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Remove Alpha Shopper Adware

rp_adware-150x150.jpgAlpha Shopper is a Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP) that is reported by some to be a shopping assistant providing the best promotions in the online market. However, the software is believed to add possibly unwanted processes in the Task Manager (Windows PCs) and some firewall permissions that may allow it to download updates in the background. The app is also reported to install other third party software, install browsing cookies and possibly cause PC slowdowns.

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Alpha Shopper Ads – How Does It Work?

This program usually may arrive on user PCs marked as a free ‘extra’ in combination with the installers of other free programs the user deliberately downloaded from a third-party website. Once it is situated on the computer, it may initiate a .exe process in the task manager. Another action it might take is install tracking cookies (LSOs) with long expiration dates that follow the user browser searches and browsing history. The program does that with the purpose of displaying advertisements by the so-called ‘behavioral marketing’ method.

Some security experts report that the adware may automatically install other software, such as BrowseSmart. This may result in various consequences, mainly in PC slowdowns.

Also, similar to other adware programs such as CycloneCover or Sponsored Ads this PUP may display annoying ad content that redirects to third-party websites. Some redirects to such sites may conceal various risks from the user:

  • Conning the user, by displaying messages that his/her machine is slow or infected to make him conduct expensive calls to fake tech support numbers.
  • The redirects to sites that could display fake problems such as ‘Your Flash Player needs an update!’ or similar and may download malicious files onto your PC.

Scamming of the user into entering his personal info as a part of a registration for a free trial of a service, prize claiming or contest participations.

Cyber-criminals have become very smart, and they are always developing new means of obtaining user information. This is why it is advisable to be on the lookout for a ‘Custom’ or ‘Advanced’ options on the installer of your free program. Also, users should be careful for ‘I agree’ options or tick boxes that may say something like ‘Include Alpha Shopper as a free extra!’.

Alpha Shopper Removal Manual

In case you have Alpha Shopper or any similar PUPs installed on your computer that you think may be a security risk to it, it is a should that you follow the removal tutorial, described below. In some cases, some PUPs leave some files on the computer. This is why it is highly recommended to install a professional antimalware program that will provide constant protection from any threats and eradicate them completely.

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

1. Remove/Uninstall Alpha Shopper

1. Remove/Uninstall Alpha Shopper in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 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 get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall Alpha Shopper.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Alpha Shopper from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window


    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu


    Select Alpha Shopper and click “Remove


    After Alpha Shopper is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu


  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate Alpha Shopper and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After Alpha Shopper is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select Alpha Shopper to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.


    After Alpha Shopper has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.

    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on Alpha Shopper
    Click ‘Uninstall’


    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall Alpha Shopper. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the Alpha Shopper will be removed.

    3. Remove Alpha Shopper automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    3. Remove Alpha Shopper automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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    It is highly recommended to run a scan before purchasing the full version of the software to make sure that the current version of the malware can be detected by SpyHunter.


    Berta Bilbao

    Berta is a dedicated malware researcher, dreaming for a more secure cyber space. Her fascination with IT security began a few years ago when a malware locked her out of her own computer.

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