Produced by Verti Technology Group Inc, the Shop with Boost browser extension shows coupon advertisements when opening online shopping web pages such as Kmart, Amazon, Expedia, eBay, Dell, etc. This browser add-on is reconcilable with Opera, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox. While this functionality can seem legal (the extension requires to help users equalize products and costs while they internet shop), this browser exchangeable is categorized as adware or a PUP (potentially unwanted program).
There are a few problems with Boost:
- it often installs on PC without user agreement;
- it applies a software marketing way called ‘bundling’;
- this extension tracks users’ web browsing activity and could sell this data to third parties.
How may Shop with Boost infect my system?
Shop with Boost installs on popular web browsers together with free application downloaded from the Internet. This program allocation method is deceitful as installation is usually performed without the user’s resolution. Be thoughtful when downloading and installing free program, since a lot of download web pages use ‘download clients’ offering installation of advanced applications (including Shop with Boost), some of which, compel or effort to stunt users into installing adware or PUPs. Shop with Boost is a PUP that reasons reduced browser productivity and can lead to severe privacy problems. Users are advised to liquidate this browser extension from their computer.
After successful installation, Shop with Boost:
- tracks users’ IP addresses;
- redirects URLs of web pages opened;
- steals browser and operating system data.
The Shop with Boost browser add-on is like to other extensions that install on PC without users’ resolution, including, Sharp Savings, SaveOn, Search Snacks, Barnyard Deals. To avoid installation of this malicious software, express prudence when dealing with free applications. When installing free program, choose the ‘Advanced’ or ‘Custom’ options and cancel installation of any supplementary software.
How get rid of it?
GridinSoft Trojan Killer will fix your computer problems. This is a potent antivirus software. With its complete registered version it finds and deletes adverse programs and malicious applications. We are ready to help you in any matter. You can feel free to contact us.
Shop with Boost automatic removal tool:
Shop with Boost removal steps:
- Download GridinSoft Trojan Killer and scan your computer with it.
- Click on “Apply” to remove all infections found after the scan is completed:
- Shut down all your available browsers.
- In GridinSoft Trojan Killer click on “Tools” and then on “Reset browser settings“:
- Follow the instructions, select browsers you need to be reset, and click on “Reset” button. Finally, restart your computer to apply all made changes:
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Trojan Killer:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Shop with Boost in the future.
GridinSoft Trojan Killer offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Trojan Killer and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):