You cannot get rid of SmartWeb Adware completely? Why does it appear again after restarting the computer? What can we do to delete it from the computer completely? Read more information in this post.
SmartWeb Adware is a very hateful advertising program that will generate many pop-up ads, banner ads and sponsored links on IE, Firefox, Google Chrome or any other browsers on your computer. It is compatible with many browsers so you can’t avoid the infection by changing the browser. The purpose of this advertisement software is to show commercial advertisements in the victim’s computer. It is created to collect sales leads and generate traffics for its sponsored sites. You will be pointed to other unwanted web sites that display ads and even contain malicious infections waiting for you to activate. Downloading unknown free programs and visiting suspicious sites on the Internet will help SmartWeb Adware get in your computer.
In other cases, the developers may send you some spam emails that contain malicious attachments or links. SmartWeb Adware may install in your computer if you click on those unsafe online resources accidentally. Its installation process is furtively without your attention. Once successfully accessing the computer, this advertisement software will begin to produce a variety of annoying ads, such as pop-up windows, alarms, banners, text links, full page advertisements and so on. Usually the coupons for online shopping sites it provides are unreliable. SmartWeb Adware must be removed immediately from the system once found.
1. SmartWeb Adware is able to become the startup page of your web browser via modifying browser settings. No matter which browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Opera), you can see the browser is occupied by it completely.
2. It may also install plug-ins, extensions and toolbars in the browser so as to record your search history as well as cookies.
3. You need to wait for a long time when visiting websites because the browser always gets stuck and is slow in reaction.
4. This annoying redirect may also result in unstable Internet connection and system freezes frequently.
5. You are forced to receive many advertisement windows when the computer is connected to the Internet.
In case of any errors that may occur, leading to unpredictable losses in the removal of SmartWeb Adware, please take some time to do a backup beforehand. Then follow the steps as below:
1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions
* Internet Explorer:
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options
(3). Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons
(1). Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Add-ons
(2). Click Extensions, select the related browser add-ons and click Disable
* Google Chrome:
(1). Click Customize and control Google Chrome button → Tools → Extensions
(2). Disable the extensions of SmartWeb Adware
2. End Relevant Processes
(1). Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc together to pop up Windows Task Manager, click Processes tab
*For Win 8 Users:
Click More details when you see the Task Manager box
And then click Details tab
(2). Find out and end SmartWeb Adware’s processes
3. Show Hidden Files
(1). Click on Start button and then on Control Panel
(2). Click on Appearance and Personalization
(3). Click on Folder Options
(4). Click on the View tab in the Folder Options window
(5). Choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
(6). Click OK at the bottom of the Folder Options window
*For Win 8 Users:
Press Win+E together to open Computer window, click View and then click Options
Click View tab in the Folder Options window, choose Show hidden files, folders, and drives under the Hidden files and folders category
4. Delete Relevant Registry Entries and Files
(1). Delete the registry entries related to SmartWeb Adware through Registry Editor
Press Win+R to bring up the Run window, type “regedit” and click “OK”
While the Registry Editor is open, search and delete its registry entries
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” =Random
(2). Find out and remove the associated files
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Random “.exe”
According to a recent survey, we found that SmartWeb Adware is classified as a browser hijacker that is developed by its creators to access to the victim’s computer to obtain information. Some changes may occur once the advertising software installs on the victim’s browser. Your Internet Explorer is forced to access certain websites than other similar sites so that the visiting traffics of its sponsored sites can increase. It will also promote designated products which are unreliable by promoting the discount coupons. SmartWeb Adware breaks into a target system to perform certain changes including hijacking the browser, displaying error pages and promoting unnecessary ads on your computer. Basically, if you download an unknown free program from the Internet, you will have the opportunity to get the adware. Therefore, you should try to download online resources from trusted sources. The most important now is to remove SmartWeb Adware from your computer as soon as possible.
The above manual removal is quite dangerous and complicated, which needs sufficient professional skills. Therefore, only computer users with rich computer knowledge are recommended to implement the process because any errors including deleting important system files and registry entries will crash your computer system. If you have no idea of how to process the manual removal, please contact experts from YooCare Online Tech Support for further assistance.
Published by & last updated on July 25, 2014 9:13 am