SmartCompare Redirect Virus Manual Removal Guide

Posted by Britt Duncan - February 12, 2014

SmartCompare hijacks your web browser without any approval? It reroutes your search results to unrelated web sites? It cannot be removed by all of your security tools? Is there any reliable solution to fix this problem? This post will provide you with a complete and safe manual removal guide.

General Information about SmartCompare Hijacker

SmartCompare is a notorious redirect virus that could be added to all web browsers, especially Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Google chrome out of permission. As a browser hijacker, it can tamper original browser settings to replace your search engine and homepage with its own domain or other random malicious ones. Each time you attempt to make a search on the infected web browser with certain search query, it will reroute the search results to irrelevant commercial websites search instead. At last, it will be impossible for you to carry out online browsing activities as usual.

From time to time, your computer screen may be flooded with multiple pop-up ads as SmartCompare hijacker inserts ads in any web site you visit. By doing so, it can promote various products for its partner websites and build up traffic for them. Don’t be lured to buy anything exhibited on those sites even they are with charming features or cheaper than you think, because they are fraudulent and bad in quality. Moreover, your browsing habits may be monitored and recorded. That’s the reason why all displaying ads seem to suit your taste so perfectly.

Commonly, this computer threat will slip into your machine via free downloads. It is suggested not to acquire freeware from unverified addresses, visit suspicious websites and open attachments from junk emails. The longer you keep with such an infection, the more harm SmartCompare virus will do. Therefore, you should fix this big malware problem the sooner the better. You could follow manual removal instructions in this post to get rid of it.

Note: The following removal needs certain computer skills. If you want to avoid any accident caused by wrong manual operation and save your time, It’is recommended to use this powerful Automatic Virus Removal Tool to save your time and trouble.

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SmartCompare Screeshot :

Weird Symptoms Caused by of SmartCompare Hijacker:

1) It modifies default web browser settings, such as homepage and search provider;
2) It redirects your search results to unrelated web sites;
3) It delivers lots of pop-up ads when you are browsing the Internet;
4) It degrades computer performance and brings in other malware;
5) It is a knotty problem that cannot be detected and removed by auto-removal tools.

Instruction on Removing SmartCompare Virus

According to our research, we found that SmartCompare redirect virus often gets installed together with other programs. And SmartCompare 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 SmartCompare virus.

1. Please close all your web browsers before deleting SmartCompare malware.

2. Click Start button and then Control Panel

3. Click Add or Remove Programs

4. Locate and remove SmartCompare 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 SmartCompare or other suspicious add-ons and then click Search Providers tab to remove unwanted search engine.

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

1. Search and delete the following registry entries of SmartCompare virus

HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\uninstall [random]
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersiom\DisallowRun\[random]

2. Search and remove the following malicious files of SmartCompare malware

C:\users\user\appdata\Temp\[random]
C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\ BringStar \uninst.exe

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

SmartCompare Redirect Virus Removal Video:

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Not every victim can manually get rid of the virus with success, because the virus mutates very quickly to avoid being detected and deleted from your computer. If you have no idea about where its malicious files are really hiding, it is recommended that you use this powerful Automatic Virus Removal Tool to help you save your time and hassle.

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Note: SpyHunter is a powerful anti-malware tool. Its malware scanner checks to see if your computer is infected with malware for free. If you want to remove the detected malware, you will need to purchase it. More information about the program can be found in SpyHunter review. If you do not want to use it, uninstall SpyHunter here.



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