Do you know what Shoponi is?
Shoponi is an adware application that is supposed to improve your online shopping experience. According to our research, Shoponi is compatible with the Google Chrome browser. We haven’t seen any reports that it works on other browsers yet.
Although this browser extension cannot infect you with malware, you should remove Shoponi from your browser and computer at once. We cannot know what will happen if you keep this extension on your system. Browser add-ons like Shoponi can be easily exploited by cyber criminals to distribute malicious content, and we certainly do not want that.
You most probably downloaded and installed Shoponi together with some other unwanted application because it is more than obvious that Shoponi cannot be distributed individually. Such adware programs often have official websites that do not contain any direct download link. Why do they even developing these dysfunctional websites? Actually, the websites help adware developers make an impression that the likes of Shoponi are reliable applications that can provide you with some useful function. Naturally, the adware apps seldom live up to their promises, and the same applies to Shoponi.
As mentioned above, Shoponi is a browser extension that is supposed to provide you with information on various sales and discount offers across online shopping websites. This means that Shoponi collects data on your web browsing habits to generate customized commercial offers. This kind of activity is common among adware programs and even most of the reliable websites. However, if reliable search engines and other platforms make sure that the data collected on your web browsing habits remains secure, Shoponi cannot offer the same security.
What’s more, Shoponi clearly doesn’t generate the commercial ad content itself, so it needs to rely on a third-party adware server. Consequently, the application does not and cannot check whether the links embedded into its ads lead to safe websites. In fact, Shoponi doesn’t really care about it because it is not responsible for the third-party content security. As a result, you need to be extremely careful when you click pop-up ads from Shoponi or any other adware application for that matter.
Before you know it, you could be redirected to adware-related website that promotes unreliable applications, and, in the worst case scenario, you will soon need to find a computer security tool that would remove malware from your system. In other words, adware programs can easily lead to serious computer security issues, and you should not hesitate to delete Shoponi right now.
Please follow the instructions below to get rid of this browser add-on. Also, if you think that there might be more unwanted applications on-board, please scan your computer with the SpyHunter free scanner and don’t hesitate to invest in a licensed antispyware tool if necessary.
Manual Shoponi Removal from Google Chrome
- Open your browser and press Alt+F.
- Go to Settings and click More tools.
- Select Extensions and remove Shoponi from the list.
In non-techie terms:
Shoponi is a browser extension that interrupts your web browsing process with countless of annoying commercial pop-ups. Clicking these ads is out of question since it can redirect you to corrupted website, and it could result in a malware infection. Remove Shoponi immediately and stay away from file sharing sites that are bound to be distributing similar adware applications.