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Danger level 5
Type: Browser Plugins
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Slow internet connection
  • Cant change my homepage

SmartBar Toolbar

SmartBar Toolbar is a browser add-on which you can find on your computer after having installed some free application. It has been noticed that the name SmartBar Toolbar is possessed by two different browser add-ons. A first one is promoted at tucows.com, while the other is known to have been published by Bechiro S.L. In case you decide to download SmartBar Toolbar from tucows.com, you will be offered to install Coupon Buddy, which is a price comparison application that displays various offers. In fact, you will have no chance to avoid the installation of Coupon Buddy as by agreeing to install the toolbar you also have to agree Coupon Buddy which you will find on the Add or Remove Programs list and on your browsers. We recommend that you not use the toolbar as it also changes the settings of browsers in order to provide you with start.search.us.com, which becomes your home page, while the search provider on Internet Explorer will be changed to Aviation_Online Customized Web Search.

As to the SmartBar Toolbar published by Bechiro, it promotes search.creativetoolbars.com which is set as a home page. Not surprisingly, this search engine presents advertisements related to your search queries. In order not to access suspicious websites, we recommend you remove SmartBar Toolbar and restore the settings of your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. If you have bookmarked such websites as Twitter and Facebook, and already have a reliable media player, you find SmartBar Toolbar unnecessary, especially when it directs you to search.creativetoolbars.com and provides irrelevant search hits.

Depending on the toolbar you have, you will need to uninstall different applications. In the case of SmartBar Toolbar from tucows.com, you will also have to get rid of Coupon Buddy. If you have the other SmartBar toolbar, you will have to uninstall Smart Toolbar on IE and Chrome. When it comes to the manual changes of the browser, you may find that it is not enough to remove the add-on, change the search provider and enter a new URL of your home page. In the case of SmartBar Toolbar from tucows.com, we found that Mozilla Firefox needed to be reset. As a result, below we provide instructions on how to remove SmartBar Toolbar. However, if you want to have the unwanted application removed for you, install a reliable spyware removal tool.

SmartBar Toolbar Removal

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click the program you want to remove.

Windows XP

  1. Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Mark the program you want to remove and click the Remove button.

Windows 8

  1. Press and hold down the Windows key and press the R key.
  2. Type control panel and click OK.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click the program you want to remove.

Remove SmartBar Toolbar from your browsers

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Alt+T.
  2. Click Internet Options.
  3. Open the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset button.
  5. Select the check box given.
  6. Click Reset - > Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Press Alt+H.
  2. Click Troubleshooting Information.
  3. Click Reset Firefox - > Reset Firefox and finally click Finish.

Google Chrome

  1. Press Alt+F.
  2. Point to Tools and click Extensions.
  3. Remove Coupon Buddy, Similar Sites Pro or any other extension related to SmartBar Toolbar.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. In the On startup section, click Set pages and set a new search provider.
  6. In the Search section, click Manage search engine and select a new provider or type a new URL.

Having completed the manual removal of SmartBar Toolbar, install our recommended free scanner so as to scan the computer for malware and make sure that no computer threats are running within the system without your approval.

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How to manually remove SmartBar Toolbar

Files associated with SmartBar Toolbar infection:


SmartBar Toolbar processes to kill:



  1. pro pie pants Nov 17, 2014

    I have tried all of the above instructions, repeatedly. I presume the creators of smartbar are now wise to these easy delete methods. Anyone with other ideas please post them, thanks.

  2. polabear Dec 10, 2014

    Great advice for removing from Chrome. Worked first time. Many thanks :-)

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