What is Snap.do?
Snap.do or search.snap.do is a search engine which has cause a lot of trouble to computer users around the world. This seemingly attractive search provider has its toolbar which, as well as the search engine, is developed by ReSoft LTD. Not surprisingly, Snap.do can become your home page when you download the toolbar from snapdoapp.com or as a bundled download. In either case, it is crucial to pay attention to the terms of the license agreement; otherwise, a potentially unwanted application can be easily installed and you will start to think that your computer has been infected. There are different sources that distribute the unwanted application alongside freeware, one of which is cnet.com. If your home page has been changed to snap.do, do not wait until you get provided with irrelevant hits and cause computer infections. Snap.do should be removed from the PC, and if you want to know why it is necessary to do so, you will soon find it out.
Why should you remove Snap.do?
Once you agree to have the Snap.do toolbar installed and the home page changed, get ready to encounter various advertisements. You will find ads on the home page and you will be provided with irrelevant search results. Luckily, they will be marked as “sponsored” so you will have to be very attentive not to click the irrelevant hyperlinks which are supposed to be related to your search inquiry. If, for example, you are looking for a spyware removal program, you will find that the sponsored links are related to the presentation, installation or uninstall instructions of one particular application. Moreover, it has also been found that no matter what sponsored link you click on, before the website loads, you can see that the tab shows a completely different domain, which is infospace.com that returns search results from Google, Yahoo and Yandex. After a few seconds, the preferable website is loaded. As to the Snap.do toolbar, it contains a search box and links to the most popular websites including eBay, Wikipedia, Facebook, Gmail, Twitter and so on. Even though the links may not pose any danger, you should keep in mind that the Snap.do search box as well as the search engine should not be trusted.
How to remove Snap.do?
If you want to avoid unexpected drive-by downloads that may be executed on insecure websites you encounter in the search results, you should remove Snap.do from the system right now. However, the removal does not mean that after you get rid of the hijacker, your computer is not susceptible to other computer infections. Hence the Anti-Spyware-101.com team suggests that you remove Snap.do, the so-called browser hijacker, using SpyHunter as this application, unlike regular anti-virus programs, can protect the PC against malware. We do not deny that you cannot try removing the unwanted application manually and present step-by-step instructions which should help you uninstall the toolbar and change the settings of the browser. Nevertheless, after having completed the removal, you should implement a scanner which will provide you with information on the condition of your computer.
- Click Start and then select Control Panel.
- Click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select Snap.do (publisher – Resoft Ltd) and click the Remove button.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
- Open the Start menu.
- Click Control Panel.
- Under Programs, click Uninstall a program.
- Double-click Snap.do.
- Move the mouse over the lower left corner of the screen.
- Select Control Panel - > Uninstall a program.
- Double-click the program.
Note that after you uninstall Snap.do, your default settings will be restored. You will find a dialog box asking whether you want to have the settings changed. After you click Yes, your Internet Explorer, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox do not contain Snap.do any longer. However, it is known that it is possible that the changes will not be made. Hence you should follow the instructions provided below.
Remove Snap.do from your browsers
- Press Alt+T.
- Click Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset.
- Select the check box given and click Reset.
- Click Close.
- Press Alt+H.
- Click Troubleshooting Information.
- Click Reset Firefox - > Reset Firefox - > Finish.
- Press Alt+F.
- Point to Tools and click Extensions.
- Remove Snap.do.
- Click Settings.
- In the On startup section, click Set pages and change the startup page.
- In the Search section, click Manage search engines and change the search provider if necessary.
Once you are done with the removal, you should scan the PC with our suggested scanner.
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