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How to Remove smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com Redirect? (Smart Web Search Browser Hijacker Removal Guide)

 

The smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com homepage seems come out of nowhere? Maybe you are worried about whether your computer is infected with virus. Don’t be anxious, we will offer you’re an effective method for getting rid of this annoying homepage.

 

What is smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com Redirect

 

Smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com redirect is categorized as browser hijacker with the purpose of boosting traffic and monetizing traffic.

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Once hijacked by smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com redirect, it exhibits negative traits no different as aartemis.com, Qvo6.com and Quone8.com: changes your default homepage to smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com, replaces the search engine with My web Search and possibly redirects you to its annoying homepage when open new tab.

In fact, modifying your browser settings is to boost traffic and generate revenue for smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com browser hijacker. By controlling your browser, it can display ads and sponsored links in your web search results and try to mislead you to purchase the related products or install certain software or update your applications. In all, it makes its best effort on attracting you to be the sales lead of advertisers. Besides, the browser hijacker will trace your browsing cookies and collect your browsing data which includes your personal information and financial data sneakily. Probably, your may end up as the victim of credit theft and identity theft.

 

Where Dose smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com Redirect Come From

 

After infected with smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com browser hijacker, users’ always wonder where this browser hijacker come from; through what ways it goes to their PC?

smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com redirect infects your computer system mainly through two ways–along with freeware and fake installers. Typically, bundling with freeware to install on your PC sneakily is the most popular one. That is, many of victims are suffer from this virus by downloading and installing freeware from the internet. For fake installers, you may promoted to install a fake installer when the malicious websites tells you that your software like Flash Player need to update. These fake installers may carry smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com redirect virus, too.

Below we will offer you the effective removal instructions. if you want to learn more about how to be safe online, we are glad to list some of them–How to Be Safe Online.

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How to Remove smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com Redirect

 

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Step 1 Uninstall all of unknown and dubious program, clean up browser cookies and residual junk files

 

Note: smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com browser hijacker installs onto your PC alongside free downloads from the internet. So you are suggested to uninstall such downloads that we called the 3rd party software. By the way, you’d better consider the recent installed program tracing back to time of http://smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com malicious homepage appearing. Or you can use Anvi Smart Defender to detect malware and remove them.

Before uninstalling, please close all your browsers.
1. Install free or pro version of Cloud System Booster( System maintenance and optimizing tool )

Uninstall all of unknown and dubious programs that might arouse smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com redirect virus

After installing, open it and click ToolBox just below the interface, and then click Anvi Uninstaller to download it within several senconds; and then run it.

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Switch to the Recently Installed tab to remove all of unknown and dubious programs, especially these applications installed recently. ( Please Skip “Create System Restore Points” when removing)

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Remove residual junk files

Go back to Cloud System Booster Home again, click Quick Care button to detect  junk and error files, invalid registry entries in your PC and then Clean them to optimize your PC.

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Step 2 Remove smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com Redirect from Google Chrome, Firefox and IE

 

Here we offer you 2 option to remove smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com redirect from your browser.

Option 1Manually remove smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com redirect from your browsers
Option 2Remove the redirect via Anvi Slim Toolbar(remove automatically with one click)


 

Option 1Manually remove smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com redirect from your browsers

 

For Google Chrome users
For Mozilla Firefox users
For Internet Explorer users


 

If you are Google Chrome users:

 

1. Go to wrench or three bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5, click on Settings, and then come to On startup tab, select Open the new tab pages and click Set pages.

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When Startup pages pops up, remove malicious url by clicking X behind it.

 

2. Next, switch to the Appearance tab, click Show Home button and click Change, and then change the malicious domain into http://www.Google.com/ or any one you prefer.

 

3. When the operation above is finished, come to Search tab, make sure that the content of the first bar is Google and then click Manage Search engines.

 

Then remove malicious search engines by clicking X behind them and click Make default behind Google to set it as your default engine.

 

4. Go to wrench or 3 bar icon 0$5ZM`7WU4VNDP6(@_WU)I5(next to the address bar), click on Tools and then click on Extensions. Locate unknown extensions and then remove them by clicking the trashcan icon next to it.


 

If your are Firefox users:

 

1. Go to Firefox KQ)0~}BED~G9HGB2Q_AL`BU, click on Options and switch to the General Tab. Then click on Restore to Default, hit OK to recovery your default homepage.

 

2. Click the down arrow next to the search engine icon and select Manage Search Engines…, select the malicious web search and other unknown search engines and click Remove.

 

3. Open a new blank tab in your Firefox, and type about:config in the address bar to open a window as shown in below picture. And then Click I’ll be careful, I promise! to continue.
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Then, on the appeared window, type smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com in the search box to find any items with value containing the keywords of the PUP from list there and highlight the item, right click on it to select Reset, one by one.


 

If you are Internet Explorer users:

 

1. Go to The gear icon B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR ( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Internet Options> General, change smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com url to the one you prefer, like http://www.msn.com/ and hit Apply and then click on OK.

