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How to Remove Shopping Helper Toolbar (Shopping Helper Browser Extension Removal Guide)


Shopping Helper Toolbar hijacks your Internet Explorer / Google Chrome / Mozilla Firefox browser without your knowledge? Now it’s time to get rid of it and restore your browser to its perfect experience! Read this post to know how to remove Shopping Helper Toolbar completely from your system.


What is Shopping Helper Toolbar?

Shopping Helper Toolbar , also known as Shopping Helper Smartbar for Google Chrome / Mozilla Firefox and Browser Helper Object for Internet Explorer, is a browser extension, plugin or add-on made and promoted by Resoft Ltd.

Once installed on your computer, Shopping Helper Toolbar will hijack your by changing your browser homepage and default search engine to redirects

Shopping Helper Toolbar is not a malicious process ass in virus, but it is categorized as a deceptive browser applications or PUP (potentially unwanted program) to spread SPAM and annoying advertisements as “Powered by Smartbar” and underlined links although it claims to help you save money for online shopping.


How Does It Work?


After sneaking into computer bundled with free downloads (familiar ones are freeware, video recording/streaming, player updates and so on) from the internet, the adware adds Shopping Helper Toolbar plugin to browser regardless Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome to generate ads.

Furthermore, Shopping Helper Toolbar will exploit its plugin to track users’ browsing history, access their online activity to collect their browsing habit and preferences. So the ads from Shopping Helper Toolbar are mostly related to content they are likely to be interested in. However, the negative influence is that Shopping Helper Toolbar may also steal your privacy information remaining on your web cookies for immoral commercial use.

For the Shopping Helper Toolbar usually is bundled during the installation process to trick users into installing it without a decent notice, it is suggested that users should:

– always read the Terms and Agreements carefully before installing the software
– pay attention to click on the “Next” “Accept” “I Agree” or similar buttons to prevent from unwanted software installation
– Make full use of the “Advanced” or “Custom” option to find out if there is any other malicious software bundled to be installed during the installation process

Dangers and Risks of Shopping Helper Toolbar


1. Shopping Helper Toolbar usually gets into your computer using deceptive methods, that’s to say, it can be installed without your permission or authorization.

2. Shopping Helper Toolbar replaces or hijacks your IE / Chrome / Firefox browser current homepage and default search engine to redirect to wrong websites, or leads to unexpected webpages.

3. Shopping Helper Toolbar slows down your infected browsers and generates lots of junk files.

4. Shopping Helper Toolbar displays unwanted pop-up advertisements.

5. Shopping Helper Toolbar may bring in other online spyware, adware or other malware on your system, or direct you to infectious sites.

6. Shopping Helper Toolbar violates your privacy and compromises the security of your PC by automatically recording your web browsing activities and interests and collecting your personal user information even including sensitive financial data such as logins, usernames, accounts, passwords, and more.
For those adware and PUP like Shopping Helper Toolbar which brings us threats of network security and annoy us quiet a lot, we strongly recommend removing it.


How to Remove Shopping Helper Toolbar Ads


–Removal guide

Option 1–Remove Shopping Helper Toolbar via Cloud System Booster

Option 2–Three steps to remove Ads by Shopping Helper Toolbar



Option 1–Remove Ads by Shopping Helper Toolbar via Cloud System Booster


Step 1 Uninstall Shopping Helper Toolbar program, Shopping Helper Toolbar plugin and residual junk files


Note: Shopping Helper Toolbar installs onto your PC along with free downloads from the internet. Under the condition that we can not sure whether these downloads are useful for us and if they allow other additional PUPs access our computer, we’d better remove any of dubious programs installing around the time Shopping Helper Toolbar ads appear. Or you can use Anvi Smart Defender to detect malware and remove them automatically.

Please close all your browsers before uninstalling.

Uninstall Shopping Helper Toolbar program

1. Install free or pro version of Cloud System Booster( System maintenance and optimizing tool )

2. After installing, open it and click ToolBox just below the interface, and then click Anvi Uninstaller to download it within several seconds; and then run it.
run Anvi Uninstaller

3. Switch to the Recently Installed tab to remove Shopping Helper Toolbar program, especially these applications installed recently. (Please Skip “Create System Restore Points” when removing.)

Uninstall Shopping Helper Toolbar via Anvi Uninstaller

Remove Shopping Helper Toolbar extension

Click the arrow icon in the bottom right corner of the Home interface and select Slim Toolbar. Then Remove Shopping Helper Toolbar browser add-on detected in your browsers.

Remove Shopping Helper Toolbar by Slim Toolbar

Remove residual junk files

Go back to Cloud System Booster Home again, click Quick Care button to detect junk and error files, invalid registry entries in your PC and then Clean them to optimize your PC.
Quick Scan feature in Cloud System Booster
run a full scan on entire PC system
Clean system for better PC performance


Please always use the tool like Cloud System Booster to clean up the leftovers in the computer to get a clean and optimized PC environment.


Step 2: Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker



Option 2–Three steps to remove Shopping Helper Toolbar Extension


Step 1: Uninstall Shopping Helper Toolbar program from control panel


For Windows XP: Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for Shopping Helper Toolbar, select it and click Remove.


For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for Shopping Helper Toolbar, select it and click Uninstall/Change.


For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for Shopping Helper Toolbar, select it and click Uninstall/Change.

After remove Shopping Helper Toolbar from the control panel, please use system clean tool Cloud System Booster(Download: to remove the residential junk files in your PC completely.


