By ZulaZuza in Adware

Threat Scorecard

Ranking: 4,291
Threat Level: 20 % (Normal)
Infected Computers: 10,265
First Seen: January 17, 2014
Last Seen: September 18, 2023
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ShopDrop is an adware infection that is classified by security researchers as a Potentially Unwanted Program. PUPs like ShopDrop are generally designed to generate profits from advertising at the expense of computer users. Generally, ShopDrop and similar programs cause a wide variety of issues on affected computers, including numerous irritating pop-up messages, advertisements and problems with the Web browser such as browser redirects or changes to the affected Web browser's settings. If ShopDrop is installed on your Web browser, it is highly likely that you have experienced these types of unwanted behaviors. Symptoms linked to ShopDrop present a threat to a computer which should be neutralized with the helped of a strong anti-may application.

Why ShopDrop and Similar Adware Threats may Mean Trouble

Adware infections like ShopDrop tend to cause very similar symptoms from one computer to another. What follows are common complications that may be associated with ShopDrop and similar PUPs:

  • PUPs like ShopDrop are usually designed to deliver advertising content to the affected Web browser. This means that ShopDrop will display a large number of irritating pop-up messages on the affected Web browser, usually interrupting the computer user's activities. ShopDrop may also replace advertisements on websites visited on the affected Web browser with its own potentially unsafe advertising material. Common advertisements linked to ShopDrop include video advertisements, audio advertisements, banners and in-text hyperlinks.
  • ShopDrop may also make alterations to the settings of your Web browser, modifying its homepage and default search engine. Apart from these unwanted changes, ShopDrop may hijack a Web browser to force it to visit various Web pages affiliated with ShopDrop repeatedly, in order to generate revenue from affiliate marketing or from advertisements contained in these websites.
  • ShopDrop may cause performance issues on the affected computer, mainly because of its low quality and because ShopDrop runs in the background and constantly consumes system resources. ShopDrop uses up your bandwidth, affecting your Internet connectivity and causing Web pages being very slow to load on the Web browser affected by ShopDrop.

SpyHunter Detects & Remove ShopDrop


ShopDrop may create the following directory or directories:

%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Application Data\ShopDrop


ShopDrop may call the following URLs:



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