How do I get rid of Smartbar adware? (Removal tips)
Smartbar is an obtrusive browser add-on which attacks Internet browsers in various locations worldwide. The attack is spread mostly on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. These browsers are the most popular ones, that’s why the hackers hunt for them. It becomes the integrated part of the targeted browsers by means of free software. The cyber criminals add the installers of this potentially unwanted program to the installation packages of popular free programs. In such way they monetize the free downloads. If users flippantly install the desired free program, they get Smartbar in addition. It is possible to prevent the installation of Smartbar and other tools of such sort, if carefully learn the setup wizards.
If successfully installed, Smartbar displays hundreds of annoying ads and tracks your Internet browsing activity, records what sites you visit. your IP addresses, geographic location, unique identifier numbers, browser type, cookies, search queries entered into search engines (Google, Bing, etc.), website URL’s visited, and transmit this information to the hackers. If hitting the advertisements delivered by this annoying browser add-on is likely to cause high-risk of various computer infections.. It is quite impudent, isn’t it? If you do not want to endure this intruder we recommend you carefully follow the removal guide prepared by the GridinSoft Trojan Killer security experts. You will find it in the section below.
To avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications in future, be attentive when downloading and installing free software. When downloading freeware, reject installation of any unfamiliar applications. When installing downloaded programs, select the Custom or Advanced installation options, rather than Quick or Typical – this easy tip will help you to spot any bundled adware and timely terminate their installation.
Removal tool for Smartbar:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Trojan Killer and click on “Apply” at the end of scan.
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In Trojan Killer’s window click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of Trojan Killer, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.