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Remove SmartSearch


SmartSearch Description

SmartSearch is a browser hijacker that changes Internet Explorer default home and search pages to undesirable web sites and modifies related search settings. The threat also sends the web browser to unsolicited Internet resources every time the user enters a site address without the "http://" prefix. SmartSearch is able to automatically update itself via the Internet. The threat runs on every Windows startup.

Remove SmartSearch

Stop the following SmartSearch processes:
accesss.exe
directx.exe
explore.exe
funny.exe
helpcvs.exe
internet.exe
systeem.exe
systemcritical.exe
wmplayer.exe
y.exe


Remove the following SmartSearch registry keys:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRunSystemEmergency
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionURLPrefixeswww=[siteaddress]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionURLDefaultPrefix(Default)=[siteaddress]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternetExplorerSearch=[siteaddress]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternetExplorerSearchURL=[siteaddress]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternetExplorerMainDefault_Page_URL=[siteaddress]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternetExplorerMainDefault_Search=[siteaddress]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternetExplorerMainSearchBar=[siteaddress]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternetExplorerMainSearchPage=[siteaddress]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternetExplorerMainStartPage=[siteaddress]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternetExplorerSearchCustomizeSearch=[siteaddress]
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftInternetExplorerSearchSearchAssistant=[siteaddress]
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternetExplorerSearch=[siteaddress]
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternetExplorerSearchURL=[siteaddress]
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternetExplorerMainDefault_Page_URL=[siteaddress]
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternetExplorerMainDefault_Search_URL=[siteaddress]
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternetExplorerMainSearchPage=[siteaddress]
HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInternetExplorerMainStartPage=[siteaddress]


Delete the following SmartSearch files:
accesss.exe
directx.exe
explore.exe
funny.exe
helpcvs.exe
internet.exe
systeem.exe
systemcritical.exe
wmplayer.exe
y.exe


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