Terrific Shopping Adware Virus – Remove The Hijacker From Chrome, IE, Mozilla

Terrific Shopper can be removed easily. It’s an adware infection with browser hijacking capabilities. Terrific can infect Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and other browsers. The site will send a tidal wave of ads on your computer. Some of them may be dangerous. The ads can lead to more adware, and even malware and ransomware.


Name
Terrific Shopping

Easy Solution
You can skip all steps and remove Terrific Shopping adware with the help of an anti-malware tool.

Manual Solution
Remove Terrific Shopping browser hijacker manually by following the guidelines of our step-by-step guide below.

Distribution
PUPs, malicious ads, bundle packs.

Terrific Shopper Adware Browser Hijacker – How Did It Infect Me?

The adware can hijack your browser if you installed something you shouldn’t have, like a pirated program, a shady browser extension, or even a legitimate program that has the adware attached as “extra” content. The first and most effective step you can take against content like Terrific is to not install shady software.

Always check if the site you downloading from has is reliable, especially if the content it offers is pirated or “free.”

Terrific Shopper Adware Browser Hijacker – How Does It Harm Me?

The usual goal of browser hijackers is to collect info and display ads. Terrific seems a bit different and more dangerous. The site is very shady and its likely that the displayed ads aren’t for real businesses. The more probable goal of Terrific Shopper is to spread other viruses through those pop-ups.

Terrific Shopper is a gateway virus. It’s annoying, but not dangerous in its own right. The threat it poses is that the virus can open up the door of your computer for other infections. This can lead to ransomware infections, Trojan viruses, and God knows what else. Our advice is to remove Terrific Shopper as soon, and as best as you can.

How Can I Remove Terrific Shopper Virus?

The removal of the adware infection is a good start, but it’s not enough. Avoiding shady, infectious, or illegal websites, especially if they include pirated content, mirror sharing, or porn, is the best way to avoid crapware like Terrific Shopper. And yet, that still may not be enough.

Crooks come up with new ways to infect all the time, and regular users may find it difficult to be one step ahead. That is why professional help may be needed for further protection. Our advice is to buy a premium anti-malware service which will protect your computer effectively.

Terrific Shopping Removal Guide

Notice!
Manual removal of Terrific Shopping requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. You could prevent this troublesome effect and delete Terrific Shopping browser hijacker with SpyHunter malware removal tool.

STEP I: Start the PC in Safe Mode with Network

This will isolate all files and objects created by the browser hijacker so they will be removed efficiently.

    1) Hit WIN Key + R

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    2) A Run window will appear. In it, write “msconfig” and then press Enter
    3) A Configuration box shall appear. In it Choose the tab named “Boot
    4) Mark “Safe Boot” option and then go to “Network” under it to tick it too
    5) Apply -> OK

Or check our video guide – “How to start PC in Safe Mode with Networking

STEP II: Remove Terrific Shopping from Windows

Here’s a way to remove the program. This method will work regardless if you’re on Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP. Simply selecting the program and pressing delete won’t work, as it’ll leave a lot of small files. That’s bad because these leftovers can linger on and cause all sorts of problems. The best way to delete a program is to uninstall it. Here’s how you can do that:

    1) Hold the “Windows” button (It’s between CTRL and Alt on most keyboards) and press “R”. You’ll see a pop-up window.

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    2) In the textbox, type “appwiz.cpl”, then press“ Enter ”.

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    3) The “Programs and features” menu should now appear. It’s a list of all the programs installed on the PC. Here you can find the program, select it, and press “Uninstall“.

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STEP III: Remove Terrific Shopping From Your Browser

Before resetting your browser’s settings, you should know that this action will wipe out all your recorded usernames, passwords, and other types of data. Make sure to save them in some way.

Removal guide for Mozilla Firefox Removal guide for Google Chrome Removal guide for Internet Explorer

    1) Start Mozilla Firefox. In the upper right corner, click on the Open menu icon and select “Add-ons“.

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    2) Inside the Add-ons Manager select “Extensions“. Search the list of extensions for suspicious entries. If you find any, select them and click “Remove“.

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    3) Click again on the Open menu icon, then click “Options“.

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    4) In the Options window, under “General” tab, click “Restore to Default“.

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    5) Select “Search” in the left menu, mark the unknown search engine and press “Remove”.

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      1) Start Google Chrome. On the upper-right corner, there a “Customize and Control” menu icon. Click on it, then click on “Settings“.

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      2) Click “Extensions” in the left menu. Then click on the trash bin icon to remove the suspicious extension.

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      3) Again in the left menu, under Chrome, Click on “Settings“. Go under “On Startup” and set a new page.

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      4) Afterward, scroll down to “Search“, click on “Manage search engines“.

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      5) In the default search settings list, find the unknown search engine and click on “X“. Then select your search engine of choice and click “Make default“. When you are ready click “Done” button in the right bottom corner.

    1) Start Internet Explorer. Go to the “Tools” menu and click on “Manage add-ons“.

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    2) In the “Manage add-ons” window, bellow “Add-on Types“, select “Toolbars and Extensions“. If you see a suspicious toolbar, select it and click “Remove“.

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    3) Then again in the “Manage Add-ons” window, in “Add-on Types“, Select “Search Providers“. Chose a search engine and click “Set as default“. Select the unknown search engine and click “Remove and Close”.

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    4) Open the Tools menu, select “Internet Options”.

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    5) In the “General” tab, in “Home page”, enter your preferred page. Click “Apply” and “OK”.

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STEP IV: Remove Completely Terrific Shopping Browser Hijacker Using SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool

Manual removal of Terrific Shopping requires being familiar with system files and registries. Removal of any important data can lead to permanent system damage. Prevent this troublesome effect – delete Terrific Shopping browser hijacker with SpyHunter malware removal tool.

SpyHunter anti-malware tool will diagnose all current threats on the computer. By purchasing the full version, you will be able to remove all malware threats instantly. Additional information about SpyHunter / Help to uninstall SpyHunter

STEP V: Repair Windows Registry

    1) Again type simultaneously the Windows Button + R key combination
    2) In the box, write “regedit”(without the inverted commas) and hit Enter
    3) Type the CTRL+F and then write the malicious name in the search type field to locate the malicious executable
    4) In case you have discovered registry keys and values related to the name, you should delete them, but be careful not to delete legitimate keys

Further help for Windows Registry repair

STEP VI: Preventive Security Measures

    1) Enable and properly configure your Firewall.
    2) Install and maintain reliable anti-malware software.
    3) Secure your web browser.
    4) Check regularly for available software updates and apply them.
    5) Disable macros in Office documents.
    6) Use strong passwords.
    7) Don’t open attachments or click on links unless you’re certain they’re safe.
    8) Backup regularly your data.
Alex Dimchev

Author : Alex Dimchev

Alex Dimchev is a beat writer for Best Security Search. When he's not busy researching cyber-security matters, he enjoys sports and writing about himself in third person.


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