How to uninstall (remove) Smartsrch.com

What is Smartsrch.com?

Smartsrch.com – fake browser search page hijacking Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer. Smartsrch.com looks like an ordinary search engine, such as Google, Bing, Yahoo. According to developers, this search engine enhances the browsing experience, eliminates irrelevant search results and much more. In fact, this hijacker is very annoying. In addition, Smartsrch.com changes the homepage, default search engine, modifies the search results and redirects the user to advertising sites. Also, Smartsrch.com collects your personal data, browsing history, and so on. This information may be disclosed to third parties. If you find Smartsrch.com on your PC, then you should remove this hijacker immediately.

Smartsrch.com hijacker

How Smartsrch.com gets on your PC?

Potentially unwanted programs come on a computer without the consent of the user. The user may not notice the penetration of these programs. It comes bundled with other free downloads from popular sites. Typically, users do not attach importance to the conditions and suggestions. This is a mistake. Always read the user agreement to know what you are offering. Take your time. Try to follow closely the installation process and pay attention to the elements that are obscured or are written in small type. Select advanced installation type. Do not install programs that seem suspicious. Be careful! If your PC is already infected, then use the instructions that mentioned below to remove Smartsrch.com completely.

How to remove Smartsrch.com from your computer?

To uninstall Smartsrch.com remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

According to our tests there are 3 products that have Smartsrch.com in their database. Please, use them to remove Smartsrch.com.

Recommended Solution:

SpyHunter 4 – fully removes all instances of Smartsrch.com – files, folders, registry keys.

 

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Alternative Solutions:

1. Plumbytes Anti-Malware – detects files, registry values and folders of Smartsrch.com.

 

Download Plumbytes Anti-Malware
 

2. Malwarebytes Antimalware – finds Smartsrch.com – can clean up leftover items after removal.

 

Download MalwareBytes Antimalware

 

Or uninstall Smartsrch.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Smartsrch.com from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Smartsrch.com.
  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 Smartsrch.com 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 Smartsrch.com, 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 Smartsrch.com 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 Smartsrch.com from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Smartsrch.com from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Smartsrch.com.
  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 Smartsrch.com.
  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 Smartsrch.com.
  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. Go 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 Smartsrch.com:

Remove following regitry entries:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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