Fake Amazon Shopping Assistant Removal

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I wrote this article to help you remove Fake Amazon Shopping Assistant. This Fake Amazon Shopping Assistant removal guide works for all Windows versions.

Fake Amazon Shopping Assistant WILL NOT enhance your online shopping experience. On the contrary. This thing is a PUP which stands for potentially unwanted program. And it is unwanted indeed. First of all, it is a fake. The “Assistant” promises to provide you the best Amazon deals but it doesn’t deliver. Instead, what it provides you is sponsored links and numerous questionable pop-up ads. Why? Because the crooks use these links and ads to generate web traffic to specific pages so they could gain money via the pay-per-click mechanism. Do you know what this means? Hackers are making effortless profits at your expense. You are becoming their sponsor just by keeping the PUP on board. What is worse, you are constantly exposed to danger. If you don’t want things to worsen, and they sure will, delete the pest as soon as possible. These infections tend to become more and more problematic as time passes. So, tackle the virus you are stuck with. Otherwise, you will regret it soon enough.

This PUP is very deceptive. It lies to your and promises things it doesn’t actually provide. Once it enters your machine it immediately alters your browsers` settings. Google Chrome, Mozilla and Internet Explorer become unreliable. Your whole online experience turns hellish. By adding a brand new extension that is perfectly compatible with the all three above-mentioned browsers, the PUP takes control over your browsing. You are not the one in charge anymore. For starters, the infection doesn’t need your permission to make modifications. It doesn’t even inform you of the changes it makes. It acts as it sees fit. Its one purpose it to bombard you with sponsored links all the time. As we mentioned, clicking on these links fills crooks` pockets. However, aside from helping them become rich, you are always one click away from more malware.

Nothing the PUP generates is safe. Not the links, not the ads, nothing. Most of the lead straight to more infections which you can get with a single click. Of course, there might be some perfectly harmless ads on your screen but you cannot tell which is which unless you click. But if you click on the wrong one (and there are many wrong ones) you automatically compromise your PC even more. Don’t trust Fake Amazon Shopping Assistant. It will only destroy your online activities. In addition to the countless annoying commercials, the PUP also redirects you to all kinds of questionable pages which have nothing to do with your search queries.

Remove Fake Amazon Shopping Assistant
The Fake Amazon Shopping Assistant Virus

Do you see how the pest effectively ruins your browsing? The crooks had no intention to enhance your online shopping whatsoever. All they care about is gaining profits. But this is not all. Because of the PUP, your machine underperforms as well. It lags, it crashes, your browsers freeze, etc. And as if all of this is not enough, your privacy is jeopardized as well. Your IPs, email addresses, passwords, usernames, accounts and browsing-related data are all being spied on. So, act fast before it is too late. Use our removal guide below and get rid of this infection now!

But how the PUP managed to enter your machine? Did you download it? No. And yet, here it is, which means it succeeded in tricking you into giving it green light. Infections still need your approval on their installment and they are suing tricks to get it. One of the most popular methods is freeware bundling. All hackers do is attach the pest to a bundle and you do the rest by being careless.

In order to protect yourself always opt for the Custom settings in the Setup Wizard instead of the Basic ones. Why? Because the Customized settings allow you to see each program in the bundle as well as to decide which one to keep and which one to remove. Also, don’t skip the Terms and Conditions as they can also contain some misleading clauses. Don’t rush the process. Choose safety over speed. The fastest way to help a virus infect you is to be negligent. Your haste, distraction, and carelessness are what all parasites pray for. So, don’t provide them. Be cautious and keep yourself and your machine infection-free.

Fake Amazon Shopping Assistant Removal

STEP-1 Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

task manager

Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Fake Amazon Shopping Assistant from your computer? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov
Daniel Stoyanov has a Master's degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.If you have any questions feel free to ask him right now.

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