Shop for Rewards is classified as an adware application, or an ad-supported browser extension. Adware is usually designed to be compatible with widely used browsers such as Explorer, Firefox, Explorer, and Safari. Once running on the system, Shop for Rewards may start displaying random advertisements about various shopping deals, coupons and offers. No matter how luring the ads may appear to the user, clicking them may cause unsafe browser redirects.
The application may have been downloaded on its own from an official website, or in a freeware package downloaded from legitimate software websites. The second download method is known as bundling of software and may be used by third party sites for various suspicious reasons. In some cases, software bundling is used by developers to cover financial losses or monetize online platforms.
Shop for Rewards General Description
Adware applications usually fit the same description. They deliver intrusive shopping related content in the form of banners and pop-ups. Once the adware is ‘attached’ to the browser, the user may also see random page texts that have turned into hyperlinks. Clicking anything brought by Shop for Rewards may compromise the user’s online safety.
Other potential risks associated with adware include:
- Collection of PII (personally identifiable information) – usernames, names, website credentials, banking credentials, addresses, IP addresses, phone numbers.
- Collection of Non-PII (non-personally identifiable information) – browser histories, browsing habits, website cookies, clicks, etc.
Also, while the adware app is running in the background of the system, the user may notice that his PC is performing slower than usual. The browser’s performance may also be affected by adware that may cause freezes and crashes.
Shop for Rewards Removal Options
Adware may be removed manually. A step-by-step guide is available below the article. However, non-experienced users may find manual removal a bit challenging. In that case, automatic removal may be applied. It requires the installation of a valid anti-spyware solution to scan the system, and then detect and delete all threats.
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