SmartSearch is a browser hijacker that is very similar to The Smart Search, Smart Web Search and other questionable search engines. No matter how trustworthy each of these search engines looks, beware that there are lots of negative activities that they may start causing on your computer without your permission asked. Once they enter computer (they can do that either with or without your approval), they may easily alter some of their settings. Typically, SmartSearch hijacker may hijack Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and other web browsers, and then may start causing continuous redirects, pop-up ads, slow downs and similar problems. If you have just discovered this search engine instead of your home page, a new tab page or a default search engine, you should be concerned because it is one of the most obvious signs showing that your computer was affected by a potentially unwanted program. Please, do not use it for your search sessions because it is not as reliable as Google, Yahoo or bing. As we have already mentioned, it may redirect you to unknown and sometimes untrustworthy websites because it may show you altered search results. In addition, Smart Search virus may also start tracking your browsing activity and may collect information about your mostly visited websites, data that you enter when visiting each of these sites, your email address, PC's location, etc. No matter that this information is called 'personally non-identifiable', it may be sent to unknown third parties that may try to use it for their own needs. That's why we don't recommend ignoring this. If you want to remove Smart Search virus from your computer with all its suspicious components, you should run a full system scan with SpyHunter or other reputable anti-spyware.
SmartSearch is a really suspicious search engine that may start causing redirects, slow downs and other PC-related issues. In order to avoid that, you should use this guide:SmartSearch properties:
You can remove SmartSearch 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.
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 SmartSearch or any other suspicious programs on it. Now right click on every of such entries and select Move to Trash.
Repeat steps that are given above with all browsers' shortcuts, including Internet Explorer and Google Chrome. Make sure you check all locations of these shortcuts, including Desktop, Start Menu and taskbar.
After uninstalling this potentially unwanted program (PUP) and fixing each of your web browsers, we recommend you to scan your PC system with a reputable anti-spyware. This will help you to get rid of SmartSearch registry traces and will also identify related parasites or possible malware infections on your computer. For that you can use our top-rated malware remover: SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware.
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Information added: 04/13/15 01:49;
information updated: 04/13/15 01:49