How to remove (uninstall)

Are you encountering problems with aggravating advertisement? Are you tired of your machine turning off or restarting all the time? Is adware messing with your system? If you'd rather say “yes” to all those questions – we're able to make suchlike difficulties disappear. On this page, you’ll see the complex steps on’s removal from the system itself and from Mozilla Firefox, Opera, IE, Google Chrome and Safari.

Ads on the Internet did go crazy recent time, and people are getting used to it. Advertisement are all over the Web – starting from reliable websites and ending with long-dead pages. We remember a time when you saw five ads per day, but now you see much more of them. People did, after all find out that the Net is the favorable place to attract new customers, and so did fraudsters. They've developed advertising tools to get into your computer so that it will display to you unwanted, irrelevant banners. One of these tools just took over your OS, and it is known as Untrusted promotions are not about selling things – they’re just for you to click on them. If you click on one of those ads, you’ll appear on a swindlers' page, where you cannot get any real deal. Usually, these pages don't have a thing to offer, except for an offer to download some unpaid utility, which will drive your laptop crazy and show more ads to you. If you've had enough of it – in our article you can see anything you need to get rid of it.

What is is an adware, developed to do one thing: to show you advertisement. It can't even be called a full-fledged tool, because it is a plain piece of code, capable of modifying your browser options and letting people use it in hackers favor. For you to get its way of working, we’ll describe its doings step by step:

  • The most significant process that adware executes after it gets into the OS is taking control over your browser. It modifies the default starting page and search and replaces them with the scammers' unreliable search. After that you won't see relevant search results – you’ll see what swindlers want you to see and to click.
  • The basic’s goal is fulfilled when it switches your browser settings, so it just needs to set up security measures. It inserts new lines into the system registry and creates scheduled tasks to prevent you from modifying browser settings.
  • Other step is to upload to a cheap website, along with a few other suspicious utilities. Then it should wait for a right person to see it – a guy that won’t overlook the info during the installation and wants to get over the installation ASAP. Naturally, the user doesn't want to install adware – there's a free program in a package. It's the one that people search for, but installing it, they accept a lot of trash too.
  • If you have checked the "experienced" manner and stopped the installation of – you wouldn’t be on this page. Based on this, we conclude that you haven't noticed that menu. According to this the installation proceeded and started functioning.
  • During the installation of, a dialogue window appears, proposing two installation methods. The #1 is pre-selected, and in rare cases you cannot even pick another one, since it’s unreachable. By choosing the offered method you accept to get every single unwanted program from that bundle, and the "not recommended" manner lets you decide which utilities you want to use and which ones you don’t.

That’s what adware infection looks like. Following the stage #5, the adware is totally useless, as all serious work, meaning the showing of banners, is carried out by fake search engine. It looks like a search engine, but the results that you get there are totally fake. Internet criminals take advantage of a toll-free feature, called Google CSE to make their websites, and its main feature is to bound the search field to a few webpages. Google CSE is used to show you fake search results and make you think that they are real.

How to protect the system

The security of user's workstation is such a aim that cannot be achieved via one miraculous measure. Of course, the antiviral tool will be very helpful, but you still have to do, or even stop doing many things. We will list these things under this paragraph.

  • You shouldn’t download free software, and if you're not ready to stop using it – get it from an official website.
  • Do not click on suspicious ads, and don’t go to strange pages. we mean webpages which offer bootleg utilities and movies, adult materials, etc.
  • Upgrade your tools when the updates get released, in particular, your OS and the browser. The vulnerabilities which viruses use to infect the system are being fixed, so the latter version you have - the safer your computer is.
  • There is no true reason to turn off the AV program. In particular if an unknown webpage wants you to do it.

The list above will assist you to stay away from adware and the majority of the other suspicious programs. Still, certain examples of viruses may sneak into your system via other manners, and you should download a good antivirus to defeat them.

