Remove Search.WhiteSmoke.com homepage

remove search.whitesmoke.comSearch.WhiteSmoke.com is a homepage hijacker which is installed by WhiteSmoke Toolbar or malicious software also called “adware” or PUP – “Potentially Unwanted Program”. This homepage hijacker is bundled with freeware to promote WhiteSmoke Web Search and to make money using advertisements within the search results. Once this Search.WhiteSmoke.com browser hijacker is installed on your computer, the default search engine and homepage for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is replaced with Search.WhiteSmoke.com and are used to make money or to redirect you to malicious websites. This Search.WhiteSmoke.com homepage is not malicious process itself and may not be called a virus, but it does change security settings within your favorite browser using java scripting and is distributed by freeware. We noticed that by installing software our homepage and default search engine was replaced with Search.WhiteSmoke.com, but we couldn’t find it in the programs list in Windows. This is a nasty browser hijacker or a so called browser redirect which needs to be removed upon detection.

Adware or Browser Hijackers change the browser settings without the users permission also referred to as “hijacking” and collects your search results in order to promote relevant ads or popups to make money using advertisements. Most of the time it is installed by the computer user itself, its therefore advised to always read the Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer. Do never click too fast thru the installation process [Next] button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install. If the installer offers a Advanced or Custom option button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software offered and installed during the installation process.

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Remove WhiteSmoke Toolbar (New Version)

remove whitesmoke toolbar conduitWhiteSmoke Toolbar is a browser extension, plugin or addon for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox, also called a Browser Helper Object for Internet Explorer. The WhiteSmoke Toolbar (New version) is bundled with free software from Conduit during the installation process or might be downloaded manually from the official website. This BHO is used to promote the Conduit Services like free toolbars, search engines or browser addons, powered by Bing Search. It is advised to remove WhiteSmoke Toolbar (New version) from your browser as it might slow down your internet browsing experience and promoted inline advertisement within the search results to make money using affiliate based promoted services. WhiteSmoke Toolbar (New version) will also replace your default homepage to search.conduit.com and your default search engine to search.conduit.com.

It is advised to always read the Terms and Agreements before installing software on your computer. Do never click too fast thru the installation process [Next] button of software as you will agree to software you might not want to install. If the installer offers a Advanced or Custom option button, click it to find out if there is any other malicious software offered and installed during the installation process.

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