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.
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.
If you want to get rid of Amazon Smart Search, you have to follow these steps:
You can remove Amazon Smart Search automatically with a help of one of these programs: SpyHunter, STOPzilla, Malwarebytes Anti Malware. We recommend these applications because they can easily delete potentially unwanted programs and viruses with all their files and registry entries that are related to them.
Uninstall Amazon Smart Search and related programs
If you are Windows 8 user, then right-click in the lower left corner of the screen. Once Quick Access Menu shows up, select Control Panel and Uninstall a Program.
If you are using OS X, click Go button at the top left of the screen and select Applications.
Wait until you see Applications folder and look for Amazon Smart Search or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Remove Amazon Smart Search from each of your web browsersInternet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Safari Remove dangerous add-ons
Adware is a program that displays advertisements while people are browsing online. Advertisements appear in a web browser, pop-up windows, special toolbars or within the host program. Adware also can gather information about user’s habits and interests. Once it collects what it needs, it sends it out through a background Internet connection. Such behavior allows adware vendors to deliver targeted advertisements to the end user and collect general statistics. However, it may also be used for stealing people’s private data.
Adware is divided into parasitical and legitimate applications. Illegal advertising programs are very similar to spyware parasites and often have some of their functions. They can be installed without user's knowledge and start working every time a computer is rebooted. However, they are less dangerous than rogues because the most of such parasites are primarily intended to collect user’s personal information for marketing and advertising purposes. Unfortunately, you can never know what other purposes it can be used for.
Symptoms showing that your computer was infected by Amazon Smart Search:
• Appearance of annoying pop-up ads
• Appearance of banners and in-text ads
• Redirects to unknown and suspicious websites
• Changes in homepage and default search engine
• Decreased speed of every Internet browser
QR is short for Quick Response. They can be read quickly by the mobile phones. QR codes can store more data than
standard barcodes, including url links, geo coordinates, and text.
The reason we add QR code to the website is that parasites like Amazon Smart Search are really hard to remove on infected computer. you can quicly scan the QR code with your mobile device and have manual removal instructions to uninstall Amazon Smart Search right in your pocket.
Simply use the QR scanner and read removal instructions from mobile device.
Information added: 2014-08-14 02:37
Information updated: 2014-08-14 02:37