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About this hijacker

The Smart Search is a not trustworthy search engine that is aiming to create traffic. The browser intruder will take over your Internet browser and perform not wanted changes to it. Even though they do frustrate many users with unwanted modifications and suspicious redirects, hijackers aren’t categorized as malicious viruses. These hijackers don’t directly endanger your machine however the likelihood of bumping into serious malevolent applications boosts. Hijackers don’t filter the web pages they will direct users to, so malevolent program may install if you were to visit a malware-ridden website. The questionable page could route one to questionable sites, thus there is no reason why users ought to not uninstall The Smart Search.

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Why is The Smart Search removal paramount?

The reason The Smart Search has infected your operating system is because you have set up free applications and missed extra offers. It’s frequently browser hijackers or advertising-supported software that are added to it. They aren’t damaging, but they could be aggravating. Users are convinced that selecting Default mode when installing freeware is the right decision, when in fact that is simply not the scenario. Default mode won’t tell users about any additional offers and they will install automatically. Choose Advanced or Custom setup mode if you want to evade needing to remove The Smart Search and similar. You ought to only proceed with the installation after you unmark the boxes of all adjoined offers.

A user’s browser will be hijacked by redirect viruses, as the category suggests. Knowing that the redirect viruses will be able to take over Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, it actually doesn’t matter what kind of browser you use. One may out of a sudden see that The Smart Search was set as users’ homepage and new tabs. These of modifications were made without your knowledge, and in order to modify the settings, you must firstly eliminate The Smart Search and only then manually modify the settings. The site will have a search box that will implant ads into the results. Hijackers are developed with the aim of redirecting, so do not expect it to present you real results. Those web pages may direct users to malware, and users have to avoid them. We strongly think that users should should uninstall The Smart Search because all the search tool offers could be seen somewhere else.

The Smart Search elimination

Being familiar with its location will aid you in the process of The Smart Search elimination. Use a credible uninstallation application to uninstall this infection if you run into issues. Thorough The Smart Search removal will probably fix your browser issues regarding this infection.

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Learn how to remove The Smart Search from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall The Smart Search

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start → Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-start How to delete The Smart Search
  2. Uninstall all suspicious programs win7-uninstall-program How to delete The Smart Search

b) Windows 8/8.1

  1. Right-click on the start icon, located at the lower left corner. win8-start How to delete The Smart Search
  2. Click Control Panel and then Programs and Features. win8-control-panel How to delete The Smart Search
  3. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win8-remove-program How to delete The Smart Search
 

c) Windows 10

  1. Search 'Control Panel'. The search option can be found in the Start menu, next to the Shutdown button.
  2. Select Control Panel in the results. win10-start How to delete The Smart Search
  3. Pick Programs and Features. win10-control-panel How to delete The Smart Search
  4. Uninstall all suspicious programs. win10-remove-program How to delete The Smart Search
 

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and click Applications (left side of the window)
  2. Find the programs you want gone, right-click on them.
  3. Pick Move to Trash.mac-os-app-remove How to delete The Smart Search
  4. Empty the Trash by right-clicking the icon on your dock, and selecting Empty Trash.

Step 2. Remove The Smart Search from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). IE-gear How to delete The Smart Search
  2. Manage Add-ons → Toolbars and Extensions. IE-add-ons How to delete The Smart Search
  3. Select on all questionable extensions from the list and press Disable.

a) Change Internet Explorer Homepage

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon).
  2. Choose Internet Options. ie-settings How to delete The Smart Search
  3. Delete the displayed URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 How to delete The Smart Search
  4. Press Apply.

b) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and access Tools (the gear icon). ie-settings How to delete The Smart Search
  2. Choose Internet Options, and then the Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to delete The Smart Search
  3. Click Reset and check Delete personal settings in the new window. IE-reset How to delete The Smart Search
  4. Click Reset again.

