How to remove Shopping Sidekick (ads, banners, deals)
Name of the threat:Shopping Sidekick
Command or file name:ShoppingSidekick.exe
Affected OS:Win32/Win64 (Windows XP, Vista/7, 8/8.1, Windows 10)
Affected browsers:Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
Shopping Sidekick intrusion method
Shopping Sidekick installs on your PC along with free software. This method is called "bundled installation". Freeware offers you to install additional module (Shopping Sidekick). Then if you fail to decline the offer it starts hidden installation. Shopping Sidekick copies its file(s) to your hard disk. Its typical file name is ShoppingSidekick.exe. Then it creates new startup key with name Shopping Sidekick and value ShoppingSidekick.exe. You can also find it in your processes list with name ShoppingSidekick.exe or Shopping Sidekick. Also, it can create folder with name Shopping Sidekick under C:\Program Files\ or C:\ProgramData. If you have further questions about Shopping Sidekick, please ask below. You can use programs to remove Shopping Sidekick from your browsers below.
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This problem can be solved manually by deleting all registry keys and files connected with Shopping Sidekick, removing it from startup list and unregistering all corresponding DLLs. Additionally missing DLL's should be restored from distribution in case they are corrupted by Shopping Sidekick.
To get rid of Shopping Sidekick, you should:
1. Kill the following processes and delete the appropriate files:
Warning: you should delete only those files which checksums are listed as malicious. There may be valid files with the same names in your system. We recommend you to use Shopping Sidekick Removal Tool for safe problem solution.
2. Delete the following malicious folders:
3. Delete the following malicious registry entries and\or values:
Warning: if value is listed for some registry entries, you should only clear these values and leave keys with such values untouched. We recommend you to use Shopping Sidekick Removal Tool for safe problem solution.
Uninstall Shopping Sidekick related programs from Control Panel
We recommend you to check list of installed programs and search for Shopping Sidekick entry or other unknown and suspicious programs. Below are instructions for different version if Windows. In some cases adware programs are protected by malicious service or process and it will not allow you to uninstall it. If Shopping Sidekick won't uninstall or gives you error message that you do not have sufficient rights to do this perform below instructions in Safe Mode or Safe Mode with Networking or use Shopping Sidekick Removal Tool.
Remove Shopping Sidekick related extensions from your browsers
Shopping Sidekick in some cases can be accompanied with browsers extension. We recommend you to use free option Toolbar Remover under Tools in Stronghold AntiMalware to remove unwanted browser extensions related to Shopping Sidekick. We recommend you to perform scan your PC with Removal Tool or Stronghold AntiMalware. To remove extenions from your browsers manually do the following:
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Protect computer and browsers from infection
Adware threats like Shopping Sidekick are very widespread and, unfortunately, many anti-virus programs fail to detect it. To protect your computer from future infection we recommend you to use Removal Tool, it has active protection module and browser settings guard. It does not conflict with any anti-virus programs and creates additional shield against threats like Shopping Sidekick.
Here are the descriptions of problems connected with Shopping Sidekick and ShoppingSidekick.exe we received earlier:
All the time I am on the computer, I have news flashes,etc popping up while I am trying to log in. I have contacted Hughes Net about this & they say they can't do anything about it.
Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.
my computer has been slowing down so i tried deleting things and on my control panel where you add and remove objects shopping sidekick was there i didn't remember downloading it so i deleted it then it said successful uninstall but it still stayed on my computer trying a removal tool bow but not sure if it will do the trick
Problem was successfully solved. Ticket was closed.