Search-smart.work alerts with Smart Search extension. How to fix?
What is Search-smart.work?
Also Known As: Search-smart.work adware
Search-smart.work alerts appear when you do not expect. You see them in the form of notifications popping-up in your browser with the idea to obtain Smart Search extension. The motivation is showing the crucial necessity and positive effect on the system. However, those who were quick to install, now search for a method to uninstall this extension. The real purposes turned to be harmful and malicious, users came across with a real adware. Google Chrome users are the poorest ones as they tend to be the most attractive for hackers attacks.
When being in the system, Smart Search starts its wet business without any delay. It generates tons of pop-ups and enables them to display. It is an impossible task to control or delete these announcements manually, so we offer you to try automatic removal. Still have doubts? Maybe, it is just a coincidence, I got used to seeing pop-ups every time I am online… Pay attention to the browser parameters, Search-smart.work changes them and it can redirect you to unknown sites where you can meet even more dangerous things, for example, viruses or spyware. As you see, your appliance needs quick help in removing the threat till you still have time to change something. Continue reading to know how you can track the source of infection and eliminate it.
Pop-ups irritate and disturb you so much, however, the real danger is not in them. It is a well-known fact that Search-smart.work can be the reason of subsequent penetration. It can make a link between your device and distant user if you agree to interact with it. The fact of system infection is obvious and this isn’t a game. You should be alert about your security state. Do not comfort yourself and wait for a miracle. There is a real problem and necessity to solve it as fast as you can. There’s a strong possibility that you failed and installed a program for freeware sites with infected samples. And soon, you are about to lose your hardware and privacy unless you stop the threat and find a perfect solution against common malicious stuff.
We strongly recommend you to delete Search-smart.work adware as soon as possible to stop its activities. We offer you to try GridinSoft Anti-Malware program to eliminate the threat and increase the level of the security for the future. This guide you see below will explain how to fix your system and reset the browser with infection.
STEP 1. Search-smart.work removal guide
In this step we will use a removal tool that can locate and remove all kinds of threats from infected computers. Either its malicious programs, registry key, browser add-ons and extension, GridinSoft Anti-Malware can effectivly detect and remove this badware:
Download GridinSoft Anti-Malware removal tool from the link below:
If you need help in removing Search-smart.work infection,
Open the installation file and click “Yes” in the User access control window to continue:
The installation is very simple, click “Install” button and GridinSoft Anti-Malware will install itself in a default folder. You can choose custom folder and check the creation of desktop icon:
Open GridinSoft Anti-malware from the icon on the desktop by double-clicking it or “Start” menu:
Scan computer for Search-smart.work related files
Go to the “Scan” tab and choose “Quick scan” or “Full scan“. It is advised to make full scan, but due to possible performance issues you can first run quick, to save some time. During the scan you will see what items GridinSoft Anti-malware located inside of your computer:
When the scan is over, GridinSoft Anti-Malware will show you the results with all detected items in the list. You can browse through it to choose what to do with particular item or choose the “Apply to all” function. Click the “Fix Now” button to apply action to detected items:
(OPTIONAL)To remove traces of some
STEP 2. Using GridinSoft Anti-Malware to fix your browser
GridinSoft Anti-Malware has an effective utility called “Reset browser settings“. It is able to reset some of your browser option to its original state. Therefore, if some malicious program, adware or browser hijacker changes your browser settings, this tool can fix this in no time:
Open GridinSoft Anti-Malware – go to “Tools” tab – press “Reset browser settings“
Check the options that you need in the “Reset browser settings” window. In the first column you need to choose your infected browser. (Supports all popular browsers). As for “Process” column we advise you to choose Start Page, Shortcuts, Search engines, Cache, Cookies (look for screen below). These settings will be changed to default and save most of the information you need in your browser:
Some malware and adware program may be installed very deep in your browser. In this case, we advise choose more efficient set of options. Check the following options in the “Process” column: “Start Page“, “Shortcuts“, “Search engines“, “Cache“, “Cookies” + “Addons” and “Policies” (screen below):
STEP 3. Protect your computer from Search-smart.work reinfection
Removing viruses and malicious programs is one thing. The best practice in protection is to not get infected in the first place. To achieve that you must use reliable protection tool and follow simple rules or recommended advices to avoid infections completely. Here is the list of these tips:
Watch out for spam emails and attachments. A lot of cyber criminals and malware spreaders are using email spam messaging. Most of these messages have attachment files that can be dangerous to open. We advice to skip suspicious files, don’t even download them on your computer.
Adverts and redirect page. Some websites showing ads and pop-up on their pages. Along with this adware programs may generate various adverts on your computer. Clicking on them is very dangerous and leads to unexpected consequences.
Don’t open suspicious links and websites. Hackers and scammer are often creating websites of their own where they can do whatever they want. You can download only malware and unwanted programs from such pages.
Pay attention to what you install. If you have downloaded any program from suspicious website or anywhere else – always read all instruction and don’t click “Next” all the time.
Use protection tools. No matter how hard you try, some sneaky malware may break through all your defences. In this case you should always keep an anti-malware protection online on your computer. GridinSoft Anti-Malware has On-Run Protection feature. It is designed to keep this kind of malware from your computer. To activate this feature go to “Protect” tab and press “Start” button to the right. The label will show you “ON“, which means that On-Run protection is online.
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