How to Remove Snap.do? (search.snap.do Removal Instructions)

Snap.do sticks to your Google Chrome, Firefox or IE? Search.snap.do occupies your homepage? Read more to figure it out and a detailed uninstall guide for snap.do removal is here to stay.

Many users have been searching around to find ways to remove Snap.do (Smartbar) after that they just find their browsers like IE, Firefox or Chrome integrated with snap.do  toolbar and the homepage is stubbornly set as search.snap.do without any of their approval or notice. Although Snap.do is allegedly built and designed to simplify the way people use the web, their services can be used (mistakenly) voluntarily (where the user registers and supplies information) or without user’s consent (bundled with malware, mostly notably spyware applications). Snap.do bundles with many other dangerous malware apps and internet browser objects like toolbar.


Resoft and Snap.do claim their vision is to become the leading provider of simple, smart web solutions and complementary applications dedicated to improving browsing efficiency and simplicity using existing technologies and user interfaces. However, the truth is their products are only built to be used as malware (spyware: collecting and distributing personal data, adware: providing third party advertisements, experiments, hijacker: change internet browser settings at will).

Snap.do infects Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer simultaneously using browser helper objects to alter internet browser settings (Toolbars, search engine, extensions/add-on, homepage settings).

To sum up, snap.do, search.snap.do is unsafe for users to use and if you come across it, better hurry up to remove it once and for all from both your computer and browsers.

Symptoms

• Snap.do simultaneously hijacks internet browser settings of browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer.

• Snap.do comes alongside unwanted add-ons, extensions, and/or toolbars: Smartbar.installer.mini, Snap.do, DVDVideoSoftTB, General Crawler, Save Valet, etc.


• Snap.do changes the default search engine to search.snap.do, or other feed based URLs which can not be manually removed until deletion using Window’s Uninstaller is successful. (There is no “X” next to the search.snap.do search settings as there is with Twitter in the image below)


• Snap.do changes the homepage (start up page) to search.snap.do, conduit.com based sites, or other snap.do feed based URLs and websites.


• Snap.do redirects inputted web searches and URLs.

Step-by-step Removal Guide for Snap.do (search.snap.do, Resoft Products) 

Compared with other internet browser hijackers, Snap.do (search.snap.do) is quite simple to remove, in spite that the removal for each infected individual may differ. Below are detailed removal steps to get rid of snap.do components from your computer and browsers including IE, Firefox and Google Chrome.

First off, you need to ensure your computer is clean from any possible infections like Trojans or rootkit in order to facilitate the following removal steps. Use an antivirus or antimalware tool to full scan your computer system. (Here we recommend you Anvi Smart Defender free version direct download  which is focused on malware detecting, removal and preventing, may fit to your best bet.)

To remove Snap.do components from your computer by, please follow below steps.

 

Step 1: Uninstall Snap.do from your computer through Control Panel


a. On the Windows’ Start menu, navigate to Control Panel > Uninstall a Program (Window’s Uninstaller)

b. Find the Snap.do application from the list or programs and click Uninstall (right click, or highlight Snap.do and select Uninstall)

c. After you select uninstall you will be prompted to “close all internet browsers”, click Yes.

d. You will be promoted again to change your Home Page and default Search provider to the “old settings” (Your normal, safe settings), click Yes. If another prompt appears which states your settings could not be found, etc, that is okay. You will just not have a set up homepage, but may have to delete the additional search engine settings (described below).

e. After completely removing Snap.do from your computer, if necessary, search for the executable application installer (self- exractor) file Smartbar.Installer.Mini and delete this file. This file is commonly found in the “Downloads” folder.

These 5 simple steps will remove Snap.do, Search.snap.do, and Smartbar.mini from your computer and each infected internet browser. However, you still need to manually repair the browser settings changed by Snap.do and return everything normal. As for this, read on to figure it out.

Step 2: Remove Snap.do from IE, Firefox & Google Chrome Respectively 

In case settings are still malformed owing to third party malware, or Snap.do,  please follow the directions below to repair the browser settings by deleting relevant search engines and extensions/toolbar/add-on, and repairing Home Page, clearing browser data including cache and cookies.

 

1. Delete Snap.do related Search Engines

It’s common for internet browser settings to not change back to normal after removal. These malicious “Snap.do-related” search engines may be snap.do, conduit.com, or other malicious additional search engines.

In Google Chrome, click the Customize and Control Google Chrome icon, usually embodied a wrench icon or 3-bar icon. Then, navigate to Settings and find the search section, click Manage search engines…

Then there will come up  a list of search engines, find any suspicious search engines including search.snap.do and/or conduit manufactured search engines, and then Click the X next to them to remove them all.

In Mozilla Firefox, click the small search magnify glass near the search box (not url/search field) and click “Manage Search Engines…”. Remove any suspicious search engines from the list by highlighting the selection and clicking remove.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer, please navigate to Tools > Manage Add Ons and remove the malicious search engine from the list.

 

2. Remove add-ons and extensions

Snap.do bundles with many malware add-ons and extensions. Removing all of them is necessary from each internet browser installed on your computer.

In Google Chrome click the Customize and Control Google Chrome icon, usually embodied a wrench icon or 3-bar. Then, navigate to Tools > Extensions and remove any malicious extension from the list.

In Mozilla Firefox,  navigate to Tools > Add-ons > Extensions and remove all related extensions.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools > Manage add-ons and remove all malicious add-ons.

 

3. Repair Homepage (start up page) settings

In Google Chrome click Customize and Control Google Chrome icon, usually embodied a wrench icon or 3-bar and then navigate to Settings. Click “Set pages” under the On startup option. Remove any malicious websites and replace with your preferred URL.

In Mozilla Firefox navigate to Tools > Options. Under the General tab remove any malicious URL from the “Home Page:” field and replace with your preferred home page.

In Microsoft Internet Explorer navigate to Tools >Internet Options. Remove any malicious URLs from the Home Page field and replace with your preferred URL.

 

4. Necessarily clear your browser data including cache and cookies for further healing.

If you visited search.snap.do and/or other suspicious websites during the Snap.do infection, or clicked promoted third party adware links related to Openmediasoft.com browser hijackers, it is strongly recommended to delete your browser data to protect your privacy. You can delete your browser cache and cookie files in your browser’s preference or settings.

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  • david arthur

    This approach doesn’t work. Snap.do does not show up on list of programs to uninstall

    • Ivy_Anvisoft

      Hi David,

      Please search carefully the programs list. In most case, snap.do will not appear with the name of snap.do. It may take different name under the program list to avoid being removed.