In the webpage you are visiting, somehow ads and/or deals from SmartCompare happen. These ads display various similar products with lower prices hoping you to purchase them strongly. Do you feel such popups are annoying? Or are you confusing about where they come from? The answer can be found below.
What is SmartCompare?
SmartCompare is adware and potentially unwanted program (PUP) that generates numerous ads and deals for the third party including websites and advertisers and collects leads for them. That is, SmartCompare is a pure ad supported program making profits by advertising for those third parties.(very similar to Fun2Save and Happy2Save)
How Dose SmartCompare Ads Appear on Your Web?
First, you have to know the truth that there must be SmartCompare potentially unwanted program installing on your PC once its ads and deals are shown on your browser.
Typically, SmartCompare PUP is bundled with free downloads and fake updates from the internet sneaking into computer. But there, do not rule out the chance that it is from the drive by downloads when you browse malicious websites, view pornographic video or click spam ads hovering over the text, etc.
No matter by which means did SmartCompare get onto your PC, it will install SmartCompare program and related unwanted files on you disk. Besides, to inject ads and deals into random your webpage, it will add SmartCompare extension to any of your browsers. Getting rid of these annoying ads and deals requires the removal of SmartCompare browser add-on.
Is SmartCompare safe?
Absolutely SmartCompare is not a safe program, and even exhibits some of malicious traits.
- • The first, of course, this adware slips into computer mainly via a deceptive means “bundling”. Without any knowledge and permission, it installs PUP and browser plug-in to change your related settings.
- • And then, SmartCompare makes you suffer from being bombarded with a constant stream of various ads and deals.
- • Besides, it misleads you to click the ads it delivered and collects you to be the sales leads for other websites.
- • More worse, the SmartCompare extension will access all of your websites, tabs and online activity to collect your browsing habit for generating more relevancies catching your eyes.
- • However, you probably end up the victim of identity and financial theft because your personal will be stolen “in passing”.
- • Last but not least, your PC may be infected with more PUP or virus infections after click these spam ads.
SmartCompare Ads and Deals Features
SmartCompare will deliver various types of ads including, without limitation, pop-up ads, transitional ads, sponsored links, deals and coupons about software, products, game, service, websites, resources and so on.
Under no condition you should believe what the glossy advertising from SmartCompare promoting.
We highly recommend you to remove the PUP and its browser add-on to preclude the annoying ads and deals. For any question during the removal process, please leave it below.
How to Remove SmartCompare Ads and Deals?
Five steps for removal of SmartCompare Ads and Deals
- ❶ Uninstall SmartCompare and other PUP from computer
- ❷ Remove PUP.XXX(PUP.SmartCompare) and other virus infection hidden in your PC
- ❸ Eliminate SmartCompare browser extension from all of browsers
- ❹ Clean up leftovers of SmartCompare and optimize your PC
- ❺ Deep cleanup for you disk(Optional)
❶ Uninstall SmartCompare and other PUP from computer
Because SmartCompare intalls on PC along with other PUP, so please locate SmartCompare and other PUP such as Jump Flip, Snap do, Connect Toolbar, Mobogenie, etc and any other unknown and suspicious program from control panel to ensure your PC is free from any negative program.
For Windows XP: Click “Start“>”Control Panel“>”Add or Remove Programs“>”Programs and Features“>Look for SmartCompare, and any dubious program, select them and click Remove.
For Windows 7/Vista: Click “Start” (“Windows Logo”)>”Control Panel“>”Uninstall a program“(under Program)>look for SmartCompare, and any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.
For Windows 8: Right-click on the screen’s bottom-left corner> “Control Panel” >”Uninstall a program“(under Program)> Look for SmartCompare, and any dubious program, select them and click Uninstall/Change.
Alternative uninstall method
(use free tool Anvi Uninstaller offered by system optimizer Cloud System Booster)
Install and start Could System Booster(link: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html)→Click on “ToolBox” right under the homepage→download and run Anvi Uninstaller→select SmartCompare and remove(skip the first step “Creat System Restore Point“).
You can directly clean up leftovers of SmartCompare after uninstall the PUP.
❷ Remove PUP.XXX(PUP.SmartCompare) and other virus infections hidden in your PC
PUP.XXX including PUP.SmartCompare refers to malicious files of potentially unwanted programs like SmartCompare remain in your PC which can’t removed from control panel. As SmartCompare ad is suspicious of misleading you to malicious websites contain virus infections, you need use antivirus software to scan and remove all of virus infections.
❸ Eliminate SmartCompare browser extension from all of browsers
Because plugins related to SmartCompare will not disappear with the removal of SmartCompare and other viruses, you must remove them get rid of popups from SmartCompare and keep the security of your personal information.
Slim Toolbar (a pro tool contained in PC optimizing software Cloud System Booster that we recommend for you to clean up junk files and optimize computer in step 4) specializes in detecting and removing malicious and negative toolbar, add-on, extension, plugin and browser help object in major browsers.
Removal process demonstration:
1. Purchase the Cloud System Booster: http://www.dotfab.com/csbupgrade.php and install it according its navigation.
Run it→click the arrow at the lower right corner→click Slim Toolbar
Remove SmartCompare related add-on from your browser like what the similar picture shows below.
It is also available for you to use another independent and free version of Slim ToolBar to remove SmartCompare plug-ins automatically.
The trial version is free for 15 days: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html
Start it and click Manager. Then select SmartCompare add-on on all browsers and remove.
–Or you can choose to manually remove SmartCompare plug-in from your browser
Then come to Toolbars and Extensions tab. Right click on SmartCompare and then click on Disable.
Switch to the Extensions Tab. Click Remove to get rid of SmartCompare.
Locate SmartCompareand then remove it by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.
❹ Clean up leftovers of SmartCompare and optimize your PC
The residual junk files, error and invalid registry entries of SmartCompare and other viruses, which are not malicious but slow down your PC speed must be clean up. Because the excess leftovers will crash down your running program easily and do harmful to your PC. Here the system maintenance and optimization tool Cloud System Booster is recommended.
Download link of Cloud System Booster: http://www.dotfab.com/download_csb.html
2. After you install the program, please open it, click on Quick Clear button on the main screen to run a quick and full scan.
3. Once the scan completes, there will come out a result screen, please click Clear button there to remove these junk files, invalid registry entries, etc to make sure the computer system is clean.
Note: Because some users had thier computers been infected with SmartCompare via malicious websites. In order to reduce the chance that the adware gets onto PC again when you visit malicious sites in your browsing history by accident, please follow us to clean up you browser cookies.
Back to Could System Booster Homepage→click Disk Cleaner→scroll over and opt for Internet Explorer Cookies, Firefox Cookies and Google Chrome Cookies→Click Start Clean to remove them.
Except this system cleaning, please clean up junk files and other system junk regularly to keep your PC in a healthy state.
❺ Deep cleanup for you disk
After a longtime of use, your disk must carry a heavy load. it is necessary to install a repair and clean tool like Anvi Ultimate Defrag to help you fix bug and errors of files in your disk, clean up junk files, rearrange fragmented data in the disk as well as optimize the performance of your disk drives.
Free download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_aud.html
Purchase ： http://www.dotfab.com/audupgrade.php
After install it, please select the disk drive you want to repair and clean and operation you would like to run ( Repair, Clean, Defrag and Optimize ), then click on Start.