Shop Time is an application designed by SuperWeb LLC, a company known for the development of adware programs. Shop Time may initiate various issues on the affected computer, including intrusive advertisements, redirects to predetermined third-party sites, browser and system slowdowns, etc.
Shop Time adware may infiltrate your computer bundled with other free software you have downloaded online. Shop Time ads may link you to suspicious web content or even distribute other third-party software without your consent. Experts recommend running a full system scan and eliminating Shop Time and related adware.
Update April 2017.Keep in mind that Super Web LLC is a brand of the Sambreel/Yontoo group, so Shop Time is often referred to as Shop Time by Yontoo. It is the same piece of adware, no matter how it is called. This company is a well-known distributor of PUPs and adware, known for displaying context and popup advertising. Unfortunately, the adware may still be affecting users’ system, most likely in bundled downloads. Please note that even if the website of adware is no longer available, its developers may still be distributing it in freeware packages. Always be extra cautious when downloading freeware or shareware from the Web, as you may end up “paying” with your personally identifiable information.
|Short Description||All browsers on your computer could be affected. The adware may redirect you to unwanted pages and may display unwanted advertisements.|
|Symptoms||Unwanted advertisements, browser redirects, etc.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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How Does Shop Time Enter Your System?
The Shop Time application can be downloaded online. It can also be delivered to your computer during the installation of freeware or shareware. This stealth infiltration technique is known as “bundling” and is a common practice among software developers. To avoid the additionally added programs, users are advised to opt for custom installation and un-tick the pre-checked boxes.
Shop Time Adware: Symptoms
- Once installed the Shop Time app will initiate pop-up advertisements labeled Shop Time Ads or Ads by Shop Time. They may start appearing on your screen even if you are not viewing online shopping sites at the moment.
- To display advertising materials matching the interests of the user Shop Time may track certain personally non-identifiable information related to the user’s browsing habits, visited websites, duration of the browsing sessions, search queries, IP address, etc.
- Adware programs may sometimes cause unwanted redirects to suspicious third-party sites, slow down you browser and lead to poor system performance. Although they are not of a malicious nature, experts recommend their removal because of the risks they may indirectly pose to your computer.
Experts warn that the promoted ads may link to pages with questionable content and lead to further issues.
The data tracked by the application may be used for marketing purposes or transferred to third parties.
How to Remove Shop Time from Your PC?
Removing Shop Time from the affected computer is advisory. Follow the step-by-step removal guide below. It will help you delete Shop Time or related adware from your computer permanently.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Shop Time from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Shop Time from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Shop Time from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Shop Time from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Shop Time from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Shop Time from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Shop Time from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Shop Time from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Shop Time
Step 2: Uninstall Shop Time 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 Shop Time 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 Shop Time there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Shop Time from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Shop Time 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 Shop Time 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 Shop Time files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Shop Time, 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 Shop Time 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 Shop Time 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 Shop Time 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 Shop Time 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 Shop Time will be removed.
Eliminate Shop Time 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.