How to uninstall (remove) Clever Search

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What is Clever Search?

Clever Search – is potentially unwanted program that comes bundled with free software without the user’s consent. The main task of this program – it is spread in the form of advertising banners, coupons, and pop-up windows. This advertising may refer to popular sites such as Amazon, Walmart, LightInTheBox, and so on. Clever Search hijacks your browser (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer) and starts to annoy the user while browsing. This advertising can occur at any time, and if you try to close it – you will be redirected to ad site. Also, Clever Search can substitute your search results, change the homepage, and other. Clever Search may collect personally identifiable information (e.g. history of the browsing) and transfer it to third parties. If your computer is infected with this program, you must remove the Clever Search now.

Clever Search

How Clever Search gets on your PC?

Malicious programs such as Clever Search, come to the computer as an extension to the browser. Scheme of penetration of potentially unwanted software can change constantly. Most often, these programs (extension) come into your PC without the user’s consent, but it is worth noting that this is due to the negligence of the user. Many ad sites create their own download managers. Each time when you download some free software, try to pay attention to what you are offered to install. Sometimes, simply uncheck the element that seems suspicious to you. Always try to read the user agreement, don’t hurry to click “Next”. Carefully follow the installation process. Resort to using third-party programs that can help you to protect your computer. If your PC is already infected by Clever Search, then use our instructions listed below.

How to remove Clever Search from your computer?

To uninstall Clever Search remove it from Control Panel, then delete all files and regkeys.

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

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove Clever Search

Or uninstall Clever Search manually.

Removing from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Clever 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 Clever 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 Clever Search, select it and click Uninstall.

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

After that remove Clever Search from your browser.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Clever 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 Clever 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 Clever 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.

Remove following registry entries:


no information

Then remove following files:


Clever Search.dll

And following folders


%PROGRAMFILES%Clever Search

Written by Rami Douafi

Author: Rami Douafi

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