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Danger level 8
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Annoying Pop-up's
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission

SearchSnacks

SearchSnacks is an adware application that is promoted as a useful search and translation tool. It would be great if this application did not support ads, but unfortunately, most of the freeware apps need commercial ads to survive and SearchSnacks is of no exception. Although this application does not try to infect you with malware it is known to be sometimes exploited in malware distribution schemes, so your best choice in this situation would be removing SearchSnacks as soon as possible. For manual removal, you can refer to the instructions below this article.

It is true that SearchSnacks can be downloaded at search-snacks.com. From there you can install the application on Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome web browsers. You can actually choose whether you want to add the extension on your browser or not. However, if you go through the setup automatically, you will most probably miss those options. It is exactly what happens when SearchSnacks gets installed together with other freeware applications.

As you can probably tell, direct download from the official homepage is not the only method of distribution for this application. SearchSnacks also comes bundled with freeware applications such as Yula, Conduit Search Protect, uPlayer, PC Optimizer Pro and so on. It is very unlikely that SearchSnacks get installed silently, so it is extremely important that you read all the installation steps, otherwise you will not be able to opt out.

We have mentioned above that SearchSnacks does not try to infect you with malware on purpose, but that kind of possibility exists. Due to the fact that SearchSnacks is an ad-supported application, it needs to generate and display commercial ads. As a result, the application displays a lot of pop-ups, pop-under or intext ads, as well as deal offers and discount coupons. Some of the pop-ups might be embedded with links to online surveys and even malware installers.

It happens, because SearchSnacks does not review all the content embedded in its pop-ups. No adware application does that, and it is indicated in the plug-in’s privacy policy. Therefore, each time you click on a SearchSnacks ad, you click it at your own risk.

However, since SearchSnacks is not a computer infection, it is not hard to remove it. This program comes with an entry on the list of installed programs, so you can uninstall it through Control Panel. What is more, you should also run a full system scan with SpyHunter free scanner, because there are definitely other unwanted applications installed on the system – after all, SearchSnacks seldom comes alone.

Invest in a powerful antimalware tool if need be and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions on SearchSnacks or your computer security.

Manual SearchSnacks Removal

Windows 8

  1. Slide mouse cursor to the bottom right of your desktop.
  2. When Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove SearchSnacks.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove SearchSnacks.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start menu and navigate to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall SearchSnacks.
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How to manually remove SearchSnacks

Files associated with SearchSnacks infection:

ssnfd_1_10_0_7.sys
sssvc.exe
SearchSnacks-setup.exe
SearchSnacksClientIE.dll
ssnfd_1_10_0_5.sys
ssnfd_1_10_0_3.sys
searchsnacks-setup-1_9_0_6.exe
ssnfd_1_10_0_9.sys
ssnfd.sys
searchsnacks_1405-68aec7e4.exe
searchsnacks.exe
SearchSnacksAutoUpdateClient.exe
ssnfd_1_10_0_1.sys
SearchSnacksWrapped.exe
ssnfd_1_10_0_0.sys

SearchSnacks DLL's to remove:

SearchSnacksClientIE.dll

SearchSnacks processes to kill:

SearchSnacksWrapped.exe
searchsnacks.exe
SearchSnacksAutoUpdateClient.exe
searchsnacks_1405-68aec7e4.exe
searchsnacks-setup-1_9_0_6.exe
SearchSnacks-setup.exe
sssvc.exe
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