SmartShopSave is another browser hijacker, also known as SmartShopSave.com. This websites might look legitimate, but in fact it spreads adware and malware, so it is recommended to avoid visiting it. The objective of the website is to promote sponsored websites and products in exchange of fee. That’s why SmartShopSave.com will try to redirect you and mislead you to third party websites. Also, interesting fact that nobody would set SmartShopSave.com as their default home page or search engine, however most of the users already found it as default start page. Because this browser hijacker uses intrusive methods of spreading over the Internet and it can get into your computer without your consent.
SmartShopSave.com looks like genuine website with a search engine, however you should be aware that all of the search results provided by SmartShopSave.com hijacker will be misleading and replaced with links to sponsored websites. Also a large number of pop-up ads, deals and offers, discount coupons and banners will appear all over your browser window. SmartShopSave.com might try to trick you into installing sponsored products. It can provide you with pop-up window that will try to scare you with fake security alerts or updates for Java /Flash Player. Simply ignore it, close the pop-up or close the browser, because you may install some virus or other malicious program. It is highly recommended to clean your PC from SmartShopSave.com browser hijacker.
Another feature of SmartShopSave.com browser hijacker is built-in tracker that can collect user’s information and violate privacy. Hijacker will monitor your online activity, collect your browsing history, cookies, search queries and other personal data and transfer it to the third party. The developers of SmartShopSave.com saying that they are collecting personal data for commercial purposes to be able to provide user with targeted ads based on their preferences. However, nobody wants to expose their private files to third party and also, there is no guarantee that that personal data will not contain your logins and passwords form various websites, social networks and email accounts.
As was mentioned before, SmartShopSave.com gets into user’s PC aggressively without user’s knowledge. Mostly it happens during the installation of the freeware programs such as pdf readers, PC boosters and optimizers downloaded from unofficial websites. By downloading freeware applications from unknown resources you are risking to get infected with malware. Before the installation of any software it is highly recommended to read the EULA and after that select custom installation. This way you will be able to manage what will be installed along with freeware application. However, nowadays, malware developers are using new technologies with invisible layers and may trick you into installation of malware. Therefore, we highly recommend to install our automatic removal tool that was specifically designed for Internet users to scan your computers for malware threats and remove them all completely. Also, you may follow our step-by-step manual removal guide written below to uninstall SmartShopSave.com browser hijacker from your computer.
Symptoms of SmartShopSave.com infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for SmartShopSave.com threat removal and it is easy to use.
After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the SMARTSHOPSAVE.COM and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.