How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw

Browser Hijacker

About this threat

Smartsearch.pw is considered to be a browser intruder that might set up without your permission. A lot of users might be lost when they happen upon the reroute virus installed, as they do not realize they installed it accidentally themselves. The most common way browser hijackers travel is through a free program packages. It won’t directly harm your OS as it is not thought to be dangerous. You will, however, be regularly rerouted to promoted websites, since that is the primary reason behind their existence. Browser hijackers do not guarantee the pages are secure so you might be rerouted to one that would lead to a malware contamination. We don’t suggest keeping it as it is pretty impractical to you. Terminate Smartsearch.pw to restore normal surfing.Smartsearch.pw  7 624x332 How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
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How are hijackers generally installed

Free programs often come with added items. It might be all kinds of items, including advertising-supported programs, browser intruders and other kinds of not wanted utilities. Those attached items are hiding in Advanced (Custom) mode so unless you pick those settings, you will install browser hijackers or other unwanted programs. Advanced mode will show you if anything has been adjoined, and if there is, you will be able to unmark it. You will install them automatically if you use Default settings as you will not be able to check for something adjoined, and that authorizes those items to set up. If it managed to infect your device, remove Smartsearch.pw.

Why should you abolish Smartsearch.pw?

Don’t be surprised to see your browser’s settings changed the moment it manages to installs your machine. Your set home web page, new tabs and search engine have been set to the web page the browser hijacker’s promoted site. It does not really matter which browser you use, whether it’s Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, because they will all have that website loading. Reversing the modifications may not be possible without you making sure to terminate Smartsearch.pw first. You should avoid using the search engine displayed on your new home web page as advertisement results will be embedded into results, so as to reroute you. Hijackers redirect you to strange portals because more traffic means more revenue for owners. You will quickly grow frustrated with the reroute virus since it will execute repeated reroutes to weird websites. While the reroute virus is not damaging itself, it can still cause severe consequences. You may be led to some damaging website, where malicious software might be lurking, by those reroutes. If you want this to not occur, abolish Smartsearch.pw from your operating system.

How to uninstall Smartsearch.pw

It should be easiest if you downloaded anti-spyware programs and had it deleteSmartsearch.pw for you. By hand Smartsearch.pw termination means you will have to locate the redirect virus yourself, which may take time since you will have to identify the hijacker yourself. Nevertheless, guidelines on how to erase Smartsearch.pw will be provided below this article.Download Removal Toolto remove Smartsearch.pw

Learn how to remove Smartsearch.pw from your computer

Step 1. Remove Smartsearch.pw from Windows 10

  1. Start → Settings → System → Apps & features. win10 start How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  2. Find all the unwanted programs, press on them and select Uninstall. win10 system uninstall How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw

Step 2. Remove Smartsearch.pw from Windows 8

  1. Open the menu, select the search option and type in Control Panel. win8 type control How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  2. Control Panel → Programs and Features → Find all unwanted programs and press Uninstall. win8 remove program How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw

Step 3. Remove Smartsearch.pw from Windows 7

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7 start How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  2. Find all unwanted programs and press Uninstall. win7 uninstall program How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw

Step 4. Remove Smartsearch.pw from Windows XP

  1. Start → Settings → Control Panel → Add or Remove Programs. win xp start control How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  2. Find all unwanted programs and press Uninstall. win xp control panel How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw

Step 5. Remove Smartsearch.pw from Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and select Applications.
  2. Find all unwanted programs and drag them to the trash icon in your dock. Alternately, you can right-click on them and select Move to Trash. mac os app remove How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  3. Empty the Trash by right-clicking on the icon in your dock and selecting 'Empty Trash'.

