Snap.do

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

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Remove the unwanted application.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Uninstall the unwanted toolbar.

Windows 8

  1. Press Win+R and type in control panel.
  2. Click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove the unwanted toolbar.

Remove Snap.do from your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Go to Tools or press Alt+T.
  2. Click Manage add-ons.
  3. Remove Snap.do from the Search Providers and Toolbars & Extensions lists.
  4. Press Alt+T and click Internet options.
  5. Change the home page on the General tab.
  6. Click OK to save changes and exit the menu.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Click the search engine icon at the search bar on the top right of the browser window.
  2. Select Manage Search Engines and remove Snap.do search engine from the list.
  3. Press Ctrl+Shift+A and click Extensions.
  4. Remove everything related to Snap.do and close the tab.
  5. Press Alt+T and click Options.
  6. Open the General tab and enter your default home page into the Home Page. Save changes and exit the menu.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Go to Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Remove every single extension related to Snap.do.
  4. Go to Settings and click Manage search engines... under Search.
  5. Remove Snap.do from default search engine list. Click OK.
  6. Go back to Settings and select Open a specific page or set of pages under On startup, and click Set pages.
  7. Remove the unwanted URL and set a new startup page. Click OK.

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.

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Danger level 8
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Cant change my homepage
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Slow Computer
Other mutations known as:
Infection Video Snap.do

How to manually remove Snap.do

Files associated with Snap.do infection:

srptm.exe
%TEMP%\Smartbar
srpts.exe
SnapDo.exe
%UserProfile%\AppData\LocalLow\Smartbar
%Windir%/System32/[RANDOM].exe
%PROGRAM_FILES%\[RANDOM]
snap desktop toolbar.lnk
desktoptoolbarhelper.16.1159819979.dll
Toolbar136.exe
snaper.exe
snapbar.dll
snapinstaller.exe
imgianttoolbar01.exe
snaper[1].exe
linmsl.exe
snapdo_dlcom_7292013.exe
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Smartbar
%UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Smartbar
Smartbar.Installer.Mini.exe

Snap.do DLL's to remove:

snapbar.dll
desktoptoolbarhelper.16.1159819979.dll

Snap.do processes to kill:

srptm.exe
linmsl.exe
Smartbar.Installer.Mini.exe
snapdo_dlcom_7292013.exe
Toolbar136.exe
snaper.exe
snapinstaller.exe
imgianttoolbar01.exe
snaper[1].exe
[RANDOM].exe
SnapDo.exe
srpts.exe

Remove Snap.do registry entries:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ Snap.do
HKEY_USERS\.default\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
SoftwareMicrosoftInternet ExplorerSearchScopes{006ee092-9658-4fd6-bd8e-a21a348e59f5}
Disclaimer

Comments

  1. Leonardo Cruz Oct 10, 2012

    I do not need this.

  2. Pcthreat Oct 11, 2012

    Leonardo Cruz,

    please remove this infection with our offered program.

  3. John Johnson Apr 19, 2013

    Sorry, its bull to call spyhunter a free software. Its a free scan, but $40 to remove them.

  4. Pcthreat Apr 22, 2013

    John,

    Thats what the download button says - free scan. You can use the scan results and delete the files manually. Besides, the paid version will give you protection from future attacks.

  5. diane Jul 13, 2013

    thanks heaps

  6. Jørgen Jul 30, 2013

    1. Open Start Menu.
    2. Click Control Panel --> Programs --> Uninstall a program (Control Panel --> Add or Remove Programs for Windows XP).
    3. Click Snap.Do on the installed programs list and select to uninstall it.
    4. Click Yes to close your browsers when a dialog window appears.
    5. If another prompt appears asking whether you want to change your Home Page and default Search provider to the old settings, click Yes.

    wont work...

  7. Pcthreat Jul 31, 2013

    Jorge,

    Did you try scanning with our program?

  8. S Aug 1, 2013

    thanks a lot, instructions very simple and it all worked for me

  9. Anonymous Aug 6, 2013

    i am on windows 7 but it doesnt show up on uninstall or change programs. PLEASE HELP!!!!!

  10. Vonhelheim Aug 9, 2013

    Go to the snap.do website.....they tell you how to remove the program.
    If it doesnt show up on the uninstall or change programs bite the bullet and download the entire program again from their site.
    Restart your computer.
    You will then find it on the control panel uninstall.
    Uninstall, sweep with a good anti-virus too.
    Viola.....its gone

  11. Pcthreat Aug 9, 2013

    Vonhelheim,

    in addition, the browser shortcut may have been modified, so you need to right click the browser shortcut, and check if there is no snap.do added.

  12. Paul Aug 10, 2013

    Thanks!!! Lot more easier ..thye way you explained.... Thanks once again...

  13. Xexzs Aug 22, 2013

    My problem is snap.do is not on my control panel so I can't delete, and it's not on my chrome setting, in fact it says my homepage is google.com, however I still get Snap.do...

  14. Pcthreat Aug 27, 2013

    Xexzs,

    Did you try the tip in the comment #11?

  15. Kevbot Nov 8, 2013

    The program file my also pop up as web search or quick search when looking to uninstall. If you cant find it sort your programs by the date installed and look through them to see if any of them dont make sense.

  16. sngle2000 Dec 17, 2013

    i am unable to uninstall snapdo from my pc. It is not listed on my programs to uninstall and i am afraid to upload it again and unstall for fear it will only create disaster. Please help

  17. Pcthreat Dec 19, 2013

    Hey sngle200,

    Download SpyHunter software and run free scanner. Remove all infected files that are listed in scan report and restart your pc. This should be fine

  18. Lentry Jan 7, 2014

    To whom it may concern,

    I have the just the opposite problem. I see the "Snap.do in my program list but it will not allow me to remove it. I have ran the free scan from spy hunter but not really sure what to do with the information.

  19. WANNA NO Jan 19, 2014

    HOW DID SNAP-DO GET ON MY PC? I HATE IT AND I AM NOT ABLE TO GET IT OFF PER INSTRUCTIONS. IT IS NOT ON MY PROGRAM LIST. I DO NOT WANT TO MESS WITH IT.

  20. Gladtohelp Apr 16, 2014

    The best way to remove Snapdo toolbars go to Snapdo.com -- Click FAQ. They have instructions how to remove it for every browser separetely. It worked like a charm for me. But first remove snapdo from programs list. Good luck & be carefull next time :-)

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