Step 2: Remove Shopping Helper Toolbar browser extensions from IE, Firefox and Google Chrome


Here we offer you 3 options to remove Shopping Helper Toolbar browser extensions from your browser.

Option 1 Remove Shopping Helper Toolbar browser extensions via Anvi Slim Toolbar(remove automatically with one click)
Option 2 Manually remove extensions from web browser add-ons/extensions tab
Option 3 Manually remove extensions by resetting your browser


Option 1 Remove Shopping Helper Toolbar browser extensions via Anvi Slim Toolbar


Because some of users feel it’s a little bit complicated to manually remove Shopping Helper Toolbar browser add-ons/extensions/toolbars one by one. Here, we recommend you a convenient browser management tool–Anvi Slim ToolBar. This tool is designed to remove browser add-ons and repair browser damages including homepage and search engine redirects. With one click to recovery your default browser settings.

1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.


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2. Remove Extensions from browsers


After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click wwwat the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Manage to detect toolbars in your browsers. When the result is displayed, select all of malicious extensions and others you what to remove, and then click Remove button to remove them.

remove unwanted browser extension with Anvi Slim Toolbar

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Option 2 Manually remove extensions from web browser add-ons/extensions tab


Internet Explorer

Click on Tools(IE 8)/gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) at the upper-right corner of the Window, and the click on Manage add-ons. Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on Shopping Helper Toolbar extension and then click on Disable.

Remove Shopping Helper Toolbar from Internet Explorer


Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Add-ons and switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Disable to get rid of Shopping Helper Toolbar browser add-on.

Remove Shopping Helper Toolbar from Firefox

Google Chrome

Go to wrench or 3 bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5(next to the address bar), click on Tools and then click on Extensions. Locate Shopping Helper Toolbar extension and then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.

Remove Shopping Helper Toolbar from Chrome

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Option 3 Manually remove extensions by resetting your browser


Please note that this method will make your personalized browser settings lost and recover to the default settings of browser itself. Please be careful when choose this method to get rid of.

Reset Internet Explorer
Reset Mozilla Firefox
Reset Google Chrome


For Internet Explorer users


1. Go to Internet Explorer> click the gear icon(for IE 9 and 10)/Tools (for IE 8) at the top (far right)>click Internet Options.



2. In the following pop-up box: click Advanced tab>click Reset button>click OK.



3. In below section: select Delete personal settings>click Reset



4. After completing the reset, click Close and then click OK.




For Firefox users


1. Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, move to Help and then click Troubleshooting information.



2. Then, click on Reset Firefox to restore browser settings to their original defaults.



For Google Chrome users


1. Click the Chrome menu 8 on the browser toolbar and select Settings.
2. Click Show advanced settings and find the “Reset browser settings” section. Click Reset browser settings.
3. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Note: When the “Help make Google Chrome better by reporting the current settings” checkbox is selected you are anonymously sending Google your Chrome settings. Reporting these settings allows them to analyze trends and work to prevent future unwanted settings changes.



If you want know what settings will be impacted after resetting your browser settings, please see Reset browser settings on Google’s website.


Step 3: Block spam ads, malicious websites including phishing websites automatically via Anvi Ad Blocker


If you find ads to be annoying while you browse the web, Anvi AD Blocker is specially designed to allow you to surf ad-free by blocking all ads when browsing.

  • Simple – Offer an easy approach to ad blocking. Just install and let it go.
  • Effective – Automatically block ads in variety forms including spam ads, pop up ads, flash ads, phishing, hacked websites and many other malicious websites.
  • Compatible – Anvi AD Blocker enables to block ads on the three major browsers used by Windows XP, Vista, 7 and Windows 8: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
  • Expectable – Want to allow ads on certain sites you prefer? Try the Whitelist feature in Anvi AD Blocker! Want to block certain ad pages permanently? No problem. Just add the URL into the Blacklist!


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How to Block Ads Using Anvi AD Blocker
See how Anvi AD Blocker delivers a faster, cleaner web experience for all Windows users.
Install and run this ads blocking program on your Windows computer. And then click on the “ON” button to make Anvi AD Blocker work. Your computer will be under real-time ad-free protections by blocking, stopping or preventing pop-ups, pop-under, and other annoying advertisements during surfing on the webs.
Turn on Anvi AD Blocker
Once detecting ads URL or malicious URL, Anvi AD Blocker will remind you of the following “Malicious or Unwanted URL Blocked” window:
Ad URL is blocked by Anvi AD Blocker
If you agree to block this ad URL, please click on the “OK” button. If not, please tick out the “Add to the White list” box and then click on the “OK” button to prevent the URL from being blocked later.
Whitelist & Blacklist features in Anvi AD Blocker:
Click on the “MORE” button on the right upper of Anvi AD Blocker, and select the “Settings” button, you can freely add any URL into Whitelist or Blacklist to help you manage your browser experience better:
Settings icon in Anvi AD Blocker
Manage Whitelist or Blacklist in Anvi AD Blocker ———————————————————————————————————————————


Malware Prevention Tips


Due to PUP like Shopping Helper Toolbar going to computer packaged with freeware installers and other 3rd party software, it can’t be avoid that those freeware installers still carry other viruses and infections, even they can’t be removed from control panel or can’t be trace on your PC. Under this circumstance, you need use your antivirus software like Anvi Smart Defender ( download: to detect and remove these malicious and stubborn malware and give you a prompt protection.

main menu of Anvi Smart Defender



Keep your disk drivers clean


After a longtime of use, your disk drives must carry a heavy load. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk drives, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.

Free download:


After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.

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