Steps for Removing Snap.do
Snap.do is a browser add-on developed by Snap.do and Resoft. However, although the developer claimed that snap.do is intended to make internet searching easier and more efficient, in reality this browser add-on is in fact a malware that infects Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome of the infected computer. This malware is used to acquire and distribute individual data stored in the infected computer. It also changes browser settings such as homepage, managed searches, and toolbar settings. This article will clarify to you several signs of snap.do infection and the right measures to completely remove it from your computer.
Signs Of Snap.Do Infection
The first obvious sign is a change on the default search engine. Regardless of your previous default search engine, once your computer is infected by this malware, the default search engine will become search.snap.do. Additionally, search.snap.do does not have “X” button next to the search box.
Another sign of infection is the presence of various add-ons, toolbars and/or extensions such as Save Valet, General Crawler, Snap.do, Smartbar.installer.mini, etc. You will not be able to remove them until you completely remove the Snap.do computer malware from your computer.
The third sign of snap.do infection is that when you type URLs or when you search something, you will be redirected to snap.do feed-based sites and URLs.
How to Remove Snap.Do from Your Computer
Removing snap.do is quite simple and you do not need to download any kind of application to remove it from your computer. However, the many different ways that you find on the internet about how to uninstall snap.do could possibly make you overwhelmed. Follow the subsequent measures to remove this malware from your computer.
1. Go to Control Panel and click on the Uninstall a Program.
2. Find snap.do application on the shown list of programs installed on your computer. Once you find it, highlight it and click uninstall.
3. Click Yes when a “close all browsers” notification pops up.
4. Click Yes once again when another notification asking you to modify the default search provider and home page to “old settings” pops up. If you get a message explaining that old settings could not be found, you need to delete several search engine settings later on after removing the snap.do application. To delete numerous search engine settings, go to “manage Search engines” (in Firefox and Chrome) or “manage Add Ons” in Internet Explorer and delete any suspicious search engines from the list.
5. After completing the removal process, the next step to take is to search for Smartbar.Installer.Mini installer and delete this file. This file is usually placed in the “Download” folder. If you do not find it in there, use the search box to find it.
Lastly, make sure that you perform every step mentioned above and do not download any kind of application to help you remove this malware from your computer because you could possibly end up with another malware infection. There is no additional step needed to clean this malware but cleaning up your browser’s cookie and cache after completing the removal process is a recommended action.
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