How to remove the Shopping Suggestion malware

Most antivirus programs classify Shopping Suggestion.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: for instance ADW_SHOPSUG (detected by TrendMicro), and Adware.BL (detected by Symantec). Add-ons like this can display ads, slow down your computer and cause various other errors. If you can't remember installing the associated Shopping Suggestion software, it's no surprise. In most cases, this kind of adware is installed on the side when you install a freeware product like a Youtube Downloader or a PDF Converter. In the following selection, you can read more about Shopping Suggestion and how to get rid of it.

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Shopping Suggestion.dll file information

The process known as Shopping Suggestion belongs to software Shopping Suggestion by WW3.

Description: Shopping Suggestion.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Shopping Suggestion.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 115,712 bytes. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include F6C07882-D703-4DD5-905A-2C4E815A5066. The program has no visible window. Shopping Suggestion.dll is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The Shopping Suggestion.dll file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous.

Recommended: Identify Shopping Suggestion.dll related errors

Important: You should check the Shopping Suggestion.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If Shopping Suggestion has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving Shopping Suggestion issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active Shopping Suggestion process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the Shopping Suggestion.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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