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Post Posted August 28th, 2010, 8:37 pm

i ve been getting http://www.superfish .com blank page opening up on my firefox 3.6.8 lately , which is slowing down and blocking my access to other pages. someone said its an add on , i checked add ons its not there, to remove. how do i get rid of this crap?? ](*,)

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Post Posted August 28th, 2010, 8:50 pm

It must be set as your home page.

If not clear your cache and cookies.


EDIT:http://www.superfish.com/
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Post Posted August 29th, 2010, 7:38 am

User Info for Superfish Team.
It looks like you want to remove the extension called "WindowShopper - Automatic Price Comparison".

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Post Posted September 1st, 2010, 11:37 am

Gingerbread Man wrote:User Info for Superfish Team.
It looks like you want to remove the extension called "WindowShopper - Automatic Price Comparison".


I had this aswell.
The most worrying thing about it is that they keep posting on help forums to say that they are an innocent add on that you can remove but it's not.

I changed my home page to straight google rather than mozilla start up and that stopped the problem but how it got on there and if it's still there I don't know.

I hate these sneaky spyware ****s

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Post Posted September 2nd, 2010, 8:31 pm

every time i click on Google , superfish is there, though Google is not my home page and i dont see any add ons called as window shopper,, any help???? ](*,) ](*,)

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Post Posted October 16th, 2010, 9:19 am

The uninstall for this add on doesn't work.

This product was first installed on my computer without my permission, probably by one of the download accelerators I was trying. "Window Shopper Beta" started appearing in my FF.

Removing the download accelerators didn't remove WindowShopper, and there was nothing in my Add-on manager to allow removing Window Shopper.

So I installed Window Shopper from here. That put Window Shopper in my download manager.

But using to remove Window Shopper did not remove Window Shopper.

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Post Posted October 16th, 2010, 11:58 am

If you have the IETab plus addon, check its settings, if you select anything but basic mode, it will add the price comparison. I guess this is the root cause

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Post Posted October 16th, 2010, 8:43 pm

snapster wrote:If you have the IETab plus addon, check its settings, if you select anything but basic mode, it will add the price comparison. I guess this is the root cause


Also see this thread:

viewtopic.php?p=10022225#p10022225
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Post Posted October 18th, 2010, 2:24 am

After I installed the latest version of AdBlock Plus I started getting Superfish Window Shopper Beta. I think it's somehow connected to AdBlock Plus. It is very annoying, slows things down and I want to uninstall it. It is NOT on the list of Add-Ons in Firefox so I can't remove it. If you know how to get rid of it please post the info here.

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Post Posted October 18th, 2010, 2:37 am

I mistakenly associated AdBlock Plus with Superfish. It was the latest version of IE Tab plus that added Superfish. There are three options for setup. Two contain price comparison. I chose "Basic" and got rid of Superfish.

isabel95 wrote:After I installed the latest version of AdBlock Plus I started getting Superfish Window Shopper Beta. I think it's somehow connected to AdBlock Plus. It is very annoying, slows things down and I want to uninstall it. It is NOT on the list of Add-Ons in Firefox so I can't remove it. If you know how to get rid of it please post the info here.

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Post Posted October 18th, 2010, 10:41 am

Guest wrote:I chose "Basic" and got rid of Superfish.


It didn't get rid of the adware, it just doesn't display it. You should uninstall IE Tab Plus and install IE Tab 2, found here:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/92382/
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Post Posted October 19th, 2010, 8:23 pm

I had installed IE Tab Plus, chose the full option, but never had any of these problems. I have NoScript installed and it blocked it. The only reason I ended up here is that I was curious about what had been blocked since it sounded so familiar. I had read about WindowShopper/Superfish, but wasn't sure which of the 6 addon's that I had installed, that it was related to.

To be fair, if you had read the documentation rather than just installing the addon, you would have known all about it.

Read the addon's mozilla page and then their homepage at a minimum. Then the privacy policy.

Now, for a clean version without WindowShopper/Superfish.
Go Read ► http://coralietab.mozdev.org/index.html
Then go to ► http://coralietab.mozdev.org/installation.html

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Post Posted October 20th, 2010, 9:56 am

What if you don't have IE Tab? There's some other way these schmucks are getting into the browser. How do I delete this?!?!

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Post Posted October 20th, 2010, 10:18 am

What extensions do you have? So far I've seen ietab and converter mentioned.

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