How to Remove redirect (Smart Search extension)

By | March 12, 2018 is a browser redirect, claiming to enhance Chrome with “A fresh, new search experience awaits you!”. modifies web browser, search work adds an Smart Search browser extension to google chrome and replaces the new tab settings and with records various information relating to the user’s internet browsing activity. For these specific reasons, is categorized as a browser hijacker.

After infecting the browser, the homepage generates traffic to the website for revenue. This traffic is important for them as it delivers information such as search queries, the visitor’s location using IP addresses and other non-personally identifiable information. The gathered information can be used for multiple purposes, which is often for your privacy: not a good thing. redirect redirect and similar Browser Hijackers, are now serious all day threats. Both make a lot of money for all kinds of advertisement networks and collect personally identifiable information.
When you download and install software from the internet, make sure there are no additional offers or useful enhancements installed as a third-party software.

Smart Search browser extension Google Chrome

Some installation (download) managers do not adequately disclose that other software, such as this browser hijacker is also be installed on your computer. Users should overview the terms of the agreement before downloading and installing free software onto your computer. Do not click too fast through the installation process using a Quick Install of Next button, doing so could prevent the browser hijacker from infecting the default installed browser.

Remove from the browser using this steps

Use this quick menu to remove from chrome, firefox, internet explorer or Microsoft edge.

Uninstall adware and Potentially Unwanted Programs from Windows 7 Windows 8 Windows 10Uninstall program from the PC

In this first step, we show you how to detect and manually uninstall adware and potentially unwanted programs responsible for the Browser Hijacker. Both adware and potentially unwanted programs leave traces.
After you have uninstalled any adware or potentially unwanted programs, perform an anti-malware scan with our recommended removal tools to remove any traces from your computer.

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