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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Shopping Lovers?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Shopping Lovers is adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

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

You may see this entry in your list of installed Chrome extensions:

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You may have noticed these warnings during install:

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How did Shopping Lovers get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from the webstore:

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after a redirect from their website:

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How do I remove Shopping Lovers?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this adware program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes for Windows to your desktop.
  • Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  • Click on the Get started button.
  • Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  • When the scan is finished click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  • Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Shopping Lovers?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes Shopping Lovers completely.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

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

As you can see below the full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the Shopping Lovers adware. It would have blocked the installer before it became too late.

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Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
CHR Extension: (Shopping Lovers) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dphnjaeiinieomigihkfeghbjlcfmiia [2021-05-02]
Significant changes made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dphnjaeiinieomigihkfeghbjlcfmiia\2.1_0
       Adds the file acclimatising.js"="10/14/2020 10:45 AM, 1266 bytes, A
       Adds the file blotting.js"="10/14/2020 10:45 AM, 9095 bytes, A
       Adds the file kilndry.js"="10/14/2020 10:45 AM, 4828 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="5/2/2021 1:26 PM, 2490 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dphnjaeiinieomigihkfeghbjlcfmiia\2.1_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="5/2/2021 1:26 PM, 604 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="10/14/2020 12:13 PM, 1983 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dphnjaeiinieomigihkfeghbjlcfmiia\2.1_0\icons
       Adds the file chop.png"="5/2/2021 1:26 PM, 3852 bytes, A
       Adds the file congeed.png"="5/2/2021 1:26 PM, 693 bytes, A
       Adds the file naphthalise.png"="10/14/2020 12:10 PM, 716 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "dphnjaeiinieomigihkfeghbjlcfmiia"="REG_SZ", "1EFBE1F1BCE6A166D9C3DAD8AEECB87720F11605E66B62282BBAD293FB763588"
Malwarebytes log:
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-Log Details-
Scan Date: 5/3/21
Scan Time: 11:49 AM
Log File: cd734140-abf4-11eb-a90e-080027235d76.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.3.0.98
Components Version: 1.0.1273
Update Package Version: 1.0.40095
License: Premium

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

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 234007
Threats Detected: 4
Threats Quarantined: 4
Time Elapsed: 3 min, 29 sec

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

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

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 1
Adware.ShoppingLovers, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|dphnjaeiinieomigihkfeghbjlcfmiia, Quarantined, 2135, 936668, , , , , , 

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 1
Adware.ShoppingLovers, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\Google\Chrome\USER DATA\Default\EXTENSIONS\dphnjaeiinieomigihkfeghbjlcfmiia, Quarantined, 2135, 936668, 1.0.40095, , ame, , , 

File: 2
Adware.ShoppingLovers, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 2135, 936668, , , , , 75770699834D97F7F0AF8F6E9FD17C3A, 3DA9F73278809FA4567E7E193CA3E7720D77D9839764E98D75AC1BAE8DB2FCA8
Adware.ShoppingLovers, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 2135, 936668, , , , , 0AA5D6299AAA7E6C37DBC86BD096BB40, C67CAC65F09946CC021E8FBED2BDD66EF24DB354CFE1E9257C3C003832DCAC58

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


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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):
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