 

2. Go to The gear icon  B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Manage Add-ons> Search Providers, right click on Bing or others and select Set as default, and then right click on the malicious one, click on Remove. (the order for removing can’t be reversed absolutely)

 

3. Go to The gear icon  B4JW7WO`5C[EBT{1(CYUCLR( IE 9 and 10 ) or Tools ( IE 8 )> Internet Options> General, find the Tabs area, click on Settings, click on the button under “When a new tab is opened, open:”, select A blank page and hit OK to complete the operation.

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Option 2 Remove smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com rediect via Anvi Slim Toolbar

 

Because some of users feel it’s a little bit complicated to manually remove smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com homepage from browsers one by one. Here, we recommend you a convenient browser management tool–Anvi Slim ToolBar. This tool is designed to remove browser add-ons and repair browser damages including homepage and search engine redirects. With one click to recovery your default browser settings.

1: Download and install Anvi Slim ToolBar.

 

Download: http://www.dotfab.com/downloads_ast.html

Purchase: http://www.dotfab.com/astupgrade.php

 

2. Remove toolbars from browsers

 

After installing Anvi Slim ToolBar, please open it(if you use trial version, click wwwat the right bottom of box; if you use pro version, input your license key in the blank box), and click on Manage to detect toolbars in your browsers. When the result is displayed, select unknown extensions and others you what to remove, and then click Remove button to remove them.

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3. Repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine.

 

In Anvi Slim ToolBar box, please click on Browser Repair. IE, FF and Google Chrome are listed in the left; you can select any of them to change its homepage and search engine. When you choose customize homepage or customize search engine, please input the one you prefer.

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Then click on Repair button to repair hijacked homepage and modified search engine and click on OK.

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Step 3> Start the safe mode blocking malicious websites and ads

 

For Internet Explore:

 

Open your Internet Explorer> click on Tools (Gear Bar if you’re using IE9)> Select Internet Options> Select Privacy tab> Tick the “Turn on Pop-up Blocker” to prevent “Recommended for You” Pop Up > click OK to complete.

 

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For FireFox:

 

Open your Mozilla Firefox>Click on Tools>Select Options>Choose Content>Tick on “Block pop-up windows” and click on OK to finish the operation.

 

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For Google Chrome:

 

Open your Google Chrome>Click on the wrench icon on the top-right corner of the browser>Select Settings>Click on Showing advanced settings…>Find the Privacy and click on Content Settings>Go to Pop-ups and tick on “Do not allow any site to show pop-ups (recommended)” and click on Done to complete the operation.

 

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However, some of malicious URLs, phishing websites, pop-up/flash ads as well as your unwanted websites cannot be distinguished and detected by the browser itself. To browsing more safe online, an ads blocking tool like Anvi AD Blocker is highly recommended( for instructions of this protection tool please see Learn by trying it. Once install it, it gives you a real-time protection to make your be free from the bother of Pop-up ads and malicious websites as well as decrease the risk of being infected be virus.

Now, you have removed smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com browser hijacker completely and are relatively safe online with the protection of Anvi Ad Blocker .

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Recommended Tips

Due to browser hijacker like smartwebsearch.mysearchsocial.com going to computer packaged with freeware installers and other 3rd party software, it can’t be avoid that those freeware installers still carry other viruses and infections, even they can’t be removed from control panel or can’t be trace on your PC. Under this circumstance, you need use your antivirus software like Anvi Smart Defender ( download:http://dotfab.com/download_asd.html) to detect and remove these malicious and stubborn malware and give you a prompt protection.

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Keep your hard drives clean

 

After computer working for a long time, your disk drives will carry a heavy load. What’s more, due to the infection of this browser hijacker or even other more malicious malware, there will be some of file system errors and junks and invalid fragments in your disk drives. 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 drives, 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

Purchasehttp://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.

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For any question, please feel free to send us your email below.

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How to Be Safe Online

 

To ensure be safe on in the further, we need to adopt necessary measures to get free from virus infections. Here we offer you some effective prevention tips and these tips are applied to all of browser hijacker, redirect virus, adware, toolbar and PUPs that share the common with distribution.

1. Be attentive to visit websites, especially those unknown and with strange looking. It is high recommended to install a protective tool like Anvi AD Blocker for blocking malicious websites and popups, for details, please read Easy Ads-free Surfing with Anvi Ad Blocker, or you can choose to Turn on Security Features of Internet Browsers for Safer Surfing Online to block malicious websites.

2. Always keep an eye on what you click and download, including music, movies, files, browser plug-ins or add-ons. When you do install software, make sure you’re getting the software from a trusted source.

3. Even if you have to install a necessary software, please always select Custom Installation instead of Recommended Installation and refuse any plugin by opting for Decline or Skip or other means during the process of installing such free software.

4. Keep your antivirus software and other security protect applications up to data.

5. Delete internet browsing history including the history of the websites you have visited and the history of the downloads you’ve performed to prevent you from getting malicious infections again.