How do I delete thesmartsearch.net (The Smart Search) hijacker?
This thesmartsearch.net hijacker is advertised as some helpful domain that will supposedly assist you in finding the most relevant data in the world wide web. Yet, when you analyze it, you will be quite surprised to know that this hijacker does not do any single good deed for your PC when it comes to obtaining any relevant data.
The hijacker called thesmartsearch.net is actively attacking many PCs these days, but most often the infection is spread and directed at browsers like Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera and Mozilla Firefox. Surely, other browsers are not an exception and can be touched by it as well.
How does Thesmartsearch.net get into my system?
In order to prevent unwanted installation of thesmartsearch.net into your PC you must be careful not to allow any hidden installations to take place in your system along with some free software of your selection. The point is that many of these free programs may be integrated with the installers of other junk you definitely do not need. Please follow this guide below to get rid of thesmartsearch.net virus from your computer.
Removal tool for Thesmartsearch.net:
Automatic removal instructions:
- Scan your system with GridinSoft Anti-Malware and click on “Apply” at the end of scan:
- Shut down all your browsers.
- In GridinSoft Anti-Malware click on “Tools” and select “Reset browser settings“:
- Specify all your browsers you want to be reset with the help of GridinSoft Anti-Malware, then click on Reset” button again:
- Restart your computer.
Video explaining how to reset your browser using GridinSoft Anti-Malware:
How to prevent your PC from being reinfected with Thesmartsearch.net in the future.
GridinSoft Anti-Malware offers excellent solution which may help to prevent your system from being contaminated with malware ahead of time. This feature is referred to as “Real-Time Protection”. By default, it is disabled once you install the software. To enable it, please click on “Protect” button and press “Start” as demonstrated below:
This options helps you to prevent execution of malicious programs and to avoid their installation ahead of time. When certain malware tries to install itself into your system, GridinSoft Anti-Malware and its Real-Time Protection module will terminate this installation attempt ahead of time. You may click on “Confirm” button to continue blocking this malicious program, or to select “Ignore this file” and allow the malicious application to be installed (at your own risk):