MyShopMate is an adware program, that displays pop-up ads and advertisements on web pages that you visit. The “Powered by MyShopMate” advertisements will be shown as boxes containing various coupons that are available, as underlined keywords, pop-up ads or advertising banners.
What is MyShopMate
MyShopMate is advertised as a program that displays coupons for sites you are visiting and competitive prices when you are viewing product pages at sites like Amazon or eBay. Though this may sound like a useful service, the MyShopMate program can be intrusive and will display ads whether you want them to or not.
When installed, the MyShopMate will display advertising banners, pop-up advertisements and in-text ads, stating that they are brought to you by MyShopMate. The MyShopMate Ads will have different text under the pop-up: “Powered by MyShopMate”, “Brought to you by WebShoppy”, “Ads by SmartShoppy”, “Ads by EasyShopper” or “Ads by WebShoppers”.
When infected with MyShopMate the common symptoms include:
Advertising banners are injected with the web pages that you are visiting.
Random web page text is turned into hyperlinks.
Browser popups appear which recommend fake updates or other software.
Other unwanted adware programs might get installed without the user’s knowledge.
How did MyShopMate got on my computer?
MyShopMate is an adware program that is commonly bundled with other free programs that you download off of the Internet. Unfortunately, some free downloads do not adequately disclose that other software will also be installed and you may find that you have installed MyShopMate without your knowledge. Most commonly MyShopMate is bundled within the installers from Cnet, Softonic or other similar custom third-party installers.
You should always pay attention when installing software because often, a software installer includes optional installs, such as this MyShopMate adware. Be very careful what you agree to install.
How to remove MyShopMate Ads
This page is a comprehensive guide, which will remove “Ads by MyShopMate” virus from your computer, and any other adware program that may have been installed during the setup process.
Please perform all the steps in the correct order. If you have any questions or doubt at any point, STOP and ask for our assistance.
Step 1: Uninstall MyShopMate application from Apple MAC OS X (macOS)
In this first step, we will search and remove all the malicious files from your machine.
1. Click on the “Go” button, then select “Applications”.
2.When the Application folder will open, search for Software-Updater files. Either drag the files to the Trash, or right-click and select “Move to Trash”.
Step2: Remove MyShopMate with Adware Removal Pro
Adware Removal Pro is a powerful tool which is designed to remove adware and browser hijackers from Apple Mac OS X.
1. You can download Adware Removal Pro from the below:
2. Once you have downloaded Adware Removal Pro, please open it and click the Clean button.
Step3: Block MyShopMate pop-up ads with AdBlock Master