How to delete Amazon Smart Search

About this contamination in short

Amazon Smart Search is a reroute virus categorized as a pretty minor threat. Browser intruders are usually not voluntarily set up by users, they may not even be aware of the contamination. Try to remember whether you have recently installed some type of freeware, since redirect viruses for the most part use software packages to distribute. A redirect virus is not a malevolent virus and ought to not harm your system in a direct way. Be aware, however, that you can be redirected to sponsored websites, as the reroute virus aims to generate pay-per-click profit. Those sites will not always secure so if you visited a dangerous website, you may end up allowing a much more severe contamination to invade your device. It is in no way handy to you, so allowing it to remain is somewhat pointless. Erase Amazon Smart Search for everything to go back to normal.Amazon_Smart_Search-8.jpg
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How did the redirect virus invade your machine

Freeware generally come along with additional items. Adware, redirect viruses and other probably unnecessary applications could come as those added items. Users frequently end up setting up browser intruders and other not wanted tools as they do not choose Advanced (Custom) settings during a free program installation. Advanced settings will show you if anything has been adjoined, and if there is, you will be able to untick it. By opting for Default settings, you are essentially allowing them to set up automatically. You should terminate Amazon Smart Search as it did not even ask for explicit consent to install.

Why must you abolish Amazon Smart Search?

Don’t be shocked to see your browser’s settings modified the moment it manages to installs your computer. The browser intruder’s executed alterations include setting its sponsored portal as your homepage, and it will not need your authorization so as to do this. It It will be capable of affecting most browsers you have set up, like Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome. Undoing the modifications may not be doable unless you make sure to remove Amazon Smart Search first. We encourage you avoid using the search engine displayed on your new homepage since advertisement results will be implanted into results, so as to redirect you. Hijackers want to create as much traffic as possible for pages so that owners get money, which is why those redirects are occurring. Reroutes will occur to all kinds of strange pages, which is why reroute virusesare very annoying  deal with. You must also be aware that the reroutes might also be somewhat harmful. You may be led to some dangerous page, where malevolent software might be lurking, by those reroutes. If you wish this to not occur, remove Amazon Smart Search from your device.

Amazon Smart Search removal

In order to remove Amazon Smart Search, we advise you use spyware termination applications. Going with manual Amazon Smart Search removal means you will have to locate the redirect virus yourself. Still, instructions on how to uninstall Amazon Smart Search will be set below this article.Download Removal Toolto remove Amazon Smart Search

Learn how to remove Amazon Smart Search from your computer

Step 1. Uninstall Amazon Smart Search

a) Windows 10/Windows 8

  1. Start -> Search -> Search for Control Panel. win10-start How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  2. Open Control Panel and access Programs and Features.
  3. Find all programs you want to uninstall and delete them. win10-remove-program How to delete Amazon Smart Search

b) Windows 7/XP

  1. Start -> Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs. win-xp-start-control How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  2. Find the programs you want to uninstall and delete them. win-xp-control-panel How to delete Amazon Smart Search

c) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder, located in your dock.
  2. Select Applications from the list on the left side, locate all unwanted programs and drag them to the trash icon in your dock. Alternatively, you can right-click on the program and select Move to Trash. mac-os-app-remove How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  3. Right-click on the trash icon in your dock and press Empty Trash.

Step 2. Uninstall Amazon Smart Search from browsers

a) Delete Amazon Smart Search from Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Press the top right-corner gear icon that will open the menu. IE-gear How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  3. Manage add-ons -> Toolbars and Extensions.
  4. Find and delete all unwanted extensions. IE-add-ons How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  5. Close the window.

b) Change Internet Explorer homepage

  1. Launch Internet Explorer
  2. Press the top right-corner gear icon that will open the menu. ie-settings How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  3. Press on Internet Options, delete the homepage URL and type in the one you wish to use. IE-settings2 How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  4. Save changes.

c) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Press the top right-corner gear icon that will open the menu. ie-settings How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  3. Internet Options -> Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  4. Near the bottom, you will see a Reset option. Press that.
  5. Check the box that says Delete personal data and press Reset. IE-reset How to delete Amazon Smart Search

d) Delete Amazon Smart Search from Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Press on the three dots located in the top right-corner.
  3. Select More Tools and then Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  4. Find all suspicious extensions and press on the trash icon to delete them. If you are not sure which extensions are causing you problems, you can disable them temporarily by unchecking the Enabled box. chrome-extensions-delete How to delete Amazon Smart Search

e) Change Google Chrome homepage

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Press on the three dots located in the top right-corner and choose Settings. chrome-menu How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  3. Scroll down to On startup and press on Open a specific page or set of pages. chrome-startup-page How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  4. Choose either Add a new page or Use current page to change your homepage.
  5. Still in Settings, scroll up to Search engine and press Manage search engines.
  6. Select the search engine you want to use. chrome-search-engines How to delete Amazon Smart Search

f) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Launch Google Chrome.
  2. Press on the three dots located in the top right-corner and choose Settings. chrome-menu How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  3. Scroll down to Advanced and press on that.chrome-settings How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  4. Go down to the very bottom and press Reset. chrome-reset How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  5. Read the warning and press Reset again.

g) Delete Amazon Smart Search from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press on the three bars in the top right-corner. mozilla-menu How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  3. Select Add-ons and choose the Extensions tab. mozilla-extensions How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  4. Find all suspicious extensions and delete them.

h) Change Mozilla Firefox homepage

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press on the three bars in the top right-corner and select Options. mozilla-menu-options How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  3. In General, delete the current URL of your homepage and type in the one you want to use. mozilla-options How to delete Amazon Smart Search

i) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Press on the three bars in the top right-corner and choose Help.
  3. Choose Troubleshooting Information. mozilla-troubleshooting How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  4. Under Give Firefox a tune up, press on Refresh Firefox. In the box that appears, select Refresh Firefox again. mozilla-reset How to delete Amazon Smart Search

j) Delete Amazon Smart Search from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)
  1. Launch Microsoft Edge,
  2. Open the More menu by pressing on the three dots at the top right-corner. edge-menu How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  3. Choose Settings and press Choose what to clear. edge-choose-to-clear How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  4. Select everything you want to clear and press Clear. edge-clear-data How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  5. Open Task Manager (Ctrl +Alt + Delete -> Task Manager).
  6. In Processes, right-click on a Microsoft Edge process.
  7. Select End task for all Microsoft Edge processes. edge-task-manager How to delete Amazon Smart Search
(Method 2)
  1. Open C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge edge-folder How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  2. Delete the folders you find there
  3. Start -> Search.
  4. Search for Windows PowerShell.
  5. Right-click on the Windows PowerShell and choose Run as administrator. edge-powershell How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  6. When Windows PowerShell opens, copy and paste "Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32>" without the quotation marks. edge-powershell-script How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  7. Press Enter.

k) Delete Amazon Smart Search from Safari

  1. Launch Safari.
  2. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  3. Go to the Extensions tab, find all suspicious extensions and delete them. You can also temporarily disable them if you are unsure about which extension is causing you problems. safari-extensions How to delete Amazon Smart Search

l) Delete Safari history and Cache

  1. Safari → Clear History. Choose from which time you want to delete the history and press Clear. safari-history How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  2. Safari → Preferences. safari-menu How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  3. Select the Advanced tab. safari-advanced How to delete Amazon Smart Search
  4. Check Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  5. Develop → Empty Caches. safari-develop-menu How to delete Amazon Smart Search

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