|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
- Guide 1: How to Remove Enhanced Shopping Assistant from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Enhanced Shopping Assistant from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Enhanced Shopping Assistant from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Enhanced Shopping Assistant from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Enhanced Shopping Assistant from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Enhanced Shopping Assistant from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Enhanced Shopping Assistant from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Enhanced Shopping Assistant from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Enhanced Shopping Assistant
Step 2: Uninstall Enhanced Shopping Assistant and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Enhanced Shopping Assistant on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Enhanced Shopping Assistant there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Enhanced Shopping Assistant from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Enhanced Shopping Assistant and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Enhanced Shopping Assistant via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Enhanced Shopping Assistant files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Enhanced Shopping Assistant, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Enhanced Shopping Assistant from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Enhanced Shopping Assistant from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Enhanced Shopping Assistant from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Enhanced Shopping Assistant from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Enhanced Shopping Assistant will be removed.
Eliminate Enhanced Shopping Assistant from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.