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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Effective Way to Get Rid of Amazon Smart Search

Amazon Smart Search Description

Amazon Smart Search redirection can be categorized as a browser hijacker virus that can attack your search engine like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and so on. Once installed, Amazon Smart Search will redirect your current website to Amazon Smart Search,change your default settings such as homepage and default search engine. Whenever you try to visit websites, you are replaced by Amazon Smart Search. You cannot browse the Internet normally at all.

Besides, Amazon Smart Search can install its toolbar into your computer without your permission.
Amazon Smart Search toolbar is bundled with other free program, thus, when you download those free programs, Amazon Smart Search toolbar attaches into your browser. So you have to be careful when you download programs from the Internet, it is a better choice not to download unknown programs for they may be malicious softwares or bundle with infections, virus and threads.


Risks you may have if Amazon Smart Search virus attacks your computer:

1. Amazon Smart Search changes your default browser settings;

2. Amazon Smart Search replaces your homepage and displays unwanted pop-ups;

3. You cannot browse the websites normally;

4. Amazon Smart Search brings other virus into your computer so that to damage your PC further;

5. Amazon Smart Search takes a big part of system resources and makes computer performance poorly;

6. Amazon Smart Search monitors your online activities like browsing habits, favorites and so on;

7. Amazon Smart Search may bypass your security programs, anti-virus and so on.


Effective Way to Get Rid of Amazon Smart Search:

Many users have tried to remove Amazon Smart Search with various anti-viruses, but complained that it comes back again. In this situation, you are recommended to remove it manually. This post may give you step-by-step guide to get rid of Amazon Smart Search manually.

Step 1: Get into the safe mode with networking.

Restart your infected computer. As your computer restarts but before Windows launches, tap "F8" key constantly. Use the arrow keys to highlight the "Safe Mode with Networking" option, and then press ENTER.

Step 2: Delete all the files related to Amazon Smart Search from your compuer.

%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\amazonsearch/\

Step 3: Remove the registry entries associated with Amazon Smart Search

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\\{4B3803EA-5230-4DC3-A7FC-33638F3D3542}: C:\Program Files (x86)\Crawler\Toolbar\firefox\ HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\\ C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\WebRep\FF
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 15.0.1\extensions\\Components: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\components HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 15.0.1\extensions\\Plugins: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugins
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “Hidden” = ’0′

Note: the names of files and registry entries may have changed with virus mutating. If you have difficulties in figuring out those files and entries, you are welcome to contact 24/7 professional online support here.

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