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What percent of users and experts removed it?
82% remove it18% keep it
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What is ShopForU?

ShopForU is an ad-supported browser extension that may deliver advertisements in the form of coupons, affiliate links, price-comparisons, display media and other links through a number of functions including those based on the the content of any web page the user is visiting, plug-ins, add-ons, or the web browser itself. Advertisements may be injected to overlay the page or inserted directly into the page content. This adware may alter the content of any web page accessed for the purpose of displaying advertisements.

About  (from PayByAds ltd)

PayByAds ShopForU is a browser add-on that allows users to perform visual search on products from thousands of stores. The service will display “See More” icons next to product images on online stores. After hovering or clicking on this icon, a window will appear showing deals relevant for that item and/or similar/rela...  Read more


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named shopforu.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 1.49 MB (1,563,924 bytes).
  • Malware detected in the program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Typically distributed through a pay-per-install bundle
  • Displays unwanted advertisements
  • The experts agree, you should remove it!
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in ShopForU.
shopforu.exe (4fe9cd1ed8efd6c6d106415506d4e867) has been flagged by the following 13 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
AVG 2016.0.3141 Paybyads
Avira ADWARE/Adware.Gen7
AVware Montiera (fs)
Baidu-International Hacktool.Win32.Montiera.aOJM
ESET-NOD32 9.10714 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Montiera.Q
IKARUS anti.virus t3scan. not-a-virus:Downloader.Montiera
Kaspersky not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Montiera
Malwarebytes v2015.04.13.01 PUP.Optional.ShopForU.A
McAfee 5600.6797 Artemis!4FE9CD1ED8EF
McAfee-GW-Edition 7.6797 Artemis
Qihoo-360 Win32/Virus.Downloader.42e
Sophos 4.98 PayByAds
VIPRE Antivirus 34744 Montiera (fs)
shopforusetup.exe (2e1ef50fb4045fa2270078214cff0d4d) has been flagged by the following 30 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.PayByAds.A
ALYac Adware.PayByAds.A
Antiy-AVL RiskWare[Downloader:not-a-virus]/Win32.Montiera
avast! 8.0.1489.320 Win32:GenMaliciousA-FPG [Adw]
AVG Paybyads.893
AVware Montiera (fs)
Baidu-International PUA.Win32.Montiera.bR
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.PayByAds.A
Bkav FE W32.HfsAdware.B5AC
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 Downloader.Montiera.r5 (Not a Virus)
Cyren W32/Application.RTZT-0277
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.PayByAds.A (B)
ESET-NOD32 11371 a variant of Win32/Toolbar.Montiera.R potentially unwanted
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 Riskware/Montiera
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.PayByAds.A
G Data 25 Adware.PayByAds.A
IKARUS anti.virus T3. not-a-virus:Downloader.Montiera
K7 AntiVirus 9.202.15367 Unwanted-Program ( 004b1ff21 )
K7GW 9.202.15367 Unwanted-Program ( 004b1ff21 )
Kaspersky not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Montiera.b
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.ShopForU.A
McAfee Artemis!2E1EF50FB404
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.PayByAds.A
nProtect 2015-03-24.01 Adware.PayByAds.A
Panda Antivirus Trj/Chgt.J
Sophos 4.98.0 PayByAds
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R000C0ELO14
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R000C0ELO14
VIPRE Antivirus 38740 Montiera (fs)
       View all 43 all detections
ShopForU 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 ShopForU.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: shopforu
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\shopforu\shopforu\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\shopforu\shopforu\\shopforusetup.exe" /uninstl
Estimated size: 1.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ShopForU

Program executable:shopforu.exe (Malware detected)
Additional files:
  • chromext.dll
  • firefoxt.dll
  • res.dll (by Pay By Ads LTD)
  • (Malware detected) shopforusetup.exe (by Pay By Ads LTD)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • shopforusetup.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ShopForU Updater' (Next runs on 08/01/2015 at 16:05).
  • shopforu.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ShopForU' (Next runs on 08/01/2015 at 16:05).
Startup File (User Run)
  • shopforu.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ShopForU' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\shopforu\shopforu\\shopforu.exe.

How do I remove ShopForU?

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Or, you can uninstall ShopForU 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 ShopForU, 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 ShopForU.
  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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Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 82%
Keep it 18%
Windows 10

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 16.67%


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