How to remove HotShoppy Adware (Mac)

What is HotShoppy?

HotShoppy is a phony application that users of Safari and Google Chrome browsers on Mac OS should beware. Not that extension is a virus, but still it can make your browsing experience a total mess. You may wonder why we say so, since its characteristics say the opposite. According to the information given in the FAQ section, the extension is a free tool to simplify the online shopping process. It claims to provide information about sales and display discount coupons, so that a user who is fond of online shopping would have all things needed at hand. However, just below the description mentions that the extension will also add context ads to your browser, and this is what makes HotShoppy an unwanted application. The ads come in various forms and great numbers, so it’s almost impossible to avoid or ignore them. Nevertheless, we recommend not clicking them if only you don’t wish to land on a shady malicious page. To stop ads from appearing you need to remove HotShoppy adware.

HotShoppy page

How HotShoppy got installed on your computer?

Usually malicious extensions, such as HotShoppy, infiltrate systems when a user inattentively install a freeware or shareware that contains additional elements. To check the presence of malware and to be able to decline the installation you need to be attentive during the setup process. On one of the setup screens you should find the information about complementary installations. Keep your ears open and check the applications titles on the Internet, and cancel the installation if you have even a slightest suspicion about their safety.


Symptoms of HotShoppy infection

  • First and the most striking proof of what you have an adware is ads generated on pages where they haven’t appeared before. The ads can be of any type – pop-ups, in-text hyperlinks, banners and their amount increases on shopping sites. Some of them may be labeled as “Ads by HotShoppy”, “Brought by HotShoppy”, “Powered by HotShoppy”, etc.
  • Another indicator of adware infection is appearance of new programs that you don’t remember installing and processes in start-up queue.
  • Also, you may notice the significant slowdown in the system operating, since running of the applications required for adware activity may consume a lot of CPU.
  • Besides slowing down the computer itself, adware infection may as well negatively affect the speed of Internet connection.

How to remove HotShoppy?

Performing an antimalware scan with Norton Antivirus would automatically search out and delete all elements related to HotShoppy. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate HotShoppy, but also the safest and most assuring one.

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Steps of HotShoppy manual removal

Uninstall HotShoppy from the system

As it was stated before, more likely that the adware appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of HotShoppy you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

How to remove HotShoppy from Mac

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Select the application related to HotShoppy right-click it and choose Move to Trash

Remove HotShoppy from browsers

Since most of adware threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove HotShoppy from Safari

  1. Start Safari
  2. Click on Safari menu button, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete HotShoppy or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove HotShoppy from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete HotShoppy or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove HotShoppy from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete HotShoppy or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting HotShoppy.
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We also recommend to download and use Norton to scan the system after HotShoppy removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among system files and registry entries that can recover HotShoppy.

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