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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Snap.do: How to Remove Search.snap.do from Bowser Effectively

Want Help to Remove Snap.do

‘whenever i try to search on Google or Internet Explorer i keep getting taken over by snap.do can anyone tell me how i can remove it from my computer’ – report from one of its victim.

Spyhunter believe that victims of snap.do must have tried to get the fake search engine off their computer by installed security tools but to no avail, or they won’t come to technicians for help. Search.snap.do is a arbitrary browser hijacker that simply prevents users from reaching to intended search results until users behave like to good boy to use it as a default search engine. Here’s the screenshot of snap.do:

How to Remove Snap.do Easily?

Plan A: Remove Snap.do Manually

1. Get into the Safe Mode with Networking
step: Reboot your computer. As the computer is booting but before Windows launches, tap the "F8 key" continuously which should bring up the "Windows Advanced Options Menu" as shown below. Use your arrow keys to highlight "Safe Mode with Networking" option and press Enter key.


2. Disable any suspicious startup items.

For Windows XP:
step: Click Start menu -> click Run -> type: msconfig in the search bar -> open System Configuration Utility -> Disable all possible startup items and those of snap.do's:

3. Remove add-ons:

Internet Explorer:
1) Go to Tools -> ‘Manage Add-ons’;
2) Choose ‘Search Providers’ -> choose ‘Bing’ search engine or ‘Google’ search engine and make it default;
3) Select ‘Search Results’ and click ‘Remove’ to remove it;
4) Go to ‘Tools’ -> ‘Internet Options’; select ‘General tab’ and click website, e.g. Google.com. Click OK to save changes.

Google Chrome
1) Click on ‘Customize and control’ Google Chrome icon, select ‘Settings’;
2) Choose ‘Basic Options’;
3) Change Google Chrome’s homepage to google.com or any other and click the ‘Manage Search Engines…’ button;
4) Select ‘Google’ from the list and make it your default search engine;
5) Select ‘Search Result’ from the list to remove it by clicking the ‘X’ mark.    

Mozilla Firefox
1) Click on the magnifier’s icon and select ‘Manage Search Engine…’;
2) Choose ‘Search Results’ from the list and click ‘Remove’ and OK to save changes;
3) Go to ‘Tools’ -> “Options”. Reset the startup homepage or change it to google.com under ‘General tab;  

4. Disable proxy

  1. Click on Tools on the menu bar
  2. select Internet options
  3. go to Connections tab
  4. select LAN settings at the bottom of the dialog
  5. under the Proxy sever, untick 'use a proxy server for your LAN (These settings will not apply to dial-up or VPN connections).'
  6. Click OK 

5. Show hidden files  
step: a) open Control Panel from Start menu and search for Folder Options;


b) under View tab to tick Show hidden files and folders and non-tick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended) and then click OK;


c) Click on the “Start” menu and then click on the “Search programs and files” box, Search for and delete these files created by snap.do:

%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.dll
%AllUsersProfile%\Application Data\.exe

6. Open Windows Task Manager and close all snap.do's running processes.
step: Use CTRL+ALT+DEL combination to open Task Manager  

7. Delete all registry values related to snap.do in your local hard disk C.
step: Hold down the Windows key on your keyboard and press the "R" button. Type in "regedit" and hit "Enter" to gain access to the Registry Editor.


HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run “.exe”
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\ Snap.do
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Toolbar,LinksFolderName = C:\WINDOWS\Network Diagnostic\

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Plan B: Remove Snap.do automatically (with SpyHunter)

Step A. Download removal tool SpyHunter

1) Click here or the icon below to download Free SpyHunter automatically.

2) Follow the instructions to install SpyHunter
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spyhunter setup

spyhunter setup

Step B. Run SpyHunter to block Snap.do

Run SpyHunter and click "Malware Scan" button to scan your computer, after detect this unwanted program, clean up relevant files and entries completely.

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Step C. Restart your computer to take effect.


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