The SmartApp is an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software). Most commonly, this undesired application installs on the system in a bundle with free programs that you downloaded and installed from the Internet. Once it gets inside your PC, it will alter some PC and browser’s settings in order to redirect your’s internet browser to ad web pages or display a large amount of unwanted ads, pop-ups, deals and banners from various third-party ad networks.
It is not a good idea to have an undesired application like the SmartApp that causes undesired popup ads. The reason for this is simple, it doing things you do not know about.
Even worse, the adware can gather lots of your personal info which can be later used for marketing purposes. You don’t know if your home address, account names and passwords are safe. And of course you completely don’t know what will happen when you click on any SmartApp ads.
So, obviously, you need to remove the adware as quickly as possible. Use the free guidance below. This guide will help you clean your computer of ad supported software and thus remove the SmartApp ads and banners.
Remove SmartApp adware (Step-by-step removal tutorial)
There are several steps to uninstalling the SmartApp adware that causes web-browsers to display annoying pop-up ads, because it installs itself so deeply into system. You need to remove all suspicious and unknown apps, then remove harmful extensions from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and MS Edge and other browsers you have installed. Finally, you need to reset your web browser settings to remove any changes the adware has made, and then scan your system with Zemana, MalwareBytes Anti Malware or HitmanPro to ensure the adware is fully removed. It will take a while.
To remove SmartApp, follow the steps below:
- How to manually remove SmartApp
- SmartApp ad supported software automatic removal
- How to stay safe online
- How to SmartApp ‘ad supported’ software get installed onto computer
- To sum up
How to manually remove SmartApp
The few simple steps will help you delete SmartApp adware. These SmartApp removal steps work for the MS Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and IE, as well as every version of Microsoft Windows operating system.
Remove ad supported software through the Windows Control Panel
First of all, check the list of installed apps on your PC system and uninstall all unknown and recently installed software. If you see an unknown program with incorrect spelling or varying capital letters, it have most likely been installed by malware and you should clean it off first with malware removal utility like Zemana Anti-malware.
- If you are using Windows 8, 8.1 or 10 then click Windows button, next click Search. Type “Control panel”and press Enter.
- If you are using Windows XP, Vista, 7, then press “Start” button and click “Control Panel”.
- It will open the Windows Control Panel.
- Further, click “Uninstall a program” under Programs category.
- It will open a list of all software installed on the machine.
- Scroll through the all list, and remove dubious and unknown apps. To quickly find the latest installed programs, we recommend sort apps by date.
See more details in the video guidance below.
Remove SmartApp from Mozilla Firefox by resetting browser settings
If the Firefox settings have been modified by the SmartApp adware, then resetting it to the default state can help. It will save your personal information such as saved passwords, bookmarks, auto-fill data and open tabs.
First, start the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, press the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown in the following example.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Remove SmartApp from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings to delete SmartApp banners and ads. If you are still experiencing issues with SmartApp ad-supported software, you need to reset Chrome browser to its original state. This step needs to be performed only if ad-supported software has not been removed by the previous steps.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Chrome main menu again, press to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as displayed in the following example and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Get rid of SmartApp ads from Microsoft Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer internet browser settings had been replaced by SmartApp adware that cause intrusive pop-up ads to appear, then you may restore your settings, via the reset web browser procedure.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, click ) button. Next, press “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen select the Advanced tab. Next, click Reset button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will show the Reset Internet Explorer settings prompt. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box and press Reset button.
You will now need to restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. It will get rid of SmartApp ads, disable malicious and ad-supported internet browser’s extensions and restore the Internet Explorer’s settings such as newtab, search provider and homepage to default state.
SmartApp ad supported software automatic removal
After completing the manual removal tutorial above all unwanted applications, malicious browser’s extensions and SmartApp adware that cause intrusive advertisements to appear should be uninstalled. If the problem with SmartApp ads is still remained, then we suggest to scan your system for any remaining malicious components. Use recommended free adware removal programs below.
Scan and free your web-browser of SmartApp with Zemana Anti-malware
We suggest using the Zemana Anti-malware that are completely clean your personal computer of the ad supported software. The utility is an advanced malicious software removal program created by (c) Zemana lab. It is able to help you remove potentially unwanted software, hijacker infections, malware, toolbars, ransomware and SmartApp ad-supported software which causes unwanted pop-ups.
- Please go to the link below to download the latest version of Zemana for MS Windows. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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- At the download page, click on the Download button. Your browser will show the “Save as” prompt. Please save it onto your Windows desktop.
- After the download is complete, please close all applications and open windows on your system. Next, start a file named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- This will open the “Setup wizard” of Zemana Free onto your computer. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
- When the Setup wizard has finished installing, the Zemana AntiMalware will run and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button . Zemana Anti-Malware program will scan through the whole personal computer for the SmartApp adware that causes a lot of annoying pop-up ads. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana AntiMalware is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
- After the checking is complete, you can check all items found on your computer.
- Next, you need to press the “Next” button. The utility will remove SmartApp and add threats to the Quarantine. After the task is complete, you may be prompted to restart the computer.
- Close the Zemana and continue with the next step.
Use Hitman Pro to remove SmartApp adware
Hitman Pro cleans your machine from browser hijackers, potentially unwanted software, unwanted toolbars, web-browser extensions and other undesired software like SmartApp adware, which cause intrusive ads to appear. The free removal utility will help you enjoy your computer to its fullest. Hitman Pro uses advanced behavioral detection technologies to find if there are unwanted software in your PC system. You can review the scan results, and select the items you want to uninstall.
Installing the HitmanPro is simple. First you’ll need to download Hitman Pro on your Microsoft Windows Desktop from the link below.
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Update: June 28, 2018
Download and use Hitman Pro on your PC. Once started, click “Next” button to look for SmartApp ad-supported software that causes a lot of annoying advertisements. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your computer. When a malicious software, adware or potentially unwanted applications are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly. Wait until the the checking is complete..
After the scan get completed, HitmanPro will display a list of detected items.
When you’re ready, press Next button.
It will display a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
Scan and free your PC of adware with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You can download and install Malwarebytes to search for adware and thereby get rid of SmartApp from your internet browsers. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats exist on the personal computer.
- Download MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: February 5, 2019
- After downloading is complete, close all software and windows on your machine. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the SmartApp that causes multiple undesired advertisements and pop-ups. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your PC and the speed of your computer.
- After MalwareBytes has finished scanning, a list of all threats found is produced. All detected items will be marked. You can get rid of them all by simply click “Quarantine Selected”. When the task is done, you can be prompted to restart your PC.
The following video offers a few simple steps on how to remove browser hijackers, adware and other malware with MalwareBytes.
How to stay safe online
Run an adblocker tool such as AdGuard will protect you from malicious ads and content. Moreover, you can find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and block phishing and spam web sites. Additionally, ad-blocking apps will help you to avoid unwanted pop up advertisements and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
AdGuard can be downloaded from the following link. Save it on your Microsoft Windows desktop or in any other place.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading it, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown in the following example.
Follow the prompts. When the installation is done, you will see a window as displayed on the image below.
You can press “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you launch your system, AdGuard will run automatically and block unwanted pop-up ads, as well as other malicious or misleading web sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which may be found on your desktop.
How to SmartApp ‘ad supported’ software get installed onto computer
To sum up
Once you’ve complete the steps above, your computer should be clean from SmartApp adware and other unwanted software. The IE, Google Chrome, Firefox and MS Edge will no longer open SmartApp ads. Unfortunately, if the guidance does not help you, then you have caught a new ad supported software, and then the best way – ask for help here.