Fun Shopper is promoted as a useful browser add-on that enhances the user’s online shopping experience. The application is supposed to find relevant deals, coupons and offers and present them to the user. The pop-ups labeled “Ads by Fun Shopper” may appear in the popular web browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE). Although this functionality may be seen as beneficial, users are advised to remove the application from their computers. Experts consider the promoted third-party ads a potential threat to the PC’s safety because they may link the user to unsafe or corrupted web pages and expose the system to malware infiltration.
How Is Fun Shopper Distributed?
The browser add-on can be downloaded online. Fun Shopper can also enter the machine unnoticed, as a part of a freeware bundle. Since this procedure becomes more and more popular, users are advised to opt for custom installation and un-tick any pre-checked boxes.
Often potentially unwanted programs find their way in the user’s computer bundled with media players, PDF creators and other free of charge software users can download online.
The careful selection of your download sources is crucial for the stability and performance of your system.
Fun Shopper – How Does It Work?
Once installed, the application starts displaying numerous advertisements in the web pages you visit. They may appear as banners, pop-ups, deals and coupons, but the one thing they have in common is the fact that they only aim to generate pay-per-click profit for their creators.
The application’s primary goal is to serve relevant marketing content, so it tracks certain information on the affected machine – IP address, visited URLs, entered search terms. Although this data is personally non-identifiable, it may still land in the wrong hands and pose risks to your system.
Fun Shopper may also initiate unwanted redirects to third-party pages.
How to Remove Fun Shopper from Your PC?
Fun Shopper is classified as adware, and experts recommend its removal. The application may not have any malicious features, but the product pages the user lands on, may be of a threatening nature. To delete Fun Shopper permanently, follow the removal guide below.
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
- Guide 1: How to Remove Fun Shopper from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Fun Shopper from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Fun Shopper from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Fun Shopper from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Fun Shopper from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Fun Shopper from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Fun Shopper from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Fun Shopper from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Fun Shopper
Step 2: Uninstall Fun Shopper 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 Fun Shopper 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 Fun Shopper there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Fun Shopper from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Fun Shopper 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 Fun Shopper 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 Fun Shopper files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Fun Shopper, 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 Fun Shopper 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 Fun Shopper 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 Fun Shopper 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 Fun Shopper 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 Fun Shopper will be removed.
Eliminate Fun Shopper 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.