Most antivirus programs classify ShoppingReport.dll as a harmful extension to Internet Explorer: such as not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Shopper.l or not-a-virus:AdWare.Win32.Shopper.k (detected by Kaspersky), and Adware.Hotbar or Trackware.SmartShopper (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 ShprRprt.dll 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 ShprRprt.dll and how to get rid of it.
The process known as ShprRprt.dll or Smrt-Shpr.dll belongs to software ShopperReports or Smart-Shopper by ShopperReports (www.shopperreports.com) or SmartShopper Networks (www.smartshopper.com) or SmartShopper Software Development.
Description: ShoppingReport.dll is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. ShoppingReport.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 1,173,024 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 1,156,592 bytes and 8 more variants.
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 100EB1FD-D03E-47FD-81F3-EE91287F9465 or 258C9770-1713-4021-8D7E-1F184A2BD754. The ShoppingReport.dll file is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. It is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. It is not a Windows core file. ShoppingReport.dll is a Verisign signed file. ShoppingReport.dll is certified by a trustworthy company. ShoppingReport.dll is able to connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 46% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
If any problems with ShopperReports occur, you can also do the following:
1) completely remove it (Control Panel⇒Add/Remove programs)
2) consult www.ShopperReports.com's Customer Service for advice.
Recommended: Identify ShoppingReport.dll related errors
Important: You should check the ShoppingReport.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ShoppingReport. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the ShoppingReport.dll process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.