|Name||Enhanced Shopping Assistant|
|Short Description||The app may promise to assist users while shopping online.|
|Symptoms||Numerous advertisements are generated.|
|Distribution Method||Via freeware packages (bundling), clicking on ransom pop-ups, etc.|
|Detection tool||Download SpyHunter, to See If Your System Has Been Affected By Enhanced Shopping Assistant|
Enhanced Shopping Assistant is a program that has been designed to show users numerous advertisements. This is a browser extension that can be attached to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. After it has been installed on your computer, the software will start showing you ads when you are browsing the web.
These can be presented in pop-up, banner, in-text, or other form. Adware programs such as this are not considered to be reliable. In fact, their presence on your computer can expose it virtual risks. This is why it is best to get rid of it as soon as possible.
How Did Enhanced Shopping Assistant Get on My Computer?
Programs such as this are known to be distributed through bundled downloads. This means that they are attached to installers of free applications. If you download free software from third-party distributors, it is likely that you will also get additional software. There are a few things that are recommended that you do in order to avoid getting any potentially unwanted program by accident:
- Avoid downloading free software from third-party sources. Most of the time, these will host bundled downloads.
- Instead of skipping through the installation, make sure to carefully read all information presented to you.
- Go for the Advanced/Custom installation option. This way, you will have the opportunity to decline any installation of additional programs.
What Does Enhanced Shopping Assistant Do?
This program will start presenting ads as soon as it has been installed on your computer. They will appear no matter what website you are browsing. What is more, you will find that they are related to the items you have been recently looking up online. Adware programs can track your browsing in order to display relevant content to each user. Keep in mind that the collected information can also be shared with third parties.
Why is Enhanced Shopping Assistant Unwanted?
You may think that this program has been developed to help you with your shopping, but it is highly unlikely that it will do so. When it comes to adware programs, you have to know that they are easily exploited by malicious third parties. They can show misleading ads that will take users to harmful websites. Even the ads that are related to your browsing can end up transferring you to websites, managed by cyber criminals. You do not want to end up on such websites. A few things can happen if you do:
- A phishing scheme may be attempted. Cyber criminals will try to trick you into sharing personal and financial information.
- You may also be offered some kind of software that will turn out to be an infection and steal your sensitive data.
- Your computer may be attacked by malware as soon as you are transferred to the website.
As you can see, there is no benefit to having Enhanced Shopping Assistant. This is why it is best to remove it.
How to Remove Enhanced Shopping Assistant
Usually adware programs can be removed manually. A simple uninstall via Control Panel is all it takes. You can try this with Enhanced Shopping Assistant. However, it has been reported that Enhanced Shopping Assistant is harder to remove. Even after you supposedly uninstall it, the adware will still be able to generate ads. In this case, the best thing to do is to get a reliable antimalware tool on your computer. This will clean your system of any intruders. It will also protect your PC against future attempts at compromising it.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool.Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool / How to Uninstall SpyHunter