Amazon Smart Search is a browser extension, which is developed by Amazon.com. It can be added only to two different browsers – Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer 8+. If you see this program when searching on the Internet and you are sure that you didn't download it, that doesn't mean your PC was infected. That means that you installed this program in a bundle with other application. In most of occasions, it gets inside the system in a bundle with freeware and shareware. Amazon Smart Search may start appearing instead of Start page and default search engine under this address: http://www.amazon.com/gp/bit/amazonserp?tagbase=&tbrId=. If you want to get rid of it, then you should check your PC for Amazon Smart Search and remove it from the system.
HOW CAN AMAZON SMART SEARCH GET INSIDE THE SYSTEM?
As we've already mentioned, Amazon Smart Search can be downloaded from its official website or it may infiltrate your computer in a bundle with other programs. In most of occasions, it comes with freeware, shareware and similar applications as a free addition. Once it gets inside the system, it affects IE and Mozilla Firefox browsers, and starts offering its help when searching on the Internet. Beware that you may also receive commercial pop-up ads offering to compare prices, see today’s deals and similar. If you are annoyed by such adds, you should uninstall Amazon Smart Search and use more reputable search engines.
HOW TO REMOVE AMAZON SMART SEARCH?
If you want to get rid of Amazon Smart Search, you have to follow these steps:
- Uninstall Amazon Smart Search via Add/Remove Programs:
- Click Start -> Control Panel -> Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) -> Uninstall a Program.
- Here, look for Amazon Smart Search and similar entries and select 'Uninstall/Change'.
- Click OK to save the changes.
- Remove Amazon Smart Search add-on from IE and Mozilla Firefox browsers:
Open Internet Explorer, go ‘Tools‘ -> ”Manage Add-ons’ -> ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and uninstall Amazon Smart Search and other entries that may be unknown for you.
Click ''Tools' -> 'Manage addons' -> ‘Search Providers’ and choose the search engine you used before instead of Amazon Smart Search.
Open Mozilla Firefox, go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Add-ons’ -> ‘Extensions’; find Amazon Smart Search and other unknown entries and click ‘Uninstall’.
Go ‘Tools’ -> ‘Options’ and reset the startup homepage to google.com, yahoo.com or similar search page.
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