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How to Remove Trusted Web (TrusteShopper) Ads (Adware Removal Guide)

 
If you are experiencing pop-up ads or in-text advertisements that claim to “TrustedWeb” or “TrustedShopper” within Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, then your computer must be infected by Trusted Web Ads, a potentially unwanted program or ad-supported adware. Read this removal guide to get rid of TrustedWeb (TrustedShopper) ads from your system completely.
 

What is Trusted Web (TrustedShopper)

 
Developed by SqueakyChocolate,LLC, Trusted Web (or TrustedShopper) is an ad-supported browser extension, plugin or add-on which displays coupon advertisements, discount deals and sponsored links within the major browser Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

Once installed, Trusted Web (TrustedShopper) usually generates web traffic, collects sales leads information from various dubious sites and displays a variety of advertisements such as text-link, search, banner, interstitial, transitional, pop-up, pop-under, full-page ads and sponsored links on the webpages you are visiting.

Technically speaking, TrustedWeb (TrustedShopper) is not a virus, but it is categorized as PUP – potentially unwanted program or adware application. For it does exhibit lots of malicious traits including rootkit capabilities to hook deep into PC system, hijacking browser and degrading user experience on web.

Trusted Web Installer:

TrustedWeb Installer

 

Bundled Programs May Also Be Installed During Trusted Web Installation:

Passbox install

 

PureLeads Install

 

Amazon 1Button App for Pokki Install

 

Tuneup Utilities Install

 

How Did My PC Infect Trusted Web Ads?

 

TrustedWeb (or TrustedShopper) is commonly bundled with other freeware or shareware that you have downloaded from online download sites. When you install such free software (video recording/streaming, download-manager or PDF creators, etc, the Trusted Web (TrustedShopper) may also be installed automatically without your knowledge.

To avoid installing adware or PUP (potentially unwanted program), you should:

— Pay special attention to the optional installs when you are installing freeware or shareware .
— Be careful for the Custom installation and deselect anything you are not familiar, especially the optional software that you do not want.

In a word, never install any software before you are sure it’s trustable.
 

Trusted Web (TrustedShopper) Removal Guide


Step 1 Uninstall Trusted Web (TrustedShopper) from computer.


Option 1 Uninstall TrustedWeb adware from Control Panel manually.
Option 2 Uninstall TrustedWeb adware via Anvi Uninstaller.

Step 2 Remove TrustedWeb (TrustedShopper) from every browser installed.

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Option 1 Manually remove this adware by modifying the browser settings. Or reset them to their default settings (Optional).
Option 2 Automatically remove Trusted Web (TrustedShopper) using Cloud System Booster (Pro version).

Step 3 Clean up your entire system after adware uninstallation via Cloud System Booster.

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Step 1 Uninstall Trusted Web (TrustedShopper) from computer.

 
Option 1 Uninstall TrustedWeb adware from Control Panel manually.

It’s the most common way to uninstall the adware from Control Panel, just as uninstall other programs as usual.

1. Open Control Panel.

Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 users: Click “Start” > “Control Panel”.
Windows 8 users: Drag your mouse pointer to the right edge of the screen and search “Control Panel” from the “Search” list.

2. Uninstall Trusted Web from Control Panel.

In the popped-up Control Panel box, click on “Uninstall a program” under “Programs” category > In “Uninstall or change a program” box, find out the potentially unwanted program such as Trusted Web, right click on TrustedWeb and TrustedShopper, and choose “Uninstall” to remove the program from Control Panel.

Uninstal TrustedWeb (TrustedShopper) from Control Panel

Option 2 Uninstall TrustedWeb adware via Anvi Uninstaller.

Anvi Uninstaller can help you quickly scan all installed programs and uninstall the unwanted programs conveniently as well as its related registries completely.

Anvi Uninstaller can be downloaded as a smart freeware (download link: http://www.anvisoft.com/uninstaller.html), or can be available as a built-in tool in the powerful PC optimization tool Cloud System Booster.

See how Anvi Uninstaller works in Cloud System Booster:

Install and start Could System Booster(Download: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html Purchase: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php )→Click on ToolBox right under the homepage→download and run Anvi Uninstaller→go to Recently Installed tab →select TrustedShopper and TrustedWeb, and then click on the Uninstall button to uninstall them respectively.

