What is Shoppingon?
Shoppingon is an advertising supported software that enters your computer in order to promote the interests of third parties. The program is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome and is very similar to RightCoupon, LuckyCoupon, SharkManCoupon, SaveNShop, SaveON, TicTacCoupon, and RealDeal. The application is presented in its official website shoppingon.info where it promises to help you save money and time during your online shopping. Unfortunately, our research team found out that this program is highly unreliable and thus we recommend to delete Shoppingon.
What does Shoppingon do?
The adware is usually distributed together with installrex (in some cases Amonetize or Vittalia) installers. The users usually encounter these installers by clicking fake download button in a torrent or some other piracy website. When it enters your PC, it generates numerous advertisements and soon overwhelms the user with pop-ups, banners, in-text ads, etc. As we mentioned before, the goal is to promote the sponsored pages and to do that the application seeks to direct as much traffic as possible to the websites that belong to third parties. Many people find the ads highly irritating and often this annoyance over the constant interruptions is enough to convince the users to get rid of Shoppingon.
Another reason you should seriously consider Shoppingon removal is the tracking it performs. The program records your browsing history, your operating system type, preferred pages, the data that you enter in specific websites, your search queries, and so on. All this information is used to customize the ads to your needs, however it is also shared with the third parties of which, unfortunately, we know nothing about. If you value your privacy, we suggest to remove Shoppingon.
The most disturbing thing concerning this adware, however is not the tracking or the avalanche of ads, but the very real possibility that you will be exposed to the malicious third parties. Since the program is not responsible for the contents of the advertisements, it does not bother to monitor the accuracy of the presented links. This means that you can be directed to the page infected with malware with only one click on the wrong ad. Take your computer’s security seriously and eliminate Shoppingon.
How to remove Shoppingon?
It is quite obvious that it is in your best interest to terminate Shoppingon as soon as possible. Luckily for you, it is easy to remove Shoppingon through Control Panel. The instructions on how to uninstall Shoppingon are displayed under this article. If you would rather leave this problem to the professionals, you should install a legitimate anti-spyware and let it erase Shoppingon for you.
- Click Start and choose Control Panel.
- Go to Add or Remove programs and remove Shoppingon.
- Move to the bottom right corner of the screen and select Settings.
- Open Control Panel and choose Uninstall a program.
- Uninstall Shoppingon.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Open Start menu and choose Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and uninstall Shoppingon.