Title: Amazon Smart Search
Type: Adware

Remove Amazon Smart Search
Removal instructions

 
Severity scale:Amazon Smart Search severity is 11  (11 / 100)
 

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:

Automatic Amazon Smart Search Removal Guide

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.

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SpyHunter is recommended remover to uninstall Amazon Smart Search. You should confirm using free trial that it detects current version of parasite.

Note: Manual assistance required means that one or all of removers were unable to remove parasite without some manual intervention, please read manual removal instructions below.

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Manual Amazon Smart Search Removal Guide

Step 1: Uninstall Amazon Smart Search and related programs

  • Click Start Control Panel Programs and Features (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  • Here, look for Amazon Smart Search or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Uninstall them and click OK to save these changes.

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.

Step 2: Remove Amazon Smart Search from each of your web browsers

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the top right corner of the browser and choose Manage Add-ons
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Here, look for Amazon Smart Search and other suspicious plugins. Disable these entries by clicking Disable:
Change your homepage if it was altered by virus:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the top right corner of the browser and select Internet Options. Stay in General tab.
  • Here, remove malicious URL and enter your preferred domain name. Click Apply to save changes.
Reset Internet Explorer
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and select Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Here, select Reset.
  • When in the new window, check Delete personal settings and select Reset again to complete Amazon Smart Search removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Remove dangerous extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Add-ons Extensions.
  • Here, select Amazon Smart Search and other questionable plugins. Click Remove to delete these entries.
Reset Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu on the top left and click on the question mark. Here, choose Troubleshooting Information.
  • Now you will see Reset Firefox to its default state message with Reset Firefox button. Click this button for several times and complete Amazon Smart Search removal.
Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome
Delete malicious plugins
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon (top right corner) and select Tools Extensions.
  • Here, select Amazon Smart Search and other malicious plugins and select trash icon to delete these entries.
  • Click on menu icon again and choose Settings Manage Search engines under the Search section.
  • When in Search Engines..., remove malicious search sites. You should leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
Reset Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon on the top right of your Google Chrome and select Settings.
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and click on Reset browser settings.
  • Click Reset to confirm this action and complete Amazon Smart Search removal.

What is adware?

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 code for Amazon Smart Search removal instructions:

Amazon Smart Search qrcode
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.

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Information added: 2014-08-14 02:37:34
Information updated: 2014-08-14 02:37:35

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