Do you know what Thesmartsearch.net is?
Thesmartsearch.net looks like a normal search engine and it even uses DuckDuckGo search engine, which is known to be reliable. Even though this search provider looks decent, the truth is that it cannot be trusted, so we recommend that you get rid of Thesmartsearch.net as soon as possible. Actually, the removal of this search provider is unavoidable if you want to set another homepage and search provider because this search engine will not disappear anywhere if it has already replaced your homepage and default search provider. We understand that not all computer users know how to remove Thesmartsearch.net, so we have prepared the removal instructions and placed them below the article.
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As Thesmartsearch.net can make the changes without a user’s consent, it is categorized as a browser hijacker by some researchers. Of course, there is a possibility that you have agreed with the changes yourself as well. You should be more cautious in the future if you do not want to encounter suspicious search engines. Our security experts also believe that it would be wise to install a trustworthy antimalware tool on your computer. We recommend using SpyHunter scanner because we know that it can prevent unreliable programs from entering your system.
You will be able to get rid of Thesmartsearch.net if you follow the instructions that we have prepared for you. Scroll down in order to find them. If this search engine does not disappear, you should scan the system with a trustworthy malware remover. There is no doubt that an automatic tool will erase all the existing infections. Of course, you have to install a trustworthy one on your computer.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+T.
- Select Internet Options from the menu and click on the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset and check the box that you will find next to Delete personal settings.
- Click the Reset button after doing that.
- Launch your browser and tap Alt+H.
- Select Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Reset Firefox.
- Click the Reset Firefox button again.
- Open your browser and tap Alt+F.
- Select Settings and click Show advanced settings.
- Click Reset browser settings.
- Select Reset in the dialog box.
In non-techie terms:
If you have noticed that Thesmartsearch.net has disappeared after the reset, you should still know that other infections might reside on your PC and it is very important that you erase them all from the system. As it has been already mentioned, the easiest way to eliminate infections is to scan the system with an automatic scanner.