How to Remove WinToFlash Suggestor

WinToFlash Suggestor adware is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) responsible for promoted links, ads, deals, coupons, and pop-ups displayed in your Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. This happens if WinToFlash Suggestor adware infected your computer when you installed it yourself, or got it installed with a free program that you download. WinToFlash Suggestor is not malicious, and your antivirus didn’t warn you on this potential threat. Now, you want to remove WinToFlash Suggestor and it is a good idea because any adware program is a potential threat to your security and privacy.

The way of installing WinToFlash Suggestor is often deceptive. If you wonder how WinToFlash Suggestor was installed on your computer, then you just failed to disable optional WinToFlash Suggestor installation offered by the download client that comes with a free program from the Internet. Various websites use bundling to monetize free program distribution. WinToFlash Suggestor is one of adware programs that is used for this purpose, and it is set to be automatically installed unless you notice it and disable WinToFlash Suggestor before installing a free program.

WinToFlash Suggestor adware removal

WinToFlash Suggestor is installed as a Windows application and as multiple web browser components installed as WinToFlash Suggestor BHO (browser helper objects), extension or add-on in Internet Explorer, Chrome and Firefox. If you want to remove WinToFlash Suggestor and get rid of advertising in your web browser, then you need to uninstall WinToFlash Suggestor application and remove extensions related to WinToFlash Suggestor from your web browsers. It is not very difficult, and you can easily do this by following WinToFlash Suggestor removal guide placed below. You need also find and remove bundled adware programs like WinToFlashSuggestor.dll, SmartAddressBar, SMBarBroker and other similar ones, and it is easier to do if you use offered removal tool.

If you want to remove WinToFlash Suggestor adware, remove other malicious programs, and protect your computer against malware infections in the future, then use SpyHunter. This anti-malware software offers reliable real-time protection and other features. It helps to keep your web browser safe from adware. SpyHunter provides very useful scan results that you can use for manual WinToFlash Suggestor removal if you prefer to manually remove WinToFlash Suggestor components and other malicious files and settings that are found.

 

What is WinToFlash Suggestor?

WinToFlash Suggestor is a program and web browser extension that offers suggestions for keyword queries that can improve search. However, it is bundled with adware for link promotion and displaying ads. Adware tracks user’s web browsing for serving perspective ads and links. This can compromise your privacy. Various products like WinToFlash Suggestor are distributed by free program developers for monetizing. Adware is bundled with free program and set for an automatic installation along with a free program while the ability of a user to notice its presence is often somehow obscured, or it is combined with other options related to a free program used as a host for adware and hidden under “typical installation” option. So, many users get WinToFlash Suggestor deceptively installed without any will to do that.

 

Protection against deceptively installed adware:

If you want to avoid installing adware like WinToFlash Suggestor, 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 your time. Use SpyHunter as a WinToFlash Suggestor removal tool instead. This anti-malware product is very reliable and offers a premium real-time anti-malware protection against dangerous or malicious software that otherwise might infect your computer.

 

WinToFlash Suggestor Adware Removal Tool

WinToFlash Suggestor Removal Tool is a part of SpyHunter that easily remove WinToFlash Suggestor and other malicious programs found on your computer. It detects all malicious elements and tracking cookies related to WinToFlash Suggestor malware. Free scanner shows you all the details and helps to delete WinToFlash Suggestor components manually if you want. This software is timely updated and offers a free professional support for removing mutating viruses. It helps to remove stubborn PUP (potentially unwanted programs) and spyware, protects DNS connection, your web browsers, ActiveX components, and other system elements form malware infection. SpyHunter helps to guard your computer against WinToFlash Suggestor and other threats. It protects your security and privacy.

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Remove WinToFlash Suggestor Ads Manually

First, you need to uninstall WinToFlash Suggestor application using “Add/Remove programs” utility. Then you need to remove web browser extensions that belong to WinToFlash Suggestor adware installed in your Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer.

Use the following guide for manual removal, or scan your computer with anti-malware for removing other malicious programs from your infected computer.

 

Uninstall WinToFlash Suggestor on Windows 8

  1. On Metro screen click on "Search" icon. Then, type "Remove Program" in the input box and click on "Uninstall a program" menu option.

  2. Access Uninstall from Metro on Windows 8

    Optional: If on a desktop, right click "Start" button (or the lower left corner) to open the "Quick Access Menu". Then find and click on "Programs and Features"

    Access Uninstall from Windows 8 Desktop

    Optional: Click on "Control Panel" option. Find and click "Uninstall a Program" link in the menu list placed under "Programs" menu option.

  3. Select "WinToFlash Suggestor, SmartAddressBar, SMBarBroker" program and click "Uninstall" button at the top of the list.

