How to remove Shopping Sidekick

Welcome, in this article I'll tell about Shopping Sidekick, which was published by Innovative apps. I try to give you information how to delete it , what is it and how it infected computer.
I want to speak about automatic removal and manually uninstalling with cleaning registry keys, files, folders and browser's settings.


Delete Shopping Sidekick in automatic mode

Shopping Sidekick can be uninstalled using special  programs. The best solution is to use Spyhunter. It scans user's PC for free. If you want, you can buy it after scanning.


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What is Shopping Sidekick

How PC was infected by Shopping Sidekick

Mostly, it installs computer with other  programs, either, computer can be infected by 'downloaders'. If you don't want install Shopping Sidekick, verify a score with text like “Also install”, "Our partners decision", “Make... A default page in your browser”.

What Shopping Sidekick do

It's not difficult to understand what adware installs on  PC. It shows pop up ads in browser, opens new pages with online games or other ads. Frequently, Shopping Sidekick changes browser settings: default search engine, homepage. Shopping Sidekick infects the follow browsers: Mozilla Firefox, Internet explorer, Google Chrome.
Sadly, but sometimes it not enough to uninstall corresponding browser extensions. User needs to delete all folders, registry keys and files.

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Manually removal Shopping Sidekick

1. Uninstall virus from Control Panel (Control Panel  - Uninstall a program - Uninstall XXX)

2. Uninstall next folders

  • C:\Program Files\Shopping Sidekick

3. Remove registry keys

  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011501158}
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Shopping Sidekick
  • HKLM\SOFTWARE\Shopping Sidekick
  • HKU\...\Software\AppDataLow\Software\Shopping Sidekick

How to remove Shopping Sidekick from browser

Removing Shopping Sidekick from Firefox

Delete add-on: Tools - Add-ons - Remove Shopping Sidekick

Homepage: Tools - Options - General - Put “about:blank” into homepage field

To change new tab:

  • Put “about:config” into address bar;
  • Confirm the suggestion;
  • Search for “browser.newtab.url”;
  • Reset this field (right-click and choose reset).

Removing Shopping Sidekick from Internet Explorer

Disable add-on: Tools - Manage add-ons - Remove Shopping Sidekick
Change homepage: Tools - Internet Options - General - Home page - Put “about:blank”
To change new tab: Tools - Internet Options - General -Tabs

Removing Shopping Sidekick from Google Chrome

Remove add-on: Customize and Control Google Chrome - Tools - Extensions - Remove Shopping Sidekick
Change homepage: Customize and Control Google Chrome - Settings - On startup-Set pages- Put “about:blank”


Good luck. I hope your browser is clean now.

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