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Key Shift is promoted as a program that is supposed to assist users as they shop online, providing them with relevant deals, offers, price comparisons and coupons. This functionality may seem quite useful, but please note that Key Shift is classified as PUP (potentially unwanted program) and adware, and its removal is recommended by security experts. Key Shift is distributed via bundled downloads. The program generates intrusive third-party ads that may expose your system to numerous security risks. Key Shift is compatible with the commonly used browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, etc.).

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How Is Key Shift Distributed?

DealsWatchAds by Key Shift often end up on your computer bundled with free of charge programs and applications you have downloaded online. A lot of free download websites are known to employ the so called “download clients” so they could boost the page traffic and monetize various free services. Not paying close attention to the download and installation processes of freeware and shareware may result in adware or malware infiltrations. You can avoid additional installations by observing each stage of the installation process carefully. Do not allow the installation of further applications, plug-ins or programs. Select the Custom options, where you can manage each step and have full transparency of the process.

What Does Key Shift Do?

Key Shift displays countless banner, pop-up and pop-under, inline text, coupons, comparison shopping, and transitional ads in the web pages you visit. The promoted advertisements may seem harmless at first, but security experts warn that third-party ads may expose your computer to serious safety issues if you click on them. The seemingly innocent coupons and offers may link you to corrupted web pages and invite different threats to your PC.

Ads by Key Shift may gather certain information, for example, search queries, URLs you have visited, IP address, browsing habits, etc. Keep in mind that personally identifiable information may also be tracked. Key Shift may transfer the collected information to third parties for questionable purposes.

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Key Shift is not a virus and does not pose a direct threat to your PC. However, the ads it promotes may expose your system to various safety issues. This is why malware experts recommend the program’s removal right away. Below you will find detailed instructions on how to delete Key Shift manually or with the help of a trusted anti-malware program.


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1. Remove/Uninstall Key Shift

1. Remove/Uninstall Key Shift 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 Key Shift.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove Key Shift 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 Key Shift and click “Remove


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


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