SmartCompare is an adware program for displaying ads and deals in your web browsers Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. This adware is often deceptively installed with other free programs that you download from the Internet. While it is not malicious, it wastes your web traffic and compromises your privacy by spying on your web browsing history. If you want to remove SmartCompare, then you can follow this guide and easily remove all SmartCompare components installed as a program and web browser extensions.
This removal guide will help you to remove SmartCompare manually. If you want to get rid of ads in your web browser and malicious programs spying on you, then you need some detection tool like SpyHunter anti-malware scanner that offers quality detection, clean removal, and real-time protection against malicious programs.
What is SmartCompare?
SmartCompare is a typical adware program designed for displaying ads in web browsers and help distributors to make money out of your clicks. You get wasted web traffic and compromised privacy in exchange. Advertising is not malicious, but SmartCompare is often deceptively installed with free programs and considered to be a PUP (potentially unwanted program). If you want to protect yourself against PUP, then you either need to be very attentive to contents of download clients and setup wizards that come with free stuff that you download. Another way is using real-time protection offered by Spy Hunter against insecure PUPs like SmartCompare and other malicious programs.
Protection against deceptively installed adware:
If you want to avoid installing adware like SmartCompare, then remember that this kind of programs is set for automatic installation and the information about adware bundled to your download is definitely not the first thing they want you to see. Pay attention to marked check boxes in setup wizards for free programs and set on “custom” installation option instead of “typical” because the last might hide bundled adware. Be careful while installing free programs, and it will save you a lot of time needed for removing unwanted adware. Use SpyHunter for real time protection, reliable virus detection, and clean removal. Use it as a SmartCompare removal tool instead of wasting your time with manual removal of bunch of adware programs waiting to infect your computer with virtually any free download.
SmartCompare Removal Tool
SmartCompare Removal Tool helps to make removal process safe and easy for a user with different level of computer skills. This solution pack comes with free online support and helps to remove not only SmartCompare but all known malicious programs and spyware used by cyber criminals. Some of user’s unwanted programs are not addressed by conventional anti-virus products, and using special anti-spyware program helps to improve your security and privacy.
Remove SmartCompare Manually
You need to uninstall all the SmartCompare components manually. First you need to uninstall the program using “Add/Remove programs”. Then you need to remove web browser add-on components that belong to SmartCompare.
Use the following guide for manual removal. Then scan your computer with antispyware program to make sure that other hidden malicious programs are also removed.
Uninstal SmartCompare adware program
- Click Start button, and then click Control Panel in the system Start menu.
- Double-click “Add or Remove Programs” (“Programs and Features” for Win7 and Vista) in the Control Panel menu window.
- Scroll through the program list, highlight “SmartCompare” item, and click Remove. Look for other adware programs and uninstall them.
Remove SmartCompare from Internet Explorer
Remove SmartCompare add-ons from Internet Explorer Browsers
- Start the browser and find Tools in top menu.
- Pick Manage add-ons.
- Select Toolbars and Extensions on left, and look for “SmartCompare” add-ons.
- Select this item and click Disable. Restart your browser.
Remove SmartCompare from Firefox
Remove SmartCompare add-on from Mozilla Firefox
- Open Mozilla Firefox and find Tools in top menu.
- Click it and select Add-ons.
- Select Extensions on the sidebar.
- Find “SmartCompare” add-ons. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.
- Restart Firefox to complete the removal.
Remove SmartCompare from Chrome
Remove SmartCompare add-ons for Google Chrome
- Start Google Chrome and click on the Wrench icon in the top-right corner.
- Choose Settings from the drop down list.
- Click on Extensions on the left to display installed extensions.
- Find and Disable/Delete all “SmartCompare” add-ons.
- Restart your browser.
Remove SmartCompare Completely
SmartCompare with search redirect potentially might link you to websites that can be infected or involved in spreading malicious programs. These programs help cyber criminals to spy on you and use your computer for an illegal activities on the web. Anti-spyware scanner, that you get along with the removal tool for free, helps to remove spyware and makes your system more secure and private. After you remove SmartCompare you need to run full anti-spyware scan, then update your antivirus program and check for viruses. Use the anti-spyware that comes with SmartCompare Removal Tool for free, and have your computer protected against spyware for a full year.
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