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Should I remove Shopping Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
70% remove it30% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #45,888
United States Rank #27,535
Reach 0.0019%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 110.00 days
616.14 days >
Average installed length: 323.74 days


1.5.17 46.15%
1.4.5 30.77%
1.0.11 11.54%
1.0.8 11.54%

Shopping Assistant

What is Shopping Assistant?  (from Alibaba (China) Co., Ltd)

Shopping Assistant is a featured extension on Chrome, Opera and Firefox. When you search a product on a retailer's website, Shopping Assistant automatically shows you similar products from popular shopping websites, such as Amazon and eBay. What is more, it includes price history for each product sold on Amazon.


Shopping Assistant is a software program developed by Alibaba (China) Co., Ltd. The most common release is 1.5.17, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named tbcore3.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 4.97 MB (5,206,673 bytes). The installed file update.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 94% of users of Shopping Assistant come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Jamaica.
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Shopping Assistant
URL: ruyi.taobao.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\shopping assistant
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Shopping Assistant\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 4.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Shopping Assistant

Program module:tbcore3.dll
Name:Internet Explorer Toolbar
Internet Explorer Toolbar Engine
Path:C:\Program Files\shopping assistant\tbcore3.dll
Additional files:
  • TbCommonUtils.dll - Internet Explorer Toolbar (Internet Explorer Toolbar Common Utils)
  • TbHelper2.exe - Toolbar Helper Module
  • tbhelperU.dll - Internet Explorer Toolbar Helper
  • uninstall.exe - Internet Explorer Toolbar Uninstaller
  • update.exe - Internet Explorer Toolbar Updater
  • MsgWindowPlugin.dll
  • uninstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • tbcore3.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'TBSB03376 Class' with the class of {F71E70A4-1200-4A3F-846C-18B8F0DCD5AD} (TBSB03376).
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • tbcore3.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ShoppingAssistant' with the class of {68F3A1D2-BC05-4E0F-AD31-722F1B37E758}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • tbcore3.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named 'ShoppingAssistant' with a class of {68F3A1D2-BC05-4E0F-AD31-722F1B37E758}.

How do I remove Shopping Assistant?

Quickly and completely remove Shopping Assistant 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 Assistant 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 Assistant, 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 Assistant.
  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 Assistant you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 4%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 70%
Keep it 30%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.69%
Windows 8 34.62%
Windows Vista 3.85%
Windows XP 3.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 8 7.69%
Windows 8.1 7.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.85%
Windows 10 Home 3.85%
Windows 10 Pro 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.44%
  Canada 2.78%
  Jamaica 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.43%
Hewlett-Packard 26.09%
Toshiba 13.04%
Acer 8.70%
Sony 8.70%
Intel 4.35%
Samsung 4.35%
Sahara 4.35%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 4.35%
Samsung DP700A3D/DM700A3D... 4.35%
HP-Pavilion NP192AA-ABA p... 4.35%
Gateway NV77H 4.35%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.35%


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