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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's

SmartBar ads

You cannot ignore SmartBar ads; however, clicking on them is not recommended either. Have you faced the suspicious banner and pop-up ads suggesting the installation of suspicious software, promoting questionable services or urging you to claim the prizes you have supposedly won? Then the first thing you should do is figure out which advertisement supported application is responsible for their activity? As malware researchers have revealed, ads could be presented after installing Linkury Smartbar, SavePass Smartbar, Shopping Helper Smartbar, and other suspicious applications. Of course, in most cases these advertisements are linked to the software of Please continue reading to learn how to remove SmartBar ads. promises its users to expand the services of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer browsers. Note that you need to be extra careful when installing this software onto the operating system because multiple other applications could be presented additionally. For example, the browser widget installer also offers the modification of the home page, search provider and new tab settings. Even though the services of these tools may seem beneficial to you, you must understand that these services are actually supported by third parties. Third-party advertisers, to be exact. If you install Resoft Ltd. supported tools, you should face banner advertisements as soon as you launch your browsers. ads or SmartBar ads presented on may be served by and other suspicious online advertising servers. Even though you should take the time to familiarize yourself with the privacy policies related to the software, you will need to refer to third party privacy policies when it comes to online advertisements. Note that you should not blindly trust every alluring and seemingly interesting advert. If you do, soon enough you could be trapped by cyber criminals. They could trick you into downloading fake updates, revealing private information or disclosing other security vulnerabilities. Therefore, you should NEVER click on suspicious, potentially untrustworthy third-party ads.

If you want to delete SmartBar ads, you need to remove all advertisement supported software. In the case of, you will need to delete the extension, the computer application and the search tools to ensure that the potentially unreliable ads stop flooding. Follow the manual removal instructions below to have all undesirable software deleted and Smartbar ads removed. Even though it is most likely that the first step will be enough to have the unwanted extensions and search tools deleted as well, other guides could come in handy when dealing with other adware. To guarantee further virtual protection we advise installing legitimate security software. If you do not install it, you will never be safe when browsing the web or installing software.

Step 1: remove undesirable software

Remove from Windows XP:

  1. Move to the Task Bar and click the Start button.
  2. In the menu click Control Panel and then Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Select the undesirable application and select Remove.

Remove from Windows Vista & Windows 7:

  1. Open the Start menu from the Task Bar and select Control Panel.
  2. In the list of Windows utilities click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click and Uninstall the applications you want deleted.

Remove from Windows 8:

  1. Access the Metro UI menu screen, right-click and select All apps.
  2. Now open the Control Panel and move to Uninstall a program.
  3. Find the program you wish to delete, right-click it and select Uninstall.

Step 2: delete undesirable search tools and plugins

Delete from Internet Explorer:

  1. Open IE, simultaneously tap Alt+T and click Manage Add-ons.
  2. Select Toolbars and Extensions and Disable all undesirable plugins.
  3. Now move to Search Providers and select a new default search engine.
  4. Select and Remove the undesirable search tool and click Close.
  5. Tap Alt+T one more time and select Internet Options.
  6. Click the General tab change/remove the Home Page URL. Click OK.

Delete from Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox, simultaneously tap Alt+T and in the Tools menu click Options.
  2. Click the General tab, change/remove the Home Page URL and click OK.
  3. Now click search provider icon placed on the Firefox search box.
  4. Click Manage Search Engines and Remove the undesirable search tool. Click OK.
  5. Go to the Add-ons Manager (simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A).
  6. Select Extensions, find the undesirable plugins and Remove them one by one.

Delete from Google Chrome:

  1. Open Chrome, simultaneously tap Alt+F and select Settings.
  2. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages (under On Startup).
  3. Overwrite/remove the URL of the undesirable search tool and click OK.
  4. Mark Show Home button and click Change (under Appearance).
  5. Now repeat step 3 to eliminate the undesirable search option.
  6. Click Manage search engines under Search.
  7. Select a new and click X on the undesirable search tool to remove it.
  8. Click Done and simultaneously tap Alt+F one more time.
  9. In the menu on the right select Tools and then Extensions.
  10. Find the undesirable extension, click the recycle bin on the right and select Remove.
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