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Should I remove Shopping Sidekick?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
85% remove it15% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Bad
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,168
United States Rank #10,859
Reach 0.0164%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.50 days
722.81 days >
Average installed length: 379.78 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.24.151.151 43.40%
1.23.151.151 14.15%
1.22.150.150 8.49%
1.18.149.149 33.96%

Shopping Sidekick

What is Shopping Sidekick?

Shopping Sidekick is a web browser plugin that displays coupon deals and other advertisements when users visit various online shopping sites. When a user visits an online shopping site and the program has a pre-arranged affiliate relationship with a similar merchant it will alert the user that other deals or prices exist, or in many cases just shows adverts. It injects ads and affiliate codes in product links directly by modifying web pages HTML content. In addition, it has been seen to display non-embedded pop-up advertisements that are non-attributed to the application making this program adware. This software is detected by various anti-malware programs that typically flag it as adware or a potentially unwanted program. It is typically included in various 3rd party software bundles.

About  (from 215 Apps)

Use ShoppingSidekick when you buy online and you can find coupons to apply directly to your order, without leaving the page! ShoppingSidekick is a browser add-on that seamlessly integrates with shopping. After you install Shopping-Sidekick our install screen should pop-up, if it does not, search your download location ...  Read more
Overview
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Built on the Crossrider toolbar platform and potentially unwanted
  • May inject ads in the web browser
  • 'Offers' to modify the browser's home and search pages by default
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Injects advertisements unassociated with the underlying web page
  • Generally known to have a low reputation
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Shopping Sidekick.
Shopping Sidekick-bg.exe (a4d222108d8d2b5331950277a201336e) has been flagged by the following 5 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
ESET-NOD32 7.9115 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
Kingsoft AntiVirus 331020.49267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes v2013.05.26.01 PUP.215Apps
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.146 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH07JN13
VIPRE Antivirus 23868 GamePlayLabs (v)
Shopping Sidekick.dll (f185af8cd5bbc1ecd06ffb7d99c5859f) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
AVG 13.0.0.3169 MalSign.Skodna.4D3
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4562 W32.Clod14f.Trojan.1fc4
Comodo Security 17360 ApplicUnwnt
Dr.Web Adware.GamePlayLabs.36
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.589 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9115 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.A
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
G Data 22 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
IKARUS anti.virus T3.1.5.6.0 Toolbar.Win32.CrossRider
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.215Apps
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!F185AF8CD5BB
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!F185AF8CD5BB
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.VidSaver.1
Panda Antivirus 10.0.3.5 Suspicious file
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.ADH
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0CBH05J913
VIPRE Antivirus 23868 GamePlayLabs (v)
Uninstall.exe (40e9856d7df7e19843616c669965ceec) has been flagged by the following 20 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.550410
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 Adware.Win32.CrossRider.E
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.550410
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 HW32.CDB.Caad
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.Crossid (Not a Virus)
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.24
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.Generic.550410 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9279 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
Fortinet FortiGate 5.1.147.0 Adware/Fam.NB
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.550410
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.550410
K7 AntiVirus 9.175.10814 Trojan ( 0048bcdd1 )
K7GW 9.175.10814 Trojan ( 0048bcdd1 )
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 VIRUS_UNKNOWN
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.215Apps
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!40E9856D7DF7
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Heuristic.BehavesLike.Win32.Suspicious-SFX.G
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.550410
Sophos 4.96.0 Generic PUA JF
VIPRE Antivirus 25350 GamePlayLabs (fs)
Shopping Sidekick.exe (23ea0e339b073f99830baa6157556be8) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware 12.0.163.0 Adware.Generic.550410
Baidu-International 3.5.1.41473 HackTool.Win32.CrossRider.E
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Adware.Generic.550410
Bkav FE 1.3.0.4613 W32.Clod090.Trojan.f0f7
CAT-QuickHeal 12.00 Adware.Crossid (Not a Virus)
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.24
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 3.0.0.596 Adware.Generic.550410 (B)
ESET-NOD32 9279 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.E
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.Generic.550410
G Data 22 Adware.Generic.550410
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
Malwarebytes 1.75.0.1 PUP.215Apps
MicroWorld-eScan 12.0.250.0 Adware.Generic.550410
Symantec 20131.1.5.61 Adware.Crossid
VIPRE Antivirus 25350 GamePlayLabs (v)
ButtonUtil.dll (37186df22de45889dd7640eb362765fd) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Dr.Web Adware.Plugin.14
ESET-NOD32 8791 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.CrossRider.G
Kingsoft AntiVirus 2013.4.9.267 Win32.Troj.Generic.a.(kcloud)
McAfee 5.600.0.1067 Artemis!37186DF22DE4
McAfee-GW-Edition 2013 Artemis!37186DF22DE4
VIPRE Antivirus 21402 GamePlayLabs (v)
       View all 66 all detections
Shopping Sidekick 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 Shopping Sidekick.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: shopping-sidekick.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\shopping sidekick
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Shopping Sidekick\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Shopping Sidekick

Program executable:Shopping Sidekick-bg.exe (Malware detected)
Name:Shopping Sidekick
Shopping Sidekick exe
Path:C:\Program Files\shopping sidekick\Shopping Sidekick-bg.exe
MD5:a4d222108d8d2b5331950277a201336e
Additional files:
  • (Malware detected) Shopping Sidekick.dll - Shopping Sidekick (Shopping Sidekick BHO)
  • Shopping Sidekick.exe - Shopping Sidekick exe
  • (Malware detected) Shopping Sidekick-bg.exe
  • Shopping SidekickGui.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Shopping Sidekick Installer
  • (Malware detected) ButtonUtil.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • Shopping Sidekick.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Shopping Sidekick' with the class of {11111111-1111-1111-1111-110011501158} (CrossriderApp0005058).

How do I remove Shopping Sidekick?

Quickly and completely remove Shopping Sidekick from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Shopping Sidekick 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 Shopping Sidekick, 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 Shopping Sidekick.
  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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Shopping Sidekick you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 3%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 85%
Keep it 15%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#18,168

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.09%
Windows Vista 18.87%
Windows XP 9.43%
Windows 8 6.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.92%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.43%
Windows 7 Professional 7.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.60%
Windows 8 2.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.99%
  Canada 7.55%
  United Kingdom 7.55%
  Iran 2.52%
  Australia 0.63%
  Brazil 0.63%
  Finland 0.63%
  Philippines 0.63%
  Romania 0.63%
  Saudi Arabia 0.63%
  South Africa 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.44%
Dell 33.33%
Acer 12.35%
Toshiba 4.94%
Gateway 1.23%
Alienware 1.23%
American Megatrends 1.23%
ASUS 1.23%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.95%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.97%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.97%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.97%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.97%
Dell XPS 8300 1.98%

About 215 Apps

215 Apps developes a number of adware driven toolbar programs such as DropinSavings, Vid-Saver, Giant Savings, Savings Sidekick, etc.
Publisher URL: www.215apps.com

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