How to remove Shopswell adware from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

Shopswell is an adware program that might buy users by promising exclusive discount coupons, best deals, price comparison tools, etc. Same as Preispilot and Serpens Ads Shopswell adware promise to help you to save time and money while buying online. Let’s not forget that previous adwares promised the same, but in reality were just feeding users with promises and meanwhile providing with an excessive amount of pop-up ads, in-text links and redirections to sponsored websites. Shopswell was developed by Playswell, Inc. with an objective to bring revenues by redirecting users to sponsored websites.


After the installation of the Shopswell you will really see a lot of deals and offers, discount coupons, however if you click on those you will be redirected to some questionable websites where you are risking to be involved into identity theft and frauds. If you read the terms of Shopswell adware you will find that they are not responsible for any content provided by third party website where user might be redirected. Redirections may bring you to some very dangerous websites, where some javascripts may be executed automatically and you will download and install some Trojans, backdoors, keyloggers or even ransomware. We don’t see any benefit by using Shopswell adware, there are lots of legitimate programs that will provide you with much more features and will not try to infect you with additional malware.

Shopswell adware can be downloaded from its official website, however it is also hosted on various third party websites and software portals. But most of installs of Shopswell are made by tricking users, in other words it called bundling – when Shopswell adware is attached to the installer of some freeware application and user installs the whole bundle without even suspecting that he installs additional programs. It is legitimate way of spreading malicious programs. To avoid the infection user should simply read the EULA carefully and opt for custom installation. These two simple rules may save your time and money on restoring your computer from viruses.

After the installation Shopswell will change system settings and will be launched automatically on every system boot. Also, it is able to inject some malicious code into the browsers and change their homepages and search engines. Shopswell adware will be constantly running on the background and in addition to slowing your computer will monitor your browsing activities. The adware is able to collect personal data such as browsing history, cookies, emails, logins and passwords and even banking information. It is very dangerous to keep Shopswell adware on your computer and we strongly recommend to remove it from your pc. To safely and easily remove Shopswell adware just follow the manual removal guide written below. After that, download the automatic removal tool and scan your computer for additional threats.

Shopswell Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for Shopswell

Symptoms of Shopswell infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Shopswell threat removal and it is easy to use.

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Manual Removal Instruction for Shopswell

Step 1
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    Shopswell remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    Shopswell remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Shopswell and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Shopswell or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Shopswell remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove Shopswell from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Shopswell and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Shopswell from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove Shopswell from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled Shopswell completely.
  • Remove Shopswell from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove Shopswell from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Shopswell and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Shopswell from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove Shopswell from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove Shopswell completely.
  • Remove Shopswell from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove Shopswell from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Shopswell and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Shopswell from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove Shopswell from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove Shopswell from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove Shopswell from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Shopswell completely.
  • Remove Shopswell from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the SHOPSWELL and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 01/02/2016 04:40 PM;