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Windows 7: How to Put Smarter Shopper Out of Biz


26 Apr 2014   #1

Win7 64Bit Enterprise
 
 
How to Put Smarter Shopper Out of Biz

I'm as fervent believer in capitalism as anyone, but I want to put this adware Smarter Shopper into a bottomless abyss. Where can I go to bring the law down on them like a sledge-hammer. I went to the trouble of going to their website after trying to use their suggestion to uninstall their crap off my PC; which wasn't even a valid process, let alone did it work. So, when I lodged an official complaint, I had to wait at least a week for their response, which only said they had resolved the issue. THIS is my REAL, LEGIT complaint. I'm thinking of going to RipOff Report.com. Does anyone know any other effective resources?

Thanks,
GPL

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26 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/64-bit
 
 

You may be able to file a complaint to the FCC but I'm no expert in all these legal related things. And remember, the government is slowly closing down malicious companies.
Edit: Never mind I think CERT would be better. http://www.us-cert.gov
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26 Apr 2014   #3

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

Hi,
I'm confused,
Are you needing removal process instructions ?
Search for "smart shopper" - MalwareTips.com
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26 Apr 2014   #4

Win7 64Bit Enterprise
 
 

ThrashZone,
Thanks for the tip; however, the 1st step where it advises to uninstall Smart Shopper from your Cntrl Pnl is false. It's listed NOWHERE on the list of apps. Also, I am ALWAYS very cautious when installing stuff. Not to argue with you, and I'm running MalwareBytes as I type this. Ironically, there was a Smarter Shopper ad for MalwareBytes as I was downloading it.
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26 Apr 2014   #5

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gplea View Post
ThrashZone,
Thanks for the tip; however, the 1st step where it advises to uninstall Smart Shopper from your Cntrl Pnl is false. It's listed NOWHERE on the list of apps. Also, I am ALWAYS very cautious when installing stuff. Not to argue with you, and I'm running MalwareBytes as I type this. Ironically, there was a Smarter Shopper ad for MalwareBytes as I was downloading it.
No, it is not false.

You need to understand that there are several ways for installers to install this junk.

Some installers do add the normal installation process to Control Panel > Programs and Features


How to Put Smarter Shopper Out of Biz-ss.png


Just because the installer that got by you (and your antivirus) did not happen to create the normal uninstall process - does not mean that the instructions to look there are wrong/bad/false!

By the way, if you use IE10 or IE11 with 64bit tabs enabled, then most of this junk won't run.


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26 Apr 2014   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I wonder why you'd install it? I've never installed something due to an ad of any kind. This is how they make money, preying on the uninformed.

More care is in order to avoid getting stuck with things like Smarter Shopper.
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26 Apr 2014   #7

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gplea View Post
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I'm thinking of going to RipOff Report.com. Does anyone know any other effective resources?
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Don't waste your time with RipOff Report for things like this. People will be searching for ways to remove it. If they do research it, the top returns will be about how to remove the malware. That should be enough to prevent others from installing it. You are not going to harm this company's reputation by adding a rant to RipOff Reports because this is not an item that people research first before "buying".


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gplea View Post
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Ironically, there was a Smarter Shopper ad for MalwareBytes as I was downloading it.
If you are visiting websites while the smart shopper add-on / tooolbar is active, then such adverts are to be expected. The add-on looks for key words on the page and presents related adverts.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I wonder why you'd install it? I've never installed something due to an ad......
I don't think that the OP said that it was installed because of an advert.
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26 Apr 2014   #8

Win7 64Bit Enterprise
 
 

So, I read thru the entire article this time. I've run all 3 utils it recommended, as well as uninstalled any suspicious apps, and/or Extensions. I'm not seeing any ads or popups right now. Hopefully, I'm done.
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26 Apr 2014   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gplea View Post
I'm as fervent believer in capitalism as anyone, but I want to put this adware Smarter Shopper into a bottomless abyss. Where can I go to bring the law down on them like a sledge-hammer. I went to the trouble of going to their website after trying to use their suggestion to uninstall their crap off my PC; which wasn't even a valid process, let alone did it work. So, when I lodged an official complaint, I had to wait at least a week for their response, which only said they had resolved the issue. THIS is my REAL, LEGIT complaint. I'm thinking of going to RipOff Report.com. Does anyone know any other effective resources?

Thanks,
GPL
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I wonder why you'd install it? I've never installed something due to an ad......
I don't think that the OP said that it was installed because of an advert.
There. Not installed perhaps, but still used something from something he's trying to get rid of. Seems like throwing gas in a fire to put it out?
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26 Apr 2014   #10

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gplea View Post
I'm as fervent believer in capitalism as anyone, but I want to put this adware Smarter Shopper into a bottomless abyss. Where can I go to bring the law down on them like a sledge-hammer. I went to the trouble of going to their website after trying to use their suggestion to uninstall their crap off my PC; which wasn't even a valid process, let alone did it work. So, when I lodged an official complaint, I had to wait at least a week for their response, which only said they had resolved the issue. THIS is my REAL, LEGIT complaint. I'm thinking of going to RipOff Report.com. Does anyone know any other effective resources?

Thanks,
GPL
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I wonder why you'd install it? I've never installed something due to an ad......
I don't think that the OP said that it was installed because of an advert.
There. Not installed perhaps, but still used something from something he's trying to get rid of. Seems like throwing gas in a fire to put it out?
Ahh, I see how that could be interpreted that way now. Thanks.

I guessed that the Smart Shopper (SS) app was came in with some other install (hence, no clear uninstall named SS) & that the OP went to their website looking for help to get rid of the SS app.

Scanning with a barrage of tools might make the OP feel better/safer.

I too wish that there was a way to get at these companies...
...but I figure that plenty of people have tried/failed.
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