? To safely & quickly detect Shopop 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 %LOCALAPPDATA%\ Smartbar\ Application\ Shopop.exe 1,244
    2 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\browserhelper.exe N/A
    3 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\googlechromeremoteplugin.dll N/A
    4 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\interop.shdocvw.dll N/A
    5 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\mactrackbarlib.dll N/A
    6 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\microsoft.mshtml.dll N/A
    7 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.common.dll N/A
    8 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.exceptionhandling.dll N/A
    9 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.exceptionhandling.logging.dll N/A
    10 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\microsoft.practices.enterpriselibrary.logging.dll N/A
    11 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\microsoft.practices.objectbuilder.dll N/A
    12 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\ndde.dll N/A
    13 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\newtonsoft.json.dll N/A
    14 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\productsremovaltool.exe N/A
    15 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\regasm.exe N/A
    16 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\sgml.dll N/A
    17 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\shopop.exe N/A
    18 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\sidb.dll N/A
    19 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\siem.dll N/A
    20 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\sipb.dll N/A
    21 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\sismlp.dll N/A
    22 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.gui.controls.dll N/A
    23 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.gui.docking.dll N/A
    24 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.gui.mainclient.dll N/A
    25 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.infrastructure.businessentities.dll N/A
    26 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.infrastructure.core.dll N/A
    27 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.chromelocalplugin.dll N/A
    28 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.firefoxlocalplugin.dll N/A
    29 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.infrastructure.plugins.internetexplorerlocalplugin.dll N/A
    30 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.infrastructure.utilities.dll N/A
    31 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.personalization.common.dll N/A
    32 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.dmp.dll N/A
    33 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.messengerplugin.dll N/A
    34 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.notepadplugin.dll N/A
    35 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.screencaptureplugin.dll N/A
    36 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.weatherplugin.dll N/A
    37 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.personalization.servicesplugins.wordplugin.dll N/A
    38 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.resources.historyandstatswrapper.dll N/A
    39 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.resources.languagesettings.dll N/A
    40 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.resources.languagesettings.resources.dll N/A
    41 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.dll N/A
    42 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.resources.socialnetssharer.xmlserializers.dll N/A
    43 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbar.resources.translations.dll N/A
    44 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_20.dll N/A
    45 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_21.dll N/A
    46 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_22.dll N/A
    47 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_23.dll N/A
    48 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_24.dll N/A
    49 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbarfirefoxremoteplugin_25.dll N/A
    50 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbarinternetexplorerbho.dll N/A
    51 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbarinternetexplorerextension.dll N/A
    52 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\smartbarversionshelper.exe N/A
    53 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\spbe.dll N/A
    54 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\spbl.dll N/A
    55 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\sppsm.dll N/A
    56 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\spsm.dll N/A
    57 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\spup.dll N/A
    58 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\spusm.dll N/A
    59 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\srau.dll N/A
    60 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\srbhu.dll N/A
    61 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\srbs.dll N/A
    62 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\srgu.dll N/A
    63 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\srns.dll N/A
    64 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\srpdm.dll N/A
    65 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\srprl.dll N/A
    66 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\srpu.dll N/A
    67 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\srsbs.dll N/A
    68 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\srsbsau.dll N/A
    69 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\srsl.dll N/A
    70 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\sruhs.dll N/A
    71 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\srus.dll N/A
    72 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\srut.dll N/A
    73 C:\users\user\appdata\Local\smartbar\application\system.data.sqlite.dll N/A

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..\..\..\..{RegistryKeys}Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\shopop.meSOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\Shopop_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Tracing\Shopop_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\Shopop_RASAPI32SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Tracing\Shopop_RASMANCSSOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{EF602558-44D2-427D-9482-E9FF712C1220}HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\[APPLICATION]\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall..{Uninstaller}{EF602558-44D2-427D-9482-E9FF712C1220}

Additional Information

  • The following URL's were detected:
    Shopop.me/privacy.html
Posted: January 21, 2014 | By
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Threat Metric
Threat Level: 2/10
Detection Count: 10,188

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