The search.smacklek.com web page is a simple search engine that should allow you to search for some answers. This web page is connected with a smacklek adware application. It uses deceptive and tricky ways to be installed in your system and then messes with your browser settings. This software has spread to lots of computers and it is advised to remove it as soon as possible.
After successful installation, search.smacklek.com will mess with your browser settings, your homepage and default search engine will be changed to search.smacklek.com website. Although this page is not malicious, it is still a browser hijacker. Sometimes you can notice adverts and pop-ups on this page, they could be viral and redirect you to malicious pages. Visiting such pages can do a lot of damage to your system.
How does search.smacklek.com get into my system?
Because this page is connected to smacklek program, the developers are the same and so are the methods of spreading. The bundling method is very effective even with websites. But besides that, they are also using viral adverts and redirects. It is strongly advised to remove search.smacklek.com web page and check your computer for any such spreading software. Follow the steps below.
Removal tool for search.smacklek.com:
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 search.smacklek.com 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):