Shoppi is a potentially unwanted program (PUP). As its name suggests, this tool is concentrated around online shopping. It offers to help you save money from your web purchases. For this purpose, it searches for products at bargain prices, discounts, and coupons for e-commerce websites. The tool is not considered reliable for a number of reasons. To begin, Shoppi launches itself upon system start-up and you cannot change its settings to have it work only when you want it to. The tool does not ask you to place your requests for the products you are interested in. It does its searches automatically. The advertisements it displays lead to third party websites whose reputation may be under question. Shoppi will not do a checkup of the links it forwards your way. Following any of them is at your own risk. The ad you click on may lead to a completely different website which can infect your system. It is not advised to use the services of this PUP. Malware experts recommend deleting it for security concerns.
For many people, the first question about Shoppi when encountering it is how it entered their system. The program does not have its own website. Despite this, there have been many accounts of people discovering it on their system out of the blue. The only explanation is that the PUP uses clandestine distribution methods. This has been confirmed by collecting information on the program and researching separate cases. It was determined that the most common way for Shoppi to enter a user’s system is through software bundles. The tool can travel in bundles with freeware programs, downloaded from dubious file sharing websites. These programs act as a download client for the PUP. Shoppi is entirely included in the file of the program it travels with. It does not run its own installation wizard, but is simply included in the setup file of the main software from the bundle. The program will still need the green light to proceed with its install, though. Shoppi will be listed as an additional tool you can approve to have installed to your PC or deselect. You just have to remove the check mark from the box next to the program to deny it access to your system. Many people do not read the terms and conditions of programs they are processing and miss the opportunity to opt out of unwanted tools.
Having Shoppi installed to your PC will cause you a great deal of inconveniences. The program will constantly interrupt you with its incessant pop-ups. It will display many of them each time you access the internet. Having Shoppi generate all these ad windows will take up a lot of CPU and RAM memory, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. The real problems will arise, if you click on any of these windows. Since they come in great numbers and appear on top of all your browser windows, this is very likely to happen by accident. Each site you will be taken to may be malicious and assist unreliable software in penetrating your system. Since the program has no official website, there is no way to seek retribution for any damage that may result to your machine. Depending on the kind of malware that enters your PC, the consequences may vary. The smallest problem would be to get stuck with other PUPs and adware that will slow down your machine and bombard you with unwanted adverts. In the worst case scenario, you may lose access to your files and have your hard drive erased. If you do not wish to take any unnecessary risks, you can remove Shoppi from your computer right now.
Shoppi can be uninstalled from your Control Panel just like any other program. You can find instructions for the process below this paragraph. Please, make sure you do them strictly and keep the order they are listed in. To make sure there are no other dangerous programs on your system, you can do a complete system scan of your machine. If you have no idea how Shoppi got installed to your computer, you cannot be sure whether it came alone or not. Adware and PUPs are often bundles in numbers. There is also the possibility that the tool managed to let in another unwanted program though its ads. This is why doing a full system scan with a reliable AV program is advised.
Remove Shoppi from your computer
1. Click Win+X simultaneously and navigate to the Control Panel.
2. Navigate to Uninstall a Program and choose the unwanted software from the list.
3. Press Uninstall to remove the application.
1. Open the Windows Start menu and go to your Control Panel.
2. Select Uninstall a Program and remove the program from the list.
1. Open the Windows Start menu and go to the Control Panel.
2. Choose Add or Remove Programs.
3. Find the program in the list and remove it.