  4. Uninstall Programs on Windows 8

 


Uninstall WinToFlash Suggestor on Windows 7, Vista

  1. Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop and select "Control Panel" option on the right

  2. Access Control Panel from Windows 7 Start Menu

  3. Click on "Programs and Features" menu option in the Control Panel

  4. Access Uninstall from Control Panel on Windows 7

  5. Search the program list and highlight WinToFlash Suggestor, SmartAddressBar, SMBarBroker program. Then, click "Uninstall" button and confirm program removal.

  6. Uninstall Programs on Windows 7

 


Uninstall WinToFlash Suggestor on Windows XP

Uninstalling WinToFlash Suggestor from Windows XP is very similar to one shown above. There are minor differences in a process:

  1. Click on "Start" button at the bottom left corner of the desktop.
  2. Select "Control Panel" in the menu on the right
  3. Find and double-click "Add/Remove Programs" list item in the Control Panel
  4. Search the program list and click on WinToFlash Suggestor, SmartAddressBar, SMBarBroker program. Then, click "Remove" button.

 


Remove WinToFlash Suggestor from Chrome

Remove WinToFlash Suggestor extensions from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome and click on Menu icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings in the drop down list.

  2. Access Chrome Settings from Chrome Menu

  3. Click on Extensions on the left to display installed Chrome extensions. Find WinToFlash Suggestor, SmartAddressBar, SMBarBroker extension and click on "Remove from Chrome" icon.

  4. Remove Chrome Extension

  5. Restart your browser.


Remove WinToFlash Suggestor from Firefox

Remove WinToFlash Suggestor add-on from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and click Menu icon at the top-right corner. Click on Add-ons icon.

  2. Access Add-ons from Firefox Menu

  3. Select Extensions on the sidebar. Find WinToFlash Suggestor, SmartAddressBar, SMBarBroker add-on. Right-click it, and then click Remove button.

  4. Remove Add-on from Firefox

  5. Restart Firefox to complete the removal.


Remove WinToFlash Suggestor from Internet Explorer

Remove WinToFlash Suggestor extensions from Internet Explorer

  1. Start Internet Explorer click Tools icon in the top-right corner.
  2. Click on Manage add-ons option.

  3. Access Add-ons from Internet Explorer Menu

  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions tab on left, right-click on WinToFlash Suggestor, SmartAddressBar, SMBarBroker, and then click Disable option.

  5. Remove Extensions from Internet Explorer

  6. Restart your web browser.

WinToFlash Suggestor Infection Components:

Remove WinToFlash Suggestor entries from system registry:

HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\AppID\SMBarBroker.EXE
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\SMBarBroker.SMBarDealer
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\SMBarBroker.SMBarDealer.1
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Extensions\{A52C66B3-D4A9-4d10-A67D-2BEF0A85AB3F}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{FC36B0BD-27F0-4cdd-8AB1-50651EFC3EFD}
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WinToFlash Suggestor
HKU\S-1-5-21-1801674531-413027322-2147225017-500\Software\Smart Address Bar
HKU\S-1-5-21-1801674531-413027322-2147225017-500\Software\WinToFlash Suggestor

How to Edit Windows Registry

 

Delete WinToFlash Suggestor files and folders:

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Downloads\WinToFlashSuggestor.crx
C:\Program Files\WinToFlash Suggestor\AddressBarInstance.dll
C:\Program Files\WinToFlash Suggestor\RestartIE.exe
C:\Program Files\WinToFlash Suggestor\SMBarBroker.exe
C:\Program Files\WinToFlash Suggestor\Uninstall.exe
C:\Program Files\WinToFlash Suggestor\WinToFlashSuggestor.dll

How to Show Hidden Files

 

Note: This manual removal procedure is easy to follow, and WinToFlash Suggestor should be gone by now if you follow the guide. So, other adware, spyware, malware, and viruses might infect your computer. You either need to detect and manually remove them, or use security programs for automated malware detection and removal.

 

Remove WinToFlash Suggestor Adware Infection Completely

WinToFlash Suggestor adware might be spread in a bundle with other like programs like SmarAddressBar, and it might be also used by cyber criminals for spying on you and exploiting your computer as a bot for illegal internet scams. After you remove WinToFlash Suggestor you need to run full anti-virus scan with an updated version of your antivirus and rescan your system with anti-spyware program like SpyHunter. This anti-malware software comes with a free scanners, and you can use scan results as a reference for manual malware removal, or opt for an automated one.

It is possible that your computer is infected with other adware programs. You can make a check for presence of suspicious programs with the list of adware removal tools names and see if it match. If they match, than the program belongs to adware and our removal tools can handle it for sure. Actually, they can remove hundreds thousands of viruses, but there is always a gray area where any anti-virus fails. So, this checking procedure is very helpful while real scanning for viruses is definitely better.

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