How to disable Amazon Smart Search Popup?
This post will tell you how to get rid of Amazon Smart toolbar ( also known as Amazon Smart Search). Amazon Smart toolbar is a hazardous adware program that performs maliciously on your browsers. As a toolbar application, Amazon Smart promotes annoying ads pop-ups and a variety of coupons when surfing Facebook, MSN, eBay etc. It can affect all the browsers installed on your computer – Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safaris. Honestly, Amazon Smart toolbar can be installed by accident when you are downloading free software from unlicensed sites, or it can results in spam email attachments or adobe flash update. Besides, it is identified as a add-on application that automatically allow unsafe plug-ins, hacked hyperlinks and dangerous remote control.
Common knowledge of Amazon Smart toolbar ( also known as Amazon Smart Search) infections. Do you have the same problems?
- The homepage may keep being redirected to advertising sites
- The search tab comes with a second tab when visiting Google
- Antivirus detects nothing but the the problem does happen everytime being online
- Computer runs dramatically slow
- The browser is unresponsive with such irritated pop-ups
- Try to uninstall Amazon Smart Search from control panel with no luck
Antivirus does not work properly to stop Amazon Smart Search ads
As a malware program, Amazon Smart Search may automatically install other computer infections like Trojan, Worm, or other spywares. It executes its fils to keep from being removed. Besides, the search virus may track your online habit and collect valuable information for cyber crimes. It really takes time for your antivirus to analyze and locate such more threats brought by this malware and probably there is a remote control completely taking over your computer As a result, your security tool may fail to remove it from your browser extension. In order to get rid of Amazon Smart Searchpermanently.
Step one: Locate and get rid of these files
%ProgramFiles%\Protected Search\ %ProgramFiles%\Protected Search\ProtectedSearch.exe %ProgramFiles%\Protected Search\ProtectedSearch.ico %ProgramFiles%\Protected Search\ProtectedSearchSettings.exe
Step two: Open Registry Editor by navigating to “Start” Menu> type “Regedit” in the “ Run” box > When Registry Editor is open> Delete following registry entries:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\WebCakeIEClient.DLL HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0033426.BHO HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0033426.BHO.1 HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0033426.Sandbox HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\CrossriderApp0033426.Sandbox.1 HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\escort.escortIEPane HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\escort.escortIEPane.1
Step three : Remove all Add-ons from IE, Google Chrome and Firefox ( Take IE for example)
Open IE and go to ‘Tools‘ → ”Manage Add-ons’.
Choose ‘Toolbars and Extensions’ and uninstall everything related to from the list.
Choose ‘Search Providers’ → choose the search engine you used before and make it your default search provider. Additionally, select ‘Web Search’, click ‘Disable suggestions’ to disable it.
Go ‘Tools’ → ‘Internet Options’ and select ‘General’ tab. Click ‘Use default’ or enter your own website name, google.com or other. Finally, click ‘OK’ to save the changes.
Important Note: Blocking Amazon Smart Search will need certain computer skills. You are welcome to contact MiTechMate Online Experts if any problems during the removal procedure.