Methods to remove

Method 1. Use special removal software

Method 2. Remove Sharepal manually

Step 1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

Step 2. Check hosts file

Step 3. Remove Sharepal from the browser (Google Chrome/Mozilla Firefox/IE/Opera/Safari/Edge)


If you are MAC user, follow this guide How to remove virus from MAC


As with the removal of any other adware, there's a choice between two basic variants. It can be manual uninstalling, where you'll have to perform all actions by yourself, or a software way that will save you time and efforts. All of them are totally safe and efficient, but you have to learn more about them before you decide. First of all, if you're going to uninstall adware manually – you won’t need to buy any antiviruses. You should understand that if there are some more harmful tools to uninstall besides this one – it will be a problem. The automatic way includes the installation of a decent antivirus, known as Spyhunter. We recommend you to install it as it’s not just lightweight, reliable, prompt and tested but has lots of other advantages. Its viral database is updated each day so that even the latest malware couldn't penetrate the device without being recognized. And it comes at a fair price! You don’t have to make your decision as you read this, and if there are any concerns about Spyhunter’s resources – you can get a toll-free limited version. removal tool

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Instructions for manual deletion

Step 1. Uninstall software from the system

Windows 7

1. Uninstall the unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

2. Check the following folders for the suspicious elements

  • C:\Program Files\
  • C:\ProgramData\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Roaming\
  • C:\Users\YOUR_USER\AppData\Local\

3. Clean registry:

  • Click Start
  • Type Regedit.exe
  • Search for "Sharepal" and delete these elements


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Windows 10

1. On the field Search Windows type 'Control Panel'

2. Click Uninstall a program

3. Select the program and press Uninstall


Windows 8

1. Point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, and tap Search.

2. Enter control panel in the search box, and then click Control Panel.

3. Under View by:, select Large Icons, and then click Programs and features.

4. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen.

6. Delete unfamiliar programs from Control Panel

  • Start
  • Control Panel
  • Programs
  • Programs and Features
  • Uninstall a program
  • Select a program and press Uninstall

7. Remove elements like on Win7.


Step 2. Check hosts file

Modify hosts file, that located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\ .

Hosts file.Step 1

Open the file with Notepad and delete suspicious strings.

Hosts file.Step 2

It has to look like this:

Hosts file.Step 3

Step 3. Remove Sharepal from the browser

Internet Explorer

Step 1. Disable strange extensions:

  • Tools
  • Manage add-ons
  • Remove Sharepal

Step 2.Change homepage:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Home page
  • Put “about:blank”

Step 3. Change new tab page:

  • Tools
  • Internet Options
  • General
  • Tabs


Google Chrome

Step 1. Remove unfamiliar add-on:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • More Tools
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Customize and Control Google Chrome
  • Settings
  • Open a specific page or set of pages
  • Delete all specific pages


Mozilla Firefox

Step 1. Delete suspicious extensions:

  • Open menu
  • Add-ons
  • Extensions
  • Remove add-on

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open menu
  • Options
  • Home
  • Choose “Blank page” into Homepage and new windows


Opera browser

Step 1. Disable strange add-ons:

  • Open Opera;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Extensions;
  • Choose add-on and press button "Disable"

Step 2. Change homepage:

  • Open Opera browser;
  • Customize and Control Opera;
  • Settings;
  • On Startup;
  • Open a specific page or set of pages;
  • Press button "Add a new page" and change Homepage to your favorite one.



Step 1. Start Safari browser

Step 2. Display a menu of General Safari Settings

Step 3. Reset Safari...

Step 4. Press "Reset"


Microsoft Edge

Step 1. Delete the suspicious extensions.

  • Menu
  • Extensions
  • Choose unfamiliar extension
  • Press Uninstall

Step 2. Change homepage.

  • Go to the website of the search engine you want
  • Select More actions
  • Settings
  • View advanced settings
  • Change search engine
  • Select search engine you want and Set as default


Video how to reset browser and remove all extensions


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