Note that many websites have their own advertising, unrelated to adware.
This shopping agent doesn't display pop-ups advertisements. When visiting certain sites, a sidebar will appear on the left hand side of your IE browser displaying smartshopper contextual ads.
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For every web page you view while using the Service, the SmartShopper software transmits from your computer to the SmartShopper server and stores the following information: your Internet Protocol (IP) Address; the Full Uniform Resource Locator (URL) of the web page you are visiting; general information about your browser and your computer's operating system; your SmartShopper cookie number and the date and time the above information is logged. We also collect and store the following SmartShopper usage statistics: what is clicked on the browser window pane; the amount of time the Service is used during each session; which keyword searches are performed and what alternative results are received during any given session.
If you are only visiting our site (www.smartshopper.com), we collect the following information: the URL of the web page from which you came; your IP Address; the date and time of each page you view; the name of and information about any advertisement that brought you to our web site; and computer and connection information. If the URL of the page from which you came contains any PII about you, we will not attempt to determine your identity by analyzing the URL in any way.
SmartShopper is very usefull tool. It advices wonderfull prices and stores, more than it, it is easy to remove from Windows Add/Remove Programs, and it has Truste license.
So I guess there is no reason to be afraid of it.