Shopping Blast is a typical adware program that is supposed to enhance your online shopping experience by displaying relevant deals, offers, and coupons. The ads by Shopping Blast pop up in the popular web browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, IE). Although the promoted features may seem beneficial, PC users are advised to remove Shopping Blast from their computers. Malware researchers consider the displayed third-party advertisements a potential threat to the computer’s safety because they may direct you to unsafe or corrupted web location and expose the system to malware infiltration.
Shopping Blast’s Symptoms
Once installed, Shopping Blast starts displaying various advertisements in the pages you visit. They may be in the form of banners, pop-ups, deals and coupons, but the one thing they have in common is their goal – to generate pay-per-click profit for their authors.
Shopping Blast is designed to serve relevant marketing content, and in order to do so it tracks certain information on the affected computer – IP address, entered search terms, visited URLs. This data is personally non-identifiable, yet it still may land in the wrong hands and be used for deceitful purposes.
Shopping Blast may also initiate unwanted redirects to third-party websites with questionable content.
How Is Shopping Blast Distributed?
Shopping Blast can be downloaded online, but it can also enter the machine unnoticed by the user, as a part of a freeware bundle. This distribution method becomes more and more popular, so users are advised to opt for advanced installation and un-tick any pre-checked boxes.
PUPs (potentially unwanted programs) usually find their way in the user’s PC bundled with PDF creators, media players and other freeware available for download online.
The cautious selection of your download sources is imperative for the safety of your system.
How to Remove Shopping Blast from Your PC?
Shopping Blast is classified as adware, and malware experts recommend its removal. The application may not be a threat per se, but the product pages the user lands on, may pose risks to the system. To delete Shopping Blast permanently, follow the removal guide below.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Shopping Blast from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Shopping Blast from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Shopping Blast from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Shopping Blast from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Shopping Blast from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Shopping Blast from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Shopping Blast from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Shopping Blast from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Shopping Blast
Step 2: Uninstall Shopping Blast 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 Shopping Blast 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 Shopping Blast there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Shopping Blast from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Shopping Blast 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 Shopping Blast 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 Shopping Blast files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Shopping Blast, 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 Shopping Blast 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 Shopping Blast 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 Shopping Blast 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 Shopping Blast 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 Shopping Blast will be removed.
Eliminate Shopping Blast 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.