What is Spring Smart?
Spring Smart is a potentially unwanted program that is barely useful. It is classified as adware which means that if you allow Spring Smart to remain on your computer, you will be exposed to a variety of commercial advertisements. Technically adware and especially such applications as Spring Smart could hardly be considered computer malware, but any user who is concerned with his/her computer security would think twice before installing such a program. The problem is that this application could expose you to a various security threats and that is the main reason why you are strongly advised to remove Spring Smart.
Where does Spring Smart come from?
On a side note Spring Smart is a slightly deceptive application. It actually has an official site available at springsmart.net. It may seem that this is the place where you can download the plugin for Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer, but the download is not available, which allows one to make a conclusion that the download link must have been removed. The same can be noticed about the rest of the applications from the same group, including Kozaka, Trontizer or SquirrelWeb. Most of the adware applications from this group have official websites but they cannot be downloaded there.
On the contrary – rather than being distributed via official website Spring Smart mostly travels bundled with freeware downloads. Therefore, if you often download various shareware applications, read all of their installation steps carefully as you can easily avoid Spring Smart installation if want to.
What does Spring Smart do?
Considering the fact that the main server of this application could be down, half of the functions may not be available. However, Spring Smart is promoted as a browser extension that can improve your overall shopping experience online. It means that the app will displays various coupons and discount offers whenever you access a popular online shopping website (such as Amazon or eBay). The content of these coupons is generated according to your web browsing habits the data of which is gathered via tracking cookies.
If you do not want such information as the list of websites you visit often or your common search queries to be shared with a third party, you should remove Spring Smart from your computer.
How to remove Spring Smart?
Luckily, manual removal for Spring Smart is very simple as you simply need to uninstall the application via Control Panel. However, there might also be other potentially unwanted programs on your computer as well, and you need to take care of them too, especially if you want to safeguard the PC from potential outside threats.
To make sure that your computer is protected against various intruders, invest in a reliable computer security tool and run regular system scans.
How to uninstall Spring Smart
- Move your mouse cursor to the bottom right of the screen.
- When Charm bar appears click Settings and go to Control Panel.
- Open Uninstall a program and remove Spring Smart.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start menu and select Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove Spring Smart.
- Click the Start menu button and go to Control Panel.
- Select Add or remove programs and uninstall Spring Smart.
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