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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
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,238
United States Rank #4,193
Reach 0.0407%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.99 days
560.30 days >
Average installed length: 294.40 days


VersionDistribution 0.37% 0.12% 2.24% 0.12% 0.12% 0.37% 2.37% 0.12% 0.50% 9.96% 1.62% 0.12% 4.48% 0.12% 0.62% 1.12% 0.25% 0.75% 0.62% 0.12% 4.23% 0.37% 0.87% 12.08% 1.99% 1.25% 0.12% 0.12% 8.47% 1.87% 0.87% 1.99% 0.12% 0.25% 0.12% 17.19% 2.62% 16.69% 2.62%

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


The most used version is, 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 (2f9295f5f7a91ee629224861abce0530) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2015.0.3283 Generic
AVware ShopAtHome (fs)
G Data 14.11.24 Win32.Adware.ShopAtHome
McAfee 5600.6939 Artemis!2F9295F5F7A9
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6939 BehavesLike.Win32.BadFile.ch
Sophos 4.98 SAHAgent
TrendMicro-HouseCall 7.2.326 Suspicious_GEN.F47V1106
VIPRE Antivirus 34800 ShopAtHome (fs) (not malicious)
ShopAtHomeWatcher.exe (2af4776b132c0eca65cdcb633b484d96) has been flagged by the following 8 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome.1
Bitdefender 7.2.5028.0 Gen:Variant.Adware.ShopAtHome.1
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 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 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.

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
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)
  • 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.
  • 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.
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 (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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
70 average
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
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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 68%
Keep it 32%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.82%
Windows 10 20.40%
Windows Vista 13.31%
Windows XP 4.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.01%
Windows 8.1 10.39%
Windows 10 Home 6.13%
Windows 7 Professional 5.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.28%
  Canada 0.50%
  United Kingdom 0.07%
  Jamaica 0.07%
  France 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.93%
Dell 29.73%
Acer 9.86%
Toshiba 8.59%
ASUS 2.54%
Lenovo 2.23%
Gateway 1.43%
Samsung 1.11%
Intel 0.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.54%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.25%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.62%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.62%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.04%


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