Easy Instructions to remove Smartwebsearch.net Redirect Virus Thoroughly

Posted by Britt Duncan - November 22, 2013

Is your home page changed to Smartwebsearch.net without your permission? Are your search results redirected to irrelevant web pages? Are you fed up with constant pop-ups? Does your PC perform much slowly? Here is the solution for your problem.

Is Smartwebsearch.net a dangerous virus?

Smartwebsearch.net is a tricky website which pretends to be a useful search provider and induces lots of people into using it. This unwanted program is regarded as a malicious browser hijacker that attacks many web browsers including Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Usually, Smartwebsearch.net browser hijacker intrudes in your Operating System in ways of junk e-mail attachments, unsecure websites, unverified shared downloads and other peer-to-peer networks, and so on.

After its successful infiltration, Smartwebsearch.net hijacker tries hard to stay long in the affected machine and carry out as many malicious activities as possible. It is reported that this pesky browser hijacker will add new files to the Windows registry so as to make sure its auto activation. Besides, to avoid the detection of the installed security programs, Smartwebsearch.net hijacker communicates with the remote servers and downloads files to do instant update. After then, this annoying browser hijacker modifies the browser settings and replaces your favorite home page and search provider without your consent. But Smartwebsearch.net malware always provides you with numerous sponsored links when you try to do the search as before. In addition, your visits are frequently redirected to unwanted commercial web pages. At the same time, your screen could be crowded with various ads or small windows. In other words, Smartwebsearch.net redirect virus will mess up your web browser as well as your life.

If you keep Smartwebsearch.net long in the Windows, you’ll have to deal with more troubles like rather poor PC performance. That is because this annoying redirect can occupy a lot of CPU usage when running in the background. Worst still, Smartwebsearch.net hijacker keeps record of your online actions and gathers your confidential information for the distant hackers. Then you’ll encounter much great loss. Thus, you should not hesitate to remove Smartwebsearch.net browser hijacker as long as you find it.

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Disadvantages and risks of Smartwebsearch.net Virus:

1. It could change your system registry settings and activate itself on Windows start-up
2. It modifies the browser settings and hijacks Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Mozilla Firefox
3. It replaces the home page and search engine and provides numerous sponsored links
4. It causes frequent web redirects to suspicious websites and displays lots of annoying ads
5. It records online activities and collects important information especially the credit card data
6. It may introduce many other computer threats like Trojans, spyware, and malware
7. It makes the browser run slowly and even makes the Internet connection freeze up

Manually Get Rid of Smartwebsearch.net Virus

According to our research, we found that Smartwebsearch.net redirect is caused by search.us.com toolbar that often gets installed together with other free toolbar or programs. And search.us.com toolbar 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 Smartwebsearch.net virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting Smartwebsearch.net malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove Smartwebsearch.net toolbar and other unknown software or toolbars

5. Run your Internet Explorer

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

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

After uninstalling Smartwebsearch.net toolbar and reverting its changes to your browser, you need to go throught the following steps if you want to completely get rid of Smartwebsearch.net virus.

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of Smartwebsearch.net virus

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\[random]

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\ Smartwebsearch.net\DisplayName Smartwebsearch.net

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of Smartwebsearch.net malware


%AppData%Local. Smartwebsearch.net.exe

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe

You should know that manually editing registry needs some computer know-how and is rather risky for computer newbie. Another fact is that Smartwebsearch.net virus is able to update its version frequently and change its file locations. So the manual removal can not gurantee a thorough removal of Smartwebsearch.net virus.

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TESTED:  20 Feb