Whitesmoke virus has been annoying PC users all around the world. In reality, it is closely related to Whitesmoke translator, which is presented as a translation software that “enables you to take any text from any text-based application, and automatically translate it into a destination language". However, next to its capability to return high quality translations, it has also been reported to install trojan on victim's computer and cause annoying redirections to unwanted websites. That's not the only unwanted activity of this seemingly innocuous software - after installing Whitesmoke translator, you may also find Whitesmoke toolbar installed on your PC without any permission asked. As you can see, this program may initiate unwanted activity on your computer and we do not recommend leaving it on your computer.
There are many legitimate websites that promote Whitesmoke translator. However, most of them don't realize that they also promote Whitesmoke virus together with this freeware. Once inside and active, it starts showing various icons that are named as “Improve Your PC” or similarly. After being clicked, they redirect users to dubious websites having been found to promote other unwanted applications. Besides, Whitesmoke virus replaces user's default start page to whitesmokestart.com on the IE and start changing search results and causing various pop up advertisements. That's why many security experts have started to list this software as 'Potentially Unwanted' one.
In order to uninstall Whitesmoke toolbar, you can use these manual steps:
For Intenet Explorer go Tools → Internet Options → Programs → Extensions.
For Mozilla Firefox go to Firefox → Add-ons menu.
However, we also recommend running a full system scan with reputable anti-malware programs to remove Whitesmoke virus from your computer. Use updated version of SpyHunter, STOPzilla or Malwarebytes Anti Malware to forget about this threat for good.
Information added: 09/24/13 06:53;
information updated: 09/24/13 06:53