Get rid of hijacker from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

SmartShopSave is another browser hijacker, also known as 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 will try to redirect you and mislead you to third party websites. Also, interesting fact that nobody would set 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-adware looks like genuine website with a search engine, however you should be aware that all of the search results provided by 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. 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 browser hijacker.

Another feature of 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 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, 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 browser hijacker from your computer. Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for

Symptoms of 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 threat removal and it is easy to use.

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Manual Removal Instruction for

Step 1
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs). remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program. remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them. remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled completely.
  • Remove from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove completely.
  • Remove from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove completely.
  • Remove from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3

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.

Information added: 10/30/2015 04:56 PM;