Step 3. Delete The Smart Search from Microsoft Edge

a) Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)

  1. Launch Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press the three dots located on the top right, and press Settings. edge-settings How to delete The Smart Search
  3. Press Choose what to clear, and check all the boxes. Press Clear. edge-clear-data How to delete The Smart Search
  4. Ctrl + Alt + Delete together → Task Manager.
  5. In the Processes tab, find Microsoft Edge process and right-click on it. task-manager How to delete The Smart Search
  6. Choose Go to details. If that is not an option, choose More details.
  7. Right mouse click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End Task.

b) (Method 2)

Before you proceed, make copies of your data.
  1. Find C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe.
  2. Delete all the folders you see. edge-folder How to delete The Smart Search
  3. Press Start, find the search option and type in Windows PowerShell.
  4. When it comes up in the results, right-click on it, choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to delete The Smart Search
  5. In the Administrator: Windows PowerShell window that appears, type inGet-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>. edge-powershell-script How to delete The Smart Search
  6. Press Enter.

Step 4. Remove The Smart Search from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner).
  2. More tools → Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to delete The Smart Search
  3. Press the trash icon of all unwanted extensions. (You can also disable them if you are unsure about which should be removed). chrome-extensions-delete How to delete The Smart Search

a) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner) chrome-menu How to delete The Smart Search
  2. Settings → On startup.
  3. Press on Manage startup pages, and choose Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to delete The Smart Search
  4. Click Add a new page and enter your preferred homepage.
  5. Click Add.
  6. Go back to Settings, and choose Search engine. chrome-search-engines How to delete The Smart Search
  7. Click Manage search engines.
  8. Click the three dots next to the default search engine, and press Edit.
  9. Delete the malicious search engine, and type in your preferred one.
  10. Click Save.

b) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome and access the menu (top right corner). chrome-menu How to delete The Smart Search
  2. Press Settings and scroll down to the bottom.
  3. Press Advanced, and scroll down to the very end where you will see a Reset option. chrome-settings How to delete The Smart Search
  4. Press on Reset, and press Reset again in the window that appears. chrome-reset How to delete The Smart Search

Step 5. Remove The Smart Search from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to delete The Smart Search
  2. Add-ons → Extensions. mozilla-extensions How to delete The Smart Search
  3. Press Remove for all extensions you want gone. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner). mozilla-menu How to delete The Smart Search
  2. Press Options.
  3. In the General tab, delete the unwanted link in the home page field, and type in your preferred one. mozilla-options How to delete The Smart Search

b) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and access the Menu (top right corner).
  2. Open the Help menu (question mark at the bottom). mozilla-troubleshooting How to delete The Smart Search
  3. Troubleshooting Information → Refresh Firefox.
  4. In the confirmation that appears, press Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to delete The Smart Search

Step 6. Remove The Smart Search from Safari (Mac)

  1. Launch Safari and press Safari at the top of your screen. safari-menu How to delete The Smart Search
  2. Select Preferences, and choose the Extensions tab. safari-extensions How to delete The Smart Search
  3. Delete all strange extensions. (You can also disable them until you decide whether you want to permanently delete them).

a) Change Safari homepage

  1. Safari → Preferences → General. safari-menu How to delete The Smart Search
  2. Delete the unwanted homepage, and put in the one you prefer.

b) Reset Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Clear History. safari-history How to delete The Smart Search
  3. Select the time frame from which you want the history to be erased, and select Clear History. safari-clear-history How to delete The Smart Search
  4. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to delete The Smart Search
  5. Advanced tab → Check the Show Develop menu box. safari-advanced How to delete The Smart Search
  6. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to delete The Smart Search
If that did not solve the problem you are having, it is advised that you obtain anti-spyware software and allow it to perform a scan on your computer.

Step 7. Scan your computer with anti-malware software for The Smart Search removal.

  1. Click the button below to download WiperSoft Antimalware: Download Removal Toolto remove The Smart Search

    * WiperSoft scanner, available at this website, only works as a tool for virus detection. More data on WiperSoft. To have WiperSoft in its full capacity, to use removal functionality, it is necessary to acquire its full version. In case you want to uninstall WiperSoft, click here.

  2. Run WiperSoft installer to install the software: wipersoft-install How to delete The Smart Search
  3. Click SCAN NOW! to detect all the risks and computer infections: Wipersoft-scan How to delete The Smart Search
  4. Click REMOVE THREATS to remove The Smart Search and all the virus and malware from your computer: wipersoft-results How to delete The Smart Search