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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is My Shopping XP?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that My Shopping XP is a browser hijacker. These so-called "hijackers" manipulate your browser(s), for example to change your startpage or searchscopes, so that the affected browser visits their site or one of their choice.

How do I know if my computer is affected by My Shopping XP?

You may see this entry in your list of installed software:


and these warnings during install:



this browser add-on:


and you will see this entry in your startmenu:


and this startpage in the affected browser(s):


How did My Shopping XP get on my computer?

Browser hijackers use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from their site:


How do I remove My Shopping XP?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this potentially unwanted program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes to your desktop.
  • Double-click mb3-setup-consumer-{version}.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • Then click Finish.
  • Once the program has fully updated, select Scan Now on the Dashboard. Or select the Threat Scan from the Scan menu.
  • If another update of the definitions is available, it will be implemented before the rest of the scanning procedure.
  • When the scan is complete, make sure that all Threats are selected, and click Remove Selected.
  • Restart your computer when prompted to do so.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of My Shopping XP?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes My Shopping XP completely.
  • You should read our Restore Browser page. You can read there how to fix (additional) browser redirect methods.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this hijacker.

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the My Shopping XP hijacker. It would have warned you before the application could install itself, giving you a chance to stop it before it became too late.


Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:

 HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = hxxp://search.myshoppingxp.com?uid={uid1}&uc=20170117&source=-bb8&ap=appfocus15&i_id=shopping__1.0.2.25
 FF NewTab: hxxp://search.myshoppingxp.com?uid=8242a7d2-1952-4934-b479-95ad131084b7&uc=20170117&ap=appfocus15&source=tt&page=newtab&implementation_id=shopping_0.2.0
 FF Homepage: hxxp://search.myshoppingxp.com?uid=8242a7d2-1952-4934-b479-95ad131084b7&uc=20170117&ap=appfocus15&source=tt&page=homepage&implementation_id=shopping_0.2.0
 FF Extension: Shopping - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\Extensions\@Shopping.xpi [2017-01-17]
 C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Amazon.com

My Shopping XP (HKCU\...\2f1dc0e87b487648) (Version: - Amazon.com)
Malwarebytes log:


-Log Details-
Scan Date: 1/17/17
Scan Time: 12:44 PM
Logfile: mbamMyShoppingXP2.txt
Administrator: Yes

-Software Information-
Components Version: 1.0.43
Update Package Version: 1.0.1035
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 355998
Time Elapsed: 9 min, 5 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Enabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Enabled
PUM: Enabled

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 1
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\2f1dc0e87b487648, Delete-on-Reboot, [2345], [360182],1.0.1035

Registry Value: 2
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\INTERNET EXPLORER\MAIN|START PAGE, Replace-on-Reboot, [2345], [361539],1.0.1035
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, HKCU\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\WINDOWS\CURRENTVERSION\UNINSTALL\2f1dc0e87b487648|URLUPDATEINFO, Delete-on-Reboot, [2345], [360182],1.0.1035

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 2
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\jetpack\@Shopping\simple-storage, Quarantined, [2345], [361784],1.0.1035
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\NCH5MQSA.DEFAULT\JETPACK\@SHOPPING, Quarantined, [2345], [361784],1.0.1035

File: 4
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\NCH5MQSA.DEFAULT\PREFS.JS, Removal Failed, [2345], [361537],1.0.1035
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\NCH5MQSA.DEFAULT\PREFS.JS, Removal Failed, [2345], [361538],1.0.1035
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\{profile}.default\jetpack\@Shopping\simple-storage\store.json, Delete-on-Reboot, [2345], [361784],1.0.1035
PUP.Optional.Spigot.Generic, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\ROAMING\MOZILLA\FIREFOX\PROFILES\NCH5MQSA.DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\@SHOPPING.XPI, Delete-on-Reboot, [2345], [361785],1.0.1035

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

As mentioned before the full version of Malwarebytes could have protected your computer against this threat.
We use different ways of protecting your computer(s):
  • Dynamically Blocks Malware Sites & Servers
  • Malware Execution Prevention
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