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Should I remove ShopAtHome.com Helper?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
68% remove it32% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,578
United States Rank #3,650
Reach 0.0530%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.66 days
550.47 days >
Average installed length: 289.23 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
7.10.6.17 1.62%
7.10.6.11 0.13%
7.10.6.10 0.13%
7.10.6.9 0.40%
7.10.6.8 1.88%
7.10.5.1 0.13%
7.10.4.0 0.40%
7.10.2.10 9.15%
7.10.2.6 1.48%
7.10.0.6 0.13%
7.10.0.5 4.71%
7.2.6.2 0.13%
7.2.4.1 0.54%
7.2.2.3 1.21%
7.2.2.2 0.27%
7.2.1.0 0.81%
7.2.0.12 0.67%
7.0.6.8 0.13%
7.0.4.22 4.04%
7.0.4.19 0.40%
7.0.4.18 0.94%
7.0.4.17 11.98%
7.0.4.15 2.02%
7.0.4.14 1.08%
7.0.4.12 0.13%
7.0.4.10 0.13%
7.0.3.15 9.15%
7.0.3.14 1.88%
7.0.3.12 0.94%
7.0.3.9 2.15%
7.0.3.8 0.13%
7.0.3.7 0.27%
7.0.2.3 0.13%
7.0.2.1 18.17%
7.0.2.0 2.83%
7.0.1.0 16.82%
7.0.0.0 2.83%

ShopAtHome.com Helper

What is ShopAtHome.com Helper?

This is the helper application that is installed with the ShopAtHome Toolbar (Browser App). "When you visit a website, whether typing in the URL or clicking a link (including from a search engine results page), the Browser App recognizes whether the URL is that of an Affiliate Store, and, if so, may redirect you through the affiliate network site to the Affiliate Store's website, at which time, a tracking cookie will be placed in your browser. This cookie is the tracking mechanism that will follow your transaction with the Affiliate Store, to allow for credit of Cash Back Rewards."

About  (from Belcaro Group)

During installation, the Browser App may automatically change the default search engine used by your Web browser, whether via a built-in search box or otherwise, to our search engine. Using the ShopAtHome.com search engine allows us to deliver targeted search results based on the information we have about you. We will ...  Read more

Overview

The most used version is 7.0.2.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The main program executable is ShopAtHomeHelper.exe. A vast majority of those who have this installed end up removing it just after a couple weeks. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 7.63 MB (7,998,900 bytes). ShopAtHomeUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Starts automatically
  • Connects to a server over the Internet
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
  • Many experts agree, if you don't use it you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ShopAtHome.com Helper.
ShopAtHomeUpdater.exe (1c6453503866a380b2af4bc36e18b770) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 1120 Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome.1
Bitdefender 1.0.20.50 Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 8.14.01.10.03 Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome
F-Secure 11.2014-10-01_6 Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome.1
G Data 14.1.22 Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome
MicroWorld-eScan 15.0.0.30 Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome.1
Sophos 4.95 SAHAgent
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.10 TROJ_GEN.F47V1021
ShopAtHomeWatcher.exe (2af4776b132c0eca65cdcb633b484d96) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome.1
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome.1 (B)
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome.1
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome.1
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome.1
Sophos 4.95.0 SAHAgent
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.F47V1021
       View all 16 all detections
ShopAtHome.com Helper has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove ShopAtHome.com Helper.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: ShopAtHome.com
URL: www.shopathome.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\shopathome\shopathomehelper
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\ShopAtHome\ShopAtHomeToolbar\..\ShopAtHomeHelper\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 7.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ShopAtHome.com Helper

Program executable:ShopAtHomeHelper.exe
Name:ShopAtHome.com Browser App
ShopAtHome.com Cash Back Helper
Signed by:ShopAtHome.com
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\roaming\shopathome\shopathomehelper\ShopAtHomeHelper.exe
MD5:39b2853faaa6330ce3706f2b904a69c9
The Shopping Toolbar will have the ability to inject such content into search results in your browser. Such content will be identified as ShopAtHome.com content, and you will have the ability to disable this feature of the Toolbar.
Additional files:
  • HttpHandle302.dll (by ShopAtHome.com) - ShopAtHome.com Browser App (ShopAtHome.com 302 handler)
  • RibbonConfig.exe (by ShopAtHome.com) - ShopAtHome.com Ribbon Config
  • ShopAtHomeHelper.exe - ShopAtHome.com Cash Back Helper
  • ShopAtHomeHelperPS.dll
  • ShopAtHomeUpdater.exe - ShopAtHome.com Cash Back Updater
  • ShopAtHomeWatcher.exe - ShopAtHome.com Cash Back Watcher
  • Exec.exe
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • uninst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DDEE7075-2AAB-4A02-BE8B-C1F405594F34}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • ShopAtHomeWatcher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ShopAtHomeWatcher' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\ShopAtHome\ShopAtHomeHelper\ShopAtHomeWatcher.exe.
  • ShopAtHomeUpdater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ShopAtHomeUpdater' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\ShopAtHome\ShopAtHomeHelper\ShopAtHomeUpdater.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • ShopAtHomeUpdater.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ShopAtHomeUpdater' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\ShopAtHome\ShopAtHomeHelper\ShopAtHomeUpdater.exe.
  • ShopAtHomeWatcher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ShopAtHomeWatcher' which loads as C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\ShopAtHome\ShopAtHomeHelper\ShopAtHomeWatcher.exe.
Network connections
  • ShopAtHomeHelper.exe connects to 74.63.145.142 (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

ShopAtHomeHelper.exe
Memory:12.71 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.1041001147%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.03625959%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.06784052%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:14
70 average
ShopAtHomeUpdater.exe
Memory:3.96 MB
Total CPU:0.0002198290%
Kernel CPU:0.00014997%
User CPU:0.00006986%
CPU cycles/sec:6,075
I/O reads/min:8 Bytes
ShopAtHomeWatcher.exe
Memory:864 KB
Total CPU:0.0015997294%
Kernel CPU:0.00083785%
User CPU:0.00076188%
CPU cycles/sec:2,815,809

How do I remove ShopAtHome.com Helper?

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Or, you can uninstall ShopAtHome.com Helper from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ShopAtHome.com Helper, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove ShopAtHome.com Helper.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.58%
Windows 8 17.88%
Windows Vista 13.98%
Windows XP 4.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.62%
Windows 8.1 10.81%
Windows 7 Professional 5.68%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.15%
  Canada 0.54%
  United Kingdom 0.23%
  Jamaica 0.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.27%
Dell 29.57%
Acer 9.40%
Toshiba 8.38%
ASUS 2.56%
Lenovo 2.05%
Gateway 1.54%
GIGABYTE 0.85%
Intel 0.68%
Samsung 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.50%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.89%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.89%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.75%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.45%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.14%

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