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Saturday, March 30, 2013

How to Remove Amazon Smart Search Redirect Completely and Permenantly

How Do I Get Amazon Smart Search Redirect

‘After hapily using 'Google' as my search enginge for years, in the past few days I have sudeenly got 'Amazon Smart Search' coming up and I cannot get rid of it. ’

People who sticky to good computer practice get infected by Amazon Smart Search the browser hijacker. Many people who came to Spyhunter for remove help would like to ask why and how amazon smart search gets into the system. Nowadays many intrusive viruses like amazon smart search attack well-known sites like Facebook, Youtube and Google in a bid to make more people familiar with it. There are also other ways to get infected browser malware like amazon smart search:

  1. Links: random links sent through instant message or contained in attachment/emails can point your browser to download threats or visit malicious web site;
  2. Unkown "free" software: hackers know well that people always prone to download free thingies, so always bear in mind that if it's giving you thrills and good stuff for "Free" it's probably scanning your drive for valuable stuff or infecting you with trojans and dialers and all sorts of nasties.
  3. Unknown e-mail attachments: there are some Rookit Trojan responsible for sending unsolicited emails to users’ contactors for its propagation;
  4. Poisoned sites: do not visit sites that are promoting a lot of things or containing prohibited content.

Stubborn Amazon Smart Search Components

Many victims have found that amazon smart search is such a pushy thing that can survive like everything! Here’s some complaints:

‘My copy of Mozilla Firefox has been taken over by" Amazon Smart Search by Google". It's difficult to type an entry into since it insist on picking something else that I don't want. It takes several attempts to get any sight that I want. I can't find any way to get rid of it. It has also taken over internet explorer.’

‘I have an addon caller amazon smart search and cannot delete it where do I find it’

‘When I go to addons and look at the search tab I see bing and amazon smart search
its disabled but still does the search from the menu bar. I cannot delete it there must
be a way’

Yes, there must be a way out. But how since amazon smart search has hidden its critical components and even if its add on is found, amazon smart search is alive regardless the fact that its add-on is disabled? Amazon smart search can be dangerous because some have constant pop-ups after quite a while. That’s the result of ignorance at the very beginning. Never forget the fact that browser malware like amazon smart search manages to open up a backdoor for more commands to do evil things and be exploited by other virus like vicious adware promoting spam and fake products. There’s another possibility for commercial pop ups appearing on your browsers, which is the hacker behind amazon smart search has resold your confidential information he successfully extracted from Memory to spammers behind those pop ups. Obviously there’s no hesitation to shake amazon smart search off your computer once detected. Follow the steps hereinafter to get back your healthy machine and a perfect surfing experience.

How to Remove Amazon Smart Search Easily?

Plan A: Remove Amazon Smart Search 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 including those of amazon smart search:

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 amazon smart search:

%UserProfile%\Start Menu\Programs\amazonsearch/
6. Open Windows Task Manager and close all amazon smart search's running processes.
step: Use CTRL+ALT+DEL combination to open Task Manager  

7. Delete all registry values related to amazon smart search  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_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\\{4B3803EA-5230-4DC3-A7FC-33638F3D3542}: C:\Program Files (x86)\Crawler\Toolbar\firefox\ [2012.04.26 21:35:21 | 000,000,000 | ---D | M]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\mozilla\Firefox\Extensions\\wrc@avast.com: C:\Program Files\AVAST Software\Avast\WebRep\FF [2012.09.03 19:56:54 | 000,000,000 | ---D | M]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 15.0.1\extensions\\Components: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\components [2012.09.09 15:50:49 | 000,000,000 | ---D | M]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\mozilla\Mozilla Firefox 15.0.1\extensions\\Plugins: C:\Program Files (x86)\Mozilla Firefox\plugins
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main “Use FormSuggest” = ‘yes’
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “Hidden” = ’0′
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced “ShowSuperHidden” = 0′

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Plan B: Remove Amazon Smart Search 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

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Step B. Run SpyHunter to block Amazon Smart Search

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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