How to remove Superfish “Super Shopping” virus? Check all you extensions

This was really a long story – and I finally won today. The verdict? The culprit is very surprising: my favorite Chrome extension MeasureIt.

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For a while, you might even not noticed that the virus adds offers like it to Ebay of Amazon pages… Once you find out, you will get crazy as it is very hard to get rid of it…

After weeks of desperately trying to get rid of a very annoying malware called Superfish, Super Shopping, etc, showing “visual search results” of stuff you definitely did not want, the epic quest ended. And it is, in a way, very sad ending – I loved MeasureIt, I was a great tool to measure on-line pixel sizes of photos, banners etc.

But yes, no doubt, the lovely little thing has smuggle a virus (or malware, to be more precise) which was adding “super shopping” offers of Superfish.com to big websites like Ebay.com of Amazon.com (See the pictures – and perhaps you should check if you are not infected as well).

I was really very angry and very nervous, since I hate my computers being “under attack” constantly. I have no intention of listing all the steps I did over last 3 months, I would be a very long list.

1. I checked many great articles about it, such as:

Remove Super Back-up Ads (Virus Removal Guide)

How to Completely Remove Super Shopping?

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Want to by a book about Photoshop? The Suppper Shoping malware smuggles the “best deals” to many different places… Be careful!

2. I did all the necessary steps: I erased all suspicious programs from my computers (see the listed articles for advice how to do it)

3. I tested some new great antimalware software such as MalwareBytes, HitMan Pro and so on…

4. I checked perhaps hundred times all my extensions, but all together I use perhaps 10 of them so I did not believe any of them could be it. Surprisingly, I found out one of my favorites was names as possible culprit: Awesome Screenshot. But removing of it did not help. Finally, I removed MeasureIt. And suddenly, the victory came…

Conclusion? I just really do not get why a great thing like this must be infected with virus? And, which is perhaps more striking, why Google allows this software to be listed in its official Chrome Store?

Good luck!

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