How to Remove the ShopAtHome Toolbar

I am not a fan of downloading toolbars because they generally slow down computers and put cookies all over the place.  I know awhile back I posted some freebies from ShopAtHome and I didn’t know at the time that it made you download the toolbar (it never asked me to download it because I am an affiliate for them and the affiliate managers kept telling all of us that it wasn’t required and I believed them).  Recently some things have come out about ShopAtHome to show me what kind of shady company they are behind the scenes.  Someone just showed me a site with instruction to help you remove the toolbar if you had downloaded it (I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO).

How to remove the ShopAtHome Toolbar:

Firefox:

  1. Click the “Tools” menu in  your browser, and click “Add-ons.”
  2. Click the “Extensions” tab. You should see a list of your installed browser  add-ons. Scroll down, click the “ShopAtHome Toolbar,” and then click  “Uninstall.” Click “Yes” to confirm. Firefox will remove the  toolbar.
  3. Close and relaunch Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Click “Start” and click the “Control Panel.” Double-click “Add or Remove  Programs” in Windows XP or “Uninstall a Program” in Windows 7 and  Vista.
  2. Click “ShopAtHome Toolbar” and click “Remove” or “Uninstall.” Confirm your  selection. The setup wizard will launch and remove the toolbar  automatically.
  3. Close and relaunch Internet  Explorer.

**I will say, I have always gotten my cash back checks from them in the past even though sometimes it takes awhile so no need to worry that you won’t get your cash back once you reach $20 in your account.

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Comments

  1. Amy,
    Thank you for letting people know about this!! I could not believe it but when I checked my PC sure enough it had the tool bar installed!! I never install toolbars from any company! My husband checked his and it was installed on his too!!! I agree the do pay as they say but now do you stay with them or just go to ebates?? Just wondering what you think??
    Also CONGRATS on the new house !!! Love all your decorating!!!!

    • I am doing all my business with ebates or shopdiscover… honestly the % is always higher on shopdiscover so I have been using it when it has a company I am going to shop through.

      And thank you so much for the sweet words abot my house :-) I am having so much fun decorating and trying to do it with as many free gift cards as possible!!!

  2. What did they do besides the toolbar. If you can tell me.

    • a lot of it is things dealing with how they treat their affiliate and not paying them properly (as affiliates who promote them, not regular users using their site)

      Also they have created many ways to steal bloggers income from them and lied to all of us about it…. just not an honest company which most readers won’t know because they haven’t dealt with them like bloggers have

      • Thanks for answering me. That is not smart of them to bite the hand that feeds them, when there are so many companies like theirs out there. I don’t think they realize how much business the bloggers give them. I got the Discover card you like and they do pay more on the shop reimbursements then Shopathome does. The next time I shop online I am going to use it if the company is on it. I do have a question about the promotion Discover is having this quarter. I was surprised they only are paying up to $300 in purchases. So is that normal to have it so low? I would of thought it would be higher then that. But I do love the fact you can use your rewards to buy cheaper gift cards so it’s like getting more for your buck.

        • the max amount varies for each promo but you still get the 1-2% after that max amount. Plus the shopdiscover cash back doesn’t add into that amount.

          If you haven’t reached your max value at the grocery store when it has that for the 5%, I suggest getting gas cards at your grocery store so you save 5% on gas purchases (know what I mean?)

  3. Thanks for the tip. I didn’t have this toolbar but I did clear out some other stuff I did not need.

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