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Remove HopToShop from Your PC

HopToShop is a browser extension that is supposed to enhance your online shopping experience by displaying different deals, coupons, banners, pop-ups, etc. The application is not malicious, but the promoted third-party advertisements may link you to websites with unverified content and expose the system to security risk. Experts recommend using a competent anti-spyware tool that will detect and remove any threat on your machine.

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HopToShop Distribution Method

PrizeCoupon“Ads by HopToShop” usually infiltrate your computer bundled with freeware and shareware. Many free download sites employ “download clients” in order to monetize various free services and boost their web traffic. Any additional installations can be seen in the Advanced options; selecting them you can manage each stage of the process personally and un-select the programs and applications you do not want on your PC.

HopToShop’s Symptoms

Once installed, HopToShop starts injecting numerous deals, coupons and pop-up advertisements in the web pages you visit. The ads may appear harmless, but malware experts alert that interacting with them can expose you to misleading content, cause system instability and redirect you potentially unsafe websites.

HopToShop may change the current browser settings and redirect you to predetermined web pages. The application is compatible with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and other commonly used browsers.

HopToShop collects information about your browsing activities so that it can display relevant advertising content. The data it tracks may include search entries, IP address, duration of the browsing sessions, web pages visited, etc. Browser extensions like HopToShop use cookies and collect personally identifiable information. The latter is often disclosed to third parties and can be used for marketing purposes.

HopToShop Removal Manual

HopToShop is not malicious, and its removal is not supposed to be difficult for the average computer user. The step-by-step manual below will help you delete HopToShop from your PC permanently. Malware experts recommend running a full system scan to see if other adware programs have entered your machine.


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1. Remove/Uninstall HopToShop

1. Remove/Uninstall HopToShop 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 HopToShop.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove HopToShop 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 HopToShop and click “Remove


    After HopToShop 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 HopToShop and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After HopToShop 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 HopToShop 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 HopToShop 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 HopToShop
    Click ‘Uninstall’


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

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    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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