Uninstall TrustedWeb using Anvi Uninstaller
 

 

Step 2 Remove TrustedWeb (TrustedShopper) from every browser installed.

 
Option 1 Manually remove this adware by modifying the browser settings. Or reset them to their default settings (Optional).

It’s a free way but complicated, especially when you have multiple browsers installed.

IInternet Explorer
 

Remove Add-ons


Open Internet Explorer browser, Click on Tools (IE 8)/gear icon( IE 9 and 10) at the upper-right corner of the window, and navigate to Manage Add-ons.

Manage Add-ons in Internet Explorer
 
Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab, select TrustedShopper add-on and click on the Disable button to disable it.

remove TrustedShopper from Internet Explorer

 


Reset Browser Settings (Optional)

Open Internet Explorer browser, Click on Tools (IE 8)/gear icon( IE 9 and 10) at the upper-right corner of the window, and navigate to Internet Options.

Internet Options in Internet Explorer

 

Then come to the Internet Options window, go over to the Advanced tab, and click on the Reset button to reverse Internet Explorer to its default settings.

Reset Internet Explorer Settings

 

Reset Internet Explorer confirmation box

 
GGoogle Chrome
 

Remove Add-ons


Open Google Chrome browser, click on the 3 Horizontal Bar icon Chrome 3 Horizontal Bar at the upper-right corner of the window, and navigate to Tools and then Extensions.

extensions in Chrome
 
Then come to the Extensions window, look for the TrustedShopper under Extensions tab, select and remove it by clicking on the Trash icon.

remove TrustedShopper from Google Chrome
 

Reset Browser Settings (Optional)


Open Google Chrome browser, click on the 3 Horizontal Bar icon Chrome 3 Horizontal Bar at the upper-right corner of the window, and navigate to Tools and then Settings.
Tools>Settings in Chrome
 
Then come to the Settings window, go over to the Settings tab, drop down your mouse to find “Show advanced settings” to display more setting options, and click on the “Reset browser settings” at the bottom of the window.

Reset Chrome settings
 

Click on the “Reset” button in the reset confirmation box, you will restore current Chrome settings to its original defaults.

Reset Chrome confirmation box
 
FMozilla Firefox
 

Remove Add-ons


Open Mozilla Firefox browser, click on the 3 Horizontal Bar icon Firefox 3 Horizontal Bar at the upper-right corner of the window, and navigate to Tools and then Add-ons.

Add-ons in Firefox
 
Then come to the Add-ons Manager window, click on the Extensions icon Extensions icon in Firefox to go to Extensions tab, search TrustedShoper adware and click on the Remove button to delete it.

Remove TrustedShopper from Firefox
 

Reset Browser Settings (Optional)


Open Mozilla Firefox browser, click on the 3 Horizontal Bar icon Firefox 3 Horizontal Bar at the upper-right corner of the window, and navigate to Help button Help button in Firefox.

Then come to the Help window, choose Troubleshooting Information.

Hel > Troubleshooting Information in Firefox
 
Click on the Reset Firefox button in the upper-right corner of the Troubleshooting Information page.

Reset Firefox
 
Click on the Reset Firefox button in the confirmation window, and Firefox will be reset.
reset Firefox confirmation
 
Option 2 Automatically remove Trusted Web (TrustedShopper) using Cloud System Booster (Pro version).

All the above indicates that the manual removal process of TrustedWeb (TrustedShopper) is very complex and requires decent technical expertise. You need knowledge of system files and registry files, or any deletion or removal by mistake may lead you to more problematic situations , what’s worse, wrong operation by manual may make your computer completely unusable. For most computer novice users, a simple and effective adware removal way is necessary. Cloud System Booster offers all Windows users a quick and powerful way for almost all adware removal. With this smart adware removal tool, even a computer novice user can remove the adware entirely by scanning Trusted Web ads in browsers, selecting it and removing it instantly.

 
Register Cloud System Booster with your purchased license key to upgrade it to Pro version.

