What is Smart Music Search?

Smart Music Search is a browser hijacker, changing the browser settings, making it irrevocable. This sets https://livemediasearch.run/ as the default homepage. According to the developers, this greatly improves the quality of search and improves the search results. In addition, outwardly, Smart Music Search looks like a legitimate search engine. However, this is fraught with many dangers.

Smart Music Search Hijacker

The main task of Smart Music Search’s developers is the distribution of advertising content. This redirects the user to third-party sites forcibly. Also, Smart Music Search can collect confidential user information for further use for targeting purposes and so on. It’s always better to prevent the penetration of such malicious software, but if Smart Music Search has already infected your PC, then you can use our detailed instructions to remove it right now.

How Smart Music Search gets on your PC?

In most cases, Smart Music Search comes without the user’s consent, hiding in the installers and downloaders of the free software. The user downloads the program, utility or update from the Internet and does not pay attention to the contents of the received file. Typically, you need to carefully follow the installation process by selecting an advanced installation type to see all the hidden elements and components of the installation program. Try to use programs that can protect your computer from viruses and unwanted software, but if your PC is already infected, we offer you the simple steps below to remove Smart Music Search.

How to remove Smart Music Search from your computer?

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

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You can try both of these products to remove Smart Music Search

Or uninstall Smart Music Search manually.

Step 1: Remove Smart Music Search from Control Panel

Windows XP:

  1. Click Start.
  2. Control Panel.
  3. Then click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Smart Music 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 Smart Music 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 Smart Music 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 Smart Music 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 Smart Music Search from your browser.

Step 2: Remove Smart Music Search from browsers

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Smart Music 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 Smart Music 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 Smart Music 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 Smart Music Search:

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Written by Rami Douafi

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