Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com Removal

Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com is another addition to the vast amount of browser hijackers that are currently causing all sorts of troubles to the users. This malicious app is capable of infecting all popular internet browsers. As a result, all users of Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Google Chrome should be aware of it.

The app is presented as a browser plugin or browser helper object (depending on the browser the user is using), so at first the victims might think that it is a useful piece of software. Unfortunately, instantly after the infection Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com will change the browser‘s default search engine and homepage. What is more, each time a user tries to make a web search using Yahoo, Google or other popular search engine, the browser will be redirected to a promoted website. Due to the mentioned activities internet browsing will become a hard and unpleasant task.

Despite all its malicious potential Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com cannot be categorized as a virus. IT experts call this kind of applications PUPs (potentially unwanted programs). It is a group of nasty programs, which don’t do a lot of real harm, but they can drive the user crazy because they are hard to remove and provide useless services. What is more, Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com like most of the other programs of this type has some similarities with rootkits; as a result, it is capable of infiltrating deep inside the OS.

The main source of income for the developers of Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com is advertisements. As a result, the browser hijacker presents the user with a lot of ads during each browsing session.

Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com is usually distributed with the help of free software. Users should have in mind that downloading freeware is always dangerous, and it doesn‘t matter where does the program come from. Some well known software distributors add browser hijackers to the installation files too. As a result, it wise to do a little research each time a new piece of software is about to be installed. On the internet,  you can‘t trust anyone.

Automatic Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com Removal

Step 1. In order to detect and remove Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com, download SpyHunter anti-spyware software

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Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Internet Explorer 6.0 or later

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Step 2. Click Run or Open and install the application by following the on-screen instructions (How to Install)

Step 3. SpyHunter will automatically scan and detect threats

Step 4. After scanning, click Fix Threats button

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Note: download size is 0.7 MB. Trial version offers an unlimited number of scans and detections for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.

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Manual Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com Removal

Important Note: Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com can be removed manually, however any mistakes can lead your PC to permanent damage of the system. Therefore a manual removal process is highly recommended for IT experts and system administrators. For regular users, Virus-Experts.com team recommends using SpyHunter or any other reputable security application.

Google Chrome

1. Fix Google Chrome startup pages.

Click on 3-bars icon and choose Settings. In On startup click Set pages and remove Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com by clicking X symbol. After that, add your desired homepage.

Chrome Settings

2. Remove Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com from the homepage settings.

Click on 3-bars icon and choose Settings. In Appearance section click on Change. Remove the malicious homepage by clicking X symbol. Then you can add the desired homepage by entering its URL and hitting OK.

Chrome Settings 2

3. Remove Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com from the search engine list and set a one.

Click on 3-bars icon and choose Settings. In Search section click on Manage search engines.. button. Choose the legitimate default search engine as default by clicking Make default. Then remove the malicious search engine from the list.

Chrome Settings 3

4. Remove add-ons that are associated with malware

Click on 3-bars icon and choose Tools. Go to Extensions and delete all add-ons related to Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com from the list.

Internet Explorer

1. Remove Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com from homepage settings.

Click on Tools icon and choose Internet Options. In General tab replace the hijacked homepage with a desired URL like www.google.com. Then click Apply to complete the action.

IE Internet Options

2. Modify default search provider settings, also remove the malicious search provider.

Click on Tools icon and choose Manage Add-ons. In Search Providers section please choose to set a legitimate search provider as default by clicking Set as default button. Then remove the malicious search provider from the list.

IE Manage Add-ons

Mozilla Firefox

1. Remove Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com from homepage settings.

Go to Options > General tab. Replace the malicious homepage with a preferred URL and click OK.

Firefox Homepage

2. Perform “about:config” function to revert Firefox changed items.

Type about:config into the address bar and press Enter. Then accept the warning.

Firefox Warranty

Search for Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com in the search field. Then right-click on each founded item and select Reset.

Firefox About Config

3. Remove Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com from the search engines list.

Click on the current search engine icon and choose Manage Search Engines.. Select the malicious URL and click Remove, then hit OK to complete the action.

Delete malicious apps and directories

Review your Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel (Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs). In the list search for apps related to Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com. Then choose ‘Uninstall’.

Search for and delete any folder related to “Smartwebsearch.MySearchSocial.com” if found in the following directories:

  • %ProgramFiles%
  • %AppData%
  • %ProgramData%
  • %LocalAppData%

 

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