What is Search.snap.do?
Search.snap.do is a search engine that is promoted by the Snap.do toolbar. It belongs to Resoft Ltd. The Snap.do toolbar has an official page snap.do or snapdoapp.com where it can be downloaded and it also comes bundled with other freeware.
If you did not pay attention to the installation process and did not un-check certain boxes, that is how Search.snap.do was set as your home page and default search provider. We would not recommend using this search engine. If you want to get rid of Search.snap.do, you will have to delete the toolbar and reset your browser settings.
How does Search.snap.do work?
The official page of the application does not provide any specific information about the toolbar, but rather is filled with general phrases like “the perfect tool to simplify the web”, “enhance and extend your browsing experience using the Snap.do tools” and so on. There are a couple of features listed, but nothing unique or truly useful. That, however, is not the main problem with the program. The main problem is that it hijacks your browsers without your notice. It is true that in the installation process you were offered to make these changes and you could have also declined them. However, most of the time computer users do not check all information provided in the installation wizard and thus end up with browser hijackers or adware. Next time, be sure to pay attention to the installation process and avoid potentially unwanted programs.
Once Snap.do toolbar is installed you will notice other changes as well, not just the modified home page and default search engine. The hijacker fills your browsers with various advertisements that we do not recommend clicking on. These ads could lead you to malware harboring websites. We would also suggest you avoid using the so-called search engine as it will alter your results by adding sponsored links. It is clear that you should terminate Search.snap.do and return to normal browsing.
How to remove Search.snap.do?
As it has already been mentioned, if you want to manually eliminate Search.snap.do from your browsers, you will have to delete the Snap.do toolbar and then reset your browser settings. You will find instructions on how to complete these tasks provided right below this article. However, if you want to remove Search.snap.do automatically that is possible as well. You can download the anti-malware utility and use it to scan your PC, detect all possible threats and delete Search.snap.do along with them. Moreover, the software will also provide you with full protection from similar Internet-based infections in the future.
Guide on Search.snap.do Removal
Windows 7 & Vista/8
- Click Start/Right-click at the bottom left corner
- Choose Control Panel and go to Uninstall a program
- Choose the toolbar and click Uninstall
- Click on Start and move to Control Panel
- Pick Add or remove programs
- Select the program and click Remove
Delete Search.snap.do from browsers
- Click on the Gear icon and pick Internet Option
- Go to the Advanced tab and click Reset
- Check the box and click Reset again
- Click on the menu and go to Settings
- Choose Show Advanced Settings at the bottom
- Click on Reset browser settings
- Select Reset once again
- Open the menu and click on the question mark
- Choose Troubleshooting Information
- Click the Reset Firefox button
- Select Reset Firefox again and click Finish.
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