What is Thesmartsearch.net?

Thesmartsearch.net is a browser hijacker disguised to a search engine. It gathers search activity data to displaying pop-ups, coupons and banners of the third sides to gain income. After being installed to a browser it initiates the changes of the home page and the main search source. Nevertheless, the results given by Thesmartsearch.net are overflown with advertisements, and the links it provides may lead to a malicious website. Use removal guide below to get rid of Thesmartsearch.net.

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How Thesmartsearch.net gets on your PC?

It is likely to get a computer infected by Thesmartsearch.net following the questionable links and downloading free software from the Internet clicking on the banner with something like ‘Download for free’ on it. Unwatchful users download and install such programs by mistake and do not pay attention to the minor options offering to install additional software. Opening spam messages or visiting the harmful sites is another reason of getting Thesmartsearch.net. Therefore one can diminish a risk of getting a malware by using Advanced or Custom type of installing. You can also Use Norton to remove Thesmartsearch.net and prevent bundle installations in future.

How to remove Thesmartsearch.net from your computer?

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

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

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Alternative Solution:

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You can try both of these products to remove Thesmartsearch.net

Or uninstall Thesmartsearch.net manually.

Step 1: Remove Thesmartsearch.net from Control Panel

Windows XP:

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

Step 2: Remove Thesmartsearch.net from browsers

Google Chrome:

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

Remove following registry entries:

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Remove following files:

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Remove following folders

%PROGRAMFILES%\Thesmartsearch\

Information provided by: Alexey Abalmasov

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