Complete Guide to Remove Search.smartshopping.com Redirects from Browsers

Posted by Britt Duncan - April 17, 2015

Search.smartshopping.com replaces my homepage without any consent. It provides many sponsored links in the search results. How can I get rid of Search.smartshopping.com virus?
Search.smartshopping.com Description
Search.smartshopping.com is a malicious browser hijacker which attacks all web browsers. The malware is mainly spread through junk emails, suspicious websites and insecure free shares. It can drop new files to registry editor without asking for any permission. As a result, Search.smartshopping.com hijacker activates itself on Windows boot-up. It meanwhile takes up high system resources and affects the PC performance greatly. Your Internet connection may shut down randomly.
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Besides, Search.smartshopping.com redirect makes changes to default browser settings. It sets itself as the homepage without your consent. You’ll some familiar or unknown shortcuts on the interface of the page. But once you click any of them, you would be redirected to a commercial page. Even, Search.smartshopping.com virus redirects you to dangerous websites which contain PC viruses like Trojans. In some cases, other malware like SalePlus adware and BestPricesApp adware hide in those sponsored links.

Search.smartshopping.com would generate unwanted ads when you are surfing on the Internet. In addition, when you search something with this unfamiliar website, you’ll be disappointed at many sponsored search results. It’s clear that Search.smartshopping.com will try hard to gain illegal profits. It’s wise to remove the hijacker immediately.

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Search.smartshopping.com Virus Is a Big Trouble :

1. It is a risky redirect virus that penetrates into your system secretly;
2. It adds harmful files or scripts to major part of the system;
3. It could cut off the access to the installed antivirus software;
4. It may bring in spyware or other privacy-invasive malware;
5. It keeps mutating and updating all the time;
6. It steals your privacy and compromises your security.

Instruction on Removing Search.smartshopping.com Virus

According to our research, we found that Search.smartshopping.com redirect virus often gets installed together with other programs. And Search.smartshopping.com hijacker has made many changes to your computer system and web browsers. So, you should keep very patient and careful when you are following our removal steps and manually removing Search.smartshopping.com virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting Search.smartshopping.com malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove Search.smartshopping.com and other unknown software

5. Run your Internet Explorer

6. Click Tools and then click Manage Add-ons option

7. Click Toolbars and Extensions to disable Search.smartshopping.com or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

After uninstalling Search.smartshopping.com and reverting its changes to your browser, you need to go through the following steps if you want to completely get rid of Search.smartshopping.com virus.

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of Search.smartshopping.com virus

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msmpeng.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\msseces.exe

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of Search.smartshopping.com malware

C:\Windows\System32\shxtea.dll
%Appdata%\Local\Temp\.exe
%User%\User Name\Roaming\.exe

You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that Search.smartshopping.com virus is able to update its version frequently and change its file locations. So the automatic removal cannot guarantee a thorough removal of Search.smartshopping.com virus. If you fail to follow the step-by-step removal guide listed above, you can also watch the removal video here to clean out this parasite.

Registry Files Removal Video:

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