Cloud System Booster Pro main interface
 
Click the arrow icon arrow button in Cloud System Booster in the lower right corner of Cloud System Booster interface, and then click Slim Toolbar icon Slim Toolbar icon in Cloud System Booster :

Slim Toolbar in Cloud System Booster
 
In the Toolbar Manager box, click on the Scan button, the Slim Toolbar will quickly scan all your browsers for extensions, add-ons, plugins.

Slim Toolbar Manager
 
Remove TrustedWeb (TrustedShopper) using Slim Toolbar
 
Select TrustedShopper adware under “Chrome Toolbar”, “IE Toolbar” and “Firefox Toolbar” and click on the Remove button to remove it completely from your system.

Please note another independent and free version of Anvi Slim ToolBar is also available to remove TrustedWeb (TrustedShopper) or related adware add-ons automatically.

The trial version is free for 15 days: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html

For long-time usage, please click here purchase the browser extension management software:http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php

Start it and click Manage. Then select related add-on on all browsers and remove.

Similar picture:

Anvi Slim Toolbar Manage
 

Step 3 Clean up your entire system after adware uninstallation via Cloud System Booster.

 
The residual junk files, error and invalid registry entries of PUP/adware leading to TrustedWeb (TrustedShopper) pop-up ads and other viruses, which are not malicious but slow down your PC, must be clean up after adware uninstallation or removal.

Start Cloud System Booster, click on the “Quick Scan” button to run a quick and full scan for your entire system through four processes: Registry Cleaner, Disk Cleaner, Optimizer, PC Repair.

Quick Scan feature in Cloud System Booster
 
run a full scan on entire PC system
 

Click on the “Clear” button to clean up your computer.

Clean system for better PC performance
 
Finally, click on the “Finished” button to complete PC cleanup.

Enjoy faster program running and web browsing on your computer.———————————————————————————————————————————

 

Tips for Malware Prevention

 
Malware authors or cyber criminals never stop attempting to find new ways to infect your computer. Then, how to prevent malware infection and protect our PC?
 

Good Online Surfing Habits May Do a Great Favor


Before talking about to prevent malware, we need to know how malware works. In fact, there are several common ways that malware authors use to install their malicious software on your computer.

Websites – If you are visiting a strange website, never “agree” to install the software you are being asked before you make sure it’s safe and legal. Or you may also install malware on your PC without your knowledge.

Emails – Attachments in emails and instant messages and requests for file transfers are also very common methods to spread malware. So, be careful to the attachment from people you do not know or the suspicious links or contents.

USB flash drives or other physical media – Some kinds of malware, for example, worms, usually spread by USB flash drives or other removal physical media when you are copying sharing files between drives or computers. The best method to prevent such malware is to scan them with security software once connected to PC.

Pop-up windows – Some pop-up windows can also spread malware when it asks you to download software or accept a free “system scan” or something like that. When such pop-up appears, don’t hesitate to close it via Windows Task Manager or pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete.

Software installations – Malware may also be bundled with some freeware or shareware that you have downloaded from software sharing websites. When installing such software, the malware may also be installed. So, read carefully on the message boxes during installation before selecting Next, OK, or I Agree.


Anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-adware, anti-spyware and firewall to install


Make sure you have at least one anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-adware, anti-spyware or firewall installed on your computer. Such system security software can help you from malware.

Antivirus software – To keep your system safe, please make sure you have at least one antivirus software installed. If not yet, here is recommended:

Anvi Smart Defender – a powerful antivirus tool, which can help users prevent malicious software such as virus, Trojan, adware, spyware and so on.
Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_asd.html

Your antivirus software must be running and updated regularly.

Anti-malware or anti-spyware –Most antivirus programs contain the anti-malware component. If not, you can install a standalone anti-malware application which must do not conflict with your existing antivirus software, for example:

Anvi AD Blocker- gives you a real-time protection from malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites by blocking them all.
Download link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_adb.html

Firewall – Usually, Windows Firewall is OK. Do not run two firewalls at once, or they may interfere with each other.

Note: Don’t forget to keep the security software on your PC up-to-date regularly to protect against the latest threats.


Additional:

Take advantage of Windows Update to keep your operating system always up-to-date by notifying you latest updates or automatically downloading and installing the new updates.

No matter which browser you are using, keep your browsers up-to-date to prevent malware infection by its pop-up blocking, download screening and auto update functions.

Enjoy.