How to Remove “The Smart Search” Virus from Your Browsers (IE, Google Chrome,…)?

Hey, there. Please help! I installed a computer game on my computer last night. Then I got warnings from Norton saying there was malicious threat on my computer. “The Smart Search” Virus was founded when I started to browse on Internet Explorer. I tried every means I can to delete the virus. But it was still there. What should I do? Any suggestion?

“The Smart Search” Virus Hijacked IE, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox…What to Do?

“Well, I had accidently added something on my computer, and my computer had gotten a virus which had added to “The Smart Search” And I was wondering if you know how to delete it…”

“The Smart Search” Virus is a fake search engine that can get into the target computer by third party applications. Free software installation used to associate with this virus. It acts as plug-ins or add-ons hiding at the Customs and Advance installation. This virus can get into your computer at the time while you are visiting bad websites like porn webs, unintentional clicking on ads /banners /pop-ups/links, downloading unclear resource (such as PDF files, documents, infected e-mail attachments ) from unauthorized websites. That is why you know nothing about the coming of the virus until it is found.

“The Smart Search” Virus mainly attacks all browsers like Edge, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari. Once this virus hacked your computer, it will fill up your entire desktop screen with very irritating, dangerous and unwanted ads, which could lead to other much more dangerous malware infections – like ransomware, fake anti-malware programs or computer lockdown infections. Besides, it will change your browser settings like DNS settings. It will replace your default homepage and search engine with its own domain. Thus, each time, while you are browsing, you will get redirected to “The Smart Search” webpage. If you use this rogue search engine to search your favorites, the provided result links are nothing related to your key words, but kinds of commercial ads. In addition, this malicious virus will monitor your browsing activity like searching, browsing history, session ids, tracking cookies, account credentials and even local usernames and/or password entries. The collected data will later be sold to other 3rd party companies for marketing purposes. In a word, your computer is in a great danger once it is infected by “The Smart Search” Virus. Therefore, if you want to protect your computer and your personal information, you’d better get rid of this malicious infection as soon as it is detected or found on your system.

Processing manual removal should have a certain level of computer literacy. If you are not sure how to start or afraid of making any critical damage on the computer system, please open a live chat with YooCare Expert now!

Ways to Protect Your Computer from Browser Hijacker

NO.1 In order to keep your computer safe, you should set a complex password when you register email, and often change the password. At the same time, pay attention not to use the same user name and password in different emails which are important to you.

NO.2 Check your website regularly, whether there is a website you do not see it before. When you watch films or listen music on line, the website provides link to download these, you need to be careful.

NO.3 Many people like to download some free software from Internet every day. But you do not realize that many of browser hijacker viruses usually are bundles with free software. So next time, when you download this free software, you should be think twice again.

Basic Symptoms and Potential Risks of “The Smart Search” Infection

1. It can be added to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browsers without your notification.
2. You are rerouted to some unknown sponsored websites that you have never seen before when you surfing online.
3. You can get a bunch of popup ads show on the webpage which you are browsing.
4. It can be installed on your computer slightly.
5. This browser hijacker can introduce various infections and unwanted programs onto your system,
6. It can investigate your browsing behavior and gather your input information online.
7. It is also responsible for collecting computer user’s private information like IP address and online traces for unethical using of online marketing.

Note: If one of symptoms mentioned above is found in your computer, then you must know that your computer is being attacked by the browser hijacker. Since the browser hijacker is so dangerous, once your computer is infected, you should take actions to delete the hijacker. If you are not a computer expert, in case you lose your important data or damage your system, please welcome to contact Yoocare/Yoosecurity Online Expert for help now!

Manual Removal Guide:

“The Smart Search” Hijacker hijacks your default browser to redirect your web search results and modifies your default homepage and browser settings. Manual removal is the most effective way to completely uninstall it from an infected computer’s operating system, for the season that this hijacker is so cunning and dangerous, antivirus programs cannot get rid of it permanently. Here are the manual guides for users to remove the annoying hijacker.

1. Clean Add-ons and Extensions

* Internet Explorer:

1> Click Tools in the Menu bar and then click Internet Options

Tools in IE

2> Click Programs tab, click Manage add-ons and disable the suspicious add-ons

* Firefox:

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

A Similar Removal Video Shows You How to Safely Modify Windows Registry Editor and Unlock Computer Immediately:


“The Smart Search” Virus is a pesky and annoying browser hijacker virus which not only may infect Windows computers but also may attack IOS Mac computers. Thus, no matter you are using a Windows computer or Mac computer, you should always be cautious on all your online activities. You should always keep an eye on the installation process while you are installing something on your computer. You should make a choice on Custom and Advance option during the installation. If your computer is infected by “The Smart Search” Virus by accident, please calm down and find the most effective way to remove the virus from the infected computer as early as you can. It is strongly recommended manual removal is the most effective and best way to get rid of the virus. Manual removal process is really complicated. If you don’t have enough computer technology, you’d better to contact the legit tech support company (like YooCare) for further assistance.

Note: Still have trouble in removing this virus? If you don’t want to mess up your whole PC, Please contact YooCare Experts for instant help now.

Published by on November 14, 2016 5:48 am, last updated on November 21, 2016 3:27 am

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