Snap.do is a browser hijacker and it interferes with the way you browse the Internet. The most common symptom of this infection is forceful redirecting to malware-related websites. You will also see Snap.do toolbar installed on your browser. It is supposed to help you browse the Internet, but the reality is that more often than not Snap.do redirects you to suspicious websites you should actually avoid.
It is easy to notice this infection, because you will be sure to see the Snap.do toolbar installed. You will realize that something is not right when you are redirected to the Snap.do homepage. The homepage itself looks pristine clean and resembles a search engine. But we would not recommend using it for your searches, because it is bound to direct you straight to websites abundant with malware.
Snap.do does not have a high security alert level, but it is possible for this program to download other unwanted software, because it is bound to connect to the Internet and download various files without the user's knowledge. It does not matter which browser you are using – Snap.do infects Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.
It is highly unlikely for Snap.do to infect the user with seriously dangerous viruses, but it cannot be allowed to stay in the system as well. Sooner or later, one of the bundled software applications could become responsible for a malicious program taking over the system. Therefore, to prevent this from happening, you need to remove Snap.do from your computer.
The best way to achieve that involves using a reliable antimalware program. Even though users who are good at computers can delete all the files and registry entries related to Snap.do on their own, it is not highly recommended. Using a computer antimalware program is a lot easier and more efficient, because it will detect the rest of the infections, deleting them all at the same time.
If you want to terminate Snap.do manually, follow the instructions below.
Remove Snap.do from your computer
Windows Vista and Windows 7
Remove Snap.do from your browsers
Once manual removal is complete, we recommend downloading a free scanner so that you could scan your system for any regenerated threats. Invest in a powerful antimalware tool to protect your computer from dangerous infections.
How to manually remove Snap.do
Files associated with Snap.do infection:
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Smartbar
snap desktop toolbar.lnk
Snap.do DLL's to remove:
Snap.do processes to kill:
Remove Snap.do registry entries: