Snap.do Virus Removal

Snap.do, also known as Snap.do virus, is a dangerous redirection virus and browser hijacker that changes your browser homepage, default search engine and causes browsing redirects.

Snap.do IE

Once installed, Snap.do modifies your DNS settings and hijacks main browsers, such as Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. That results in continuous annoying redirections to domain search.snap.do or feed.snap.do.

Snap.do malware collects and stores all information about victim’s activity, logs every website you visit. All gathered data is sent to marketing companies or cyber criminals.

Snap.do is usually infiltrated via various codecs and software bundles. The company that has developed this malware is called Resoft. They pay a certain amount per install for their affiliates, and this is the reason why it is exploited by cyber criminals or unfair marketers. Resoft states that their vision is to become a leading provider of complementary applications and smart web solutions. However, all these statements are false.

Automatic Snap.do Virus Removal

Step 1. In order to detect and remove Snap.do, 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.

Manual Snap.do Virus removal

Important Note: Snap.do virus 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 Snap.do by clicking X symbol. After that, add your desired homepage.

Chrome Settings

2. Remove Snap.do 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 Snap.do 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 Snap.do from the list.

Internet Explorer

1. Remove Snap.do 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 Snap.do 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 Snap.do in the search field. Then right-click on each founded item and select Reset.

Firefox About Config

3. Remove Snap.do 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 Snap.do. Then choose ‘Uninstall’.

Search for and delete any folder related to “Snap.do” if found in the following directories:

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

 

29 Comments

  1. Alex Lennox

    I seemed to have got rid of the “Snap do home page” .. and all my software gives my PC a clean bill of health
    but the Snap Do Icons are still in my Program & Features.. When I attempt to delete them it goes through the motion of doing so but they dont go away.

    Alex

  2. leah

    Im not great with computers but i have managed to follow you steps so far then got stuck…..
    From Mozilla Firefox down, i couldnt find it and how to get there! Do you have more of a boken down step by step guide?

    Many Thanks

  3. J

    Holy moly I think this has worked. I was ready to sacrifice my laptop and then myself and wiat for my brothers in Valhalla but it seems that gotham city is safe once again. Thanks people.

    P.s if I ever meet the Snap.do creators I will fight them.

  4. Chris

    Thanks so much for all this Awesome info!
    I was able to find the one piece to delete I kept missing.
    The “about:config” function to revert Firefox changed items did the trick….

  5. joyce lawrence

    This is great had to completely uninstall firefox to get rid of snapdo but following instructions you gave also got rid of couple other search engines did,nt recognise and resulted in getting rid of annoying popups that I had tried everything to get rid off so great,clean pc now,great .

  6. Janet L

    I had that annoying snap do on my laptop for about a month or so. I wondered what happened to my internet explorer. I thought maybe I accidentally changed my browser. I kept trying to get internet explorer. It changed my homepage. Then, more recently, this past week, optimizer pro was telling me that I was infected. I hit the link to clean my files. Then, I became suspicious about purchasing it. My Mcafee never picked up anything.

    I am taking it to get professionally fixed, tomorrow. I am wondering if I should worry about changing my debit card and credit cards. Also, if I should notify credit bureaus in case of identity theft. I hope that I am just being paranoid, and I don’t have to worry about identity theft.

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