Step 6. Delete Smartsearch.pw from browsers

a) Remove Smartsearch.pw from Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press on the Gear icon (top right corner) and select Manage add-ons. IE gear How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  3. On the left side, select Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. Find all suspicious extensions and press Disable. IE add ons How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  5. Close the window.

b) If your homepage was changed

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press on the Gear icon (top right corner) and select Internet options. ie menu How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  3. In General, delete the URL and type in your preferred homepage website. IE settings2 How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  4. Press Apply to save the changes and exit the window.

c) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press on the Gear icon (top right corner) and select Internet options. ie menu How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  3. Select the Advanced tab and press Reset (near the bottom of the window). ie settings advanced How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  4. In the window that appears, check the box that says 'Delete personal settings'. IE reset How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  5. Press Reset, then OK to close the window.
If the changes were reversed again and the threat is still present, we recommend you obtain anti-spyware software to deal with the infection.

d) Remove Smartsearch.pw from Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner) and press Settings.
  3. Select Extensions, located in the menu on the left. chrome menu extensions How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  4. Find all suspicious extensions and press the bin icon. If you are not sure which extensions are causing you trouble, you can uncheck the box that says 'Enabled' and that will disable the extension without deleting it. chrome extensions delete How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw

b) If your homepage was changed

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner) and press Settings. chrome menu How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  3. In Settings, under On start up, select Set pages. chrome startup page How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  4. In the window that appears, put in the URL of the website you want to set as your homepage. Press OK.
  5. Under Search, choose the search engine you want to set as default. chrome search engines How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw

f) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner) and press Settings. chrome menu How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  3. Scroll down and press Show advanced settings. chrome settings How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  4. At the bottom, you will find the option to Reset settings. chrome reset How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  5. In the window that appears, press Reset.
If the changes were reversed again and the threat is still present, we recommend you obtain anti-spyware software to deal with the infection.

g) Remove Smartsearch.pw from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner). mozilla menu How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  3. Select Add-ons.
  4. In the Extensions tab, remove all suspicious extensions. If you are not sure which extensions are causing you trouble, you can press 'Disable' and that will disable the extension without deleting it. mozilla extensions How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw

b) If your homepage was changed

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner). mozilla menu options How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  3. Select Options.
  4. In General, delete the URL in 'Home page' and type in the one you prefer. mozilla options How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw

) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Open the menu (the bars in the top right corner).
  3. Select the Help button (the question mark at the bottom).
  4. Press Troubleshooting Information.mozilla troubleshooting How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  5. Select Refresh Firefox. mozilla reset How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  6. In the window that appears, press Refresh Firefox again.
If the changes were reversed again and the threat is still present, we recommend you obtain anti-spyware software to deal with the infection.

) Remove Smartsearch.pw from Microsoft Edge

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press More (the three dots on the top right corner).
  3. Select Extensions.
  4. Find all suspicious extensions, right-click on them and select Remove.

b) If your homepage was changed

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press More (the three dots on the top right corner).
  3. Press Settings. edge menu How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  4. In Settings, under Open with, select A specific page or pages. edge set page How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  5. You can select your homepage there. Select Custom to be able to put in your preferred homepage.

) Reset Microsoft Edge

  1. Open your browser.
  2. Press More (the three dots on the top right corner).
  3. Press Settings. edge menu How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  4. In Settings, scroll down to Clear browsing data and press Choose what to clear. edge settings How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  5. Select everything and press Clear. edge clear data How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw

) Remove Smartsearch.pw from Safari

  1. Open your browser.
  2. In the toolbar at the top of your screen, press on Safari.
  3. Select Preferences and click on the Extensions tab. safari menu How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  4. Delete all suspicious extensions. If you are not sure which extensions are causing you trouble, you can uncheck the box that says 'Enable' and that will disable the extension without deleting it. safari extensions How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw

) Reset Safari

Safari no longer has a reset button, so you have to manually do everything.
  1. Open your browser.
  2. In the toolbar at the top of your screen, press on Safari.
  3. Select Clear History, pick 'all history' and press 'Clear History'. safari clear history How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  4. Select Safari again and press Preferences.
  5. In Advanced, press on 'Show Develop menu in menu bar'. safari advanced How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
  6. In the toolbar at the top of your screen, press on Develop, and select Empty Caches. safari develop menu How to get rid of Smartsearch.pw
If resetting your browsers does not solve the problem, download anti-spyware software and scan your computer for threats. If something is found, delete it.

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