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Danger level 5
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's

Smart Address Bar

Sometimes computer users do not want to be involved even with legitimate add-ons. For example, Smart Address Bar is a browser add-on that gives search engine functions to your browser's address bar - with the plugin installed on Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. The plugin can be downloaded at various websites - it can be found at Mozilla Add-ons website, at (its official website) and at a number of third party websites. With this add-on installed, you can type almost anything in your address bar and it will function as a search box - Smart Address Bar provides you with a few possible options for your search.

If you have any worries regarding Smart Address Bar's privacy policy, the official website as claims that Smart Address Bar does use cookies to check which computers connects to its servers, in order to provide you with relative search content. Cookies can be used to track your online activity, but Smart Address Bar claims that its cookies are of limited duration and they cannot collect personally identifiable information. Therefore, Smart Address Bar itself cannot be related to any security issues.

However, the add-on creators claim that they cannot be responsible for any privacy practices of third party websites. This line is included in Smart Address Bar's privacy policy, because the add-on may contain links to third party websites. Since they cannot review these websites, you can never be sure of what kind of website you will land at. This way, even malicious pages could exploit Smart Address Bar to direct users towards websites that contain malware. Naturally, this is why you have to be careful when you use various add-ons.

If you wish to remove Smart Address Bar, you simply need to delete it via Control Panel, and then remove the add-on from Mozilla Firefox. To do that, follow the instructions below:

Delete Smart Address Bar from your computer

Remove from Windows 8

  1.  Move mouse cursor to bottom right corner of your screen.
  2. Click Settings on Charms bar and go to Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program and remove Smart Address Bar.

Remove from Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start Menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Uninstall a program and remove Smart Address Bar.

Remove from Windows XP

  1. Open Start Menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs and uninstall Smart Address Bar.

Remove Smart Address Bar from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+A for Add-ons Manager tab to open.
  2. Disable and remove Smart Address Bar from Extensions.

In case your computer is exhibiting erratic behavior, you should run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner, to check for any malicious programs. Do take your system security seriously.

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