- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
SmartShopSave.com is a search engine that looks like a legitimate search provider. It has been noticed that it usually replaces homepages and search providers on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer browsers, so if you have already opened any of these browsers and noticed the presence of SmartShopSave.com, there is no doubt that you have allowed a browser hijacker to enter your system. Remove SmartShopSave.com from your browsers as soon as possible because this search engine is not as useful as it might seem to be at first sight. In addition, it is also known that it might put your system at risk very quickly if you use this search provider. As SmartShopSave.com is not that search engine which is safe to use, we suggest getting rid of it. Our instructions provided below this article will help you to do that.
SmartShopSave.com search engine does not differ much from other search providers at first sight, i.e. there is a search box on its startup page which allows users to search for the information on the web. If you have already tried to find the necessary information, you have probably already noticed that the search box installed on SmartShopSave.com works properly, i.e. it returns you search results. Unfortunately, these results will be stuffed with advertisements and sponsored links. You will not know which of the search results are trustworthy. As there is a huge risk of infecting the system with malware by using SmartShopSave.com, we suggest that you get rid of it as soon as you can. You will definitely find another search engine to set in the place of SmartShopSave.com. If you need our advice, we suggest setting Yahoo! or Google in the place of your homepage and/or search engine.
Browser hijackers are usually not available on any websites. As research has shown, they are mainly spread through bundled malicious installers. In other words, you install a software bundle and SmartShopSave.com browser hijacker slithers onto your computer at that time too. You should be very careful while surfing the web because a click on the wrong link might result in the presence of a bunch of untrustworthy software. People who tend to download software from torrents and/or third-party websites, and those who do not have a security tool installed on the system are at the highest risk. As you probably suspect, SmartShopSave.com is not the only browser hijacker that exist, which means that you might notice the presence of some kind of hijacker once again. Install a security tool on your PC if you do not want this to happen again.
The quickest way to remove SmartShopSave.com search engine from all the browsers is to reset them. If you have never tried doing that, we highly recommend using our manual removal instructions which you will find below this article. Remember to scan your system with an antimalware tool after you delete SmartShopSave.com manually. We suggest doing that because it is a must to eliminate those additional programs that might have slithered onto your computer together with SmartShopSave.com. If you let them say, they will perform undesirable activities behind your back and might put you into danger too.