Does online surfing not work very well lately? What happens to IE browser? And why is the home page address changed automatically to an unknown site named Search.smartsuggestor.com? Ever since then, the online browsing activities are always redirected to other unwanted web sites and URLs. Unwanted tool-bars and programs often pop up asking one to install them. Do all these have something to do with this unfamiliar domain? How does one get the internet surfing back on track?

Search.smartsuggestor.com Redirect Description

Search.smartsuggestor.com is a domain address that we may come cross when surfing online. This special site is, however, not very friendly because it can be used by computer attackers and become a very stubborn issue on a computer system. This computer issue is categorized as a browser redirect problem. Usually, this kind of issue mainly attacks browsing applications including Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. These are the most common browsers that computer users will install on their computers. By attacking these browsing programs, Search.smartsuggestor.com redirect will be able to record your online activities and collect private information out of them. With this valuable info, computer attackers will benefit inappropriately. Thus, one should always be careful when having an unknown web site like this popped up suddenly and experiencing many chaos afterwards. A browser redirect problem can be very tricky.

Under most circumstances, a computer won’t be infected by this virus. But when the machine becomes vulnerable because of some reasons, it can be targeted easily. Lacking protection from antivirus software, visiting porn sites online or installing unknown malicious programs can all be the reasons for this Search.smartsuggestor.com redirect infection. Also, similar to Mixidj.claro-search.com hijacker, this browser redirect virus can install itself without permission from PC owners. Once it’s successfully got itself installed, it will show up as your new home page address. You won’t be able to change it away easily. On its home page, there’s a search engine that seems to provide you lots of online resources and many shortcuts to information. By forcing you to use its own search engine to start online surfing, this browser redirect virus will be able to redirect you to other fishy web sites where Trojans may be hidden beneath waiting for their chances to sneak into your computer. Search.smartsuggestor.com redirect is created by hackers with the main purpose to collect browsing histories and valuable information in order to make them benefit. Therefore, once realized that this is actually a browser redirect virus, one should avoid putting private information online.

Notice: It’s not very easy to remove this unwanted browser redirect issue by simply changing home page address. If you are not able to get rid of this hijacker, please contact YooSecurity Online PC Expert now to save your computer from more troubles and to prevent your personal info from being stolen.

A Screen Shot of Search.smartsuggestor Browser Redirect

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Step-by-step Manual Removal Guide

Below are some steps on how to get rid of this unwanted Search.smartsuggestor.com redirect. Manual removal is suggested here because it guarantees a complete removal. However, expertise will be required during the manual removal process. If you are a computer literate, unpredictable consequences could be caused. Therefore, it is also suggested to do a backup of necessary files and programs beforehand.

Step 1. Open Windows Task Manager to end processes related to Search.smartsuggestor.com redirect. To do that, press Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys at the same time to pull up Window Task Manager; go to Processes tab on top and scroll down the list to select related processes to end.
Windows Task Manager

Step 2. Press Windows+R keys to pull up Run box and type in regedit to open Registry Editor. Delete files and registry entries in Registry Editor as below:

%AppData%\Protector\””[rnd]
%AllUsersProfile%\Programs\{random}\
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableRegedit” []
HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Settings\{.exe}

Step 3. Make sure home page on each browser is the one you want instead of this Search.smartsuggestor.com redirect URL.
Mozilla Firefox
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Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome
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Search.smartsuggestor Redirect Sum-up

Browser application is created for us to find out many wanted or interested resources online. They are necessities in a PC. Just like programs on your computer getting in trouble, browsers can also be troubled sometimes. Browser hijackers are viruses that target mostly at browsing programs. They cause many chaos on browsers and affect computer users’ online surfing activities. By doing that, they can help remote attackers collect precious information and make them benefit later on. Search.smartsuggestor.com redirect is a member from this group of family. Once installed, this browser redirect will mostly affect your online activities. It can not only redirect you to other unwanted web sites and domains, but record your browsing histories with purposes. It is believed that many of the given sites are actually associated with PC hackers. They are sponsored by them and are bundled with many other viruses including Trojans and malware. What’s worse, this browser hijacker could even allow a third party to get into your PC without permission and take over control of the infected computer. It is absolutely no fun of keeping a trouble like this Search.smartsuggestor.com redirect in a computer. Not only will you be suffering from many kinds of consequences including losing properties, but your computer could be influenced by this virus and thus stop functioning well ever since then.

Notice: Have failed to remove this unfriendly web site out of your computer? Have no idea on what to do to achieve a complete removal? Contact YooSecurity Online Expert now to get help from experts and to save your private information from being stolen.

Published by Karen Lawrence & last updated on April 17, 2013 9:28 am

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