How to uninstall (remove) Searchsmartds.search

What is Searchsmartds.search?

Searchsmartds.search – is browser hijacker, which gets into PC without user consent. Usually, it comes bundled with freeware’s downloaders and installers. At first glance, Searchsmartds.search looks like a common search page (search engine), such as Google, Yahoo or something like these. In plus, this hijacker guarantees improve search quality and increase the experience of browsing. In reality, Searchsmartds.search is the annoying and useless hijacker. It changes browser settings and sets http://Searchsmartds.search/ as homepage and search engine. Searchsmartds.search collects and analyzes your personal data and transmits it to third-party sites. Searchsmartds.search – this is a very malicious program, so you should uninstall it immediately.

Searchsmartds.search Hijacker

How Searchsmartds.search gets on your PC?

Searchsmartds.search comes on the computer without the user’s knowledge. It can get on your PC insensibly in the form of additional content or come bundled with free software. Also, this program can be installed from its website or partner sites. Often users download freeware via Installation Manager, which hides within itself potentially unwanted programs (download.com, ebay.com etc.). Installation of programs, in these cases, happens quickly and installation progress is not displayed. Thus, the user does not expect that computer is at risk. The user should read attentively the user agreement and not hurry to press “Next” button. Try to choose the “Advanced” type of installation. If Searchsmartds.search is already infiltrated on your PC, then you need to get rid of it now!

How to remove Searchsmartds.search from your computer?

To uninstall Searchsmartds.search remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

In our view, there are 3 products that potentially have Searchsmartds.search in their database. You can try to use them for removing Searchsmartds.search.

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Alternative Solution:

1. SpyHunter 5 – detects files, registry values and folders of viruses that show the same behavior as Searchsmartds.search.

 

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You can try both of these products to remove Searchsmartds.search

Or uninstall Searchsmartds.search manually.

Step 1: Remove Searchsmartds.search from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Searchsmartds.search.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows XP.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Then Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Searchsmartds.search and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 7.

Windows 8/Windows 8.1:

  1. Open the Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Then as in Windows 7, click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Searchsmartds.search, select it and click Uninstall.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 8 (8.1).

Windows 10:

  1. Click on the Start button (or press the Windows key) to open the Start menu, click on the Settings at the top.
  2. Click on App & features on the left menu.
  3. On the right side, locate Searchsmartds.search and click it, then click on the Uninstall button.
  4. Click on Uninstall to confirm.

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Windows 10

Note: If you can’t find required program, sort programs by date in Control panel and search for last installed programs.

After that remove Searchsmartds.search from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Searchsmartds.search from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Searchsmartds.search.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Searchsmartds.search.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE.
  2. Push Alt + T.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable Searchsmartds.search.
  6. Click More information link in the left-bottom corner.
  7. Click Remove button.
  8. If this button is grayed out – perform alternative steps.

Learn more about removing extensions from IE.

Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

Reset browser setting in Internet Explorer:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the cogwheel in the right upper corner.
  3. Click Internet options.
  4. Got to Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Put a tick near Delete personal settings checkbox.
  7. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Internet Explorer.

Step 4: Remove following files and folders of Searchsmartds.search:

Remove following regitry entries:

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