What is SmarterMac?

SmarterMac is an adware that able to display numerous ads in your browsers such as sound and video ads, pop-ups, in-text ads, etc. This infection lures the users by showing the various tempting offers. Be aware, after clicking on the one these ads you can be infected with the more dangerous virus. SmarterMac also changes your browser settings, no whether what it is, such as the default homepage, search engine, and the alerting function. Damage from SmarterMac:

  • It changes your browser settings and prevents them from changing back;
  • It blocks the access to most of legitimate websites;
  • It may install other malware in your computer without your knowledge;
  • It degrades the system performance;
  • It installs malicious extension into your browser;
  • It tracks your security information such as passwords, financial and personal information;
  • It alters Firewall settings to facilities the hack your system remotely.

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How SmarterMac gets on your PC?

SmarterMac crawls into your system using several ways, such as pore websites, spam email, freeware installer and fake software update links. In most cases, SmarterMac comes in the form of a harmless browser extension that is offered to be installed with the main software. The situation is aggravated by the fact that the majority of antiviruses are not able to detect it. Consequently, even though it stays for long, you may have no awareness about this. We recommend you take advantage of the removal tool, described below to remove SmarterMac.

How to remove SmarterMac from your Mac or PC?

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

In our view, there are 2 products that potentially have SmarterMac in their database. You can try to use them for removing SmarterMac.

Recommended Solution:

Bitdefender Antivirus- fully removes all instances of viruses, similar to SmarterMac from Mac and Safari.


Download Norton

Alternative Solution:

MacClean for Mac – finds SmarterMac and can clean up leftover items after removal.


Download MacClean for Mac


Or uninstall SmarterMac manually.

Step 1: Remove SmarterMac from Mac

SmarterMac may not have app associated with it in Application. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall SmarterMac or SmarterMac Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

appcleanerTo remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.

Step 2: Remove SmarterMac from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove SmarterMac from browsers


  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find SmarterMac.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find SmarterMac.
  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 SmarterMac.
  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 SmarterMac.
  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: Remove following files and folders of SmarterMac:

Remove following registry entries:

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Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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